William Shatner is best described as a die-hard beau whose undying love for art has kept him shinning and flying in the entertainment industry for over seven decades and counting. William is our captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek series, the mastermind behind the Tek War series and other animated science fictions.
The talented actor has also ventured into music and he is a recognized director, as well as a producer in the entertainment industry. Read on to know about his age, wife children and net worth.
How Old is William Shatner?
The Canadian actor was given the full name William Bill Shatner when he was born to Joseph and Ann Shatner, and he is a brother to 2 sisters named Farla and Joy. His date of birth is recorded as 22nd of March, 1931 and his place of birth is the city of Notre- Dame-de-Grace, Montreal, Quebec, in Canada. He is said to have gotten his entrepreneurial instincts from his dad who owned a cloth manufacturing business during his early years.
William Shatner had his primary education at the Willingdon Elementary School and attended Westhill High School after which he got admission into the McGill University to study Economics where he gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1952. As a child, his parents groomed his talent by letting him attend the Montreal Children’s Theatre. He was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the McGill University in 2011 and by the New England Institute of Technology in May 2018.
The famed Captain Kirk actor is bouncing financially as he is said to earn a minimum of $150,000 per episode for his sitcoms. He also has shares in Priceline.com – a US travel agency that hired his services for a television campaign. Furthermore, Shatner makes some decent sum from his songs, vlog and YouTube page.
Sources also have it that his assets include a 360-acre farm near Versailles named Belle Reve Farm where he lives and keeps a breed of American Saddlebreds, mares and quarter horses.
In summary, William Shatner is said to be worth a whopping $100 million.
Due to his excellence and diligence to work, William Shatner was named as a Saturn Award winner in 1980 and 1983. In 1983, he was given his own prestigious star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 1990, he was a recipient of the Double Golden Raspberry Award. Shatner earned a star on Canada Walk of Fame in 2000 and in 2004, as well as 2005, he was an Emmy Award. Golden Globe also gave him an award in 2005 and the next year, he was inducted in the Television Hall of Fame. William Shatner was a Prism Award Winner as well as a Streamy Award Winner for Best Reality Web Series in 2009.
Furthermore, the talented actor, in 2011, earned a Governor General Performing Arts Award followed by a NASA Distinguished Public Service Award in 2014. Shatner also landed the 2015 Voice Arts Icon Award and in 2017, he was recognized as an Officer Of The Order Of Canada (OC).
His Wife & Children
William Shatner got married to his actress sweetheart Gloria Rand in the year 1956. The couple was blessed with 3 daughters – Leslie Carol Shatner, Lisabeth Shatner, and Melanie Shatner. They happen to be his only children as he had no other offspring from his subsequent marriages. Shatner and Gloria’s marriage of 13 years could no longer pull through and they got divorced in the year 1969 which was also the period William Shatner suffered financial crises after the cancellation of the Star Trek sitcom.
After pulling through his trying times which took him about 7 years, William Shatner found love again and decided to get married for the second time to Marcy Lafferty in 1973. The pair were married till 1996 when they got divorced and barely a year later, his third marriage to actress Nerine Kidd was made public in 1997. Shatner and Kidd’s marriage was, however, short-lived as she died in 1999 from the effect of alcohol and valium which is said to have caused her to drown.
The griefing film star once again became affectionate to Elizabeth Martin who also happens to be a widow and it is speculated that their love for horses and shared grief ignited magic in their love life. Subsequently, on the 13th of February, 2001, the 69-year-old William Shatner tied the knot with his 42-year-old Elizabeth. Their love seemed to have blossomed over time, as suggested by his remark about her patience, passion, and beauty during an interview.