William Shatner
William Shatner profile
Shatner in February 2016
Full name William Shatner
Sex Male
Birthdate March 22, 1931 (age 88)
Occupation Actor, author, director, producer
Voice roles Grand Pear

William Shatner is a Canadian actor, author, director, and producer. In My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, he provides the voice of Applejack's maternal grandfather Grand Pear.

Shatner first teased his involvement in the series when he posted "I'm a brony" on Twitter in April 2016;[1] earlier, in March 2015, Shatner made several tweets referencing the show and stating Rainbow Dash was his favorite pony.[2][3][4]

Shatner's appearance was teased further when, in January 2017, series writer Nick Confalone asked him to "DO A VOICE ON THE SHOW" and Shatner replied "What makes you think I haven't?"[5] He officially confirmed his role in season seven in February 2017.[6]

Outside My Little Pony, Shatner is best known for portraying James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, playing as Kirk in the 1966 original television series as well as numerous films, spin-offs, and related media. His role and performances as Kirk have earned him several awards and nominations, including "Best Actor". He also directed Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.

In other acting, Shatner also played the title character in T. J. Hooker, the "Big Giant Head" in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Denny Crane in The Practice and Boston Legal, and Walter H. Bascom in TekWar—based on a series of science fiction novels created by Shatner himself. He also hosted the 1989-96 docudrama series Rescue 911.

In other voice acting, Shatner has provided the voice of Mayor Phlegmming in Osmosis Jones, Kazar in The Wild, Ozzie the opossum in Over the Hedge, and General Shanker in Escape from Planet Earth. He has also voiced animated versions of both himself and Kirk in Star Trek: The Animated Series and Futurama.

Shatner has also released several music albums, most notably of spoken-word/interpretive-reading song covers. He was a spokesman for from 1997 to 2004. In 2017, he hosted as "captain" of the maiden voyage of a Star Trek-themed cruise called "Star Trek: The Cruise" as part of a promotion by CBS Productions to celebrate the original series' 50th anniversary.

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  1. William Shatner (2016-04-04). I'm a brony.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 15.
  2. William Shatner (2015-03-19). .@CalfCorset I could be a brony. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 15.
  3. William Shatner (2015-03-19). @Iouisaimh @CalfCorset Rainbow Dash. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 15.
  4. William Shatner (2015-03-19). .@leohoratio What are you talking about? Friendship is Magic!. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 15.
  5. William Shatner (2017-01-30). @nickconfalone What makes you think I haven't? 🤔. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 March 15.
  6. William Shatner (2017-02-02). Already did.. Twitter. Retrieved on 2017 February 27.
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