Today the great, great William Shatner celebrates his 80th birthday.  Whether you’re a Star Trek fan or not, you know who William Shatner is.  At some point you’ve seen him pop up on TV over the past fifty years.

The Canadian born actor’s career has spawned dozens of television shows and movies.  His most famous role is that of Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek.  He can be currently seen on the CBS comedy $#*! My Dad Says and his celebrity interview show Shatner’s Raw Nerve that airs on The Biography Channel.

He was born on March 22, 1931 in Montreal Canada.

Word of the Nerd hopes Bill has a great 80th birthday.

Here are a few memorable and infamous clips from Shatner’s career.