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Happy Birthday, Leonard Nimoy!

Erica Palan
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Trekkies know that today we should be honoring Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed Spock in the original Star Trek series. Nimoy turns 82 today and has had a long career in the entertainment industry. Here, six famous moments from Leonard Nimoy's illustrious career.


In this scene, Nimoy stars in his most famous role. His character gives the ultimate sacrifice.

Spokesperson for Magnavision

Leonard Nimoy demonstrates the first consumer LaserDisc player made. He is led by a blinking, beeping rock.

On The Simpsons

Nimoy has appeared as himself in "Marge vs. the Monorail" and "The Springfield Files."

In This Bruno Mars Video

In 2011, Nimoy appeared in an "alternative" music video. He explains why here.

In His Own Music Video

Nimoy enthusiasts will recall his first foray into the music world with "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins."

As Priceline Spokesperson

In 2009, Nimoy teamed up with his old pal William Shatner to advertise Priceline.