The stars of the various Star Treks are so burned into our minds as their respective characters that it's sometimes hard to imagine them as anything else. 

But they've all had careers both before and after donning Starfleet colors, including some well-known roles and some a little off the beaten path. On Gunsmoke, Leonard Nimoy shows a level of animation and emotional involvement as a Native American.

"Find out what it is that touches you most deeply. Pursue it, learn about it, explore it, expand on it. Live with it and nurture it." Leonard Nimoy in a 2014 interview with MIT

 Born in Boston in 1931, Nimoy was the son of Ukrainian immigrants. Encouraged by his grandfather, he started acting as an amateur in community theater at the age of 8.

 He took on the life-changing role of Spock in 1965, at the age of 34 — by which point he'd been a professional actor for 15 years.


Responses to "Leonard Nimoy Playing A Native American Character (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    It is disappointing that at that time in history the film industry felt it necessary to cast Non-American Indians in role depicting their culture. However, Leonard Nimoy portrayal was done very respectfully. I as a Native American myself feel Nimoy depiction was respectful of a culture he was not full vested in. I feel that Hollywood could not have cast an actor with more respect for Indian culture than Nimoy. God rest his soul.

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