How well do you know the life and career of Leonard Nimoy?

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Leonard Nimoy was far more than Spock. He starred in other beloved series. He directed blockbuster comedy movies. He began his career as a character actor.

Of course, we will always associate him with Star Trek first. He not only played the iconic Vulcan, he came up with so many integral parts of the character.

It is hard to believe that Nimoy passed away five years ago. To celebrate the man, see how well you know his legendary career.

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  1. Nimoy first performed the Vulcan salute and delivered his immortal line "Live long and prosper" in this Star Trek episode.
  2. Nimoy explored mysterious phenomena as the host of this TV series from 1977–82.
  3. One of his last recurring roles on TV was playing the brilliant William Bell on this Fox sci-fi series.
     Image: Warner Bros. Television
  4. In 1984, Nimoy directed his first feature film. Which was it?
  5. Nimoy also directed this hit 1987 comedy starring Steve Guttenberg.
  6. Nimoy served alongside Ken Berry in this branch of the military.
     Image: AP Photo
  7. Following Star Trek, Nimoy played this character on Mission: Impossible.
  8. Nimoy starred alongside this robot in "I, Robot," a classic episode of this anthology series.
     Image: United Artists Television
  9. Nimoy appeared in the Perry Mason episode "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe." Was he the killer or the victim?
  10. Nimoy first acted alongside William Shatner in "The Project Strigas Affair," an episode of this series.
  11. What color was Spock's uniform in the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before"?
  12. In a 2006 interview, Nimoy explained that Gene Roddenberry originally wanted this Andy Griffith Show actor to play Spock.
  13. Did Nimoy voice the character of Spock in Star Trek: The Animated Series?
  14. Nimoy recorded music, too! He famously recorded a single called "The Ballad of __________," a song devoted to this iconic fantasy character.
  15. Nimoy was born and raised in this city — and worked hard to get rid of the heavy regional accent spoken there.
  16. Nimoy made his television debut on this series in 1953.
  17. In 1973, Nimoy played a psychic race car driver in this TV movie, which was a failed pilot for an intended series.
  18. In 1952, Nimoy played a Martian in this B-movie.
     Image: The Everett Collection
  19. In the 1970s, when he was in his 40s, Nimoy returned to school and received a Master's Degree from this university.

How well do you know the life and career of Leonard Nimoy?

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Snickers 30 months ago
13/19. Leonard Nimoy will always be Spock.
CaroleThorpe 37 months ago
You got 19 out of 19
Surprising stuff, no? How did you rank?
Tammy 37 months ago
You got 15 out of 19
Tammy Tammy 37 months ago
lol Forgot I took this before did a little better than last time
mcmike1953 53 months ago
I'll always remember his 60's song "My cup runniest over with Love". I still sing it now!
Dan mcmike1953 52 months ago
It wasn't him, it was Ed Ames, who played Mingo in the Daniel Boone TV show.
JDnHuntsvilleAL Dan 42 months ago
You don't KNOW that Mike wasn't referring to Nimoy. "During and following Star Trek, Nimoy also released five albums of musical vocal recordings on Dot Records." FIVE albums. ONE of them may have had that song on it, especially since "On his final three albums, he sings popular folk songs of the era and cover versions of popular songs." (Quotes from Wikipedia)
Fred_Clampett 53 months ago
12/19. Disappointed, being the TOS geek that I am.
Bubba 53 months ago
Was always fascinated by "In Search Of…", Nimoy's calm, analytical Spock-like demeanor when presenting spectacular phenomena suited the show well. I don't think it's a coincidence that Zachary Quinto is the host of the new reboot.
Runeshaper 53 months ago
You got 8 out of 19 = BRUTAL!

Loved Leonard Nimoy, but didn't know this much about him. He'll always be Spock to me :)
bnichols23 53 months ago
OK, I blew a few, but not many. BTW, on #8 I'm surprised they didn't mention that Nimoy was in the repeat of the "I, Robot" episode on the reboot of TOL, this time as the lawyer instead of the reporter. The ep had a couple of really weak points, even considering it's 25 years down the road now, but it was still a must-watch. I have it saved on my amazon prime & also downloaded on my droid.
Snickers bnichols23 30 months ago
I remember him having a small role in the movie "Them!" Mr. Spock meets giant ants who could ask for more.
olddogg 53 months ago
My cerebral flatulence has really gotten active.
Pacificsun 53 months ago

Wow I missed nearly every single question, but it sure was interesting to read through all of that! What an interesting background! And such a long time performer. Actors in that day and age, so much paid their dues, in terms of taking any roles that would exercise their skills! No wonder we enjoyed them so much by the time they landed parts in our most favorite shows! And to think, at relatively such young ages. Being 35 yrs in that day, was almost like be 50 yrs in our day, in terms of what they had achieved so quickly.
JKMallaber 53 months ago
Some I didn't know. Here's one that wasn't included: He played Golda Meir's husband in the movie "A Woman Called Golda." A great movie that I saw in global studies back in the 90's. They probably don't show it any more, though! Too bad . . .
Greg 53 months ago
The Bilbo Baggins song video is on you tube it's hilarious
bnichols23 Greg 53 months ago
Greg 53 months ago
17/19. Missed the Four Star Playhouse and Antioch University Austin. Quite frankly, I’m BAFFLED. Mr. Nimoy’s Dr. Barry Mayfield on Columbo’s “A Stitch In Crime” was one of his finest roles, should have made it into the quiz. LLAP.
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