Submitted by Middlesex Community College
The 17th annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum will feature actor, director and philanthropist William Shatner at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Click to learn about tickets.
Shatner launched his most famous role, Capt. James T. Kirk, commander of the USS Enterprise, in 1966 on TV’s “Star Trek.” The celebrated science-fiction series ran only three seasons, but has a worldwide cult following and inspired a feature-film franchise. Shatner returned as Capt. Kirk in seven of the “Star Trek” movies, and starred in and directed 1989’s “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.”
After “Star Trek,” Shatner’s television credits continued when he played the title role in the hit series “T.J. Hooker.” And, he won Emmy and Golden Globe awards for his portrayal of eccentric lawyer Denny Crane on “The Practice” and “Boston Legal.”
A native of Canada, Shatner has written numerous books, including his best-selling autobiography, “Up Till Now.” And in 2011, he launched his popular one-man show, “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It.”
Shatner is also a longtime breeder of American Quarter horses and has developed and ridden world champions. Since 1990, he has been a major force behind the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which raises money for Los Angeles children’s charities.
The Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum is an annual event that presents well-known personalities for the educational and cultural enrichment of area residents. Proceeds help raise funds for the MCC Foundation.
Presenting Sponsor of all 17 Celebrity Forum events is The TJX Companies, Inc.