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Leonard Nimoy Acted On These Surprising TV Shows Before 'Star Trek'

Leonard Nimoy: TV Show Roles Before Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy is best known for his signature role as "Spock" on Star Trek. But did you know that the actor appeared on many notable TV shows in the 1950s and '60s before he ended up on the Starship Enterprise? Watch the video to see Nimoy's early roles as a young television actor on dozens of classic series.

Leonard Nimoy began his best-known role on Star Trek in 1966. But the legendary actor had actually been working in film and television since the early 1950s, and he had many guest roles on notable TV shows.

Leonard Nimoy's Surprising TV Roles Before Star Trek

Nimoy, in fact, had dozens of appearances on 1950s and '60s TV series, many of which are classics today. He was a staple guest especially on Westerns of the era but also on a range of drama and crime shows.

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Leonard Nimoy Acted On These Surprising TV Shows Before Star Trek

Watch the video above for a breakdown of Leonard Nimoy's surprising acting history prior to his trademark role on Star Trek.