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William Shatner

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The Resume

    (March 22, 1931- )
    Montreal, Quebec
    Portrayed Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek
    Acted in 'Kingdom of the Spiders,' 'TJ Hooker,' 'Airplane 2,' 'Rescue 911,' 'National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I,' 'Miss Congeniality,' 'Free Enterprise' and 'Showtime'
    Wrote the 'Tekwar' series of books
    Pitchman for
    Famed for his singing interpretation of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,' 'Mr. Tambourine Man' and 'No Tears for Caesar'

Why he might be annoying:

    He's hated by most of the people he has ever worked with.
    He's hated by most of the people he hasn't worked with.
    He is twice divorced, once widowed and four times married.
    His ex-wife Marcy Shatner sued him over horse semen. She wanted it freshly cooled and he gave it to her frozen (2003).
    He overacts, accenting his lines with. clipped. dramatic. pauses.
    He directed and co-wrote what is considered the worst Star Trek movie, 'The Final Frontier.'
    He is a vegetarian.
    On 'Battle of the Network Stars,' he called himself 'The Supreme Shat.'
    On a St. Patrick's Day episode of the 'Tonight Show,' he showed up drunk and nearly fell coming onto the stage.
    On an episode of celebrity 'Wheel of Fortune,' he got mad because he was in last place and left after the second round.
    He beat up Jerry Lawler and The Road Dogg on Monday Night Raw, denting their credibility as tough wrestlers.
    He is known to be short and rude to his fans.
    He is incredibly sensitive over accusations that he wears a hairpiece.
    He is accredited with saying 'Beam me up, Scotty!,' but that line is never spoken in Star Trek.
    He is disliked by almost every one of his Star Trek co-stars, particularly George Takei.
    His version of 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' was so bad, it was voted the worst cover of a Beatle's song ever (May 2003).

Why he might not be annoying:

    He always tried to follow the prime directive.
    His third wife Nerine Kidd drowned in their swimming pool. (1999)
    He owns a large horse farm near Lexington, Kentucky.
    After 'Star Trek' was cancelled, his first wife, Gloria Rand, left him.
    Rand took so much of his money that he was forced to live in the back of a pickup truck.
    He speaks fluent French.
    He hosts the 'Hollywood Charity Horseshow' which raises money for children's charities.
    He did public service announcements against drinking and driving.
    His role in 'Free Enterprise' was originally serious. He refused to do the part unless he was rewritten as socially awkward and down to earth.
    He embraces his role as a campy actor.
    You might be rude too if you were mauled by Trekkies everywhere you went.
    He knows Judo.
    See related: Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, Deforest Kelley, James Doohan, Nichele Nichols, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Majel Barrett-Roddenbery and Grace Lee Whitney
    Additional Information Provided By: Bart McQueary

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 140 Votes: 62.86% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 365 Votes: 58.90% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 472 Votes: 61.65% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 204 Votes: 53.92% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 63 Votes: 53.97% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 55 Votes: 58.18% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 138 Votes: 75.36% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 43 Votes: 74.42% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 119 Votes: 50.42% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 134 Votes: 50.75% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 154 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 161 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 69 Votes: 52.17% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 235 Votes: 63.83% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 314 Votes: 52.87% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 162 Votes: 63.58% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 222 Votes: 53.60% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 446 Votes: 67.04% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 632 Votes: 57.91% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 5309 Votes: 66.66% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1257 Votes: 68.26% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 4015 Votes: 48.19% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 6940 Votes: 71.76% Annoying