How old is William Shatner?

JUST when you think William Shatner has done it all, he continues to surprise fans.

Not only has he had a successful career as an actor, author, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer, but he will now add the title of the world’s oldest person to go to space to his resume.


William Shater is scheduled to be the world’s oldest person to go to spaceCredit: Getty

Who is William Shatner?

Shatner is a Canadian native who is most famously known for portraying the role of Kirk in the Star Trek franchise.

According to IMDB, Shatner has almost 250 acting credits to his name and is still going strong with his most recent being for the film Fireheart which is scheduled to be released in 2022.

His career started in 1951 and over time, he has been able to accumulate an estimated net worth of $100 million because of it.

How old is William Shatner?

Shatner was born in Montreal, Canada on March 22, 1931, making him 90 years old today.

Because of his age, he will now become the oldest person to fly in space with the upcoming Blue Origin launch.

It was announced earlier this week that the Star Trek captain will launch into space and back as a passenger aboard Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Shepard vehicle.

The flight is scheduled to take place on October 12, 2021.

The 90-year-old is most famously known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek


The 90-year-old is most famously known for portraying Captain James T. Kirk in Star TrekCredit: Getty

What did William Shatner say about going into space?

On Thursday, October 7, Shatner was seen talking about his adventure at New York’s Comic-Con during his panel, revealing that he’s actually terrified to go into space.

“My friend Jason Erhlick came to me about a year and a half ago and he said he was seeing these rockets with people going into space. And, wouldn’t it be something if Captain Kirk went up there?” Shatner said.

“And I said, ‘Jason, for God’s sake, man. Nobody cares if Captain Kirk goes to space. It was 55 years ago, man. But I’m doing well, maybe I should go up to space?”

Following Bezos’ historic trip to space earlier this year, the conversation then became more real for the Star Trek star.

When talking about his trip to Texas for training, he then recalled Star Trek’s 1986 Challenger crash that killed all the astronauts on board.

He continued: “And I’m thinking, ‘I’m going up in a rocket and our best guess is it should be fine? I’m terrified. I’m Captain Kirk, and I’m terrified. I’m not really terrified — yes I am. It comes and goes like a summer cold. I’m planning on putting my nose against the window [once I’m in space], and my only hope is I won’t see someone else looking back.”

Shatner will be accompanied by two other paying customers, Chris Boshuizen, the co-founder of the satellite imagery firm Planet Labs, and Glen de Vries the co-founder of the clinical research software Medidata.

Also on board will be Audrey Powers, Blue Origin’s vice president.

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