His parents were Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants who escaped from Stalinist Russia.
Appeared in his first play, Hansel and Gretel, at the age of 8.
After a two-year stint in the Army, enrolled at California's Pasadena Playhouse.
His appearance in an episode of the series The Lieutenant caught the eye of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, who cast him in the role of Mr. Spock.
Directed the big-screen outings Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), as well as the hit comedy Three Men and a Baby.
Created the "live long and prosper" Vulcan salute, based on a Jewish blessing he'd seen as a child.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1985.
Has published collections of poetry and two autobiographies.
1967, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama: Nominee
1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special: Nominee
1968, Emmy — Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama: Nominee
1969, Emmy — Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series: Nominee
Aaron — Stepson
Julie — Daughter
Susan Bay — Wife
Melvin Nimoy — Brother
Dora Nimoy — Mother
Max Nimoy — Father
Sandi Zober — Ex-wife
Adam Nimoy — Son
Attended Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Antioch College, Austin, Texas, United States (MA in Education); attended University of California, Los Angeles, California, United States