Leonard Nimoy Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Leonard Nimoy Quick Info
Height5 ft 11¾ in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthMarch 26, 1931
Zodiac SignAries
Date of DeathFebruary 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy was an American actor, photographer, author, director, producer, voiceover artist, singer, and songwriter who is best known for playing the character of Spock in the Star Trek franchise for almost 50 years, from a pilot episode shot in 1964 to his final film performance in 2013. He was also cast in several other projects including films and shows like Invasion of the Body SnatchersLand of the LostDeathwatchSinbad: Beyond the Veil of MistsAssault on the Wayne, Ancient Mysteries, and Mission: Impossible. On January 16, 1985, Leonard Nimoy received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6651 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Born Name

Leonard Simon Nimoy

Nick Name

Lenny

Leonard Nimoy pictured while giving the Vulcan salute at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2011
Leonard Nimoy pictured while giving the Vulcan salute at the Las Vegas Star Trek Convention 2011 (Beth Madison / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Age

He was born on March 26, 1931.

Died

At the age of 83, Leonard Nimoy died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) on February 27, 2015, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Residence

He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Nationality

American

 

Education

Leonard Nimoy attended Boston College where he took drama classes. Also, he received an MA in education from Antioch College in 1977. Later, in 2000, he received an honorary doctorate from Antioch University in Ohio.

Moreover, he studied photography at the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1970s as well as received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Boston University in 2012.

Occupation

Actor, Photographer, Author, Director, Producer, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Songwriter

Family

  • Father – Max Nimoy (1901-1987) (Owned a barbershop in the Mattapan section of Boston)
  • Mother – Dora (née Spinner) (1904-1987) (Homemaker)
  • Sibling – Melvin Nimoy (Older Brother)
  • Others – Pinchus/Pinchas Nimoy (Paternal Grandfather), Eta/Etta Drutin/Drootin (Paternal Grandmother), Samuel/Schloime Spinner/Spiner (Maternal Grandfather), Shefra/Sarah Belin/Mazur (Maternal Grandmother), Jeff Nimoy (Cousin) (Voice Actor, Director, Producer, Writer)

Manager

He was signed with The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Build

Slim

Leonard Nimoy (Left) and William Shatner as Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk from the television program 'Star Trek'
Leonard Nimoy (Left) and William Shatner as Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk from the television program ‘Star Trek’ (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 11¾ in or 182 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Leonard Nimoy had dated –

  1. Sandra Zober (1954-1987)​ – He got married to actress Sandra Zober in the year 1954 and the duo was blessed with 2 children – a daughter named Julie Nimoy (b. 1955) and son Adam Nimoy (b. August 9, 1956). However, Leonard Nimoy reportedly left Sandra on her 56th birthday after 32 years of marriage and eventually divorced in 1987.
  2. Susan Bay (1989-2015) – He then married actress and director Susan Bay in 1989 on New Year’s Day and they remained together until his death in 2015.

Race / Ethnicity

White

He had Ashkenazi Jewish roots.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue-Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Vulcan salute
  • Deep baritone voice
  • Wore glasses

Brand Endorsements

He had been a part of TV commercials for Aleve pain relief medication, Amnesty InternationalPriceline.comOldsmobile cars, and Volkswagen Golf automobile.

Religion

Judaism

Leonard Nimoy as seen at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona
Leonard Nimoy as seen at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona (Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Leonard Nimoy Facts

  1. He had done voiceover work for video games like Star Trek: Judgment RitesSeamanCivilization IVKingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.
  2. The asteroid 4864 Nimoy was named after him on June 2, 2015.
  3. Leonard Nimoy shared a close bond with William Shatner who authored the book titled Leonard: My Fifty Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man, a book about his friendship with Nimoy.
  4. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Nimoy amongst hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.

Featured Image by Beth Madison / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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