Leonard Simon Nimoy was born on March 26, 1931 in Boston, Massachusetts. Leonard began his career while still in his early 20s while attending acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances in the 1950s. In 1953 he served in the U.S. Army and then resumed his acting career as before. In 1965 he appeared in the “Star Trek” pilot and would go on to appear as Mr. Spock until 1969 on television and in seven feature “Star Trek” films and sequels. His portrayal of Spock generated three Emmy Award nominations. Nimoy also had a recurring role in the TV series “Mission Impossible”. During his film career Nimoy also appeared in a number of stage plays. Leonard appeared in only one Euro-western “Catlow” as bounty hunter Miller with Yul Bryner in 1971. Today we celebrate Leonard Nimoy’s 80th birthday.