William Shatner will be appearing on ABC's talk show THE VIEW on Monday, February 20th. The actor's one man show, SHATNER'S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT is now running for a limited engagement on Broadway. The show will take audiences on a voyage through Shatner's life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work on television and film. It marks the actor's first time returning to Broadway since 1962.
Shatner is an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, philanthropist and horseman. In 1966, he originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the TV series Star Trek, which spawned a film franchise where he returned as Kirk in seven of the movies, one of which he directed. He played the title role in the hit series T.J. Hooker before hosting TV's first reality-based series, Rescue 911. He won Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his portrayal of Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal and received four more Emmy nominations as well as Golden Globe and SAG Award nods.
His autobiography, Up Till Now, was a New York Times best-seller, and Shatner Rules was released in 2011. His comic book series,William Shatner Presents is based on his novels Tek War, Man O' War, and Quest for Tomorrow, along with a new title: Chimera. He has also been successful in another area - horse breeding. A dedicated breeder of American Quarter horses, he has had enormous success with the American Saddlebred, developing and riding world champions and has won numerous world championships in several events. He united his passions for horses and philanthropy with the Hollywood Charity Horse Show, benefitting L.A.-based children's charities. He appeared on Broadway in A Shot in the Dark, The World of Suzie Wong, and Tamburlaine the Great
In addition to Shatner's appearance on THE VIEW next week, Star Jones, one of the five original co-hosts of ABC's Emmy® Award-winning talk show will make her first guest appearance on the show, live, February 22. (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). Jones last appeared on June 27, 2006 when she announced nationally, while grabbing hold of Barbara Walters', Joy Behar's and Elisabeth Hasselbeck's hands that, "after much prayer and counsel," she would not be returning to the prograM. Jones joins the hosts in a joint effort to raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of women, and to discuss her involvement with the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement.