Nimoy Has Traded Acting for PhotographyBy Michelle
November 13, 2005 - 5:46 PM
Though he planned to appear before a partisan crowd of Star Trek fans at the United Fan Con this weekend, Leonard Nimoy (Spock) insists that his acting days are over.
"I just don't want to go back there again," Nimoy said in a telephone interview with The Republican (via MassLive). "Photography is my creative outlet." As previously reported, he recently turned down an opportunity to appear on Boston Legal with his long-time friend and Star Trek co-star William Shatner (Kirk).
Though he has not played Spock in 14 years, Nimoy visited his home state of Massachusetts to attend United Fan Con. Though he expected to be asked more about Spock than his passion for photography, he noted, "On the good side, I've never needed to worry about work since 'Star Trek.'" Feeling typecast because of the series, he directed several films before focusing on photography. He and his wife also run a charitable foundation to assist artists.
Nimoy said he believed that his photos were known by fans but he expected to speak at the convention about "the making of the series, the early stuff and the impact it had on my life." Also scheduled to attend was Richard Herd, Voyager's Admiral Paris, also a Massachusetts native, who planned to offer a workshop on auditioning.
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