Then: Nimoy played Spock, the Vulcan science officer and first officer of the Enterprise, in the original TV series and fims.
Where is he now? Nimoy played Spock, the Vulcan former science officer and first officer of the Enterprise, in the new Star Trek film. Nimoy was the only cast member from the original series to appear in J.J. Abrams' 2009Â reboot of the series - as "Spock Prime", he travels back in time as part of the events that set up the new film series' alternative timeline, interacting with both the young Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the younger version of himself (played by Zachary Quinto). In addition to being Spock, Nimoy enjoyed a successful career acting, directing and writing - appearing in TV series from spy show Mission: Impossible in the 1970s to sci-fi show Fringe in recent years; directing the third and fourth installments of the original Trek film series as well as the smash hit 1987 comedy Three Men And A Baby; and writing two volumes of his autobiography, one titled I Am Not Spock, followedÂ some years later by another titledÂ I Am Spock.