#3 William Shatner
Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series
Character name: James T. Kirk
Shatner became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Kirk, the captain of the starship USS Enterprise, in all three seasons of The Original Series from 1966 to 1969. Four years after the show was canceled, the Canadian actor returned to the franchise for two seasons of The Animated Series, in which he did voice-over works from 1973 to 1974. He then went on to appear in the first seven Star Trek movies, spanning from 1979 to 1994.
Post-Star Trek, Shatner played the title character in the ABC/CBS police drama series T.J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986. He also starred in the ABC legal drama The Practice (2004) and its spin-off Boston Legal (2004-2008) as famed attorney Denny Crane, a role that earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy.
Aside from being an actor, Shatner also made a career as an author. His bibliography includes the book series TekWar, Star Trek, War, Quest for Tomorrow, and Samuel Lord.