Leonard Nimoy was an actor, author, director, singer and photographer. His most well known role was that of Spock in the Star Trek franchise. The character is a half-vulcan half-human star fleet officer. Together with James Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise , they explore the far reaches of space. Leonard portrayed Spock from 1964, in Star Trek: The Original Series to 2013 in the recent reboot film, Star Trek Into Darkness.