Leonard Nimoy Retiring His Spock Ears

At 79, he's leaving the stage for good
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2010 7:10 PM CDT
Leonard Nimoy Retiring His Spock Ears
This undated file photo shows Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, and James Doohan, along with their alter egos.   (AP Photo/Paramount Television ,File)

Don't expect to see Leonard Nimoy in the Star Trek sequel now in the works for 2012. The 79-year-old tells the Toronto Sun he's retiring from all acting gigs—including Spock—for good. "I've been doing this professionally for 60 years,” he says. “I want to get off the stage." After a few more sci-fi conventions he's got booked, he'll be done with those, too.

I’m so grateful to the fans," he says. "I call these kind of experiences a victory lap." (More Leonard Nimoy stories.)

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