Adam Nimoy

Adam Nimoy Biography

Adam B. Nimoy (born August 9, 1956) is an American television director. Nimoy is the son of actor Leonard Nimoy and actress Sandra Zober.

Early life

Adam Nimoy was born in Los Angeles, California, to actor Leonard Nimoy and actress Sandra Zober. He has one elder sister named Julie (born 1955). Following his parents' divorce, Nimoy gained a stepbrother, Aaron Bay-Schuck, when his father married Susan Bay.

He obtained his Juris Doctor at Loyola Law School and his Bachelor of Science at University of California, Berkeley.


Adam Nimoy began his work in the entertainment industry as an attorney in entertainment law specializing in music and music publishing. He was a business affairs executive for EMI America Records and Enigma Records before becoming a TV director.

His credits include episodes of NYPD Blue, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Gilmore Girls, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Outer Limits, for which he directed his father in the episode "I Robot".

Nimoy has taught Thesis Film Post Production and Advanced Approaches to Directing at the New York Film Academy

His memoir, My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life, was published by Pocket Books in 2008.

After his father's death in 2015, Nimoy revealed a documentary project the two of them had been working on about the elder Nimoy's famous Star Trek character which the younger planned to direct. Nimoy stated that with his father's passing, the project would now take on a stronger focus on the life and career of Leonard Nimoy, as well as the character of Spock. In March 2015, Nimoy announced plans to crowd-fund the project's $600,000 budget and provide credit and other perks to the fans who contributed. By that June, the project successfully completed funding through, raising $621,721, ahead of its July 1 deadline. The documentary, For the Love of Spock, is narrated by Zachary Quinto. It received the support of interview subjects including William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, J. J. Abrams, and Seth MacFarlane.

Nimoy appeared as himself in "The Spock Resonance", the November 5, 2015 episode of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, in which he interviews Star Trek fan Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) for the documentary on his father (who had previously lent his voice to the episode "The Transporter Malfunction", in the series' fifth season).

The film was released on April 16, 2016, at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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