Leonard Nimoy's Daughter Julie Pens Sweet Father's Day Letter To Late Star Trek Actor

Leonard Nimoy as Spock in Star Trek

In the world of Star Trek, Spock was never a father, but the actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy, certainly was. The actor juggled a busy career along with being a good father to his two children, Adam and Julie and, on Father's Day, Julie Nimoy shared a special letter with CinemaBlend to her father on this special holiday.

Along with her husband David Knight, Julie Nimoy has made it a mission in life to carry on Leonard Nimoy's later efforts to inform the world about the dangers of lung disease and prevention. Read the sweet message Nimoy penned for her father on this holiday for CinemaBlend to share, which included special thanks to some notable celebrities who've helped spread their message along the way.

Father's Day WishThroughout the years, so many people have always asked me what it was like growing up having a famous father, and what special memories I remember.My typical answer was usually, “He’s just my Dad, loving, caring, and supportive.”Forever my rock, I could always depend on him for his wise advice. Like most dads, he was very protective, but always encouraged me to be independent, starting at very young age.I’ll always cherish and remember the wonderful times we had together – like the summer when you were to appear in two plays in the Midwest. Since you were a licensed pilot and owned a single engine aircraft, I suggested we make it into an adventure/vacation. The two of us could stop in different states along the way to sightsee, and spend quality time. I was so happy you agreed. We had a wonderful time!I also loved working with you on the commercial. It was so much fun! You were directing and I was starring. I’d never even been on camera before, so it was quite an experience. You were very patient with me, and made me feel so comfortable. Thankfully, the commercial came out great, too!Today, I’m certain you would be very pleased knowing that my husband, David, and I are continuing your mission to create awareness for lung disease and prevention.Our PBS documentary Remembering Leonard Nimoy, which celebrates your life and legacy, continues to air on public television along with having a series of special screenings and events for lung disease and prevention across the country.You would also be very pleased knowing that in addition to the lung health community, your wonderful friends: William Shatner, George Takei and Mayim Bialik have all been so fantastic in helping us get the word out.I miss your bear hugs, warm laughter and enduring support.Happy Father’s Day, Dad.You’re always in my heart, and in my mind.Your loving Daughter,Julie

Leonard Nimoy's daughter was kind enough to give fans a glimpse into the actor's private life, something which is also done in the documentary mentioned, Remembering Leonard Nimoy. The film, which is currently free to watch on Amazon Prime Video, details the life of the man behind Spock, as well as his struggles with COPD later in life.

Julie Nimoy has also championed other efforts to preserve her father's legacy, such as the Leonard Nimoy Memorial planned for the Museum of Sciene, located in the actor's hometown of Boston. It's a lot of work, surely, but all done out of love for her father and in the hopes of carrying on his legacy to help better inform others about the dangers of lung disease.

Julie Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy

(Image credit: Courtesy of Julie Nimoy and David Knight)

As mentioned, Julie Nimoy has had some help in those efforts. One of her biggest helpers has been Star Trek actor and friend of Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner. Fans heard rumors of a falling-out between the two later in life but, as Julie told CinemaBlend, she never heard her father speak negatively of Shatner.

As mentioned, Remembering Leonard Nimoy is available on Amazon Prime Video and is available for purchase on the official website. For more on Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy, be sure to read up on our other conversation with Julie Nimoy regarding her thoughts on Ethan Peck's portrayal of Spock.

Mick Joest
Content Producer

Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.