Dave Spector is a former child actor from Chicago, who first went to Japan as a TV producer. Soon, he joined the ranks of what’s called “gaijin tarento” or “foreign talent” on TV, part of that nation's fascination with foreigners who could speak Japanese. As Seth Doane reports, 30 years later, Spector is still at it - a superstar in his adopted land.
Watch excerpts from correspondent John Blackstone's 2005 interview with actor Leonard Nimoy, who created the character of Mr. Spock on "Star Trek." He talks about what the role meant to him and his career; about competition among the show's ensemble cast; how fans kept the sci-fi series alive through syndication and beyond; and about his reaction to the release of "Star Wars."
Actor Leonard Nimoy will be laid to rest at a private funeral tomorrow, following his death at home Friday in Los Angeles. As "Star Trek's" half-human Mr. Spock, he brought to life one of television's most memorable characters. Carter Evans takes a look at the star's career.