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James Doohan

Source: Wikipedia

James Montgomery "Jimmy" Doohan (/ˈduːən/ DOO-ən; March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005) was a Canadian character and voice actor best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the television and film series Star Trek. Doohan's characterization of the Scottish Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise was one of the most recognizable elements in the Star Trek franchise, for which he also made several contributions behind the scenes. James Doohan started the Klingon and Vulcan languages. Many of the characterizations, mannerisms, and expressions that he established for Scotty and other Star Trek characters have become entrenched in popular culture.

Fact file

  • Born: James Montgomery Doohan March 3, 1920 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Died: July 20, 2005 (aged 85) Redmond, Washington, US
  • Resting place: Puget Sound, Washington Outer space
  • Residence: Redmond, Washington
  • Alma mater: Neighborhood Playhouse
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1952–2005
  • Known for: Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
  • Home town: Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
  • Television: Star Trek
  • Spouse(s): Janet Young (1949–1964) Anita Yagel (1967–1972) Wende Braunberger (1974–2005)

Read more about James Doohan at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Video: George Takei Talks Original Star Trek Series: Why Did James Doohan Claim He Was Out Of Control?
Access HW TV, 2013-02-04 23:00:55
George Takei tells Access’ Scott “Movie” Mantz a story about rehearsing on the set of the original “Star Trek” series. What happened on the set that had James Doohan (who played Scotty) claiming George was out of control?

Star Trek's "Scotty" finally launched into space
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2012-05-23 00:33:58
Actor James Doohan said in his will he wanted a space burial; 5 years later, SpaceX helps grant his wish

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