James Doohan

Birthday: Mar 3, 1920
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Canadian-born actor James Doohan trained for his career at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and built much of his reputation upon his uncanny skill at foreign dialects. It was director James Goldstone who in 1965 suggested that Doohan audition for the supporting role of chief engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise on Star Trek. After trying out a variety of accents during the audition, Doohan latched onto a Scottish brogue which tickled the fancy of Trek producer Gene Roddenberry. Thus, the chief engineer was dubbed Scotty -- or, more formally, Lt. Montgomery Scott (Montgomery happened to be Doohan's middle name). The actor remained in the role until Star Trek's cancellation in 1969, subsequently reviving the character for the 1974 cartoon series and the many theatrical films. Though he most assuredly had a career outside of Scotty (among many other projects, he was one of the stars of the 1979 Saturday-morning TV series Jason of Star Command), Doohan has frequently been called upon to play variations of the character in film and TV projects ranging from National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 to Knight Rider 2000.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Rivalry Continues Actor 2001
No Score Yet Cold Fusion: Fire From Water Narrator 1999
No Score Yet The Duke (Hubert) Clive Chives 1999
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
No Score Yet Bug Buster Sheriff Carlson 1998
No Score Yet Through Dead Eyes Actor 1996
No Score Yet Storybook Uncle Monty 1995
No Score Yet William Shatner's Star Trek Memories Actor 1994
47% Star Trek Generations Scotty 1994
No Score Yet Amore! Psychiatrist 1993
18% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Scotty 1993
No Score Yet Double Trouble Chief O'Brien 1992
81% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Montgomery Scott 1991
No Score Yet Knight Rider 2000 Himself 1991
22% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Scotty 1989
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Scotty 1986
80% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Scotty 1984
89% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Scotty 1982
42% Star Trek: The Motion Picture Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott 1979
No Score Yet Danny Actor 1979
No Score Yet Man in the Wilderness Benoit 1971
10% Pretty Maids All in a Row Follo 1971
No Score Yet Jigsaw Building Superintendent 1968
No Score Yet Scalplock Actor 1966
No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack Actor 1966
No Score Yet Bus Riley's Back in Town Les 1965
60% The Satan Bug Bit 1965
No Score Yet 36 Hours Bishop 1965
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Actor 1963


90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
  • 1996
  • 1995
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
Montgomery `Scotty' Scott
  • 1992
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Archie MacPherson
  • 1983
92% Star Trek: The Animated Series
Voice Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Montgomery Scott
  • 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Brenner Fred Baxter
  • 1972
  • 1969
80% Star Trek
Voice Scotty Engineer Montgomery Scott
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet Bewitched
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1st Deputy Doctor
  • 1965
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
  • 1964
80% The Twilight Zone
  • 1963
No Score Yet Bonanza
Bill Collins Colonel's Man
  • 1963
  • 1962