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James Doohan

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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
48% Star Trek Generations
  • Scotty
1994
No Score Yet Amore!
  • Psychiatrist
1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Scotty
1993
No Score Yet Double Trouble
  • Chief O'Brien
1992
84% 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
79% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
  • Scotty
1984
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Scotty
1982
44% 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
11% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Appearing
  • 1996
  • 1995
90% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Montgomery `Scotty' Scott
  • 1992
92% Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973-1974
  • Voice
  • Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Montgomery Scott
  • 1973
78% Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Voice
  • Scotty Engineer Montgomery Scott
  • 1969
  • 1968
  • 1967
  • 1966
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Father
  • 1963

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