James Doohan

James Doohan

Highest Rated: 87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Lowest Rated: 9% Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

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
49% Star Trek Generations Scotty 1994
No Score Yet Amore! Psychiatrist 1993
17% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Scotty 1993
No Score Yet Double Trouble Chief O'Brien 1992
82% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country Montgomery Scott 1991
No Score Yet Knight Rider 2000 Himself 1991
21% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier Scotty 1989
83% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home Scotty 1986
80% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock Scotty 1984
87% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Scotty 1982
43% 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
9% 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
50% 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
Appearing 1998
29% Homeboys in Outer Space
Pippen 1996
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
Montgomery `Scotty' Scott 1992
No Score Yet Magnum, P.I.
Archie MacPherson 1983
94% Star Trek: The Animated Series
Voice Montgomery "Scotty" Scott Montgomery Scott 1973
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
Brenner Fred Baxter 1972
80% Star Trek
Voice Scotty Engineer Montgomery Scott 1969
No Score Yet Bewitched
Walter 1965
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1st Deputy Doctor 1965
91% The Outer Limits (1963)
82% The Twilight Zone
Father 1963
No Score Yet Bonanza
Bill Collins Colonel's Man 1963


Nichols says: Transparent Aluminum?

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: That's the ticket, laddie.

Nichols says: Oh we.l.l.. It'd take years just to figure out the dynamics of this matrix.

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Yes but you would be rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: So - is it worth something to ya? Or should I just punch up clear?

Nichols says: No! -no.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: May my assistant join us?

Nichols says: Of course!

Leonard "Bones" McCoy says: Don't bury yourself in the part.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: ...damage control is easy. Reading Klingon, that's hard!

Mr. Spock says: Mr. Scott, I understand you are experiencing difficulties with the warp drive?

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: There's nothing wrong with the bloody...

Mr. Spock says: Mr. Scott, if we return to Spacedock, then not only will we lost the chance to discover who is behind all this, then it is also likely that we will never see Captain Kirk or Doctor McCoy alive again.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: Could take weeks, sir.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: Admiral, there be whales here!

Capt. Styles Excelsior says: Ah, Mister Scott... Calling it a night?

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: Ah, yes, sir.

Capt. Styles Excelsior says: Turning it in myself, looking forward to breaking some of the Enterprise's speed records tomorrow.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: Ah, yes, sir... Good night.

Elevator Voice says: Level please.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: Transporter room...

Elevator Voice says: Thank you.

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: Up your shaft...

James T. Kirk says: Prepare for emergency landing plan.. B.

Pavel Chekov says: What's "Emergency Landing Plan B"?

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: I haven't got a clue...

James T. Kirk says: B, as in barricade!

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott says: He can't be serious...