JAMES DOOHAN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: James Montgomery Doohan                                                       
Born: 3 March 1920 Vancouver, BC, Canada                                           
Died: 20 July 2005 Redmond, Washington, U.S.A.                                     
James Montgomery Doohan (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. He also made several contributions behind     
the scenes for the Star Trek franchise. Many of the characterizations,             
mannerisms, and expressions that he established for Scotty and other Star Trek     
characters have become entrenched in popular culture.                               
Outside of his performances in Star Trek and other television shows and films,     
Doohan was also a wounded combat veteran of World War II. Following his success     
with Star Trek, he supplemented his income and showed continued support for his     
fans by making numerous public appearances. Doohan often went to great lengths     
to buoy the large number of fans who have been inspired to make their own           
accomplishments in engineering and other fields, as a result of Doohan's work       
and his encouragement. Doohan was considered by some to be one of the most         
giving and affable stars of the Star Trek franchise.