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James Doohan

Mostly Credited As: James Doohan
Birth Name: James Montgomery Doohan
Date Of Birth: March 03, 1920 (Age 85)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia
Date Of Death: July 20, 2005
Cause Of Death: Pneumonia/Alzheimer's Disease (Redmond, WA)
Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)

James Doohan


James Doohan is best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series.

Doohan was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spent his early years in there and in Sarnia, Ontario. Surviving the anguish of living with an alcoholic father, he left home at age 19 to join the Canadian Forces, fighting with the Allies in World War II. After outscoring his fellow soldiers on an officer's exam, he became Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery. While leading his men into battle on D-Day, Doohan was wounded in the leg and hand, and eventually lost a finger. For the remainder of the war, he became a pilot observer, and received the dubious distinction of being called the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces."

After returning home to Canada, Doohan performed a few scenes for the local radio station, and was awarded a two-year scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Beginning in 1946, he trained at the Playhouse with Sanford Meisner, alongside such future stars as Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Jackie Gleason.

In the ensuing eight years, Doohan shuttled between New York and Canada where he worked on 4000 radio programs, 400 live and taped variety and dramatic television shows, several films and plays. Though he became known as Canada's busiest actor, he eventually found himself following other fellow actors in the pilgrimage to Hollywood. There, his versatility and talent as a dialectician helped him earn parts in more than 100 motion pictures and television series, including The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Fantasy Island, Loaded Weapon 1 and Double Trouble. He has also appeared in the first seven Star Trek motion pictures.

In the years since the final episode of Star Trek, Doohan has pursued a speaking career which has taken him to more than 250 colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he makes appearances at numerous Star Trek conventions.

Doohan lived in Washington up until his death earlier in 2005, with his wife Wende and his sons, Eric and Thomas. In April 2000, James and Wende gave birth to another child, Sarah.

James Doohan
TV Appearances

Main cast 
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)As: Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Lt. Arex -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

Duckman (1994) 
  Where No Duckman Has Gone Before 04x27: (Aug/23/1997) Voiced  Kardassian 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  James Doohan 01x52: (Nov/20/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Homeboys in Outer Space (1996) 
  There's No Space Like Home, or Return of the Jed Eye 01x01: (Aug/27/1996) As Pippen 

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) 
  Relics 06x04: (Oct/12/1992) As Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott, [Special Guest Stars]

MacGyver (1985) 
  Harry's Will 06x07: (Nov/05/1990) As Speedy 

Hotel (1983) 
  Resolutions 02x23: (Jun/12/1985) As Roger 

Magnum, P.I. (1980) 
  The Big Blow 03x22: (Apr/07/1983) As Archie MacPherson 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Naughty Marietta/The Winning Ticket 06x09: (Jan/08/1983) As Governor Gaspar d'Annard 

Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) 
  The Counter-Clock Incident 02x06: (Oct/12/1974) Voiced  Commodore Robert April, Karl Four 
  How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth? 02x05: (Oct/05/1974) Voiced  Ensign Dawson Walking Bear, Kukulkan 
  Albatross 02x04: (Sep/28/1974) Voiced  Supreme Prefect, Kol-Tai 
  The Practical Joker 02x03: (Sep/21/1974) Voiced  Search Party Crewman 
  Bem 02x02: (Sep/14/1974) Voiced  Commander Ari bn Bem 
  The Pirates of Orion 02x01: (Sep/07/1974) Voiced  Transporter Chief, Captain O'Shea, Orion Commander, Orion Ensign 
  The Jihad 01x16: (Jan/12/1974) Voiced  Tchar, Sord 
  The Eye of the Beholder 01x15: (Jan/05/1974) Voiced  Lieutenant Commander Tom Markel, Lactrans 
  The Slaver Weapon 01x14: (Dec/15/1973) Voiced  Chuft Captain, Kzin Telepath, Kzin Flyer 
  The Ambergris Element 01x13: (Dec/01/1973) Voiced  Lieutenant Clayton, Domar, Cadmar, Lemus, Aquan Males 
  The Time Trap 01x12: (Nov/24/1973) Voiced  Gabler, Bell, Captain Kor, Kaz, Xerius 
  The Terratin Incident 01x11: (Nov/17/1973) Voiced  Mendent of Terratin, Gabler 
  Mudd's Passion 01x10: (Nov/10/1973) Voiced  Female Ursinoid Miner, Human Miner 
  Once Upon a Planet 01x09: (Nov/03/1973) Voiced  Gabler, White Rabbit 
  The Magicks of Megas-Tu 01x08: (Oct/27/1973) Voiced  Lucien 
  The Infinite Vulcan 01x07: (Oct/20/1973) Voiced  Dr. Keniclius 5, Agmar 
  The Survivor 01x06: (Oct/13/1973) Voiced  Romulan Commander, Gabler 
  More Tribbles, More Troubles 01x05: (Oct/06/1973) Voiced  Koloth 
  The Lorelei Signal 01x04: (Sep/29/1973) Voiced  Lt. Carver 
  One of Our Planets is Missing 01x03: (Sep/22/1973) Voiced  Robert Wesley 
  Yesteryear 01x02: (Sep/15/1973) Voiced  Aleek-Om, Bates, Erikson, Guardian of Forever, Thelin, Vulcan Healer 
  Beyond the Farthest Star 01x01: (Sep/08/1973) Voiced  Transporter Chief Kyle, Pod Ship Commander, Engineer, Malignant Alien 

Daniel Boone (1964) (1964) 
  Perilous Passage 06x14: (Jan/15/1970) As Fletcher 
  The Cache 06x10: (Dec/04/1969) As Angus McFarland 

Marcus Welby, M.D. (1969) 
  Let Ernest Come Over 01x11: (Dec/09/1969) As Detective Sgt. Brenner 

Then Came Bronson (1969) 
  Amid Splinters of the Thunderbolt 01x06: (Oct/22/1969) As Dr. John Wilson 

Star Trek (1966) 
  Turnabout Intruder 03x24: (Jun/03/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  All Our Yesterdays 03x23: (Mar/14/1969) Voiced  Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Savage Curtain 03x22: (Mar/07/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Cloud Minders 03x21: (Feb/28/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Way to Eden 03x20: (Feb/21/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Requiem for Methuselah 03x19: (Feb/14/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Lights of Zetar 03x18: (Jan/31/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  That Which Survives 03x17: (Jan/24/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Mark of Gideon 03x16: (Jan/17/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Let That Be Your Last Battlefield 03x15: (Jan/10/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Whom Gods Destroy 03x14: (Jan/03/1969) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Elaan of Troyius 03x13: (Dec/20/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Empath 03x12: (Dec/06/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Wink of an Eye 03x11: (Nov/29/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Plato's Stepchildren 03x10: (Nov/22/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Tholian Web 03x09: (Nov/15/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky 03x08: (Nov/08/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, Oracle (voice) [uncredited], [Starring Roles]
  Day of the Dove 03x07: (Nov/01/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Spectre of the Gun 03x06: (Oct/25/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Is There in Truth No Beauty? 03x05: (Oct/18/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  And the Children Shall Lead 03x04: (Oct/11/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Paradise Syndrome 03x03: (Oct/04/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Enterprise Incident 03x02: (Sep/27/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Spock's Brain 03x01: (Sep/20/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Assignment: Earth 02x26: (Mar/29/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott / Mission Control Announcer, [Starring Roles]
  Bread and Circuses 02x25: (Mar/15/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Ultimate Computer 02x24: (Mar/08/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  By Any Other Name 02x22: (Feb/23/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Patterns of Force 02x21: (Feb/16/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Return to Tomorrow 02x20: (Feb/09/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  A Private Little War 02x19: (Feb/02/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Immunity Syndrome 02x18: (Jan/19/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  A Piece of the Action 02x17: (Jan/12/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Gamesters of Triskelion 02x16: (Jan/05/1968) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Trouble with Tribbles 02x15: (Dec/29/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Wolf in the Fold 02x14: (Dec/22/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Obsession 02x13: (Dec/15/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Deadly Years 02x12: (Dec/08/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Friday's Child 02x11: (Dec/01/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Metamorphosis 02x09: (Nov/10/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  I, Mudd 02x08: (Nov/03/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Catspaw 02x07: (Oct/27/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Doomsday Machine 02x06: (Oct/20/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Apple 02x05: (Oct/13/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Mirror, Mirror 02x04: (Oct/06/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Changeling 02x03: (Sep/29/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Who Mourns for Adonais? 02x02: (Sep/22/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Operation -- Annihilate! 01x29: (Apr/13/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The City on the Edge of Forever 01x28: (Apr/06/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Devil in the Dark 01x25: (Mar/09/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  A Taste of Armageddon 01x23: (Feb/23/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Space Seed 01x22: (Feb/16/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Return of the Archons 01x21: (Feb/09/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Tomorrow is Yesterday 01x19: (Jan/26/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Arena 01x18: (Jan/19/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Squire of Gothos 01x17: (Jan/12/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Galileo Seven 01x16: (Jan/05/1967) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Balance of Terror 01x14: (Dec/15/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Menagerie Part I 01x11: (Nov/17/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Corbomite Maneuver 01x10: (Nov/10/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Mudd's Women 01x06: (Oct/13/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Enemy Within 01x05: (Oct/06/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  The Naked Time 01x04: (Sep/29/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]
  Where No Man Has Gone Before 01x03: (Sep/22/1966) As Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, [Starring Roles]

Jericho (1966) (1966) 
  Eric the Redhead 01x08: (Nov/03/1966) As Pastor 

A Man Called Shenandoah (1965) 
  Care of General Delivery 01x33: (May/09/1966) As Howard 

The F.B.I. (1965) 
  The Animal 01x29: (Apr/17/1966) As Claude Bell 

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964) 
  The Bridge of Lions Affair (1) 02x20: (Feb/04/1966) As Philip Bainbridge 
  The Shark Affair 01x04: (Oct/13/1964) As Mr. MacInernay, [Featuring]

The Virginian (1962) 
  Letter of the Law 04x14: (Dec/22/1965) As James Francis O'Bannion 
  The Man Who Wouldn't Die 01x19: (Jan/30/1963) As George Mitchell 

Bewitched (1964) 
  A Strange Little Visitor 02x12: (Dec/02/1965) As Walter Brocken 

Laredo (1965) 
  I See by Your Outfit 01x02: (Sep/23/1965) As Mike Pripton 

The Fugitive (1963) (1963) 
  Middle of a Heat Wave 03x02: (Sep/21/1965) As Doctor 
  Masquerade 02x26: (Mar/23/1965) As Deputy #1 

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) 
  Hail to the Chief 01x16: (Dec/28/1964) As Tobin, [Uncredited]
  Hot Line 01x09: (Nov/09/1964) As Presidential Assistant, [Co-Guest Stars]

Ben Casey (1961) 
  A Disease of the Heart Called Love 04x10: (Nov/23/1964) As Dr. Watson 

The Outer Limits (1963) 
  Expanding Human 02x04: (Oct/10/1964) As Detective Lt. Branch 

Bonanza (1959) 
  The Legacy 05x11: (Dec/15/1963) As Colonel's Man 
  Gift of Water 03x21: (Feb/11/1962) As Bill Collins 

Empire (1962) (1962) 
  A House in Order 01x23: (Mar/05/1963) As Doctor 

The Gallant Men (1962) 
  The Warriors 01x20: (Feb/23/1963) As Blogden 

General Electric True (1962) 
  Escape (2) 01x20: (Feb/17/1963) As Jennings 
  Escape (1) 01x19: (Feb/10/1963) As Jennings 

The Twilight Zone (1959) 
  Valley of the Shadow 04x03: (Jan/17/1963) As Father 

The New Breed (1961) 
  The Deadlier Sex 01x25: (Mar/20/1962) As Dr. Lennon 

Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1957) 
  The Way Station 01x16: (Jul/17/1957) As Tonkawa 
  The Scapegoat 01x15: (Jul/10/1957) As Harris 

Tales of Tomorrow (1951) 
  Plague from Space 01x30: (Apr/25/1952) As guest star 
Trivia

Jimmy was approximately 5'11" tall.

Before his death, Jimmy suffered greatly from Alzheimer's disease and had been ravaged by Parkinson's disease, diabetes, lung fibrosis, and pneumonia.

Hand models were used for his right hand during Star Trek scenes were he operated the transporter because he only has a thumb and 3 fingers on his right hand.

Jimmy starred in the Canadian version of the Howdy Doody Show.

Jimmy was once labeled the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces".

Jimmy did several different accents. Roddenberry asked which he preferred, and Doohan reportedly replied "If you're going to have an engineer, you'd better make him Scottish."

Jimmy toured as the Spokesman for Philips Electronics HDTV in 1999.

Jimmy was given an honorary Degree in Engineering by the Milwaukee School of Engineering where apparently half of the students polled said they were inspired to study engineering by his role in Star Trek (1966).

Jimmy used to live across the street from Ralph Thorson and his family, the main subjects of the movies The Hunter (1980) and The Huntress (2000) (TV), as well as the tv series The Huntress (2000).

Jimmy was married to Janet Young from 1949 until their divorce in1964), she was the mother of his first four children.

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