James Doohan

1920 - 2005

James Doohan

James Montgomery Doohan (; March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005) was a Canadian actor, voice actor, author and soldier 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, and inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Doohan has received more than 2,268,546 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,552nd most popular actor.

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  • 2.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.38

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Doohan ranks 1,532 out of 8,832Before him are Claire Bloom, Bill Cobbs, Julie Newmar, Peter Boyle, Farley Granger, and Dean Jones. After him are Aleksander Krupa, Eileen Atkins, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Paul Michael Glaser, Brad Davis, and Bruce Campbell.

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Among people born in 1920, James Doohan ranks 139Before him are Václav Neumann, Heinz Kessler, Pran, Lazar Mojsov, Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, and Thomas Szasz. After him are Albert Memmi, Richard E. Bellman, Thomas Gold, John Chadwick, Marlen Haushofer, and Fiorenzo Magni. Among people deceased in 2005, James Doohan ranks 94Before him are Jimmy Smith, Terri Schiavo case, Alexander Yakovlev, Vincent Schiavelli, Andre Gunder Frank, and Hermann Bondi. After him are Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Ronald Golias, Johnny Carson, Vasco Gonçalves, George Mikan, and Tonino Delli Colli.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, James Doohan ranks 136 out of 840Before him are John Tuzo Wilson (1908), William B. Davis (1938), Rick Moranis (1953), Nelly Furtado (1978), Marc Ouellet (1944), and Bruce Greenwood (1956). After him are Stephen Harper (1959), Margot Kidder (1948), Walter Huston (1883), Julie Payette (1963), Nathan Fillion (1971), and David Foster (1949).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, James Doohan ranks 36Before him are Lorne Greene (1915), Joseph Wiseman (1918), Deanna Durbin (1921), William B. Davis (1938), Rick Moranis (1953), and Bruce Greenwood (1956). After him are Margot Kidder (1948), Walter Huston (1883), Nathan Fillion (1971), Jason Priestley (1969), Marie Dressler (1868), and Graham Greene (1952).