James Doohan

1920 - 2005

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James Montgomery Doohan (; March 3, 1920 – July 20, 2005) was a Canadian 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. He played a rebellious Indian in Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans (1956), credited as Jim Doohan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Doohan has received more than 3,166,361 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. James Doohan is the 2,098th most popular actor (down from 1,266th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Canada (down from 90th in 2019) and the 47th most popular Actor.

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  • 29

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  • 2.44

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  • 4.14

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Among actors, James Doohan ranks 2,098 out of 9,996Before him are Jim Kelly, Olga Kurylenko, Julieta Serrano, Rubens de Falco, Cecilia Roth, and Bernhard Wicki. After him are John C. McGinley, David Doyle, Toni Servillo, Anne Heche, Per Oscarsson, and Tom Sizemore.

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Among people born in 1920, James Doohan ranks 167Before him are Philippa Foot, Pran, Knut Nordahl, Marlen Haushofer, Giuseppe Colombo, and Thomas Gold. After him are Georges Marchais, John Maynard Smith, Richard E. Bellman, Schubert Gambetta, Stan Ockers, and Machiko Hasegawa. Among people deceased in 2005, James Doohan ranks 113Before him are Maurice Hilleman, Sangoulé Lamizana, Polina Astakhova, Eddie Albert, Jimmy Smith, and Lazar Berman. After him are Vizma Belševica, Clemente Domínguez y Gómez, Ronald Golias, Polina Gelman, Hermann Bondi, and Andre Norton.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, James Doohan ranks 156 out of 1,350Before him are Marie Dressler (1868), Arthur Hiller (1923), Frances Oldham Kelsey (1914), Chris Benoit (1967), Robert D. Hare (1934), and Shulamith Firestone (1945). After him are Brian Mulroney (1939), Terry Sawchuk (1929), Stephen Harper (1959), Michael Bublé (1975), David Shore (1959), and Cobie Smulders (1982).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, James Doohan ranks 47Before him are Lorne Greene (1915), Katheryn Winnick (1977), Eugene Levy (1946), Deanna Durbin (1921), Raymond Burr (1917), and Marie Dressler (1868). After him are Cobie Smulders (1982), John Ireland (1914), Elisha Cuthbert (1982), Neve Campbell (1973), Hayden Christensen (1981), and Walter Pidgeon (1897).

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