James Doohan

1920 - 2005

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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 2,474,129 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). James Doohan is the 1,267th most popular actor (up from 1,531st in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Canada (up from 136th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Canadian Actor.

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  • 29

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  • 2.75

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  • 3.81

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Among actors, James Doohan ranks 1,267 out of 10,030Before him are Alain Cuny, James Tolkan, Piper Laurie, Channing Tatum, Stockard Channing, and Charles Durning. After him are Eva Dahlbeck, George Sanders, Daniel Olbrychski, Peter Vaughan, Ken Takakura, and Karen Black.

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Among people born in 1920, James Doohan ranks 119Before him are Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Michael Anderson, Delbert Mann, José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, and Cornelis Johannes van Houten. After him are Eva Dahlbeck, Henrietta Lacks, Miguel Delibes, Meliton Kantaria, Heinz Kessler, and Thomas Szasz. Among people deceased in 2005, James Doohan ranks 82Before him are Richard Smalley, Vincent Schiavelli, John Garang, Simone Simon, Erich Topp, and Álvaro Cunhal. After him are Amrish Puri, Julio César Turbay Ayala, Aenne Burda, Ghena Dimitrova, Vizma Belševica, and Edward Bunker.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, James Doohan ranks 90 out of 1,130Before him are Brian Tracy (1944), Ian Stevenson (1918), Joe Weider (1919), Norma Shearer (1902), Jack L. Warner (1892), and Gerald Bull (1928). After him are Wayne Gretzky (1961), Simon Newcomb (1835), Eric McCormack (1963), Denny Doherty (1940), Denys Arcand (1941), and Deanna Durbin (1921).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, James Doohan ranks 24Before him are Geneviève Bujold (1942), Yvonne De Carlo (1922), Rachel McAdams (1978), Victor Garber (1949), John Candy (1950), and Norma Shearer (1902). After him are Eric McCormack (1963), Deanna Durbin (1921), Bruce Greenwood (1956), William B. Davis (1938), Katheryn Winnick (1977), and Tom Cavanagh (1963).

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