James Doohan was an actor who was a native of Canada. He is best known for his role as Scotty in the television and film series Star Trek. Scotty was responsible for the engineering division on the spaceship, USS Enterprise. He operated the transporter which allowed members of the Enterprise crew to travel to locations in an instant. ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ was the request crew members used when they wished to return to the spaceship.
James Montgomery Doohan was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1920. Both his parents were from Bangor, Co Down, Northern Ireland. At the age of nineteen, Doohan joined the Canadian Army and served in France during World War II. After the war he studied drama and performed in several radio and television programmes. In 1966 he was selected to play the role of Scotty in Star Trek. Star trek was highly influential and led to the production of other television series and several movies in which Doohan participated.
James Doohan, who is best known for his role as Scotty in the television and film series Star Trek, was born in Vancouver, Canada in the year 1920 On This Day.