James Doohan Net Worth

James Doohan Net Worth is
$7 Million

James Doohan Biography

A global known Actor James Doohan born in Wednesday, March 03, 1920

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJames Doohan
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 3, 1920
DiedJuly 20, 2005, Redmond, Washington, United States
Height1.8 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Military Officer
EducationNeighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
SpouseWende Braunberger (m. 1974–2005), Anita Yagel (m. 1967–1972), Janet Young (m. 1949–1964)
ChildrenChris Doohan, Montgomery Doohan, Thomas Doohan, Deirdre Doohan, Sarah Doohan, Eric Doohan, Larkin Doohan
ParentsWilliam Doohan, Sarah Doohan
MoviesStar Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek Generations, Loaded Weapon 1, Man in the Wilderness, Bug Buster, The Duke, Double Trouble, Flight into Danger, Star Trek: Planet of the Titans, Storybook, Skinwalker: Curse of the Shaman, Star Trek: The God Thing
TV ShowsJason of Star Command, Star Trek: The Animated Series, Star Trek: The Original Series, Space Command

Interesting Facts

1 Pictured as the character Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott on one of a set of five Canadian commemorative postage stamps celebrating the 50th anniversary of the television series Star Trek (1966), issued May 5, 2016. Price on day of issue was 85¢. Other stamps in the set honored William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and John Colicos.
2 As a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery, he participated in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944. He was shot seven times and had to have the middle finger of his right hand amputated. Twenty years later, he had a small role in the film 36 Hours (1964), which concerned the Nazis attempting to discover the date and location of D-Day.
3 Best known by the public (and by many sci-fi fans) for his role as Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott on the original Star Trek (1966) series.
4 Had played the same character (Montgomery "Scotty" Scott) on three different series: Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
5 One of the proudest moments in his career was when he communicated with a fan whom he deduced was struggling with suicidal feelings. Doohan invited her to a convention and invited her to more conventions. Eventually, the woman disappeared and he could not find her. He then received a letter eight years later from the woman who said she had just received her degree in Engineering and thanking him for his help.
6 Like his co-star DeForest Kelley, he was proud to learn that his performance had inspired many people to follow his characters profession (Engineering).
7 He made amends with his former co-star William Shatner before passing away in 2005.
8 He provided the voices of 53 different characters across the 22 episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973).
9 A gifted dialectician, he read aloud several Star Trek "Books On Tape" for Simon and Schuster, performing all of the varied accents with alarming skill.
10 Another episode of the original Star Trek (1966) series that you can see his missing middle finger is "Friday's Child". When he is making the Captain's log entry, a crew member hands him a report to sign and you see his right hand.
11 In real life, he had some engineering expertise. He often went boating with Gene Roddenberry after Star Trek (1966)'s cancellation, and recalled in an interview that his experience was needed to save Roddenberry from serious danger.
12 Before he gained his fame as "Scotty" on Star Trek (1966), he started in television being sent into outer space on Tales of Tomorrow (1951) and Space Command (1953).
13 Received a special tribute as part of the Annual Memorial tribute at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007), which was over 18 months after his actual death.
14 In Gene DeWeese's 2005 Star Trek novel "The Engines of Destiny", a last farewell to Doohan is made. Scotty finally retires at age 200 from being a "Miracle Worker", at Starfleet's Corps of Engineers.
15 In Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), the character Dr. Nichols wore an "I Quit Smoking" badge. This represents an engineer's surrender of a habit. James Doohan had personal experiences with his father's alcoholism, while living in British Columbia, Canada.
16 A cocktail known as the "Beam me up, Scotty" (Jim Beam, 7-Up and Glenlivit single malt scotch) is named in honor of James Doohan's character.
17 Was scouted for acting roles in Hollywood by fellow Canadian actor William Shatner. When asked by Gene Roddenberry what accent to give the engineer, he chose Scottish, for Scotland's numerous engineering accomplishments and his own ancestry.
18 Gained weight in the early 1980s as a consequence of quitting smoking.
19 The date of his death (July 20, 2005) is the anniversary of what is arguably the greatest engineering achievement in human history, the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon.
20 Had appeared in episodes of three different series with Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek (1966), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1994).
21 Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. [July 2004]
22 On D-Day, his Royal Canadian Artillery unit was assigned to land on Juno Beach (the Canadian beach - Gold and Sword were British, Omaha and Utah were American). When returning to his Command Post, after liaising with the unit's Regimental Survey Officer, Lieutenant Doohan was machine-gunned and took eight bullets: three in his hand, smashing his middle finger; four in his leg and one in his chest. The one shot in his chest would have proved fatal if not for a silver cigarette case he had in the breast pocket of his uniform.
23 He was the only then-living Star Trek (1966) cast member not to lend his voice to the Futurama (1999) episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before", leading to his character Scotty being replaced by the farcical Welshie. According to the series' creators, his only response to their request that he appear on the series was a simple "No way".
24 Won a two-year scholarship to New York's famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where his classmates included fellow Canadian Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Richard Boone.
25 His parents, Sarah Frances (née Montgomery) and William Patrick Doohan emigrated to Canada from Bangor, Northern Ireland some time before his birth. His father owned a chemist shop (pharmacy) in Bangor Town centre, on Main Street, beside the Trinity Presbyterian Church.
26 At 8:58 a.m. Mountain Time on April 28, 2007 (and after several delays), some of his ashes were sent about 70 miles above the earth on a private SpaceLoft XL rocket by Houston's Space Services, Inc., a company specializing in such memorials. The rocket was lost for three weeks after the flight but now has been found and all remains are still intact. Also among the participants of this flight were the ashes of U.S. astronaut Gordon Cooper and Star Trek (1966) writer/director/producer John Meredyth Lucas, as well as 199 others. Space Services, Inc. had previously sent up the ashes of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and LSD guru Timothy Leary in 1997.
27 He was the youngest of four children of William Doohan (a pharmacist, veterinarian and dentist) and Sarah Doohan. His early life was miserable because of his father being a drunk and abusive to the entire family.
28 His grandson, Kyle, was born in 1987. He is the son of Doohan's second daughter, Deirdre.
29 Suffered a massive heart attack in 1979.
30 Did many of the voice-over roles on the original Star Trek (1966) series, including the M-5 from "The Ultimate Computer" and Sargon from "Return to Tomorrow".
31 Made his first (Star Trek: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966)) and last (Star Trek: Generations (1994)) "Star Trek" appearances with William Shatner.
32 During his early stage work, he demonstrated a remarkable gift for foreign accents. He tried several during his audition for Star Trek (1966) and Gene Roddenberry was immediately taken by his Scottish brogue. Roddenberry cast him as the (previously-unnamed) ship's engineer character and they improvised the name Montgomery Scott ("Scott" for the accent and "Montgomery" for Doohan's middle name).
33 Suffered from Alzheimer's disease and was ravaged by Parkinson's disease, diabetes, lung fibrosis and pneumonia.
34 Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 31, 2004.
35 Although Marc Okrand is credited with creating the Klingon language of Star Trek, James Doohan came up with an unrefined version for Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).
36 According to the Director's Edition DVD of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), the Klingon language first introduced in that movie and later featured in many later movies and television episodes was initially devised by James Doohan. His original sounds were later expanded upon and refined by others, ultimately resulting in William Shakespeare plays and The Bible being translated into Klingon years later. Ironically, his character Scotty complains of difficulty reading Klingon at the beginning of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).
37 Episodes of the original Star Trek (1966) series in which one can see that his middle finger is missing: "The Enemy Within", "Space Seed","The Trouble with Tribbles", "Catspaw", "Day of the Dove" (when Doohan grabs a claymore) and "The Lights of Zetar" (towards the ending, when Scotty grabs Lt. Mira Romaine). Also in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984), when Scotty is handing McCoy the parts from the Transwarp Drive, as well as in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) when Scotty is holding a plastic bag dinner given to him by Uhura.
38 Attended S.C.I.T.S. High School in Sarnia, Ontario.
39 Grew up in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
40 Was among many World War II veterans to publicly thank Steven Spielberg for not holding back on the intensity of the Normandy Invasion scene in Saving Private Ryan (1998).
41 Had four children with Janet Young: Larkin Doohan (born 1954), Deirdre Doohan (born 1957), and twin boys, Montgomery Doohan (born 1959) and Christopher Doohan (born 1959). Larkin is a nurse, and Deirdre is an aspiring singer/actress.
42 He used to live across the street from Ralph Thorson and his family, the main subjects and the writer of the movies The Hunter (1980) as well as the television series The Huntress (2000).
43 He received an honorary degree in Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering where apparently half of the students polled said they were inspired to study engineering by his role on Star Trek (1966).
44 Landed on Juno Beach on D-Day as a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery. Soon after, while walking across a mine field, he and his unit were attacked by enemy fire, as the Germans shot at them with machine guns. He was hit by four bullets to the leg, his middle finger of his right hand was shot off, and a bullet struck his chest. His life was saved when that hit a silver cigarette case which had been given to him by his brother.
45 Toured as celebrity spokesperson for Philips Electronics HDTV in 1999.
46 He and his wife Wende have two adult sons: Eric Doohan and Thomas Doohan.
47 He and his wife Wende became parents to daughter Sarah Doohan on April 11, 2000.


1 Catchphrase: "I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain!" (When asked by Captain Kirk to push the Enterprise engines beyond their limit)
2 Scottish brogue which he often used while portraying Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
3 Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott on Star Trek (1966) and seven of the Star Trek films


1 [1998] I wish I could say that Bill (William Shatner) is a nice man, but he isn't.
2 That's the responsibility of all actors: to keep your character as vibrant as possible. I just live my life and I like my characters to live that life, too. At least Scotty, anyway, because Scotty is the closest to Jimmy Doohan that I've ever done.
3 I really didn't have to work, shall we say, with Star Trek. It was a natural. When I opened my mouth, there was Scotty. It's like I tell people what you see in Scotty is 99% James Doohan and 1% accent.
4 I like Captain Kirk, but I can't say that I'm very fond of Bill Shatner (William Shatner).


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 31 August 2004 at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.
2003 SFX Award SFX Awards, UK SFX Lifetime Achievement Award

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)



Birth of a Timeless Legacy 2004 Video short Scotty
The Duke 1999 Clive Chives
Through Dead Eyes 1999 Barney Fredericks
Bug Buster 1998 Sheriff Carlson
Star Trek: Generations 1997 Video Game Capt. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott (voice)
The Bold and the Beautiful 1996-1997 TV Series Damon Warwick
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1997 TV Series Kardassian
Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 TV Series Pippen
Storybook 1996 Uncle Monty
New York Skyride 1994
River of Stone 1994
Star Trek: Generations 1994 Scotty
Amore! 1993 Dr. Landon
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Scotty
Star Trek: Judgment Rites 1993 Video Game Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott (voice)
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced 1992 Video Game Montgomery Scott (voice)
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1992 TV Series Scotty
Double Trouble 1992/I Chief O'Brien
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Scotty
Knight Rider 2000 1991 TV Movie James 'Scotty' Doohan
Star Trek Adventure 1991 Short Scott
MacGyver 1990 TV Series Speedy
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Scotty
Danger Bay 1988 TV Series Pete
Série noire 1987 TV Series
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Scotty
Hotel 1985 TV Series Roger
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Scotty
Magnum, P.I. 1983 TV Series Archie MacPherson
Fantasy Island 1983 TV Series Governor Gaspar d'Annard
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Scotty
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Scotty
Jason of Star Command 1978 TV Series Commander Canarvin
Tarzan and the Super 7 1978 TV Series Commander Canarvin
Insight 1977 TV Series Rudy Fresno
Star Trek: The Animated Series 1973-1974 TV Series Scott Arex Gabler ...
Return to Peyton Place 1972 TV Series Mr. Blake (1974)
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969-1972 TV Series Fred Baxter / Detective Sgt. Brenner
Man in the Wilderness 1971 Benoit
Pretty Maids All in a Row 1971 Follo
Daniel Boone 1969-1970 TV Series Fletcher / MacFarland
Then Came Bronson 1969 TV Series Dr. John Wilson, M.D.
Star Trek 1966-1969 TV Series Scott
Jigsaw 1968 Building Superintendent
Peyton Place 1965-1967 TV Series Thomas
Jericho 1966 TV Series Pastor Lutjens
Iron Horse 1966 TV Series Scrimp
One of Our Spies Is Missing 1966 Phillip Bainbridge
Blue Light 1966 TV Series Conners
A Man Called Shenandoah 1966 TV Series Cousin Howard
The F.B.I. 1966 TV Series Frank Delbey / Claude Bell
Scalplock 1966 TV Movie Scrimp
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964-1966 TV Series Phillip Bainbridge / Mr. MacInernay
The Virginian 1963-1965 TV Series James Francis O'Bannion / George Mitchell
Bewitched 1965 TV Series Walter Brocken
Convoy 1965 TV Series Lt. Wells
Laredo 1965 TV Series Mike Pripton
The Fugitive 1965 TV Series Doctor / Deputy #1
The Satan Bug 1965 SDI Agent at Gas Station (uncredited)
Bus Riley's Back in Town 1965 Les
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 TV Series Lawrence Tobin / Presidential Assistant
Signpost to Murder 1964 1st Guard (uncredited)
36 Hours 1964 Bishop (uncredited)
Ben Casey 1964 TV Series Dr. Watson
The Rogues 1964 TV Series Gordon Cutler
The Outer Limits 1964 TV Series Police Lt. Branch
The Richard Boone Show 1964 TV Series John Grisham
Bonanza 1962-1963 TV Series Colonel's Man / Bill Collins
The Wheeler Dealers 1963 Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Festival 1961-1963 TV Series Paul / Henri / Jules / ...
The Labyrinth 1963 TV Movie
Empire 1963 TV Series Doctor
The Gallant Men 1963 TV Series Captain Blagdon
G.E. True 1963 TV Series Jennings
Hazel 1963 TV Series Gordon MacHeath
The Twilight Zone 1963 TV Series Father
Gunsmoke 1962 TV Series Davit
The New Breed 1962 TV Series Dr. Lennon
The Business of Farming 1961 Short
Encounter 1953-1961 TV Series Barney Hannah / Arthur Phipps / Brad Gordon / ...
Heritage 1961 TV Series
First Person 1960 TV Series Rod Murphy
R.C.M.P. 1960 TV Series Tom Rolands / Ken McCready
Startime 1960 TV Series
The Unforeseen 1958-1959 TV Series
First Performance 1956-1958 TV Series Joynt
On Camera 1954-1958 TV Series Harry Sidekick / Lieut. Hagen / Dabney MacConkel / ...
Test Pilot 1957 Short
Folio 1956-1957 TV Series Ted / William Annand
Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans 1957 TV Series Tonkawa / Harris
Strike in Town: Revised 1956 Short
The Cage 1956 Short
The Hill 1956 TV Movie
Strike in Town 1955 Short
Playbill 1953-1955 TV Series Suitor / Navigator
Space Command 1953 TV Series Phil Mitchell
Tales of Tomorrow 1952 TV Series
Suspense 1951 TV Series Peters
Actor's Studio 1950 TV Series
Skinwalker: Curse of the Shaman 2005 Video Judge Peterson


Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Klingon and Vulcan languages - uncredited


Actors in War 2005 Documentary
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
TV Land Presents Blast from the Past 2001 Video Game documentary Himself
Cold Fusion: Fire from Water 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
UFOs Above and Beyond 1997 Video documentary Host
Trekkies 1997 Documentary Himself
The Daily Show 1996 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996 TV Series Himself
It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Charlie Grace 1996 TV Series Himself
Schreinemakers live 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
William Shatner's Star Trek Memories 1995 Video documentary Himself
Star Trek: A Captain's Log 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Ben Stiller Show 1992 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1992 TV Series Himself
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
Star Trek Logs: An MTV Big Picture Special Edition 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
Super Password 1987 TV Series Himself
Our Time 1985 TV Series Himself
The Star Trek Dream 1975 TV Movie documentary Himself
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Himself
Explorations 1957 TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

Road Trek 2011 2012 Short Scotty
Underground Entertainment: The Movie 2011 Documentary James
Billy Blackburn's Treasure Chest: Rare Home Movies and Special Memories 2011 Video short Scotty
Spacelift: Transporting Trek Into the 21st Century 2011 Video short Montgomery Scott
Fernsehkritik TV 2007 TV Series Himself
Timeshift 2006 TV Series documentary Scott
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
How William Shatner Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott
HypaSpace 2005 TV Series documentary Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
Kiss 'N' Tell: Romance in the 23rd Century 2004 Video short Scotty
Sci Fi Visionaries 2004 Video short Montgomery Scott
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments 1999 TV Short Montgomery Scott
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1996 TV Series Scott
Showbiz Today 1991 TV Series Scotty
Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories 1983 TV Movie documentary Lt. Commander Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott
Explorations 1959 TV Series documentary

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