"Star Trek's" Scotty (James Doohan) dies at age 85 - A sad day for Star Trek Fans


James Doohan the actor who played Chief Engineer Scotty in the cult TV show Star Trek and in many of the spin off movies has died at age of 85.

(I-Newswire) July 20, 2005 - James Doohan the actor who played Chief Engineer Scotty in the cult TV show Star Trek and in many of the spin off movies has died at the age of 85.

The Canadian actor who affected a Scottish accent and was the recipient of the famous phrase "beam me up Scotty" auditioned for the part in 1966. To his fans he will be forever remembered in this role.

"James Doohan loved being Scotty," longtime friend and agent Steve Stevens told , referring to Doohan's role as the curmudgeonly starship engineer in "Star Trek," which catapulted him to worldwide fame.

Doohan died at his home at 5:30am Wednesday from pneumonia and Alzheimer's Disease. The latter had been diagnosed in August 2004, causing the actor to retire from public life.

Biography:
Doohan was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, youngest of four children of William Doohan, a pharmacist, veterinarian and dentist, and his wife Sarah; his family later moved to Sarnia, Ontario where he attended high school at "SCITS", Sarnia Collegiate Institute and Technical School and excelled in math and science.

During World War II, he participated in the invasion of Juno Beach on D-Day as a captain with the Royal Canadian Artillery. At 11:30 that night, he was machine-gunned, taking six hits: one that took off his middle right finger (he managed to hide the missing finger on screen), four in his leg and one in the chest. The chest bullet was stopped by his silver cigarette case. Returning from the war, Doohan started his acting career with a CBC radio show appearance on January 12, 1946. He also enrolled in a drama class in Toronto, later he won a two-year scholarship to New York's famed Neighborhood Playhouse, where fellow students included Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Richard Boone.

Star Trek
Doohan always had a gift for using foreign accents. When he auditioned for Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, Doohan did several different accents. Roddenberry asked Doohan which one he liked the best. Doohan acknowledged that he believed "all the world's best engineers have been Scottish." So, Doohan was cast as the Chief Engineer of the USS Enterprise, Montgomery Scott. In later years he would revisit this casting process at Star Trek conventions, demonstrating a variety of possible engineer voices and characters. When Roddenberry produced Star Trek: The Animated Series in the early 1970s, Doohan's ability to perform different voices was utilized by having him perform most "guest star" male roles in the series, including Robert April, conjectured first captain of the Enterprise.

After the series ended, Doohan found himself typecast and had a hard time getting other acting roles. He was able to support himself with income from personal appearances. When the Star Trek franchise was revived, Doohan could once again work as an actor.

Klingon and Vulcan languages
Using his considerable vocal skills, Doohan devised the Vulcan and Klingon language dialogue heard in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Later, professional linguists, particularly Mark Okrand, expanded Klingon into a fully constructed language with a working grammar.

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