Star Trek’s chief engineer, Montgomery Scott, may be the most famously Scottish person in all of pop culture. But here’s something fascinating:
The actor who played Scotty, James Doohan, wasn’t just not Scottish… his family was actually Irish.
And that’s just the beginning of a remarkable life story that took James Doohan — who would have been 100 years old this month — from Canada to the battlefields of World War II to Hollywood and, eventually, outer space. Join us for a surprising Irish Heritage Month salute to the secret life of Scotty!
Watch the video here.