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Star Trek’s Scotty, James Doohan, Was an Irish Canadian WWII Veteran With an Inspirational Legacy

by John Maxwell

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.

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