Chris Doohan

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Christopher Doohan
Born Christopher Barrett Doohan
(1959-06-28) June 28, 1959 (age 54)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979-
Known for Montgomery "Scotty" Scott
Television Star Trek Continues

Christopher Doohan (born June 28, 1959) is one of the sons of Star Trek actor James Doohan. Chris and his twin brother, Montgomery, made uncredited appearances as background extras in the first Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

Upon hearing that the role of Montgomery Scott would be recast for J.J. Abrams' film, the Star Trek fans started a campaign asking other fans to write to Paramount Pictures in an attempt to persuade the studio and the filmmakers to allow either Chris or his brother, Montgomery, to play their father's role in the film, or, at the very least, to be extras in the film as they were for The Motion Picture.[1]

The role of Scotty in the new film went to British actor Simon Pegg, but on November 5, 2007 it was announced that Doohan had auditioned for a "minor speaking role" in the film. Doohan stated he would not have even won an audition had it not been for the support of the fans.[2] He appeared alongside Scotty, assisting him in operating the transporter controls during the mission to the Narada. In 2012, It was announced that Chris Doohan won a credited speaking role in Star Trek Into Darkness as a Transport Officer.

In 2012, it was announced that Doohan will play Scotty in the upcoming Star Trek Continues, a web based film series. The first episode "Pilgrim of Eternity" premiered at the Phoenix Comicon to a crowd of over 3,500 fans. With most of the cast in attendance, they signed posters in the lobby which took almost 3 hours to complete. The reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with much kudos going out to Doohan's acting and his spot-on portrayal of Scotty. The second episode, "Lolani" premiered in March 2014 at the Dallas, Texas Comic Con. The episode also stars Lou Ferrigno and Erin Grey. [3]

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