#10 James Doohan
Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series
Character name: Montgomery “Scotty” Scott
Doohan’s Scott was the chief engineer aboard the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A in The Original Series and The Animated Series. Known for his superior technical and engineering skill, the character has inspired many fans to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields. Aside from being part of the Star Trek cast, Doohan ― who also appeared in the first seven Star Trek movies ― also contributed in the development of the Klingon and Vulcan languages of the franchise.
After his Star Trek journey, Doohan had limited success in finding other acting roles. Two of his few post-Star Trek roles are Commander Canarvin in the short-lived live-action kids’ show Jason of Star Command and Damon Warwick on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful.