Who played Dr. McCoy in Star Trek

Leonard McCoy

Spouse (s):

Unknown (divorced)
Natira (separated)
"I'm just an old country doctor."
"You're an old fashioned boy, McCoy."

admiralLeonard H. McCoy, MD was a male HumanStarfleetofficer of the 23rd and 24th centuries. He was an accomplished surgeon, physician, psychologist, and exobiologist, and was also considered an expert in space psychology. As chief medical officer, he served aboard the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A for a combined twenty-seven years. (Star Trek: The Original Series; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"; VOY: "Lifesigns", "Message in a Bottle")

Early life

Dr. Leonard McCoy was born in Georgia, USA, Earth, in 2227. He was the son of David McCoy. (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock; TAS: "Once Upon a Planet"; TOS: "This Side of Paradise"; TNG: "Encounter at Farpoint"; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)

McCoy was attending the University of Mississippi during the mid-2240s when he met the joined TrillEmonyDax, who was visiting Earth to judge a gymnastics competition. According to Jadzia Dax, "he had the hands of a surgeon". (DS9:" Trials and Tribble-ations ")

McCoy began studying medicine in or before 2245. (TAS: "The Pirates of Orion") While in medical school, McCoy and his friends used to play practical jokes on each other all the time. For example, they would substitute real drinking glasses with trick drinking glasses, causing the target drinker to spill on their shirt. (TAS: "The Practical Joker")

McCoy's graduation date from medical school was never confirmed in a Star Trek production, but with four years of pre-med followed by four years of medical school, McCoy would normally have received his medical degree in 2253, assuming he started college at the age of eighteen in 2245. Kirk's statement in 2270 that McCoy had been a doctor for twenty-five years seemed to support this.

Starfleet career

In 2251, McCoy led a massive inoculation program on planetDramia II, where he saved a Dramencolonist, named Kol-Tai, from a strain of the Saurian virus. Shortly after McCoy departed, a plague struck Dramia II, killing most of the colonists. (TAS: "Albatross")

In 2253, McCoy developed a surgical procedure for the humanoid brain; Grafting neural tissue to the cerebral cortex, followed by the creation of an axonal pathway between the tissue graft and the basal ganglia. (VOY: "Lifesigns")

McCoy divorced his wife and enrolled in Starfleet Academy in the alternate reality in 2255. (Star Trek) The novel Shadows on the Sun stated the prime reality McCoy separated from his wife and then enrolled in 2253.