St Louis, MO
|Wrote the song "Somewhere in the Night" for the NBC sci-fi series Quantum Leap, which provided Bakula's breakthrough role in the character of Sam Beckett.|
|Started a rock band called Insurrexion at the age of 10; Bakula was the drummer, lead singer and sometime-songwriter.|
|Made his big-screen debut in Carl Reiner's 1990 comedy Sibling Rivalry, co-starring Kirstie Alley and Bill Pullman.|
|Early in his career, appeared in commercials for Canada Dry ginger ale and Folgers Coffee.|
|Studied law for a short time at the University of Kansas, planning to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother, both attorneys.|
|Secured his Actors Equity card in 1976 with a role in the traveling company of Shenandoah; made his Broadway debut seven years later in the musical Marilyn: An American Fable.|
|Played soccer and tennis in high school, lettering seven times, and was president of his varsity club.|
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