Scott Bakula

Actor, Singer, Producer
An accomplished Tony Award-nominated stage actor, Scott Bakula earned his loyal small screen following through his starring role as the time-traveling, identity-shifting protagonist of the sci-fi series "Quantum Leap" ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

Basmati Blues 2016 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Me Him Her 2016 (Movie)

Mr. Ehrlick (Actor)

NCIS 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enter the Dangerous Mind 2015 (Movie)

Kevin (Actor)

Looking 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

Elsa & Fred 2014 (Movie)

Gavin (Actor)

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Behind the Candelabra 2013 (Movie)

Bob Black (Actor)

Geography Club 2013 (Movie)

Carl Land (Actor)

Two and a Half Men 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men of a Certain Age 2009 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1986 - 1996, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1986 - 1996, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shatner's Raw Nerve 1986 - 1995, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Source Code 2011 (Movie)

Colter's Father (Actor)

Chuck 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

FBI Special Agent Brian Shepherd (Actor)

Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

American Body Shop 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enterprise 2001 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Adventures From the Book of Virtues 1996 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

Kurt Walker (Actor)

Luminarias 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sciography 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Name of the People 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Luminarias 2000 (Movie)

Joseph Levinson (Actor)

The Trial of Old Drum 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

American Beauty 1999 (Movie)

Jim Olmeyer (Actor)

Tom Clancy's NetForce 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Major League: Back to the Minors 1998 (Movie)

Gus Cantrell (Actor)

The National Hate Test 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Cats Don't Dance 1997 (Movie)

of Danny (Voice)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1997 ESPY Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

The Invaders 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lord of Illusions 1995 (Movie)

Harry D'Amour (Actor)

Men, Movies & Carol 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

David Ronconi (Actor)

Nowhere to Hide 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

A Passion to Kill 1994 (Movie)

Dr David Lawson (Actor)

Color of Night 1994 (Movie)

Dr Bob Moore (Actor)

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Designing Women 1986 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ultimate Driving Challenge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Presenter

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Necessary Roughness 1991 (Movie)

Paul Blake (Actor)

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sibling Rivalry 1990 (Movie)

Harry Turner (Actor)

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Eisenhower & Lutz 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Gung Ho 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Infiltrator 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor

Above Suspicion (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Smoke (TV Show)

Actor

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

I-Man (TV Show)

Actor

In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Mean Streak (TV Show)

Actor

Papa's Angels (TV Show)

Actor

Role of a Lifetime (TV Show)

Actor

The Bachelor's Baby (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Fling (TV Show)

Actor

What Girls Learn (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Producer

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Producer

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Producer

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

An accomplished Tony Award-nominated stage actor, Scott Bakula earned his loyal small screen following through his starring role as the time-traveling, identity-shifting protagonist of the sci-fi series "Quantum Leap" (NBC, 1989-1993). Bakula was occasionally featured in films, including comedies "Necessary Roughness" (1991) and acclaimed dramas "American Beauty" (1999) and "Life as a House" (2001), but his rugged, all-American looks and "everymen" appeal generally made him a better fit for television work. He spent two seasons sparring with "Murphy Brown" (CBS, 1988-1998) and commanded leading roles on the "Star Trek" offering "Enterprise" (UPN, 2001-05), and as Ray Romano's mid-life crisis buddy on "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2009-). Bakula's versatility led to over two decades of steady screen success, where he was equally appealing as square-jawed men of authority or charming, sensitive dreamboats in both comedies and dramas.

Relationships

Sally Bakula

Mother

Brad Bakula

Brother

Linda Bakula

Sister

Stewart Bakula

Father

Chelsea Bakula

Daughter
Born in 1984 mother, Krista Neumann

Cody Bakula

Son
Born in 1991 mother, Krista Neumann

Owen Bakula

Son
Born in 1999 mother, Chelsea Field

Wil Bakula

Son
Born in 1995 mother, Chelsea Field

Chelsea Field Actor

Wife
Met when they co-starred in "A Passion to Kill" (1994)

Krista Newmann

Wife

EDUCATION

University of Kansas

Lawrence , Kansas
Left after a year and returned to St. Louis to work in community theater

Kirkwood High School

St. Louis , Missouri 1973

Milestones

2009

Co-starred with Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in TNT's "Men of a Certain Age"

2009

Played an FBI agent, opposite Matt Damon as ADM executive turned whistleblower Mark Whitacre, in "The Informant"

2009

Had a recurring role on NBC's "Chuck" as Stephen Bartowski, the title character's long lost father

2008

Appeared as Chris Fulbright in the Tracey Ullman sketch comedy series, "State of the Union," on Showtime

2001

Played Captain Jonathan Archer in the UPN series, "Star Trek: Enterprise"

2001

Had a supporting role in the film, "Life as a House," starring Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas

2000

Starred in the first original movie from the Animal Planet network, "The Trial of Old Drum"

2000

Played a death-row inmate in the CBS TV-movie, "In the Name of the People"

1999

Had a featured role as a gay neighbor in Sam Mendes' "American Beauty"

1999

Played the lead role in the ABC miniseries, "Tom Clancy's NetForce"

1998

Played a former ball player hired as a minor league manager in the sequel, "Major League: Back to the Minors"

1997

Provided the speaking and singing voice of Danny the Cat in the animated feature, "Cats Don't Dance"

1996

Executive produced and starred in the short-lived CBS drama, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

1996

Served as executive producer and star of the CBS TV-movie, "The Bachelor's Baby"

1995

Starred in Clive Barker's horror film, "Lord of Illusions"

1994

Acted in Richard Rush's disappointing "Color of Night," starring Bruce Willis

1993

Joined the cast of CBS' "Murphy Brown" as Peter Hunt, a rival reporter and love interest for Candice Bergen's title character

1991

First starring role in a feature, "Necessary Roughness"

1990

Feature acting debut in Carl Reiner's "Sibling Rivalry," starring Kirstie Alley

1989

Played time traveler Sam Beckett in the NBC series, "Quantum Leap"; began directing episodes during the 1991-1992 season; earned three Golden Globe nominations and four Emmy nominations for Best Actor

1988

Returned to Broadway to play duel roles in "Romance/Romance"; earned a Tony nomination as Lead Actor in a Musical

1988

Played an ambulance-chasing lawyer in the short-lived CBS sitcom, "Eisenhower & Lutz"

1986

Played the recurring role of Ted Shively, ex-husband of Annie Potts' Mary Jo, in the CBS sitcom "Designing Women"

1986

Moved to Los Angeles

1986

Made TV-movie debut in "I-Man" (ABC)

1986

First starring role in a series, the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Gung Ho"

1985

Played a stand-up comedian in the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical, "3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down"

1983

Made Broadway debut as Joe DiMaggio in the stage musical, "Marilyn: An American Fable"

1976

Moved to New York City

Began performing as a child

Cast in a dinner theater production of "Shenandoah" in North Carolina

Played the lead roles in his high school productions of "Godspell" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Formed Bakula Productions

Appeared in Off-Off Broadway and Off-Broadway musical revues

Bonus Trivia

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On directing himself: "I actually love doing it. I love breaking down the etiquette on the set and to be able to go directly to the actors with what I think, instead of having to go through the director." - Bakula quoted in Parade magazine, Feb. 5, 1995

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