Tom Everett Scott

Actor, Waiter
A winning young player of films and TV, tall, curly haired actor Tom Everett Scott grew up being told of his resemblance to Tom Hanks whom he adored watching on the sitcom "Bosom Buddies". Sharing the same laid back ... Read more »
Born: 09/06/1970 in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2002 - 2004, 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Do Over 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2010, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grace Under Fire 1994 - 1997, 2002 - 2004, 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southland 2002 - 2003, 2008 - 2013, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Z Nation 2008 - 2009, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

How To Get Away With Murder 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beauty and the Beast 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enemies Closer 2014 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Snow Buddies 2014 (Movie)

Voice of Buddy (Actor)

Independence Daysaster 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

GCB 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parental Guidance 2012 (Movie)

Phil Simmons (Actor)

Mars Needs Moms 2011 (Movie)

Dad (Voice)

Tanner Hall 2011 (Movie)

Gio (Actor)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Law & Order 1993, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Race to Witch Mountain 2009 (Movie)

Matheson (Actor)

Cashmere Mafia 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Because I Said So 2007 (Movie)

Jason (Actor)

Saved 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Surrender Dorothy 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Sexual Life 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Philly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Attraction 2001 (Movie)

Garrett (Actor)

The $Treet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Boiler Room 2000 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

The Love Letter 1999 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Top of the Food Chain 1999 (Movie)

Guy Fawkes (Actor)

Dead Man on Campus 1998 (Movie)

Josh (Actor)

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

Brian Gulden (Actor)

River Red 1998 (Movie)

Dave Holden (Actor)

An American Werewolf in Paris 1997 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Guy Patterson (Actor)

Love in the Dark Ages 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Inherit the Wind (TV Show)

Actor

Karroll's Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

The Devil's Teardrop (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A winning young player of films and TV, tall, curly haired actor Tom Everett Scott grew up being told of his resemblance to Tom Hanks whom he adored watching on the sitcom "Bosom Buddies". Sharing the same laid back affability and easy smile as well as similar physical attributes, the two would come together, with Scott fittingly making his big screen debut co-starring with his childhood idol in Hanks' feature directorial bow "That Thing You Do!" (1996). The newcomer proved well cast as Guy Patterson, the charismatic drummer whose band climbs the 1964 pop charts in the amiable period comedy. A Massachusetts native who started out acting in high school productions and worked at a Rhode Island Renaissance fair, Scott began his college career with practicality in mind, and started out as a communications major before switching to drama studies during his second year. The die cast, he moved to NYC and started a theater company (aTheaterCo) with three college chums. Scott supported himself waiting tables before finding work in TV commercials. Episodic guest shots followed, with NBC's popular legal series "Law & Order" hosting his small screen debut. A 1995 recurring role on "Grace Under Fire" featured him as the son that Brett Butler's title character gave up for adoption and made him a familiar face to viewers of the highly rated sitcom.

Relationships

Jenni Gallagher Actor

Wife
Met in college; began dating years later Married Dec. 13, 1997

Bill Scott

Father

Cindy Scott

Mother

Arly Scott

Daughter
Born c. 2000; mother, Jenni Gallagher

Finn Scott

Son
Born c. 2004; mother, Jenni Gallagher

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

Syracuse , New York 1988 - 1992
Started out as a communications major

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Billy Crystal and Bette Midler in family comedy "Parental Guidance"

2010

Co-starred opposite Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime Movie Network's crime drama "The Devil's Teardrop"

2009

Co-starred with Dwayne Johnson in "Race to Witch Mountain," a re-imagining of the original 1975 film "Escape to Witch Mountain"

2009

Cast in action drama "Southland"; series premiered on NBC, but later moved to TNT

2008

Played Lucy Liu's fiancé on short-lived ABC series "Cashmere Mafia"

2007

Appeared as one of Mandy Moore's boyfriends in "Because I Said So"

2006

Played a paramedic with a gambling problem on TNT series "Saved"

2002

Landed guest recurring role on NBC medical drama "ER"

2001

Co-starred opposite Kim Delaney on short-lived ABC drama "Philly"

2000

Cast in short-lived Fox drama "The $treet"

2000

Had featured role in "Attraction"; screened at Toronto Film Festival

1999

Acted opposite Kate Capshaw in "The Love Letter"

1999

Featured in Douglas Carter Beane's off-Broadway satire "The Country Club"

1999

Played the schoolmaster on trial for teaching evolution in the Showtime remake of "Inherit the Wind"

1998

Co-starred with Mark-Paul Gosselaar in college-set comedy "Dead Man on Campus"

1998

Portrayed Meryl Streep's son in Carl Franklin's "One True Thing"

1997

Starred in horror comedy remake of "An American Werewolf in Paris"

1996

Co-starred opposite Liv Tyler in Tom Hanks' directorial debut "That Thing You Do!"

1995

Landed recurring role on ABC sitcom "Grace Under Fire" as Brett Butler's eldest son

1993

Made TV acting debut on NBC legal drama "Law & Order"

1992

Moved to New York City after college

Worked at a Renaissance fair in Rhode Island

Began acting in high school productions

Landed first professional acting job, appearing in a McDonald's commercial

With three college friends, formed aTheaterCo, a NYC-based theater group focusing on original works

Bonus Trivia

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"This whole movie was like a dream. Everything was like 'Oh my God! Pinch me!' Think about it, someone says to you: 'You're going to be in a big, honking feature film; Tom Hanks is in it, wrote it, directed it, and you're going to be the lead, playing a rock star." – Scott on his role in "That Thing You Do!" quoted in USA Today, Oct. 18, 1996

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Scott on frequent comparisons to Tom Hanks: "Tom had an influence on me even before I met him. And there are certainly worse people to be compared to – like a young Ted Bundy." – quoted in Los Angeles magazine, November 1998

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On his role as romantic rival to Tom Selleck in "The Love Letter": I don't stand a chance against Magnum P.I. He's this big, handsome guy. He can grow facial hair, and I can't." – Scott quoted in Detour magazine, June/July 1999

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"When asked for autographs, I always write 'best wishes,' because that's how I really feel about people. I heard that David Hasselhoff writes 'stay cool.' How presumptuous. I don't want to pretend to know anything." – Scott to Detour magazine, June/July 1999

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