William Lee Scott

Actor, Waiter
A charismatic blue-eyed blond with a rough-hewn handsomeness and confident swagger that made him a perfect choice for rebellious "bad boy" roles, William Lee Scott proved more than just a one-note performer, capably ... Read more »
Born: 07/05/1973

Filmography

Actor (21)

Burning Blue 2014 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Chase 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Go-Getter 2008 (Movie)

Rid (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Killer Diller 2006 (Movie)

Wesley Benfield (Actor)

The Butterfly Effect 2004 (Movie)

Tommy Miller (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd 2003 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

Lou (Actor)

The Steve Harvey Show 1995 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

Black and White 2000 (Movie)

Will King (Actor)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

October Sky 1999 (Movie)

Roy Lee (Actor)

The Opposite of Sex 1998 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Gattaca 1997 (Movie)

Young Anton (Actor)

Gun 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Before Women Had Wings (TV Show)

Actor

The Winning Season (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A charismatic blue-eyed blond with a rough-hewn handsomeness and confident swagger that made him a perfect choice for rebellious "bad boy" roles, William Lee Scott proved more than just a one-note performer, capably handling parts from his sympathetic turn as the reckless but sincere Randy in "The Opposite of Sex" (1998) to the easily-led and disturbingly violent Will in "Black and White" (2000). After being discovered while working as a waiter in NYC and encouraged to put his magnetic good looks to use as a performer, the previously uninterested Scott hooked up with an acting coach and an agent. Soon he was a working actor and won the Best Actor Award from Columbia University in 1995 for his turn in the student film "'Tis the Season". In 1996, he marked his television debut with a regular role on The WB's high school-set sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show", playing a street tough in a classroom headed by an entertainer-turned-teacher played by the titular actor-comedian. While acting on the series, he took two 1997 guest roles on episodes of the grittier, short-lived ABC dramas "Gun" and "Cracker". That same year he appeared as the liberated eldest son of a troubled rural family in ABC's "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings", the inaugural TV-movie produced by the superstar talk show host.

EDUCATION

studied acting with William Esper in NYC

Milestones

2004

Appeared with Ashton Kutcher in the thriller "The Butterfly Effect"

2001

Signed to star opposite Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in the World War II actioner "Pearl Harbor"

2000

Featured as a car thief in Dominic Sena's remake "Gone in 60 Seconds", starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie

2000

Co-starred as the troubled son of a district attorney who is enamored of hip-hop culture in James Toback's largely improvised drama "Black and White"

1999

Had supporting role in the 1957-set biopic "October Sky"

1998

Was featured in the acclaimed independent "The Opposite of Sex" as Christina Ricci's Christian boyfriend

1997

Was featured in the ABC TV-movie "Oprah Winfrey Presents: Before Women Had Wings" as the grown son of a troubled 1960s rural family

1997

Had guest roles on the short-lived ABC dramas "Cracker" and "Gun"

1997

Made film debut with a cameo role as the younger incarnation of Loren Dean's character in the futuristic drama "Gattaca"

1996

Played Bullethead, a likable tough in a group of underachiving misfits, in the high school-set sitcom "The Steve Harvey Show" (The WB)

1995

Was awarded Best Actor Award from Columbia University for his performance in the student film "'Tis the Season"

Raised in Hudson, New York and in Manhattan

Landed his debut acting role in a Kellogg's Frosted Flakes commercial on his first audition

Bonus Trivia

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Some of William Lee Scott's barbed commentary about co-workers on various projects, quoted in the New York Post, February 4, 1999: "['Black and White' co-star Claudia Schiffer] plays the girlfriend who kind of sleeps with everyone in the story. Which is ridiculous, because Claudia does not have the brains to actually figure out a way to sleep with that many people. She looked like she could barely get herself from here to the door, man. I'm just getting started. . . "You could totally tell that [Oprah Winfrey, producer of Scott's first TV-movie outing] was just a completely two-faced woman. She was always switching. You don't want to get on her bad side."

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