Adam Scott (actor)
Scott at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Adam Paul Scott
April 3, 1973
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Naomi Sablan (m. 2005)|
Adam Paul Scott (born April 3, 1973) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. Scott has also appeared as Derek in the movie Step Brothers, Henry Pollard in the Starz sitcom Party Down, and as FBI Agent McPherson in Torque.
Scott was born on April 3, 1973 in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne (née Quartara) and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated from Harbor High School and he is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California.
One of his earliest roles was in Hellraiser: Bloodline. He has appeared in several feature films, including Who Loves the Sun (2006), Monster-in-Law (2005), The Aviator (2004), Torque (2004), High Crimes (2002), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), and The Lesser Evil (1998). In 2007-08, he had a cameo as a nurse in Knocked Up, and played Will Ferrell's character's biological brother Derek in Step Brothers, as well as Josh in the dot-com drama August. Scott played a supporting role in Alexandre Aja's remake Piranha 3-D, playing a character similar to Bradford Dillman's character from the original. He also played Jeremy in Leap Year. Scott's name appears next to Jon Hamm's in the movie Anchorman in one of the broadcast's credits. In an appearance on G4's Attack of the Show program on April 21, 2011, Scott confirmed that this was due to his and Hamm's friendship with producer Shauna Robertson, who put their names in the credits as an Easter egg. He played Ted Hendricks, Walter Mitty's boss, in the 2013 remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Alongside recurring Party Down guest star J.K. Simmons, Scott starred as Caleb Sinclaire in the 2009 film The Vicious Kind in a more dramatic role than his previous comedic endeavors. Though the film itself was met with mixed reviews, Scott's own performance was held in much higher regard. For his efforts, Scott won two individual awards at two separate film festivals, with writer and director Lee Toland Krieger winning one as well. Scott starred in the film Passenger Side, released on DVD on October 26, 2010. Who Loves The Sun, the film was his second collaboration with writer-director Matt Bissonnette.
Adam Scott's film A.C.O.D., which co-stars Amy Poehler, premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Scott was quoted saying that Poehler "is one of my favorite people in the world. She's the best" about his television and now, movie co-star.
On television, he appeared as Griff Hawkins in the series Boy Meets World and Josh on Party of Five, as well as David's love interest, Ben Cooper, on Six Feet Under. He played Palek on the HBO drama Tell Me You Love Me (2007). Scott played a cocaine-addicted, delirious baseball front office representative in the first and second seasons of the HBO series, Eastbound & Down. From 2009 to 2010 he appeared on the Starz network show Party Down, created by Rob Thomas. His role as Henry Pollard in Party Down earned him an Entertainment Weekly Ewwy nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009. In 2010 he left Party Down and joined the cast of NBC's Parks and Recreation.
He has appeared in the Adult Swim comedy Childrens Hospital. He was also on the show NTSF:SD:SUV::, in the episode "The Risky Business of Being Alone in Your Home", and the annual Adult Swim special The Greatest Event in Television History. Scott has also appeared in the Comedy Central television show Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, as a newscaster in the episode "Relapse into Refreshment". He has appeared in a series of commercials for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.
|1994||Cityscrapes: Los Angeles||Joe|
|1996||The Last Days of Frankie the Fly||Race Track Valet|
|1996||Star Trek: First Contact||Defiant Conn Officer|
|1997||Dinner and Driving||Larry|
|1997||Payback||Adam Stanfill||Television movie|
|1998||The Lesser Evil||Young George|
|1998||Hairshirt||Fan at Bar|
|1999||Winding Roads||Brian Calhoun||Television movie|
|2001||Date Squad||Fred||Short film|
|2001||Seven and a Match||Peter|
|2002||High Crimes||Lt. Terrence Embry|
|2003||Something More||Saul||Short film|
|2004||Torque||FBI Agent McPherson|
|2004||Off the Lip||David|
|2004||The Aviator||Johnny Meyer|
|2005||The Matador||Phil Garrison|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Marvin Bushmiller|
|2006||First Snow||Tom Morelane|
|2006||Who Loves the Sun||Daniel Bloom|
|2007||Knocked Up||Samuel - Nurse|
|2008||The Great Buck Howard||Alan Berkman|
|2008||Corporate Affairs||Jack Hightower|
|2008||Lovely, Still||Mike Malone|
|2009||The Vicious Kind||Caleb Sinclaire||Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead|
|2010||AIDS: We Did It!||Unknown||Short film|
|2011||Fight for Your Right Revisited||Cab Driver||Short film|
|2011||The Terrys||Narrator||Short film|
|2011||Our Idiot Brother||Jeremy|
|2011||Friends with Kids||Jason Fryman|
|2012||HJ Gloves||Unknown||Short film|
|2012||See Girl Run||Jason|
|2012||The Guilt Trip||Andrew Margolis, Jr.|
|2013||The Secret Life of Walter Mitty||Ted Hendricks|
|2014||They Came Together||Sound Engineer||Cameo|
|2014||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Adam Yates Jr.||Post-production|
|2015||Black Mass||Robert Fitzpatrick||Filming|
|2015||Sleeping with Other People||Filming|
|1994||Dead at 21||Dan||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1994||Boy Meets World||Band Member||Episode: "Band on the Run"|
|1995||ER||David Kerstetter||Episode: "Full Moon, Saturday Night"|
|1995||Boy Meets World||Griffin Hawkins||3 episodes|
|1995||Murder One||Sydney Schneider||6 episodes|
|1996||NYPD Blue||Gordon Puterbaugh||Episode: "The Nutty Confessor"|
|1998–1999||Party of Five||Josh Macon||7 episodes|
|1999||Wasteland||Phillip the Coffee Boy||7 episodes|
|2002||Glory Days||Howard Dichotsky||Episode: "Everybody Loves Rudy"|
|2002||Six Feet Under||Ben Cooper||2 episodes|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Danny Cato||Episode: "Stalkerazzi"|
|2005||Veronica Mars||Mr. Rooks||Episode: "Mars vs. Mars"|
|2006||Law & Order||Robbie Howell||Episode: "America, Inc."|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||Palek||10 episodes|
|2009–2010||Party Down||Henry Pollard||20 episodes|
|2009–2010||Eastbound & Down||Pat Anderson||2 episodes|
|2010||Childrens Hospital||Lt. D'Ghor Koru||Episode: "Joke Overload"|
|2010||The Wonderful Maladys||Alice's ex-boyfriend||Pilot|
|2010–present||Parks and Recreation||Ben Wyatt||85 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series (2013, 2014)
|2011||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Van Damm||Episode: "The Risky Business of Being Alone in Your Home"|
|2012||Burning Love||Damien Assante||6 episodes|
|2012||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "Adam Scott Wears A Red Oxford Shirt & Jeans"|
|2012–2014||The Greatest Event in Television History||Himself||4 episodes|
|2013||Drunk History||John Wilkes Booth||Episode: "Washington D.C."|
Scott is the co-host and co-creator of the podcast U Talkin' U2 To Me? with Scott Aukerman. Though the series is introduced at the outset of each episode as "the comprehensive and encyclopedic compendium of all things U2," it is in fact largely devoted to conversations and anecdotes that have nothing to do with the Irish rock band. While Scott and Aukerman's quite intentional avoidance of performing the sole task they have set for themselves forms the comedic backbone of U Talkin' U2 To Me, most episodes do in fact contain some portion where the hosts actually discuss their mutual love of U2, band member names, and each individual record in the band's discography.
- California Birth Index, 1905-1995, Ancestry.com
- California Birth Index 1905-1995, Ancestry.com
- Keck, William (2008-07-22). "When somebody needs a brother, here's Adam Scott". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
- "Harbor Alumni Hall of Achievement". 2011-02-26. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
- "American Academy of Dramatic Arts Alumni News". Aada.org. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "Adam Scott Talks Piranha 3D - It's All About Boobs and Blood! Hallelujah!". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- "Adam Scott and 'Our Idiot Brother'".
- "Passenger Side on Amazon.com".
- "Adam Scott lives it up on ‘Party Down’". Whosnews.usaweekend.com. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- Sepinwall, Alan (2010-03-05). "'Parks and Recreation' lands 'Party Down' star Adam Scott". The Star Ledger.
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