Seann William Scott

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Seann William Scott
Seann William Scott 2012.jpg
Scott at the Sydney premiere of American Reunion in 2012
Born (1976-10-03) October 3, 1976 (age 37)
Cottage Grove, Minnesota, U.S.
Other names Sean W. Scott
Occupation Actor, comedian, film producer
Years active 1996–present

Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Steve Stifler in the American Pie series. He also appeared in the films Final Destination, Road Trip, Dude, Where's My Car?, Evolution, Bulletproof Monk, The Rundown, The Dukes of Hazzard, Role Models, Cop Out, and Goon.

Early life[edit]

Scott, the youngest of seven children, was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He is the son of Patricia Anne (née Simons), a homemaker, and William Frank Scott, a factory worker.[1] His eldest brother, Daniel, co-founded the Weekly Alibi after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott was inspired to become an actor while working at the local movie theater and seeing all the movies he could watch for free.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Scott in 2011

Scott's first commercial success came with the 1999 film American Pie, as Steve Stifler, a role he reprised in three sequels, American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012).[2] For his supporting role in the first film, Scott was paid only $8,000.[3] Scott was granted the lead role in American Wedding, though he only received second billing, and the character propelled him into the public consciousness. Scott's fear of typecasting led him to play different types of characters post-American Pie, such as a hapless nerd in the film Final Destination and a friendly stoner in Dude, Where's My Car?.

Scott made an appearance in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as a guitar-playing animal rights activist and had a starring part as a police officer in Southland Tales, where he reunited with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, with whom he had previously worked in The Rundown. Scott hosted the MTV Movie Awards 2003. The two performed several skits, including scenes from The Matrix Reloaded, which are on The Matrix Reloaded DVD. He has also hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared as a guest co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly. He co-starred in the action comedy Cop Out.[4] On October 2, 2013, Scott guest-starred in Episode 5, Season 9 (entitled "Mac Day") of the FXX television series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," playing Mac's cousin, "Country Mac."

Personal life[edit]

The cast of American Reunion in Sydney, 2012

On March 16, 2011, Scott was admitted to a treatment facility for "health and personal issues". His representatives declined to confirm any details about the decision, including specifying the facility.[5] On April 13, it was reported that Scott had successfully completed the treatment program.[6]

In March 2012, Scott confirmed that he was engaged to model Lindsay Frimodt.[7] In January 2013, US Weekly reported that this engagement had ended and that the two had split, but would remain friends.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Born Into Exile Derek Television film
1999 American Pie Steve Stifler Credited as Sean W. Scott
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Sleazebag
2000 Final Destination Billy Hitchcock
2000 Road Trip E.L.
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Chester Greenburg Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry (shared with Ashton Kutcher)
2001 Evolution Wayne Grey
2001 American Pie 2 Steve Stifler Teen Choice Award for Choice Sleazebag
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Jason Biggs)
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Brent
2002 Stark Raving Mad Ben McGewan
2003 Bulletproof Monk Kar
2003 Old School Peppers
2003 American Wedding Steve Stifler Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Sleazebag
MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Blush
2003 The Rundown Travis Alfred Walker
2004 MTV Cribs Himself
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Bo Duke Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Jessica Simpson and Johnny Knoxville)
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Crash Voice
2007 Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot Jeff Nichols
2007 Southland Tales Roland Taverner
2007 Mr. Woodcock John Farley
2008 The Promotion Doug Stauber
2008 Role Models Anson Wheeler
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash Voice
2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Gary Houseman
2009 Planet 51 Skiff Voice
2010 Cop Out Dave
2010 Jackass 3D Himself Cameo
2011 Goon Doug Glatt
2012 American Reunion Steve Stifler Executive producer
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Crash Voice
2013 Movie 43 Brian Segment: "Happy Birthday"
2014 Just Before I Go Ted Morgan

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Unhappily Ever After Moondoggie Episode: "Beach Party"
1998 Something So Right Preston Episode: "Something About a Double Standard"
2013 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Country Mac Episode: "Mac Day"
2013 Timms Valley US Marshal Kev Pilot

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Title Role
1997 Aerosmith "Hole in My Soul" Quarterback

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Nox Jack Mower Voice

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Chad's World Jim Episode: "I Lost My Friend"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seann William Scott Biography (1976?-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ Weinstein, Joshua L. (March 16, 2011). "Exclusive: Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy Reunite for New 'American Pie'". The Wrap. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ an interview with Scott on BBC Radio 1
  4. ^ "Seann W Scott new action comedy". Empire. 
  5. ^ Kristin Watson (2011-03-16). "American Pie star Seann William Scott enters treatment facility". Sheknows.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  6. ^ "Seann William Scott Exits Rehab - Today's News: Our Take". TVGuide.com. 2011-04-13. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  7. ^ "Seann William Scott: I'm Engaged". People. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Seann W Scott Fianccee Lindsay Frimodt Split End Engagement". US Weekly. 

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Preceded by
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jack Black
MTV Movie Awards host
2003 (with Justin Timberlake)
Succeeded by
Lindsay Lohan