Tom Everett Scott

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Tom Everett Scott
Born Thomas Everett Scott
(1970-09-07) September 7, 1970 (age 44)
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present
Spouse(s) Jenni Gallagher (m. 1997)

Thomas "Tom" Everett Scott (born September 7, 1970)[1] is an American film, theatre and television actor. His film work includes a starring role as drummer Guy Patterson in the film That Thing You Do! (1996) and as detective Russell Clarke in Southland for the first season he was part of the main cast. He had a recurring role thereafter.

Life and career[edit]

Scott was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Cynthia "Cindy" (née Pierce), an insurance saleswoman, and William Joseph "Bill" Scott, who was a civil engineer.[2][3][4] His first notable role was appearing as Matthew on the television situation comedy Grace Under Fire (1995–1997). He played the title character's out-of-wedlock son, whom she had placed for adoption. After several seasons on the show in a recurring role, Scott landed the role of Guy Patterson in That Thing You Do!. He was almost passed over because of his resemblance to the film's director, actor Tom Hanks, but Hanks's wife, Rita Wilson, encouraged Hanks to cast Scott in the role.[5]

Scott had several other notable roles; he was the lead in the films An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) and Dead Man on Campus (1998), and co-starred with Kate Capshaw and Tom Selleck in The Love Letter (1999). Scott also had a recurring role on the television series ER (2002–2003), and has played numerous minor parts in other films and television shows. He starred in Saved (2006), a medical-drama series on the TNT cable channel. He appeared as one of Mandy Moore's boyfriends in the comedy Because I Said So (2007).[citation needed] He appeared in a Broadway-theatre production as the closeted film star Mitchell Green in the comedy The Little Dog Laughed, written by Douglas Carter Beane. He also appeared as Zip in an Off-Broadway production of The Country Club, also written by Beane.[citation needed] He starred as Jack Cutting on the ABC television network's brief comedy-drama series Cashmere Mafia (2008). In 2009, he appeared in four episodes of Law & Order playing the fictional Governor of New York, Don Shalvoy. He also played Detective Russell Clarke in the seven episodes of the first season of Southland, which was dropped by NBC and subsequently picked up by TNT. At the start of second season, he became a recurring character appearing in three of six episodes. In the third season of the series, he has continued to appear in selected episodes.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1996 That Thing You Do! Guy Patterson
1997 An American Werewolf in Paris Andy McDermott
1998 One True Thing Brian Gulden
1998 Dead Man on Campus Josh Miller
1999 The Love Letter Johnny
2000 Attraction Garrett
2000 Boiler Room Michael Brantley
2002 National Lampoon's Van Wilder Elliot Grebb
2006 Air Buddies Buddy
2007 Because I Said So Jason
2008 Snow Buddies Buddy
2009 Race To Witch Mountain Matheson
2009 Tanner Hall Gio
2011 Mars Needs Moms Milo's dad Voice
2012 Parental Guidance Phil Simmons
2013 Enemies Closer Henry
2014 Strings Post-Production
2014 Collusions Martin Post-Production

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order Charles Wilson 1 episode
1994 CBS Schoolbreak Special Matt Hansen 1 episode
1995–1997 Grace Under Fire Matthew 5 episodes
1999 Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates television film
2000–2001 The $treet Jack T. Kenderson 12 episodes
2001–2002 Philly Will Froman 11 episodes
2002–2003 Do Over Joel (voice) 13 episodes (uncredited)
2002–2003 ER Eric Wyczenski 8 episodes
2003 Will & Grace Alex 1 episode
2004 Justice League Unlimited Booster Gold 1 episode
Karroll's Christmas Allen Karroll television film
2006 Saved Wyatt Cole main role
2008 Cashmere Mafia Jack Cutting 3 episodes
Sons of Anarchy Rosen 3 episodes
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Booster Gold 2 episodes
Southland Detective Russell Clarke 17 episodes
Law & Order Governor Donald Shalvoy 4 episodes
2011 GCB (TV series) Andrew Remington 3 episodes
2014 Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio Joe Matthews television film
2014 Beauty & the Beast Sam Recurring Role[6]
2014 Z Nation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrity Talk ..Checking In With Thomas Everett Scott". The Free Lance-Star. November 10, 2002. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://currentobituary.com/Memory.aspx?Memory_ObitdID=35386
  4. ^ http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20142571,00.html
  5. ^ Adams, Thelma (September 2000). "Tom Everett Scott — TV or Not TV, That Was the Question. He Chose TV. Don't Miss Him!" Interview (hosted at FindArticles); accessed January 9, 2010
  6. ^ "'Beauty and the Beast' Casts Tom Everett Scott for Intense Recurring Role -- EXCLUSIVE." EW.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2014. http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/12/04/beauty-and-the-beast-casts-tom-everett-scott/

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