Tom Everett Scott
|Tom Everett Scott|
|Born||Thomas Everett Scott
September 7, 1970
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jenni Gallagher (m. 1997)|
Thomas "Tom" Everett Scott (born September 7, 1970) 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 three seasons of the show.
Life and career 
Scott was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Cindy and Bill Scott. 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.
Scott had several other notable roles; he was the lead in the film An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) as well as Dead Man on Campus (1998). 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).
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.
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.
|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||Boiler Room||Michael Brantley|
|2002||Van Wilder||Elliot Grebb||Uncredited|
|2007||Because I Said So||Jason|
|2009||Race To Witch Mountain||Matheson|
|2010||The Devil's Teardrop|
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||Milo's dad|
|2012||The Man at the Counter||Man|
|2012||Parental Guidance||Phil Simmons|
|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||Platonically Incorrect||Scott||television film|
|Will & Grace||Alex||1 episode|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Booster Gold||1 episode|
|Karroll's Christmas||Allen Karroll||television film|
|2006||Surrender, Dorothy||Adam||television film|
|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||14 episodes|
|Law & Order||Governor Donald Shalvoy||4 episodes|
|2011||GCB (TV series)||Andrew Remington||3 episodes|
- "Celebrity Talk ..Checking In With Thomas Everett Scott". The Free Lance-Star. November 10, 2002. Retrieved September 6, 2012.
- 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