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Thomas Scott Coffey
May 1, 1967
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer, screenwriter|
Scott Coffey (born Thomas Scott Coffey; May 1, 1967) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. His film credits include Shag, Some Kind of Wonderful, Dream Lover, and Mulholland Drive. He directed Ellie Parker in 2005.
Coffey was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he began his acting career appearing in school plays, community theatre and with the Hawaii Performing Arts Company. He also appeared in several episodic television shows. He later became a writer and director. Coffey lives in Berlin, Germany, and Los Angeles with his longtime boyfriend, novelist Blair Mastbaum.
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At sixteen, with the money he had earned acting, he travelled to Europe. Inspired by Bertolucci's La Luna, he visited Rome, Paris and Budapest. He stayed three years, attending high school in Rome and acting in seven films, including Once Upon a Time in America and the CBS miniseries Christopher Columbus. While on location for Christopher Columbus, he was contacted by the William Morris Agency and moved to New York, where he signed with the agency and studied acting while co-starring in the off-Broadway play It's All Talk.
After a year he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his film career, appearing in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and SpaceCamp. His television work included a special The New Twilight Zone episode entitled "Private Channel", as well as an episode of Amazing Stories directed by Robert Zemeckis.
His feature film, Ellie Parker (2005), which finished production in July 2005, was an Official Selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won the New American Cinema Special Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was released in late 2005 by Strand Releasing. He wrote another film based on All God's Children Can Dance by Haruki Murakami.
|1984||Il peccato di Lola||Albert||Remake of Private lessons|
|1986||SpaceCamp||Gardener||Credited as T. Scott Coffey|
|Ferris Bueller's Day Off||Adams||Credited as T. Scott Coffey|
|1987||Some Kind of Wonderful||Ray|
|Zombie High||Felner||Alternative title: The School That Ate My Brain|
|1988||Satisfaction||Nickie||Alternative title: Girls of Summer|
|1989||Shag||Chip Guillyard||Alternative title: Shag: The Movie|
|The Big Picture||Waiter||Credited as T. Scott Coffey|
|1990||Wild at Heart||Billy||Scenes deleted|
|1993||Cigarettes & Coffee|
|Wayne's World 2||Heavy Metaller|
|1995||Breaking Free||Blitz||Alternative title: A Leap of Faith|
|The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson||Video Engineer|
|2001||Never Date an Actress||The caring boyfriend|
|2005||Ellie Parker||Chris||Writer, director, producer|
|2006||Inland Empire||Jack Rabbit||Voice|
|2007||Normal Adolescent Behavior||Philosophy Teacher||Alternative title: Havoc 2: Normal Adolescent Behavior|
|All God's Children Can Dance||Writer|
|2012||Adult World||Bookstore owner||Director|
|Highway to Heaven||Tim Brent||1 episode|
|Amazing Stories||Peter Brand||1 episode|
|1987||MacGyver||Michael Thornton||1 episode|
|The Twilight Zone||Keith Barnes||Episode: "Private Channel"|
|1988||Paradise||Dick Bradley||1 episode|
|The Outsiders||Randy Anderson||2 episodes|
|1993||seaQuest DSV||Bobby||1 episode|
|1995||JAG||Corporal David Parr||1 episode|
|1996||Nowhere Man||Gary Greer, recruit No. 5||1 episode|
|1998||Route 9||Nate||Television movie|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Trick||1 episode|
|2011||"What About Us"||Handsome Furs||Sound Kapital|
|2010||"Yulia"||Wolf Parade||Expo 86|
|2009||"I'm Confused"||Handsome Furs||FACE CONTROL|
|2009||"Circa"||Death Vessel||Nothing is Precious Enough For Us|
|2008||"Move You"||Anya Marina||Slow and Steady Seduction|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1990||Independent Spirit Award||Nominated||Best Supporting Male||Shag|
|2005||Seattle International Film Festival||Won||New American Cinema Special Jury Prize||Ellie Parker|
|2005||Sundance Film Festival||Nominated||Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic)||Ellie Parker|
- "Scott Coffey profile". Filmreference.com. May 1, 1967. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Winter Miller (July 8, 2007). "A Night Out With Dean and Britta:Rock On, but Turn In Early". New York Times.
Joining them for dinner on a recent Thursday night at Supper on Second Street off Avenue A were Scott Coffey, a screenwriter, director and sometime bit player; and his boyfriend, Blair Mastbaum, a novelist. They sat at a table in a room just light enough not to be taken for a bat cave.