Scott Jacoby (actor)

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Scott Jacoby
Born (1956-11-26) November 26, 1956 (age 62)
Years active1968-present
Spouse(s)Lyn Jacoby (1985-present; 2 children)

Scott Bennett "Scotty" Jacoby (born November 26, 1956 in Skokie, Illinois) is an American actor. He appeared in the 1972 television film That Certain Summer,[1] for which he won an Emmy Award for his role.[2] He is also known for playing the lead role in the made for TV film Bad Ronald (1974).[3]

Life and career[edit]

Jacoby was born in Skokie, Illinois, but moved to Flushing, New York, when he was ten years old. At the age of twelve, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Ally in the Broadway musical Golden Rainbow, which starred Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. Jacoby was nominated in the category Best Featured Actor in a Musical at the 22nd Tony Awards, held on April 21, 1968.

By the early 1970s, an editorial questioned whether Jacoby was "a new Mickey Rooney".[4] He began his television career playing the role of "Hubcap", who was a friend of Josh Hall (Laurence Fishburne) on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. He also had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls as Dorothy's musician son, Michael Zbornak.

He is the oldest of five acting siblings, including half-brothers Billy Jacoby (now Billy Jayne, born in 1969), Bobby Jacoby (now Robert Jayne, born in 1973), and sisters Laura Jacoby and Susan Jacoby.

Selected filmography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Jacoby is of Jewish descent.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Ask TV Scout", The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana; June 2, 1973), TV Section, p. 8.
  2. ^ Primetime Emmy Award database
  3. ^ "Robert Bianco's favorite TV movies — and yours".
  4. ^ "Scott Jacoby–Is He A New Mickey Rooney?", Lancaster Sunday News (August 20, 1972), p. 20.
  5. ^ "Dolores Jacoby May Look Like a Stage Mother, but She Has Her Kids in Movies and TV Commercials Too." Friedman, Jack. Published November 19, 1984. Accessed April 7, 2017.

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