Scott Leva

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Scott Leva
Scott Leva 2006.JPG
Born (1958-05-29) May 29, 1958 (age 60)
Occupation Stuntman, stunt coordinator, gymnast

Scott Leva (born May 29, 1958) is an award-winning stuntman and stunt coordinator who began his career as a gymnast and entered stuntwork in the 1970s.



In 1985, Scott was tapped by Cannon Films & Joseph Zito (who was the 2nd director to replace Tobe Hooper as being the first director attached for Spider-Man) to play both Spider-Man and Peter Parker in their adaptation of the comics, He was also the actor on the first photographic cover of a Spider-Man comic book, appearing as Peter Parker, half-way in costume, on The Amazing Spider-Man, #262 (cover date March 1985).

Safety equipment designer[edit]

After a friend died doing a high fall, Scott started to tinker with the standard airbags used by stunt performers and eventually designed an airbag with a different structure. The older airbags had a tendency to throw a stunt performer if they didn't hit the bag perfectly, the new bag uses a different arrangements of air bladders and a less slippery top layer to help the performer to stay on the bag. He was awarded a Science and Technical Oscar for this design.


  • 2003 World Stunt Awards Nominated for Best High Work for a 125-foot fall onto the top of a car on Ballistic: Ecks VS. Sever
  • 2003 World Stunt Awards Nominated for Best Overall Stunt Performer as stunt coordinator on Ballistic: Ecks VS. Sever
  • 2006 Academy Awards Science and Technical Oscar for his design of a safer air bag for high fall stunt work

Filmography highlights[edit]

Stunts or Stunt Coordinator


  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Ortikan (1 episode, 1997)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

  • Ritual (2001/I) (second unit director)
  • Pilgrim (2000) (second unit director)
  • If Dog Rabbit (1999) (second unit director)
  • The Heist (1999) (second unit director)
  • Southern Cross (1999) (second unit director)
  • The Outsider (1998) (TV) (second unit director)
  • Mars (1998) (second unit director)
  • Acts of Betrayal (1997) (second unit director)
  • Mercenary (1997) (TV) (second unit director)
  • The Journey: Absolution (1997) (second unit director)
  • Mercenary II: Thick & Thin (1997) (TV) (second unit director)


  • The Greatest Show Ever (2007) (TV)


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