Scott Plank

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Scott Plank
Born Scott Chapman Plank
(1958-11-11)November 11, 1958
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Died October 24, 2002(2002-10-24) (aged 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–2002

Scott Chapman Plank (November 11, 1958 — October 24, 2002) was an American film and television actor, best known for playing Nick Reardon on Melrose Place, and as Wiley Farrell on Air America.

Life and acting career[edit]

Scott Plank was born in Washington, D.C.

Plank's last feature film was the movie Holes (2003) starring Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight, in which he had the supporting role of Trout Walker. In addition he appeared in The Flying Dutchman in 2001, which co-starred Rod Steiger, Saints and Sinners in 1994, The In Crowd in 1988, Panama Sugar in 1990, which co-starred Oliver Reed, and finally Without Evidence (1995), which co-starred Angelina Jolie.

His television credits include appearances in The Division (2001), Sons and Daughters (1991), Air America (1998) and Melrose Place (1992).

Plank had an extensive theatre background that spans from Broadway to Regional theatre in Los Angeles. He was in the original cast of Dream Girls on Broadway and toured for many years with A Chorus Line in which he played various roles. Regional theatre roles include Hurly Burly co-starring alongside Sean Penn, and a one-act play Kindness of Women, written and directed by Sean Penn.

Other works[edit]

  • Member of the original Broadway cast of the 1981 musical Dreamgirls portraying a member of 'The James Early Band'.
  • Theater Broadway, Chorus Line Shubert Theater
  • The Kindness of Women Writer/Director: Sean Penn
  • G.R. Point Director: Howard Fine/ Callboard Theater
  • Theater Regional LA, Hurly Burly, Writer-Director: David Rabe/ Westwoodplayhouse
  • Theatre, The Fool at the Met Theatre. Director: James Gammon.
  • Appeared in Shania Twain's "Dance with the one that brought you", Director: Sean Penn.


Plank died on October 24, 2002, in Los Angeles, California, from injuries sustained from a car accident three days earlier at age 43.[1][2] Holes (2003) was dedicated in his memory.



  1. ^ Life in Legacy
  2. ^ Find a grave - Scott Chapman Plank

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