Scott Plank

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Scott Plank
Scott Chapman Plank

(1958-11-11)November 11, 1958
DiedOctober 24, 2002(2002-10-24) (aged 43)
Years active1984–2002

Scott Chapman Plank (November 11, 1958 — October 24, 2002) was an American 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 Dreamgirls on Broadway and toured for many years with A Chorus Line in which he played various roles. Regional theatre roles include Hurlyburly 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, Hurlyburly, 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 at age 43 on October 24, 2002, in Los Angeles, California, from injuries sustained from a car accident three days earlier.[1][2] Holes (2003) was dedicated to his memory.


Year Title Role Notes
1984–1989 Miami Vice Detective Glen McIntyre TV series
1985 A Chorus Line Dancer
1997–1998 Melrose Place Nick Reardon 12 episodes
1988 The In Crowd Dugan
1989 L.A. Takedown Sgt. Vincent Hanna
Wired Herb Axelson
1990 Panama Sugar Panama
1991 Pastime Randy Keever
1992 Mr. Baseball Ryan Ward
1994 Saints and Sinners Big Boy
1995 Without Evidence Kevin Francke
1996 Marshal Law Randall Nelson
American Strays Sonny
Co-ed Call Girl Ron Tamblin
1997 Moonbase John Russell
2000–2001 Baywatch Samuel "Sam" Parks 4 episodes
2001–2003 The Division John Exstead, Jr. 6 episodes
2003 Holes Charles "Trout" Walker


External links[edit]

  • Scott Plank on IMDb
  • Scott Plank at the Notable Names Database
  • "Scott Plank". Find a Grave. Retrieved 2008-01-28.