Tom Everett Scott

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Tom Everett Scott
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T. E. Scott in 2010
Born Thomas Everett Scott
(1970-09-07) September 7, 1970 (age 45)
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
Alma mater Syracuse University
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993–present

Thomas "Tom" Everett Scott (born September 7, 1970)[1] is an American film, theatre and television actor. His film work includes a starring role as drummer Guy Patterson in the film That Thing You Do! (1996), the protagonist in An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) and notable roles in the cult film Boiler Room (2000), One True Thing (1998), Dead Man on Campus (1998), The Love Letter (1999), and Because I Said So (2007). In television, he is well known for his role as detective Russell Clarke in the television series Southland, Charles Garnett in Z Nation, and for his recurring roles as Eric Wyczenski in ER, Sam Landon in Beauty and the Beast, Kevin Duval in Scream, and William in Reign.

Life and career[edit]

Scott was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Cynthia "Cindy" (née Pierce), an insurance sales representative, and William Joseph "Bill" Scott, a civil engineer.[2][3][4]

His first notable role was appearing for several seasons in the recurring role of Matthew on the television situation comedy Grace Under Fire. He played the title character's out-of-wedlock son, whom she had placed for adoption. In 1996, Scott landed the role of Guy Patterson in the film That Thing You Do!. He was almost passed over because of his resemblance to the film's director, actor Tom Hanks, but Hanks's wife, Rita Wilson, encouraged Hanks to cast Scott in the role.[5]

Scott has had several other notable roles; he was the lead in the films An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) and Dead Man on Campus (1998), and co-starred with Kate Capshaw and Tom Selleck in The Love Letter (1999). Scott also had a recurring role on the television series ER in 2002 and 2003 and has played numerous minor parts in other films and television shows. He starred in Saved (2006), a medical-drama series on the TNT cable channel. He appeared as one of Mandy Moore's character's boyfriends in the comedy Because I Said So (2007),[6] and starred in a Broadway-theatre comedy The Little Dog Laughed, as closeted film star Mitchell Green, written by Douglas Carter Beane. He also appeared as Zip in an Off-Broadway production of The Country Club, also written by Beane.[citation needed] He starred as Jack Cutting on the ABC's brief comedy-drama series Cashmere Mafia (2008). In 2009, he appeared in four episodes of Law & Order playing the fictional Governor of New York, Don Shalvoy. He also played Detective Russell Clarke in the seven episodes of the first season of Southland, which was dropped by NBC and subsequently picked up by TNT. At the start of second season, he became a recurring character appearing in three of six episodes. In the third season of the series, he has continued to appear in selected episodes.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 That Thing You Do! Guy Patterson
1997 An American Werewolf in Paris Andy McDermott
1998 One True Thing Brian Gulden
Dead Man on Campus Josh Miller
1999 The Love Letter Johnny
2000 Attraction Garrett
Boiler Room Michael Brantley
2002 Van Wilder Elliot Grebb
2006 Air Buddies Buddy Voice
2007 Because I Said So Jason
2008 Snow Buddies Buddy Voice
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Matheson
Tanner Hall Gio
2011 Mars Needs Moms Milo's dad Voice
2012 Parental Guidance Phil Simmons
2013 Enemies Closer Henry
2013 Independence Daysaster U.S. President Garcette Television film
2015 Bravetown Jim
TBA Collusions Martin Post-Production


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Law & Order Charles Wilson 1 episode
1994 CBS Schoolbreak Special Matt Hansen 1 episode
1995–1997 Grace Under Fire Matthew 5 episodes
1999 Inherit the Wind Bertram Cates television film
2000–2001 The $treet Jack T. Kenderson 12 episodes
2001–2002 Philly Will Froman 11 episodes
2002–2003 Do Over Joel (voice) 13 episodes (uncredited)
ER Eric Wyczenski 8 episodes
2003 Will & Grace Alex 1 episode
2004 Justice League Unlimited Booster Gold 1 episode
Karroll's Christmas Allen Karroll television film
2006 Saved Wyatt Cole main role
2008 Cashmere Mafia Jack Cutting 3 episodes
Sons of Anarchy Rosen 3 episodes
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Booster Gold 2 episodes
Law & Order Governor Donald Shalvoy 4 episodes
2009–2013 Southland Detective Russell Clarke 17 episodes
2011 GCB (TV series) Andrew Remington 3 episodes
2014 Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio Joe Matthews/Micah Matthias television film
Beauty and the Beast Sam Recurring Role[7]
Z Nation Charles Garnett 6 episodes
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Father Andrew 1 episode
Criminal Minds Greg Sullivan 1 episode
2015–16 Scream Kevin Duval 3 episodes
2015–16 Reign William 6 episodes
2016 Elementary Henry Baskerville 1 episode


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