Tom Everett Scott
Tom Everett Scott
Thomas Everett Scott
September 7, 1970
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
Thomas Everett Scott (born September 7, 1970) is an American actor. His film work includes a starring role as drummer Guy Patterson in the film That Thing You Do!, the protagonist in An American Werewolf in Paris, and notable roles in Boiler Room, One True Thing, Dead Man on Campus, The Love Letter, Because I Said So, Danger One, La La Land, and Clouds.
In television, he played the roles of Detective Russell Clarke in the series Southland, Charles Garnett in Z Nation, and played the recurring roles of Eric Wyczenski in ER, Sam Landon in Beauty & the Beast, Kevin Duval in the series Scream, William in Reign, and Mr. Down in 13 Reasons Why. He also co-starred in the truTV sitcom I'm Sorry.
Scott was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, the son of Cynthia "Cindy" (née Pierce), an insurance sales representative, and William Joseph "Bill" Scott (died 2007), a civil engineer. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1992, where he started out as a communications major, but eventually majored in drama.
After appearing in an episode of Law & Order and a commercial for Crest toothpaste in 1993, Scott's first notable role was as Matthew for several seasons on the television situation comedy Grace Under Fire. He played the title character's illegitimate 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.
Scott has had several other roles; he was the lead in the films An American Werewolf in Paris and Dead Man on Campus, and co-starred with Kate Capshaw and Tom Selleck in The Love Letter. He starred in the cult film Boiler Room and made an uncredited cameo in Van Wilder. He has had recurring roles on the television series ER in 2002 and 2003 and has played numerous minor parts in other films and television shows such as Will & Grace and Sons of Anarchy. He co-starred in the series Philly as a lawyer, partnering with Kim Delaney. The show was a critical success but suffered poor ratings and was cancelled after one season. He also starred in Saved, a medical drama series on TNT. He starred in the TV movie Surrender Dorothy. He appeared as one of Mandy Moore's character's boyfriends in the comedy Because I Said So, and starred in a Broadway theatre comedy, The Little Dog Laughed, as closeted film star Mitchell Green, written by Douglas Carter Beane. 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 and fifth seasons, he continued to appear in selected episodes.
Scott had supporting roles in other films such as Race to Witch Mountain, Tanner Hall, Mars Needs Moms, Parental Guidance, Enemies Closer, Sister Cities, and portrayed an affable but amoral paramedic in Danger One. His former television roles include Sam Landon in Beauty and the Beast, Kevin Duval in Scream, Charles Garnett in Z Nation, and William in Reign. In 2016, he appeared in the film La La Land. In 2017, he co-starred in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and was a series regular on the TruTV sitcom I'm Sorry, starring alongside Andrea Savage for two seasons.
Scott married Jenni Gallagher, whom he met at Syracuse University, on December 13, 1997. They have two children.
|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|
|River Red||Dave Holden||Also producer|
|1999||The Love Letter||Johnny Howell|
|Top of the Food Chain||Guy Fawkes|
|Boiler Room||Michael Brantley|
|2002||Van Wilder||Elliot Grebb|
|2006||Air Buddies||Buddy (voice)|
|2007||Because I Said So||Jason Grant|
|2008||Snow Buddies||Buddy (voice)|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Mr. Matheson|
|2011||Mars Needs Moms||Milo's Dad (voice)|
|2012||Parental Guidance||Phil Simmons|
|Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups||Santa Paws (voice)|
|2013||Enemies Closer||Henry Taylor|
|2016||La La Land||David|
|Vanished – Left Behind: Next Generation||Damon|
|2017||The Last Word||Ronald Odom|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul||Frank Heffley|
|Back Roads||Brad Mercer|
|2019||I Hate Kids||Nick Pearson|
|2020||Sister of the Groom||Ethan||Post-production|
|2021||Finding You||Montgomery Rush|
|1993||Law & Order||Charles Wilson||Episode: "Pride and Joy"|
|1994||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Matt Hansen||Episode: "Love in the Dark Ages"|
|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||Main role, 22 episodes|
|2002–2003||Do Over||Adult Joel Larsen (voice)||13 episodes; uncredited|
|ER||Eric Wyczenski||8 episodes|
|2003||Will & Grace||Alex||Episode: "Strangers with Candice"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Booster Gold (voice)||Episode: "The Greatest Story Never Told"|
|Karroll's Christmas||Allen Karroll||Television film|
|2005||Stacked||Gavin P. Miller||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2006||Saved||Wyatt Cole||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2008||Cashmere Mafia||Jack Cutting||3 episodes|
|Sons of Anarchy||Rosen||3 episodes|
|2008–2009||Law & Order||Governor Donald Shalvoy||4 episodes|
|2009||Batman: The Brave and the Bold||Booster Gold (voice)||8 episodes|
|2009–2013||Southland||Detective Russell Clarke||Main role, 17 episodes|
|2010||The Devil's Teardrop||Parker Kincaid||Television film|
|2011||Bad Mom||Ted Lacey||Television film|
|2012||GCB||Andrew Remington||3 episodes|
|2013||Independence Daysaster||Sam Garsette||Television film|
|Bloodline||Dr. Christopher Benson||Television film|
|2014||Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio||Joe Matthews / Micah Matthias||Television film|
|Beauty and the Beast||Sam Landon||5 episodes|
|Z Nation||Charles Garnett||6 episodes|
|2015||How to Get Away with Murder||Father Andrew Crawford||Episode: "The Night Lila Died"|
|Criminal Minds||Greg Sullivan||Episode: "Beyond Borders"|
|2015–2016||Scream||Kevin Duval||6 episodes|
|Reign||William Cecil||6 episodes|
|2016||Elementary||Henry Baskerville||Episode: "Hounded"|
|2016||Sister Cities||Chief Barton Brady||Television film|
|2017–2019||13 Reasons Why||Mr. Down||8 episodes|
|2017||Christmas Connection||Jonathan Murphy||Television film|
|2017–2019||I'm Sorry||Mike Harris||Main role, 20 episodes|
|2019||God Friended Me||Paul Levine||Episode: "Prophet and Loss"|
|2020||The Healing Powers of Dude||Marvin Ferris||Main role|
|2020||Council of Dads||Scott Perry||Guest role|
|2004||Call of Duty: Finest Hour|
|2010||Batman: The Brave and the Bold – The Videogame||Booster Gold|
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- "William Joseph Scott's Obituary". The Enterprise.
- "Blanchard Funeral Chapel - William "Bill" J. Scott - Obituary". Current Obituary.
- Lynn, Allison (October 21, 1996). "The King of Thing". People. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011.
- "That Thing He Does!". Surface.syr.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
- Adams, Thelma (July 1, 2021). "Tom Everett Scott - Brief Article". IndexArticles. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
- Scott, A. O. (February 2, 2007). "Mother, Please, I'd Rather Do It Myself". The New York Times. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
- "SOUTHLAND star Tom Everett Scott talks Russell Clark". My Take on TV. March 3, 2010. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
- Andreeva, Nellie (August 25, 2020). "Andrea Savage's 'I'm Sorry' Won't Proceed With Season 3 Due To COVID; Canceled By TruTV After 2 Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 25, 2020.
- "Tom Everett Scott Talks About Fatherhood, Council Of Dads & More". March 23, 2020.
- Gonzalez, Sandra (February 4, 2014). "'Beauty and the Beast' Casts Tom Everett Scott for Intense Recurring Role". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 5, 2017.