Tom Everett Scott
Tom Everett Scott
Scott in 2010
Thomas Everett Scott
September 7, 1970
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
Jenni Gallagher (m. 1997)
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, and La La Land.
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 & the Beast, Kevin Duval in Scream, William in Reign, and Mr. Down in 13 Reasons Why. He co-stars in the truTV sitcom I'm Sorry.
Life and career
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 in the recurring role of 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 notable 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. While Scott did not realize his initial success and become a leading man, 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 also appeared as Zip in an Off Broadway production of The Country Club, also written by 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 season of the series, 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 made something of a big-screen leading man comeback with his portrayal of 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 which he was cast by director Damien Chazelle. In 2017, he co-starred in the film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and is a series regular on the TruTV sitcom I'm Sorry, starring alongside Andrea Savage.
|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|
|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|
|TBA||The Pleasure Of Your Presence||Post-production|
|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|
|2017–2018||13 Reasons Why||Mr. Down||7 episodes|
|2017||Christmas Connection||Jonathan Murphy||Television film|
|2017–present||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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