Scott Bairstow

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Scott Bairstow
BornScott Hamilton Bairstow
(1970-04-23) April 23, 1970 (age 43)
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1980–2006
Spouse(s)Marty Rich (1994-2000) 2 children
 
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Scott Bairstow
BornScott Hamilton Bairstow
(1970-04-23) April 23, 1970 (age 43)
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1980–2006
Spouse(s)Marty Rich (1994-2000) 2 children

Scott Hamilton Bairstow (born April 23, 1970) is a Canadian actor known for his roles as "Newt Call" on the Lonesome Dove series in Canada and as "Ned Grayson" on the American television drama series, Party of Five. He was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada to Douglas and Diane Bairstow, professional classical musicians.

In May 2003 Bairstow was charged in with second degree child rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. In December 2003, he pleaded guilty to second degree assault on the girl. He was sentenced to four months in jail, one year community supervision, and was required to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation.

Career[edit]

Bairstow first appeared on television at the age of 10, in a show called Let's Go. He moved to New York City when he was 17 and landed a part on the soap opera All My Children playing "Stuart Chandler" in flashback scenes to the character's youth. He had the lead role opposite Cybill Shepherd in the television movie There Was a Little Boy (1993) and has also appeared opposite such well-known actors as Kevin Costner in The Postman (1997) and Kris Kristofferson in Two for Texas (1998).[1]

In addition to his role on Party of Five, and the X-Files episode: Miracle Man (1994), Bairstow has also starred as the lead character, Newt Call, in both Lonesome Dove: The Series and Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw Years, as well as the lead, Lt. Tom Hobbes, in Chris Carter's short-lived series, Harsh Realm.[1] In 2004, Bairstow guest-starred on the two-part series finale of Touched by an Angel, playing a handyman named Zach, and later in the episode, God.

Personal life[edit]

Bairstow was married to Marty Rich from 1994 to 2000, and has two sons, Casey (1995) and Dalton (1998).

In May 2003, Bairstow was charged in Everett, Washington with second degree child rape for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, who is related to Bairstow's ex-wife, and later asking her to keep quiet about it.[2] In December 2003, he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge—second degree assault. Bairstow entered an Alford plea, under which he maintained his innocence but conceded that he would likely be convicted by a jury if the case went to trial. He was sentenced to four months in jail, one year community supervision, and was required to undergo a sexual deviancy evaluation. He was also ordered to have no contact with the girl for 10 years and to pay for any counseling she requires.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994White Fang 2: Myth of the White WolfHenry Casey
1997Black Circle BoysKyle Sullivan
1997Wild AmericaMarty Stouffer Jr.
1997Postman, TheThe PostmanLuke
1999DeliveredCanyon
2002Dead in the WaterDanny
2002New Best FriendTrevor
2002Tuck EverlastingMiles Tuck
2003Bone Snatcher, TheThe Bone SnatcherDr. Zack Straker
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993There Was a Little BoyJesseTV movie
1993Country EstatesOliverTV movie
1994X-Files, TheThe X-FilesSamuel HartleyEpisode: "Miracle Man"
1994-1995Lonesome Dove: The SeriesNewt Call21 episodes
1995-1996Lonesome Dove: The Outlaw YearsNewt Call22 episodes
1997Killing Mr. GriffinMark KinneyTV movie
1997Oddville, MTV1 episode
1998Two for TexasSon HollandTV movie
1998Significant OthersHenry Callaway6 episodes
1998-2000Party of FiveNed Grayson20 episodes
1999My Last LoveMichael BlakeTV movie
1999-2000Harsh RealmLt. Thomas Hobbes9 episodes
2001Silicon FolliesTV movie
2001Semper FiCliff TruckeeTV movie
2001-2002Wolf LakeTyler Creed9 episodes
2002Breaking NewsEthanTV series
2002Twilight Zone, TheThe Twilight ZoneLt. Jeffrey FreedEpisode: "Hunted"
2003Touched by an AngelZackEpisode: "I Will Walk with You: Part 1"
Episode: "I Will Walk with You: Part 2"
2006Android ApocalypseJuteTV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scott Bairstow bio Northernstars.com.
  2. ^ Jennifer Langston, "Actor pleads not guilty to charge of child rape," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 4, 2003.
  3. ^ M.L. Lyke, "Actor sentenced to four months," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Jan. 17, 2004.

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