Scott Grimes

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Scott Grimes
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Scott Grimes on a panel for American Dad! at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego, California.
BornScott Richard Grimes
(1971-07-09) July 9, 1971 (age 42)
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
OccupationActor, voice artist, singer-songwriter
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Dawn Bailey-Grimes (1997–2007) (divorced)
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Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Scott Grimes on a panel for American Dad! at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego, California.
BornScott Richard Grimes
(1971-07-09) July 9, 1971 (age 42)
Lowell, Massachusetts, United States
OccupationActor, voice artist, singer-songwriter
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Dawn Bailey-Grimes (1997–2007) (divorced)

Scott Richard Grimes (born July 9, 1971) is an American actor, voice artist, musician and singer-songwriter. Some of his most prominent roles are his appearances in ER as Dr. Archie Morris, Party of Five as Will McCorkle, Band of Brothers as Technical Sergeant Donald Malarkey, and the popular animated sitcom American Dad!, voicing Steve Smith. He is also well known by cult fans for his role as Bradley Brown in the first two Critters films.

As a singer, he is best known for co-writing and performing the soft rock single "Sunset Blvd", which spent several weeks on the Billboard charts.

Early life and career[edit]

Grimes was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Pam and Rick Grimes. He lived in neighboring Dracut, Massachusetts for much of his youth, and attended Dracut Public Schools.[1] His sister, Heather Grimes, is also an actress. He is the uncle of Camryn Grimes, who is best known for her role as Cassie Newman in The Young and the Restless.

Grimes started acting at an early age. In 1984, at the age of 13, he co-starred with Mickey Rooney in a made-for-TV holiday movie entitled It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.[2] In 1985, he appeared in an episode of the Twilight Zone called "Little Boy Lost".

He also began singing in childhood, and in March 1986 appeared on a Bob Hope TV special, singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". The special was taped in Sweden with the King and Queen in attendance. In 1987, he performed as a guest vocalist on the Time album by Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters, where Carpenter thanked the 15-year old Grimes for his "spirited" performance, commenting in the liner notes, "I believe young Scott to have quite a future in music." His first music album, Scott Grimes, was issued by A&M Records in 1989, which was produced by Carpenter. In 2005, he released his second album, Livin' on the Run, and in 2010 issued his third, Drive.

In 1987, he voiced Pinocchio in the dark animated film Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. In 1988, he appeared with Dwayne Hickman, Connie Stevens, and her daughter Tricia Leigh Fisher in the TV-movie Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis; Grimes, Hickman, Stevens, and Fisher also appeared on the All-Star Super Password Special with Bert Convy.[3] He had also guest starred on the NBC sitcom Wings. He is also known for his 1987 recurring role on Who's the Boss as Alyssa Milano's character's love-interest, Chad McCann and then appeared regularly in the 1994–2000 series Party of Five as Will McCorkle. He appeared on the NBC prime time show ER playing Dr. Archie Morris, a role he started in 2003 and portrayed until the series' end in 2009. First as a recurring character on ER, he later was upgraded to a series regular in Season 12. His film credits include the dark comedy Who's Your Monkey and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. On October 11, 2010, Grimes announced on his Twitter website that he would voice a recurring character on the animated series Family Guy.[4] That recurring character is Joe Swanson's thought-to-be-dead son, Kevin Swanson. On March 19, 2013, the actor was cast as Dave Flynn on the NCIS: Los Angeles episode entitled Red, the first episode of a two-part pilot to another NCIS spin-off to be named NCIS: Red. Grimes had previously appeared in an NCIS episode entitled Baltimore in 2011 as Detective Danny Price, Anthony DiNozzo's former partner at the Baltimore P.D.

Personal life[edit]

According to an interview on The Tony Rose Show, Grimes is divorced[5] with two children.[5] He is also a big fan of ice hockey.[5]


1984A Doctor's StoryCharles Wickes
The Night They Saved ChristmasDavid Baldwin
It Came Upon the Midnight ClearRobbie Westin
1986CrittersBrad Brown
1987FrogArlo Anderson
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the NightPinocchio ( voice)movie
1988Bring Me the Head of Dobie GillisGeorgie Gillis
Critters 2: The Main CourseBrad Brown
1989Night LifeArchie Melville
1991Frogs!Arlo AndersonTV movie
1995Crimson TidePetty Officer Hilaire
1999Mystery, AlaskaBrian "Birdie" Burns
2003DreamkeeperTehan / Red-Headed Stranger
2004To Kill a MockumentaryJerry
2007Who's Your Monkey (aka: Throwing Stars)Mark
2010Robin HoodWill Scarlet
2014Winter's TaleCarriage Driver
1985The Twilight ZoneKennyEpisode: "Little Boy Lost"
1986–87Who's the BossChad McCannEpisodes: "The Babysitter",
"Hit the Road, Chad"
Together We StandJack Randall19 episodes
1988Charles in ChargeGary MarlinEpisode: "Sarah Steps Out"
1989Star Trek: The Next GenerationEricEpisode: "Evolution" (uncredited)
1990My Two DadsUnknownEpisode: "Power Struggle"
21 Jump StreetChristopherEpisode: "Buddy System"
1992WingsMartyEpisode: "Noses Off"
1994BirdlandScott McKenzieEpisode: #1.1
1996–97Goode BehaviorGarthRegular Role
1994–2000Party of FiveWill McCorkleRecurring Role
2001First YearsSeth KolatchEpisode: "...And Then You Die"
Band of BrothersSergeant 1st Class Donald MalarkeyTV Miniseries, recurring role
2003–09ERDr. Archie MorrisRegular Role
2005–presentAmerican Dad!Steve Smith (voice)Regular role
2010DexterAlex TildenEpisode: "In the Beginning"
2011NCISDetective Danny PriceEpisode: "Baltimore"
Harry's LawADA BenEpisode: "Purple Hearts"
2012The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying OrangeLarry the DonutEpisode: "Generic Holiday Special"
Republic of DoyleJimmy O'Rourke3 Episodes:
"Streets of St.Johns",
"The common wealth",
"Brothers in arms",
2011Family GuyKevin Swanson (voice)Episodes: "Thanksgiving",
"Internal Affairs"
Night of the HurricaneSteve Smith (voice)Television special
2012SuitsThomas WalshEpisode: "All In"
2013Criminal MindsDonnie BidwellEpisode: "Carbon Copy"
2013NCIS: Los AngelesDave Flynn2 Episodes
2014ShamelessFrank's DoctorEpisode:Iron City




YearSingleChart PositionsAlbum
1989"I Don't Even Mind"Scott Grimes
2005"Sunset Blvd"18Livin' on the Run
"Livin' on the Run"34


  1. ^ "Scott Grimes Biography (1971-)". Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  2. ^ "Movies: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)". The New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ ""Super Password" episode guide? - GSN Buzz". 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Scott Grimes Twitter". Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  5. ^ a b c "Scott Grimes on the Tony Rose Show". YouTube. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 

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