Tom Everett Scott

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Tom Everett Scott
BornThomas Everett Scott
(1970-09-07) September 7, 1970 (age 44)
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Jenni Gallagher (m. 1997)
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For the actor Tom Everett, see Tom Everett.
Tom Everett Scott
BornThomas Everett Scott
(1970-09-07) September 7, 1970 (age 44)
East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)Jenni Gallagher (m. 1997)

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) and as detective Russell Clarke in Southland for the first season he was part of the main cast, he had a recurring role thereafter.

Life and career[edit]

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

His first notable role was appearing as Matthew on the television situation comedy Grace Under Fire (1995–1997). He played the title character's out-of-wedlock son, whom she had placed for adoption. After several seasons on the show in a recurring role, Scott landed the role of Guy Patterson in 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 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 (2002–2003), 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 boyfriends in the comedy Because I Said So (2007).[citation needed] He appeared in a Broadway-theatre production as the closeted film star Mitchell Green in the comedy The Little Dog Laughed, 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 television network'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.


1996That Thing You Do!Guy Patterson
1997An American Werewolf in ParisAndy McDermott
1998One True ThingBrian Gulden
1998Dead Man on CampusJosh Miller
1999The Love LetterJohnny
2000Boiler RoomMichael Brantley
2002National Lampoon's Van WilderElliot Grebb
2006Air BuddiesBuddy
2007Because I Said SoJason
2008Snow BuddiesBuddy
2009Race To Witch MountainMatheson
2009Tanner HallGio
2011Mars Needs MomsMilo's dadVoice
2012Parental GuidancePhil Simmons
2013Enemies CloserHenry


1993Law & OrderCharles Wilson1 episode
1994CBS Schoolbreak SpecialMatt Hansen1 episode
1995–1997Grace Under FireMatthew5 episodes
1999Inherit the WindBertram Catestelevision film
2000–2001The $treetJack T. Kenderson12 episodes
2001–2002PhillyWill Froman11 episodes
2002–2003Do OverJoel (voice)13 episodes (uncredited)
2002–2003EREric Wyczenski8 episodes
2003Will & GraceAlex1 episode
2004Justice League UnlimitedBooster Gold1 episode
Karroll's ChristmasAllen Karrolltelevision film
2006SavedWyatt Colemain role
2008Cashmere MafiaJack Cutting3 episodes
Sons of AnarchyRosen3 episodes
2009Batman: The Brave and the BoldBooster Gold2 episodes
SouthlandDetective Russell Clarke17 episodes
Law & OrderGovernor Donald Shalvoy4 episodes
2011GCB (TV series)Andrew Remington3 episodes
2014Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, OhioJoe Matthewstelevision film
2014Beauty & the BeastSamRecurring Role[6]
2014Z NationCharles Garnett6 episodes


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