With a handful of diverse roles, Tom Everett Scott has developed a reputation as one of the industry’s most versatile actors, showing up on the big screen, small screen and stage. The Massachusetts-born actor graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Drama before traveling to New York City to start his career.
Scott first came to Hollywood’s attention as the soulful drummer in That Thing You Do!, Tom Hanks’ feature film directorial debut. Other film credits include Sundance favorite River Red, the drama Boiler Room, One True Thing opposite Meryl Streep, the animated sci-fi Mars Needs Moms, the alien thriller Race to Witch Mountain, the romantic comedy Because I Said So opposite Diane Keaton, family comedies Parental Guidance opposite Billy Crystal, Diary of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, and the award winning La La Land. Scott most recently appeared in Disney’s Clouds.
In addition to an impressive and diverse film slate, Scott’s television credits include “Law & Order,” “Will & Grace,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “ER,” “Southland,” “Z Nation,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Reign,” “Scream,” “13 Reasons Why,” “I’m Sorry,” “The Healing Powers of Dude” and “The Council of Dads.”
Scott’s Broadway debut was in the Tony nominated show, Little Dog That Laughed. His theater credits include a revival of Dead End at the Ahmanson Theatre, Roger Kumble’s smash‐hit production Turnaround and off-Broadway productions of The Country Club and Touch. His love for theater, inspired by such repertory theater companies as The Wooster Group and Steppenwolf, led him and friends to launch aTheaterCo, a New York based theater group focusing on original works. It was through aTheaterCo that Scott became involved with the project River Red, which he initially directed for the stage, then later produced as a film.
Scott made his feature film writing and directing debut with the short comedy Glock, which won Best Short Film at the Gen Art Film Festival. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.