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 comedy “Parental Guidance” opposite Billy Crystal, and the award winning “La La Land.” He is soon to be seen in “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.”
With 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” and “Scream.” His new series “I’m Sorry” recently premiered on TruTV.
Scott’s Broadway debut was in the Tony nominated show, “Little Dog That Laughed.” Scott's 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.