Having spent much of his 20’s in the music business as a songwriter, rocker, and later producer, Scott began acting in community and summer theatre while still in high school. As a dual major, Scott then graduated with an A.A. degree in media (television/radio production), and due to having what was considered to be one of the best radio voices in his class, he became a local radio personality in San Bernardino, with fellow radio jock, and west coast classic rock fixture, Cynthia Fox, of KMET, KLOS and 103 The Sound fame.
Scott would transfer to San Diego State University, where he majored in film, before returning to his native L.A., where he would work as a songwriter for music publishers, Edwin H. Morris and Chappell Music, having his songs covered by Righteous Brother, Bobby Hatfield and Crystal Gayle, before the age of 24. Scott, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, would produce parodies with KLOS morning jocks, Mark and Brian, and perform live or in session with such musical notables as Spencer Davis, guitarist Doug Aldrich, Don Dokken, Europe vocalist, Joey Tempest, and a plethora of session mates, who themselves would later perform live with Tina Turner, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Joe Cocker, Earth Wind and Fire and other top talent.
Never enjoying touring life, and suddenly enjoying the trappings of parenthood, a childhood friend would introduce Scott to the creative life behind the camera. Having built most of his own electric bass and guitar speaker cabinets in his late teens, Scott would soon be making a living as an IATSE property maker, construction coordinator, and special effects welder/pyro tech on some of the largest budget feature films of the 90’s through mid-2000’s, even art directing 90+ episodes of the Power Rangers.
Acting roles began presenting themselves from the early 90’s, but it wasn’t until an incomplete spinal cord injury while working on HBO’s, Deadwood in 2005, and subsequent surgeries, would make returning to his behind the camera life next to impossible, and why Scott’s focus returned to his creative love of acting. Possessing a look few others have at his age (trademark long hair and longer beard), combined with Scott’s fearless range from early theatre training, have made over-the-top character roles his favorite.