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Scott Bakula



Best known for portraying time traveler Dr. Sam Beckett in the popular sci-fi series Quantum Leap, Scott Bakula is also a noted Broadway actor and occasional movie star, though it is in the last venue that he has had the least amount of success. The son of a musician, Bakula is said to have started his own rock band when he was in the fourth grade. He also sang with the St. Louis Symphony before attending the University of Kansas. Bakula launched his acting career as a teen in regional theater and as a stage actor specializes in musical comedy. He made his Broadway debut in 1983 in Marilyn: An American Fable. He started showing up regularly on television as a guest star on such series as My Sister Sam and Designing Women during the 1980s. In 1986, Bakula starred in an unsuccessful television series, Gung Ho! Two years later he headlined another unsuccessful one, Eisenhower and Lutz. In 1988, Bakula was nominated for a Tony for his work in Romance, Romance. The following year, he was cast in Quantum Leap and has since gained a cult following; in 1992, he won a Golden Globe and was nominated four more times. Bakula was also nominated for a quartet of Emmys. Bakula made his feature-film debut starring opposite Kirstie Alley in Sibling Rivalry (1990). Other notable film appearances include L.A. Story (1991) and My Family/Mi Familia (1995). In 1993, Bakula had a recurring role on the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown as a love interest of Candice Bergen. He has also appeared in a number of television movies and in 1996, he had a stint in another short-lived series, Mr. and Mrs. Smith.



Though he worked steadily in movies, television turned out to be his next great success when, in 2001, he took the part of Capt. Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise, a program that lasted four seasons.



In 2009 Bakula would star alongside Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in the well-respected comedy/drama series Men of a Certain Age, and landed in one of the best films of his career, Steven Soderbergh's The Informant!.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% Me Him Her
  • Mr. Ehrlick
2016
23% Enter the Dangerous Mind
  • Kevin
2015
32% Elsa & Fred
  • Raymond Hayes
2014
64% Geography Club
  • Carl Land
2013
92% Source Code
  • Colter's Father
2011
No Score Yet The Captains
  • Actor
2011
79% The Informant!
  • FBI Special Gent Brian Shepard
2009
No Score Yet Blue Smoke
  • John Minger
2007
No Score Yet A Girl Thing
  • Paul Morgan
2001
47% Life as a House
  • Kurt Walker
2001
No Score Yet What Girls Learn
  • Nick
2001
No Score Yet Interpretando mi Vida
  • Bobby
2001
No Score Yet Papa's Angels
  • Executive Producer
  • Grins
2000
No Score Yet The Trial of Old Drum
  • George Graham Vest
2000
67% Luminarias
  • Joseph
2000
No Score Yet In The Name of the People
  • John Burke
2000
No Score Yet Above Suspicion
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Above Suspicion
  • James Stockton
2000
88% American Beauty
  • Jim Olymeyer
1999
No Score Yet Mean Streak
  • Lou Mattoni
1999
No Score Yet Tom Clancy's 'Netforce'
  • Alex Michaels
1999
21% Major League: Back to the Minors
  • Gus Cantrell
1998
69% Cats Don't Dance
  • Danny the Cat
1997
61% Lord of Illusions
  • Harry
1995
No Score Yet The Invaders
  • Actor
1995
85% My Family
  • David Ronconi
1995
No Score Yet Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey
  • Actor
1995
22% Color of Night
  • Bob
1994
No Score Yet Rules of Obsession
  • David Lawson
1994
No Score Yet Men, Movies, and Carol
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771
  • Jay
1993
31% Necessary Roughness
  • Paul Blake
1991
94% L.A. Story
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - Shock Theater
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - Dreams
  • Actor
1991
22% Sibling Rivalry
  • Harry Turner
1990
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - The Leap Home
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - Catch a Falling Star
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - Kamikaze Kid - June 6, 1961
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Last Fling
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - Jimmy
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Quantum Leap - What Price Gloria? - October 16, 1961
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Last Fling
  • Paul
1986

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Jerry
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Papa Jeff Jeff
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Dwayne Pride Dwayne Cassius Pride
89% Looking
2014-2015
  • Lynn
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
No Score Yet Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Capt. Jonathan Archer
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Trip Weston
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
94% Men of a Certain Age
2009-2011
  • Terry Elliott Terry Elliot
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Dwayne Pride
86% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Stephen J. Bartowski
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Jack Rice
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest

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