Scott Foley - Rotten Tomatoes

Scott Foley



Born on July 15, 1972, in Kansas City, KS, Foley is the oldest of three sons. Thanks to his father's job as an international banker, Foley grew up all over the world, spending the most time in Sydney, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. He caught the acting bug at age six after his mother took him to see the children's musical Annie. Foley made his theatrical debut only a few years later, singing "I'll Do Anything" in his school's production of Oliver. When he was a teenager, his family settled in St. Louis, MO, where he participated in community and regional theater. Shortly after graduating high school, he bought a one-way plane ticket to Hollywood.



Foley's big break came when he landed a role on the WB's teen drama Dawson's Creek, playing all-American high school quarterback Cliff Elliot, Dawson's (James Van Der Beek) romantic rival. Originally hired to guest star in the series' first three episodes, Foley hung around for five.



With his popularity steadily increasing, WB executives cast Foley in Felicity, a one-hour drama about a college freshman who follows her lifelong crush from their California high school to a university in New York City. Originally hired to portray the object of Felicity's (Keri Russell) affection, Foley stepped in to play her resident advisor and confidante, Noel Crane, when producers could not find an actor for the role. The show, which first aired in the fall of 1998, became a critical favorite and earned a Golden Globe nomination in its first year.



Foley would stick with Felicity for its four year run, cementing his position as a TV star. After the show wrapped, Foley would continue to find starring roles on a series of popular shows, like A.U.S.A., Scrubs, The Unit, Grey's Anatomy, and True Blood. Foley booked another series regular gig on the hit series Scandal, joining the show during the second season, playing Captain Jake Ballard.

Photos

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Final Vision
  • Jeffrey MacDonald
2017
17% Let's Kill Ward's Wife
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Tom
2015
No Score Yet Last Templar
  • Sean Daley
2009
No Score Yet Fuego Mortal
  • Clay Harding
2006
No Score Yet Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Stealing Time
  • Casey Shepard
2003
63% Below
  • Lt. Coors
2002
No Score Yet Rennie's Landing
  • Casey Shepard
2001
36% Scream 3
  • Roman
2000
No Score Yet Forever Love
  • David
1998
No Score Yet Someone to Love Me (Girl in the Backseat)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Crowned and Dangerous
  • Matt
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Monk
2002-2009
  • Director
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
76% Cougar Town
2009-2015
  • Jeff
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dalton Rindell
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Patrick Devins
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Henry Burton Henry
No Score Yet Repeat After Me
2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Hank Wiggin Hank Wiggen
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Sean Kelly Sean
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Cliff
40% The Goodwin Games
2013
  • Henry
94% Scandal
2012
  • Jacob "Jake" Ballard Jake Weston
  • Director
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest

Quotes from Scott Foley's Characters