Scott Speedman - Rotten Tomatoes

Scott Speedman



As the object of Keri Russell's affections on the WB Network's TV series Felicity, Scott Speedman displays a laid-back charm that has helped him win over critics and viewers. More than a few fans of the show, upon first glimpsing the handsome actor, could understand why Felicity, in the storyline that formed the show's premise, would follow his character across the entire country.

Born in London, England on September 1, 1975 to Scottish parents, Speedman was raised in Toronto. In high school, he began acting on a dare from a girlfriend. He appeared on Speaker's Corner, a Canadian version of an MTV show in which people paid money to air their views on television. Speedman caught the attention of one of the show's directors, who encouraged him to audition for the role of Robin in the upcoming Batman Forever (1995). Speedman did so and failed to get the part, but he did manage to get an agent in the process.

Speedman acted in a number of Canadian television shows and spent a year at the University of Toronto, where he was an avid swimmer (he once aspired to swim for the Canadian team). After dropping out of the university, Speedman got his first film role in Kitchen Party, a Canadian film released in 1997. More lackluster work in television followed until Speedman, his career at a low, went to Manhattan to audition for the upcoming show Felicity. The show's creators were taken with his performance, and Speedman was soon living in Los Angeles, where the show was filmed. The positive attention that followed Felicity's debut made him and his co-stars the subjects of numerous interviews, articles, and websites, and gave Speedman the opportunities that he once could only dream of during his days of purgatory in Canadian television. Shortly after an appearance in the little seen 2000 comedy drama Duets, Speedman hit the big time when cast opposite Kurt Russell in the police detective thriler Dark Blue (2003). Though he did prove convincing in his role as a slightly naive LAPD homicide detective, the film quickly faded from sight at the box office and his commendable performance went largely unnoticed. His subsequent role in the romantic drama My Life Without Me once again showed his ability to carry a dramatic performance, but later that same year the up and coming actor nevertheless threw all dramatics out the window for a role as one of the sole humans in a neverending battle between vampires and werewolves. In the years to come, Smith would remain active on screen, appearing in films like The Moth Diaries and on the series Last Resort.

Photos

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% The Monster
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Monster
  • Roy
2016
19% October Gale
  • William
2015
26% Out Of The Dark
  • Paul Harriman
2015
29% The Captive
  • Jeffrey
2014
14% Barefoot
  • Jay Wheeler
2014
50% Edwin Boyd (Citizen Gangster)
  • Edwin "Eddie" Boyd
2012
14% The Moth Diaries
  • Mr. Davies
2012
29% The Vow
  • Jeremy
2012
68% Good Neighbors
  • Spencer
2011
80% Barney's Version
  • Boogie
2011
No Score Yet Notre Dame De Grace
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
  • Ransom Pride
2010
45% The Strangers
  • James Hoyt
2008
62% Adoration
  • Tom
2008
27% Anamorph
  • Carl
2008
56% Weirdsville
  • Dexter
2007
16% Underworld: Evolution
  • Michael
2006
16% xXx: State of the Union
  • Agent Kyle Steele
2005
No Score Yet He Say, She Say, But What Does God Say?
  • Actor
2005
21% The 24th Day
  • Tom
2004
65% My Life Without Me
  • Don
2003
31% Underworld
  • Michael Corvin
2003
58% Dark Blue
  • Bobby Keough
2003
20% Duets
  • Billy Hannon
2000
No Score Yet Rescuers: Stories of Courage---Two Couples
  • Patric
1998
No Score Yet Kitchen Party
  • Scott
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
77% Last Resort
2012-2013
  • XO Sam Kendal
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
73% Animal Kingdom
2016
  • Barry "Baz" Brown
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest

Quotes from Scott Speedman's Characters