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Tom Everett Scott

Highest Rated:   93% That Thing You Do! (1996)
Lowest Rated:   0% Attraction (2001)
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Birthplace:   East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA
Tall, lanky, and possessing one of the most affable grins in Hollywood, Tom Everett Scott is often considered a younger version of Tom Hanks, his director in That Thing You Do!. Ironically, this resemblance almost cost him his part in the film; after seeing Scott's audition tape, Hanks didn't want to hire him because of the resemblance, but the intervention of his wife, Rita Wilson, who saw the tape and thought Scott was "cute," saved the day and landed the young actor his breakthrough role.Scott was born September 7, 1970 in Brockton, Massachusetts. The third of four children, Scott was raised in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts by a civil engineer father and an insurance saleswoman mother. While a sophomore communications major at Syracuse University, he discovered his love of theatre and changed his major to drama. After graduation, he moved to New York City, did an obligatory stint as a waiter, and formed a theatre company, '"aTheaterco," with three friends. Scott toiled away in obscurity until 1993 when he got his first role, on the TV sitcom Grace Under Fire. He auditioned for That Thing You Do! and landed the leading role of Guy, a wide-eyed drummer for the one-hit-wonders the Wonders. The role brought Scott previously unheard-of opportunities, including the starring role in his next film, 1997's An American Werewolf in Paris, which co-starred Julie Delpy. 1998 proved to be a busy year for Scott, who was seen in three very different films, the most notable being One True Thing, in which he played Meryl Streep's son. Scott also had a turn in the independent drama River Red and the college comedy Dead Man on Campus. In 1999, Scott played a significant part in the romantic comedy The Love Letter, in which he co-starred with Tom Selleck, Kate Capshaw, and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
19% Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
  • Frank
$20.4M 2017
35% The Last Word
  • Ronald Odom
$1.8M 2017
No Score Yet Pup Star
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Vanished: Left Behind - Next Generation
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Sister Cities
  • Chief Brady
2016
20% Bravetown
  • Jim
2015
No Score Yet Forever
  • Fred
2015
No Score Yet Love Finds You in Sugarcreek
  • Joe Matthews
2014
77% Enemies Closer
  • Henry
2014
No Score Yet Independence Daysaster
  • Actor
2013
17% Parental Guidance
  • Phil
$77.3M 2012
No Score Yet 2nd Take
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • Santa Paws
2012
12% Tanner Hall
  • Gio
$5.5k 2011
37% Mars Needs Moms
  • Dad
$21.4M 2011
No Score Yet The Devil's Teardrop
  • Parker Kincaid
2010
43% Race to Witch Mountain
  • Matheson
$67.2M 2009
No Score Yet Snow Buddies
  • Buddy
2008
4% Because I Said So
  • Jason
$42.7M 2007
No Score Yet Sexual Life
  • Todd
2005
No Score Yet Karroll's Christmas
  • Allen Karroll
2004
No Score Yet Cruel Intentions 3
  • Actor
2004
0% Attraction
  • Garrett
2001
67% Boiler Room
  • Michael
2000
No Score Yet Invasion!
  • Guy Fawkes
1999
No Score Yet Inherit the Wind
  • Scopes
1999
33% The Love Letter
  • Johnny
1999
No Score Yet River Red
  • Dave
  • Producer
1998
89% One True Thing
  • Brian
1998
15% Dead Man on Campus
  • Josh
1998
No Score Yet Surrender Dorothy
  • Adam
1998
7% An American Werewolf in Paris
  • Andy
1997
93% That Thing You Do!
  • Guy Patterson
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Elementary
2012
  • Henry Baskerville
  • 2016
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Greg Sullivan
  • 2015
89% How to Get Away With Murder
2014
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet Z Nation
2014
  • Garnett Charles Garnett
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
2012
  • Stranger Sam
  • 2014
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Det. Russell Clarke Russell Clarke
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
45% GCB
2012
  • Andrew Remington
  • 2012
90% Sons of Anarchy
2008-2014
  • Jason Rosen
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Charles Wilson Gov. Donald Shalvoy
  • 2008
  • 1993
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Alex
  • 2003
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Eric Wyczenski Eric
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Grace Under Fire
1993-1998
  • Matthew
  • 1997
  • 1995

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