Despite being born to acting royalty (his parents are George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst), intended to be a teacher when he went to college, where he majored in history.
Costarred with his mother on Broadway in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Ah! Wilderness.
Nominated twice for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1995) and Rodger Dodger (2003). Also nominated in the Best First Feature category along with high-school friend Stanley Tucci for their codirectorial effort Big Night (1997).
Met wife, Kathleen McElfresh, in 2007 when they were appearing in different plays (Scott in The Atheist; McElfresh in Brendan) by the same playwright, Ronan Noone, at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.
1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee
2005, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
Colleen Dewhurst — Mother
Malcolm Scott — Son
Patricia Clarkson — Ex-significant Other
Matthew Scott — Half Brother
Devon Scott — Half Sister
Alexander Scott — Brother
Anne Scott — Ex-wife
George C. Scott — Father
Victoria Scott — Half Sister
Kathleen McElfresh — Wife
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, United States (1983)