Scott Bakula

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  • Birth Name: Scott Stewart Bakula
  • Birth Place: St Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/09/1954, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; producer
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VIDEO: Men of a Certain Age Cast Reunites for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Most TV viewers will always remember Ray Romano as Ray Barone, Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett and Andre Braugher as Det. Frank Pembleton. But for some of us, they will always be...read more

Sneak Peek: Scott Bakula Previews NCIS: New Orleans

If you're seeking a metaphor for acting, you couldn't do much better than the body-jumping premise of Quantum Leap. In the 21 years since that series went off the air, its star, Scott Bakula, has leaped into a striking array of characters, with an initial emphasis on more sci-fi (Star Trek: Enterprise) eventually offset by a turn toward naturalistic dramedy (Men of a Certain Age). But playing a cop on a network procedural? Inexplicably, that seemingly inevitable move had proven a leap too far.

This oversight has finally been rectified with Bakula's role as the lead in NCIS: New Orleans, premiering on CBS Sept. 23 in the coveted Tuesday time slot immediately following the franchise's flagship series...

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Critic's Notebook: CBS at TCA

When at first you do succeed: do it again. Imitation, not innovation, was the prevailing takeaway when CBS presented its fall prospects (and one notable midseason contender) at the TCA press tour on Thursday.

Not that the network's entertainment chairman Nina Tassler had any apologies for doubling down on what works — not when a franchise like NCIS (launching its second spinoff in September) can achieve what she called the "creative holy grail" with its global dominance, or when syndication and/or streaming deals with outlets like Hulu, Amazon and WGN add to the bottom line for shows including the acclaimed The Good Wife and Elementary and the sci-fi hits of the last two summers. "These [new] platforms aren't replacing each other. They're complementing one another and enhancing the value of the content as it moves from window to window."

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Videos

Men Of A Certain Age: New Record
Men Of A Certain Age: Sexual Crossroad
'Looking: Sn 1 / Ep 2 Sneak Peek' (HBO)
'Looking: Sn 1 / Ep 4 Sneak Peek' (HBO)

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Behind the Scenes
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Crescent City: Part Ii
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Crescent City
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Looking Glass

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Looking TV Show Series, Actor - Lynn
2014 NCIS TV Show Series, Actor
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards TV Show Series, Producer
2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards TV Show Series, Producer
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards TV Show Series, Producer

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News

NCIS: New Orleans Adds New Forensic Scientist, Announces Crossovers

NCIS: New Orleans is filling out its ranks.

Chasing Life's Rob Kerkovich has been tapped to play... read more

Ask Matt: Orange and the Emmys, Leftovers, Last Ship, View Shake-Up, and More

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Question: With Emmy nominations coming up, I had a few questions about Orange Is the New Black. What effect if any do you think Season 2 airing just around the time of Emmy voting will have on the show? Thankfully, Season 2 seems to have lived up to its predecessor in the eyes of the critics (I thought the season overall might have even been better than the first), and performances by cast members like Uzo Aduba (Suzanne "Crazy Eyes") and Samira Wiley (Poussey) blew me out of the water, but if the season didn't live up to expectations, could it have possibly hurt the show in the nominations process this year as well as next? And do you think the fantastic performances by Aduba and Wiley this season could potentially help them as they try to get nominated for their work on the first season? — Kevin

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VIDEO: Get a First Look at CBS' NCIS: New Orleans, Stalker and More New Shows

CBS has released trailers for its new series, including procedural spin-off NCIS: New Orleans, the Kevin Williamson drama Stalker, and comedy The McCarthys. Check out the first looks below: read more

CBS Orders Odd Couple, NCIS Spin-Off, Kevin Williamson Drama and More

CBS has given series orders to NCIS: New Orleans, the Kevin Williamson drama Stalker, CSI: Cyber, Madam Secretary and Scorpion, as well as comedies The Odd Couple and The McCarthys, TVGuide.com has learned. They join the previously ordered to series Battle Creek, from Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan. The fate of... read more

Ask Matt: Mother Finale, More Good Wife Reaction, Americans, NCIS

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Question: I imagine you must be getting flooded with questions and/or ranting about the finale of How I Met Your Mother. I was among those who left the finale feeling incredibly sad, not what I expect from a show that's kept me laughing (and sometimes crying) for the last nine years, even when others were saying that the quality had declined. The thing is, when looked at objectively, I don't even have a major problem (Major Problem!) with the content of the finale. Yes, people get divorced and people die. People get remarried after both, and I've known several people in my own life who have reconnected with an old girlfriend or high-school sweetheart after the death of a spouse. It doesn't invalidate the marriage or even lessen the feelings of loss. The finale itself had great moments: the high-infinity, Marshall's "positive talk" about his corporate job, Judge Fudge, the mother's Gore/Lieberman costume, robots versus wrestlers, etc. Seeing Barney with a child was wonderful, although I did think he had grown more than immediately going back to his old ways after his divorce. And the scene on the platform was near perfection as they wove in how their almost-shared history was influencing their connection, making the whole nine-year story relevant to how he'd actually met the mother. (By the way, one more TM would be the name we've known Tracy by: The Mother.)

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