Scott Bakula

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Biography

  • 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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Scott Bakula Fast Facts:
  • Started a rock band called Insurrexion at the age of 10; he was the drummer, lead singer and occasional songwriter.
  • Played soccer and tennis in high school, lettering seven times, and was president of his varsity club.
  • Studied law for a short time at the University of Kansas, planning to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother, both attorneys.
  • Secured his Actors Equity card in 1976 with a role in the traveling company of Shenandoah; made his Broadway debut seven years later in the musical Marilyn: An American Fable.
  • Early in his career, appeared in commercials for Canada Dry ginger ale and Folgers Coffee.
  • Wrote the song "Somewhere in the Night" for the NBC sci-fi series Quantum Leap, which provided his breakthrough role in the character of Sam Beckett.
  • Made his big-screen debut in Carl Reiner's 1990 comedy Sibling Rivalry, costarring Kirstie Alley and Bill Pullman.
  • An avowed Star Trek fan, Bakula further cemented his sci-fi status when he landed the role of Captain Jonathan Archer on UPN's Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-05).
  • In 2012, appeared in the final episodes of Desperate Housewives as the lawyer of Marcia Cross' character; the two had previously worked together in 1990, when Cross guest starred on Bakula's series Quantum Leap.
  • Scott Bakula Relationships:
  • Wil Bakula - Son
  • J. Stewart Bakula - Father
  • Sally Bakula - Mother
  • Owen Bakula - Son
  • Cody Bakula - Son
  • Brad Bakula - Brother
  • Krista Neumann - Ex-wife
  • Linda Bakula - Sister
  • Chelsy Bakula - Daughter
  • Chelsea Field - Wife
  • Scott Bakula Awards:
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Tony: Actor (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1991 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; attended Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO

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