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.

Awards

  • 1988, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: 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, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1992, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Owen Bakula — Son
  • Chelsea Field — Wife
  • Wil Bakula — Son
  • J. Stewart Bakula — Father
  • Sally Bakula — Mother
  • Cody Bakula — Son
  • Brad Bakula — Brother
  • Chelsy Bakula — Daughter
  • Krista Neumann — Ex-wife
  • Linda Bakula — Sister

College

  • Attended University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS; attended Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO

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  • Birth Name: Scott Stewart Bakula
  • Birth Place: St Louis, MO
  • Birthday: October 9, 1954, Libra
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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