While making his film debut in the 1993 comedy Who's the Man, this sympathetic character actor from New York's Long Island struck up a valuable friendship with cast mate Denis Leary. Not only did the duo appear together in The Ref the next year, but a decade later, Leary tapped Scurti for the plum role of a fire fighter-poet in his edgy series Rescue Me. With his everyman visage and blue-collar vibe, Scurti landed small-screen guest spots throughout the 1990s and 2000s, but his parts were rarely pivotal (a transit cop on Monk, a union guy on Ed, etc.). Rescue Me set his career on fire and the multitalented actor, who even went on to pen a couple of episodes, remained committed to the show throughout its run.
- Attended high school with Edie Falco, and appeared opposite her in their production of My Fair Lady, she as Eliza, and he as her father, Alfred P. Doolittle.
- First met Rescue Me costar Denis Leary on the set of 1993's Who's the Man? Also worked with him on 1994's The Ref, striking up a longtime friendship.
- Collaborated with late filmmaker Ted Demme on the films Who's the Man? (1993), The Ref (1994) and Beautiful Girls (1996).
- Has written episode scripts for Rescue Me.
- Fordham University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Fine Arts)