Scott Lawrence Biography

Birthday: 1963-09-27
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California
Wiki Biography: Scott was born in 1963 and spent a lot of his childhood with his parents on picket lines around Los Angeles campaigning for local civil rights. His father, Gilbert was the executive director of the University of Southern California, (USC), Community Services Center, and his mother Gloria, worked for Operation Breadbasket and other organizations dedicated to improving economic conditions of black communities. After two years studying electrical engineering at USC, Scott realized he was meant for something else and dropped out of college. After three months working as office manager for a company that sold stretchy fabrics for ladies underwear, Scott decided he should return to college and choose another major. He sat in on a friends acting class, was immediately bitten by the bug and auditioned for USC's Bachelor of Fine Arts acting conservatory the next semester. He started over as a freshman and completed the program in 1986. In 1987, Scott earned his SAG card on the feature film "Punchline". After several equity waiver plays and TV guest stars, Scott landed his first TV series regular role as Whoopi Goldberg's son on the short lived "Bagdad Cafe". He used the money to buy his first car, a Saab Turbo and an excellent radio controlled sailplane. The show ended in 1990 and after a few more years in Hollywood, Scott decided to pack up and move to New York to pursue his first love, the theatre. In NYC he worked in off and off-off Broadway shows and was invited into the elite Drama Department Theatre Company for which he performed Tennesee Williams' three character play, "Kingdom of Earth" with Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Scott's proudest theater moment came when he was cast by Lloyd Richards to play Walter Lee in Lorraine Hansberry's, "A Raisin in the Sun". Lloyd fell sick but the production went on to rave reviews at Fords Theater in Washington DC, directed by Seret Scott in 1995. Scott stayed in New york for a few more years working in TV, film and theatre before returning to Los Angeles in 1998. In 1999, he was cast in a guest starring role on the pilot for the CBS drama, "First Monday". Producer/creator/ director, Don Bellasario liked his work and created the role of 'Cmdr. Sturgis Turner' for Scott on his long running series, "JAG". Scott played the role from 2000 to 2004, when the show was canceled. He continues to live and work in Hollywood, recent notable credits include "The Social Network" and James Cameron's "Avatar". Upcoming credits Include J.J. Abrams next "Star Trek" feature and "The Host", directed by Andrew Niccol. Both due for release in 2013. Scott is the proud father of two sons, Morgan and Daniel.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Timecop Spota 1994 Action
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
When The Bough Breaks Sergeant Footman 1986
Murder in Mississippi 1990 Drama
Timecop Spota 1994 Action, Romance, Sci Fi
Celtic Pride 1996 Comedy, Sport
Avatar Venture Star Crew Chief 2009
Black Sky Principal 2013 Thriller
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