Scott Bakula Biography (1954?-)

Full name, Scott Stewart Bakula; born October 9, 1954 (some sources cite 1955), in St. Louis, MO; son of Stewart (a corporate lawyer) and Sally Bakula; married Krista Neumann, 1981 (divorced, 1995); companion of Chelsea Field (an actress and dancer; original name, Kim Botfield), beginning 1996; children: (with Neumann) Chelsy (some sources cite Chelsea), Cody; (with Field) Wil Botfield, Owen Barrett. Addresses: Office: Bakula Productions, 5555 MelroseAve., Los Angeles, CA 90038.; Agent: International Creative Management, 8942Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Actor, producer, director
Birth Details
October 9, 1954?
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Hunt Stevenson, Gung Ho, ABC, 1986-1987
  • Barnett M. "Bud" Lutz, Jr., Eisenhower & Lutz, CBS, 1988
  • Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett, Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1989-1993
  • Peter Hunt, Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993-1995
  • Mr. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, CBS, 1996
  • Captain Jonathan Archer, Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise), UPN, 2001-
  • Miniseries
  • (Uncredited) V (also known as Storm Warnings and V: TheOriginal Mini Series), NBC, 1983
  • Nolan Wood, The Invaders, Fox, 1995
  • Alex Michaels, NetForce (also known as Tom Clancy's NetForce), ABC, 1998
  • Paul Morgan, "Unholy Alliances," A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001
  • Movies
  • Drew, The Last Fling, ABC, 1987
  • Detective David Mitchell, In the Shadow of a Killer (also known asAn Eye for an Eye), NBC, 1992
  • Jay Parkins, Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771, NBC, 1993
  • Kevin Nicholas, Nowhere to Hide (also known as State of Terror), ABC, 1994
  • Jake Henry, The Bachelor's Baby (also known as Here Comes the Son), CBS, 1996
  • Detective Lou Mattoni, Mean Streak, Showtime, 1999
  • George Graham Vest, The Trial of Old Drum, Animal Planet, 2000
  • Grins Jenkins, Papa's Angels, CBS, 2000
  • James Stockton, Above Suspicion, USA Network, 2000
  • John Burke, In the Name of the People, CBS, 2000
  • Nick, What Girls Learn, Showtime, 2001
  • Specials
  • 63rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1989
  • 64th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1990
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes (multiple episodes), NBC, 1990
  • Song performer, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1993
  • In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993
  • The Ultimate Driving Challenge, CBS, 1993
  • Himself, Men, Movies & Carol, CBS, 1994
  • Himself, The Making of "Lord of Illusions," 1995
  • The National Hate Test, USA Network, 1998
  • The 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the PerformingArts, CBS, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Performer, The 42nd Annual Tony Awards, 1988
  • Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992
  • 1995 National Council of La Raza Bravo Awards (also known as 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards), Fox, 1995
  • The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Presenter, 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Peter Strickland, "Teacher's Pet," My Sister Sam, CBS, 1986
  • Jed Palmer, "The Power Brokers: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1987
  • Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, "Old Spouses Never Die: Parts 1 & 2," Designing Women, CBS, 1987
  • Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, "Ted Remarries," Designing Women, CBS,1987
  • Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, "Ted-Bare," Designing Women, CBS, 1988
  • John Beckett, "The Leap Home--November 25, 1969," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1990
  • Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990, 1991
  • John Beckett, "Promised Land--December 22, 1971," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1992
  • Himself, Good Morning Britain, [Great Britain], 1992
  • Aaron Hernick (first kidnapper), "The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Parts 1 & 2," Dream On, HBO and Fox, 1994
  • Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995
  • Peter Hunt, "Old Flames," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1996
  • Voice, Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS, 1996
  • Himself, Sciography, Sci-Fi Channel, 2000
  • Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001
  • Himself, The View, ABC, 2001
  • Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Appeared in "Scott and SheDaisy," Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks Entertainment Hour), syndicated. Appeared in episodesof other series, including The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, CBS; One on One with John Tesh, NBC; On Our Own, CBS; and in a talk show with Pat Sajak.
  • Pilots
  • Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, Designing Women, CBS, 1986
  • Jeffrey Wilder, I-Man, ABC, 1986
  • Paul Sanderson, "Infiltrator," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987
  • Dr. Sam Beckett, Quantum Leap: Genesis (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1989
  • Detective Jack Harcher, Prowler, CBS, 1995
  • Wes Harrison, Father Can't Cope, Fox, 2000
  • Captain Jonathan Archer, Enterprise: Broken Bow (also known as Star Trek Enterprise: Broken Bow), UPN, 2001
  • Teddy Barnett, Late Bloomers, CBS, 2001
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Movies
  • The Bachelor's Baby (also known as Here Comes the Son), CBS, 1996
  • Papa's Angels, CBS, 2000
  • What Girls Learn, Showtime, 2001
  • Other
  • Prowler (pilot), CBS, 1995
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (series), CBS, 1996
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Permanent Wave--June 2, 1983," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1991
  • "Promised Land--December 22, 1971," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1992
  • "Roberto!--January 27, 1982," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis), NBC, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Harry Turner, Sibling Rivalry, Columbia, 1990
  • Paul Blake, Necessary Roughness, Paramount, 1991
  • L.A. Story, TriStar, 1991
  • For Goodness Sake, 1993
  • David Ronconi, My Family (also known as East L.A., My Family, Mi familia, and Cafe con leche), New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Dr. Bob Moore, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Dr. David Lawson, A Passion to Kill (also known as Rules of Obsession), A-Pix Entertainment, 1994
  • Harry D'Amour, Lord of Illusions (also known as Clive Barker'sLord of Illusions), United Artists, 1995
  • Voice of Danny the Cat, Cats Don't Dance (animated), Warner Bros.,1997
  • Gus Cantrell, Major League: Back to the Minors (also known as Major League: The Minors, Major League III, Major League 3: Backto the Minors, and Major League 3: The Minors), Warner Bros., 1998
  • Jim Olmeyer, American Beauty, DreamWorks, 1999
  • Joseph Levinson, Luminarias, New Latin Pictures, 2000
  • Bobby, Role of a Lifetime, PorchLight Entertainment, 2001
  • Officer Kurt Walker, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Stage Appearances
  • Amahl, Amahl and the Night Visitors (opera), Kirkwood PresbyterianChurch, Kirkwood, MO, 1967
  • Jesus, Godspell (musical), Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 1973
  • Peter, Company (musical), Temple Israel Theatre Arts Group, New York City, 1977
  • Jesus, Godspell (musical), Carousel Dinner Theatre, Ravenna, OH, 1978
  • John, Reunion, Broadway Drama Guild, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Oh! What a Lovely War!, Queen Festival Theatre, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York City, 1978
  • Leonard, East of Kansas, New York City, c. 1979
  • Lineworker, Magic to Do, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1979, later known as Day by Day, Charles Theatre, Boston, MA,1980, then Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1980
  • Teen Angel, Grease (musical), An Evening Dinner Theatre, Elmsford,NY, c. 1979-1980
  • Benedick, Ta Dah!, American Theatre of Actors, Chernunchin Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Dominique (a chauffeur), The Baker's Wife, Cincinnati Playhouse inthe Park, 1980
  • Jesus, Godspell (musical), Equity Library Theatre, New York City,1981
  • Mack Sennett, Keystone (musical), GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1981
  • Wally, I Love My Wife (musical), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park,later An Evening Dinner Theatre, both 1981
  • Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance (operetta), Darien Dinner Theatre, Darien, CT, 1982
  • Understudy, Is There Life after High School? (musical), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn: An American Fable (musical; also known as Marilyn), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Josh, Hello, I'm Not in Right Now, White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT, 1983
  • Member of the ensemble cast, It's Better with a Band (musical revue), Don't Tell Mama, then Sardi's Club Room, both New York City, 1983
  • Member of the ensemble cast, Accentuate the Positive (musical revue), Bottom Line, New York City, 1984
  • Member of the ensemble cast, Broadway Babylon--The Musical That NeverWas! (musical revue), Paper Moon Cabaret, New York City, 1984
  • Ted Klausterman, Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down (musical), Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985, and Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1987
  • Buck Holden, Nite Club Confidential (musical), Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1986, then Next Move Theatre, Boston, MA, 1987
  • Alfred Von Wilmers, "The Little Comedy," and Sam, "Summer Share," Romance/Romance (musical), Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1988-1989
  • Anyone Can Whistle (benefit concert), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1995
  • The Importance of Being Wilde (benefit performance), Forum Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1995
  • Guest appearance, Tribute to Lorenz Hart, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, c. 1995
  • Guest appearance, The Hollywood Bowl of Broadway, Hollywood Bowl,Hollywood, CA, 1996
  • Love Letters (benefit performance), Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA, 1999
  • You Gotta Have Friends (benefit performance), Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall, 2001
  • I Do, I Do (benefit performance), Terry Fisher Theatre, 2002
  • You Gotta Have Friends II (benefit performance), Norman J. PattizConcert Hall, 2002
  • Appeared as Ben, The Hope Chest, New York City; and as Leonard, Yesterday's Flowers, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City. Appeared asBig Jim Warrington, Little Mary Sunshine; as Cliff Bradshaw, Cabaret (musical); and as James Keller, The Miracle Worker; narrator fora production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical), Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, MO; and performer in Mahler's Resurrection Symphony with the St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis, MO.
  • Major Tours
  • Various roles, Shenandoah, U.S. cities, c. 1976-1979
  • Videos
  • Himself, Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey, 1995
  • Himself, American Beauty: Look Closer, DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Albums
  • Contributor, Quantum Leap (television soundtrack recording), Crescendo Records, 1994
  • Contributor, Stars of the Musical Stage, Madacy Records, 1996
  • Contributor, Cats Don't Dance (soundtrack recording), PolyGram, 1997
  • Singles
  • "Somewhere in the Night," Crescendo Records, 1994
  • Television Music
  • Song, "Somewhere in the Night," Quantum Leap (series), NBC, c. 1989
  • Composer and lyricist of theme song, Papa's Angels (movie), CBS, 2000

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2003
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 27, 1996, p. 61
    • Parade, February 5, 1995, p. 23; November 25, 2001, p. 18
    • People Weekly, April 7, 1997; May 4, 1998, p. 31
    • Starlog, April, 1990, pp. 37-40, 58; December, 1991, March, 1995
    • TV Guide, December 23, 1989, p. 14; October 8, 1994, p. 7
    • Completely Scott: The Scott Bakula Fan Forum,, June 22, 2004

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