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Scott Bakula


Scott Stewart Bakula was born on October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Sally (Zumwinkel) and J. Stewart Bakula, a lawyer. He is of German, as well as Czech, Austrian, Scottish, and English ancestry. He comes from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them, he later sang with the St. Louis Symphony. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap Dr. Sam Beckett / John Beckett
(1989-1993)
American Beauty
American Beauty Jim Olmeyer
(1999)
Star Trek: Enterprise
Star Trek: Enterprise Captain Jonathan Archer / Commander / Commander Jonathan Archer
(2001-2005)

Filmography

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 2014-2017 NCIS: New Orleans (TV Series)
Dwayne Pride
- Mirror, Mirror (2017) ... Dwayne Pride
- Hard Knock Life (2017) ... Dwayne Pride
- Sins of the Father (2017) ... Dwayne Pride
- The Accident (2017) ... Dwayne Pride
- Acceptable Loss (2017) ... Dwayne Pride
 2017 Basmati Blues
Eric
 2014-2017 NCIS (TV Series)
Dwayne Pride
- Pandora's Box, Part I (2017) ... Dwayne Pride
- Sister City, Part I (2016) ... Dwayne Pride
- Crescent City: Part 2 (2014) ... Dwayne Pride
- Crescent City: Part 1 (2014) ... Dwayne Pride
 2017 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Scott Bakula
- The Gang Turns Black (2017) ... Scott Bakula
 2016 L'estate addosso
Paul's Father
 2015 Me Him Her
Mr. Ehrlick
 2014-2015 Looking (TV Series)
Lynn
- Looking Down the Road (2015) ... Lynn
- Looking Top to Bottom (2015) ... Lynn
- Looking for Results (2015) ... Lynn
- Looking Glass (2014) ... Lynn
- Looking for a Plus-One (2014) ... Lynn
 2014 Caper (TV Series)
Pete Blue
- Historectomy (2014) ... Pete Blue
- The Kilt Brahs (2014) ... Pete Blue
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Raymond
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie)
Bob Black
 2013 Geography Club
Carl Land
 2013 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Jerry
- Bazinga! That's From a TV Show (2013) ... Jerry
 2013 Untitled Bounty Hunter Project (TV Movie)
Pete
 2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Kent Webster
- Vanity's Bonfire (2012) ... Kent Webster
 2012 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Trip Weston
- Finishing the Hat (2012) ... Trip Weston
- Give Me the Blame (2012) ... Trip Weston
- The People Will Hear (2012) ... Trip Weston
- Lost My Power (2012) ... Trip Weston
- With So Little to Be Sure Of (2012) ... Trip Weston
 2012 Family Guy (TV Series)
Scott Bakula
- Burning Down the Bayit (2012) ... Scott Bakula
 2012 Table for Three (TV Movie)
Robert Morton
 2009-2011 Men of a Certain Age (TV Series)
Terry Elliott
- Hold Your Finish (2011) ... Terry Elliott
- Whatever Gets You Through the Night (2011) ... Terry Elliott
- Can't Let That Slide (2011) ... Terry Elliott
- A League of Their Owen (2011) ... Terry Elliott
- The Pickup (2011) ... Terry Elliott
 2011 Source Code
Colter's Father (voice)
 2009-2010 Chuck (TV Series)
Steve Bartowski
- Chuck Versus the First Fight (2010) ... Steve Bartowski (voice, uncredited)
- Chuck Versus the Subway (2010) ... Steve Bartowski
- Chuck Versus the Ring: Part II (2010) ... Steve Bartowski
- Chuck Versus the Living Dead (2010) ... Steve Bartowski
- Chuck Versus the Ring (2009) ... Steve Bartowski
 2006-2010 The New Adventures of Old Christine (TV Series)
'Papa Jeff' Hunter
- Revenge Makeover (2010) ... 'Papa Jeff' Hunter
- Love: A Cautionary Tale (2009) ... 'Papa Jeff' Hunter
- Come to Papa Jeff (2006) ... 'Papa Jeff' Hunter
- The Answer Is Maybe (2006) ... 'Papa Jeff' Hunter
 2009 The Informant!
FBI Special Agent Brian Shepard
 2009 Guys and Dolls at the Hollywood Bowl (Video)
Nathan Detroit
 2008 State of the Union (TV Series)
Chris Fulbright
- Episode #1.5 (2008) ... Chris Fulbright
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Chris Fulbright
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Chris Fulbright
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Chris Fulbright
 2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Jack Ross
- Glow in the Dark (2008) ... Jack Ross
 2007 American Body Shop (TV Series)
Maury
- Juicy Lou's (2007) ... Maury
 2007 Blue Smoke (TV Movie)
John Minger
 2006 Star Trek: Legacy (Video Game)
Captain Jonathan Archer (voice)
 2001-2005 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV Series)
Captain Jonathan Archer / Commander / Commander Jonathan Archer
- These Are the Voyages... (2005) ... Captain Jonathan Archer
- Terra Prime (2005) ... Captain Jonathan Archer
- Demons (2005) ... Captain Jonathan Archer
- In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II (2005) ... Commander / Captain Jonathan Archer
- In a Mirror, Darkly (2005) ... Commander Jonathan Archer
 2003 The Ticket (Short)
Dunniger
 2002 Role of a Lifetime
Bobby Cellini / Buck Steele
 2001 Late Boomers (TV Movie)
Teddy Barnett
 2001 What Girls Learn (TV Movie)
Nick
 2001 Life as a House
Officer Kurt Walker
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Paul Morgan
 2000 Papa's Angels (TV Movie)
Grins Jenkins
 2000 The Trial of Old Drum (TV Movie)
George Graham Vest
 2000 Above Suspicion
James Stockton
 2000 Luminarias
Joseph
 2000 In the Name of the People (TV Movie)
John Burke
 2000 Father Can't Cope (TV Movie)
Wes Harrison
 1999 American Beauty
Jim Olmeyer
 1999 Mean Streak (TV Movie)
Det. Lou Mattoni
 1999 NetForce (TV Movie)
Alex Michaels
 1998 Major League: Back to the Minors
Gus Cantrell
 1998 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
Elbegast the Robber Knight
- Integrity (1998) ... Elbegast the Robber Knight (voice)
 1997 Cats Don't Dance
Danny (voice)
 1996-1997 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- The Sins of the Father Episode (1997) ... Mr. Smith
- The Impossible Mission Episode (1996) ... Mr. Smith
- The Bob Episode (1996) ... Mr. Smith
- The Big Easy Episode (1996) ... Mr. Smith
- The Space Flight Episode (1996) ... Mr. Smith
 1996 The Bachelor's Baby (TV Movie)
Jake Henry
 1993-1996 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Peter Hunt
- Old Flames (1996) ... Peter Hunt
- Make Room for Daddy (1995) ... Peter Hunt
- FYI of the Hurricane (1995) ... Peter Hunt
- Rumble in the Alley (1995) ... Peter Hunt
- Prelude to a Kiss (1994) ... Peter Hunt
 1995 Prowler (TV Movie)
Jack Harcher
 1995 The Invaders (TV Series)
Nolan Wood
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Nolan Wood
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Nolan Wood
 1995 Lord of Illusions
Harry D'Amour
 1995 My Family
David Ronconi
 1994 A Passion to Kill
David
 1994 Nowhere to Hide (TV Movie)
Kevin Nicholas
 1994 Color of Night
Bob Moore
 1994 Dream On (TV Series)
Aaron Hernick, Kidnapper #1
- The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Part II (1994) ... Aaron Hernick, Kidnapper #1
- The Taking of Pablum 1-2-3: Part I (1994) ... Aaron Hernick, Kidnapper #1
 1993 For Goodness Sake (Short)
Henry
 1993 Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (TV Movie)
Jay Parkins
 1989-1993 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Beckett / John Beckett
- Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (1993) ... Dr. Sam Beckett
- Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954 (1993) ... Dr. Sam Beckett
- The Beast Within - November 6, 1972 (1993) ... Dr. Sam Beckett
- Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993) ... Dr. Sam Beckett
 1992 In the Shadow of a Killer (TV Movie)
Det. David Mitchell
 1991 Necessary Roughness
Paul Blake
 1990 Sibling Rivalry
Harry Turner
 1988 Eisenhower & Lutz (TV Series)
Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr
- The Devil Wears a Toupee (1988) ... Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr
- Play It Again, Bud (1988) ... Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr
- Pride and Prejudice (1988) ... Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr
- Bud's Buddy (1988) ... Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr
- Petrified Forrest (1988) ... Barnett M. 'Bud' Lutz Jr
 1986-1988 Designing Women (TV Series)
Dr. Ted Shively
- Ted-Bare (1988) ... Dr. Ted Shively
- Ted Remarries (1987) ... Dr. Ted Shively
- Old Spouses Never Die: Part 2 (1987) ... Dr. Ted Shively
- Old Spouses Never Die: Part 1 (1987) ... Dr. Ted Shively
- Designing Women (1986) ... Dr. Ted Shively
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Jed Palmer
- The Power Brokers: Part 2 (1987) ... Jed Palmer
- The Power Brokers: Part 1 (1987) ... Jed Palmer
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Sanderson
- Infiltrator (1987) ... Dr. Sanderson
 1987 The Last Fling (TV Movie)
Drew
 1986-1987 Gung Ho (TV Series)
Hunt Stevenson
- Brother, Can You Spare a Dollar? (1987) ... Hunt Stevenson
- Where the Boys Are (1987) ... Hunt Stevenson
- Kaz Over Easy (1987) ... Hunt Stevenson
- Help Wanted (1987) ... Hunt Stevenson
- Love Me Tender (1987) ... Hunt Stevenson
 1986 My Sister Sam (TV Series)
Peter Strickland
- Teacher's Pet (1986) ... Peter Strickland
 1986 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Jeffrey Wilder
- I-Man (1986) ... Jeffrey Wilder
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Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
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Show Show Archive footage (4 credits)

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Stage: Appeared as Joe DiMaggio in "Marilyn" on Broadway. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 4 Articles | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11¾" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On the best thing about playing a Star Trek captain: I was very excited. I was a huge fan of the original Star Trek, and I'd never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship... I'm a big fan of the future of space programs on this planet, especially if it's a space program that can proceed in a peaceful fashion, keeping weapons out of space. (September/October 2006, Star Trek ... See more »

Trivia:

The only actor to have two roles included in TV Guide's "25 Legends of Sci-Fi." One entry noted the character of Sam Beckett from Quantum Leap (1989), while the other entry noted all of the captains from the various Star Trek series, which would of course include his role of Jonathan Archer from Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). See more »

Nickname:

Bak

Star Sign:

Libra

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