Scott Bakula came from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them. Later, he sang with the St. Louis Symphony. He studied Law at the University of Kansas. In 1976, he was first hired professionally in the role of Sam in "Shenandoah" and went to New York. After several small roles on TV, he made
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Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979
(performer: "Medley from Man of La Mancha: Man of La Mancha / Dulcinea / The Impossible Dream" - uncredited, "The Death Scene: Man of La Mancha" reprise - uncredited)
On how he got the role of "Captain Jonathan Archer": "Kerry McCluggage and Garry Hart were both at Universal when I did
Quantum Leap. We had a long and very good relationship. My production company was already at Paramount when they approached me. I was excited, but wanted to meet Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and read the pilot script...
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The white streak in his hair appeared when he was four years old. He had been helping a neighbor paint, and his mother thought he had gotten paint in his hair.
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