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Donovan Scott was born on September 29, 1947 in Chico, California, USA as Donovan Ward Scott. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Police Academy (1984), Back to the Future Part III (1990) and Popeye (1980). See full bio »
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 2015 Northpole: Open for Christmas (TV Movie)
 2015 Death to Cupid (Short)
Santa Claus
 2013 Baby Daddy (TV Series)
Santa Claus
- Emma's First Christmas (2013) ... Santa Claus
 2013 Santa Switch (TV Movie)
 2012 Matchmaker Santa (TV Movie)
 2011 3 Holiday Tails
 2011 Eagleheart (TV Series)
Cyrus Barnaby
- Me Llamo Justice (2011) ... Cyrus Barnaby
 2010 Zeke and Luther (TV Series)
- Bro-Ho-Ho (2010) ... Santa
 2010 Backlight
Old Farmer
 2009 The Three Gifts (TV Movie)
Santa Claus
 2009 The Middle (TV Series)
Santa / Santa Claus
- Christmas (2009) ... Santa
- Thanksgiving (2009) ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
- Reading Is a Funda Mental Case (2008) ... Therapist
 2007 Bones (TV Series)
Santa Larry
- The Santa in the Slush (2007) ... Santa Larry
 2006 The Enigma with a Stigma
Robert Riley
 2005 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Judge Christopher Serra
- Death Be Not Proud (2005) ... Judge Christopher Serra
 2004 Uh Oh!
Captain Squid
 2002 Fish Don't Blink
 2001 Providence (TV Series)
- Impulse Control (2001)
 2000 Frasier (TV Series)
- Mary Christmas (2000) ... Santa
 1999 Martial Law (TV Series)
- Thieves Among Thieves (1999) ... Man
 1999 Blast from the Past
 1998 Family Attraction (Short)
 1997 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Captain Jack
- Racing Mars (1997) ... Captain Jack
 1996 Homeboys in Outer Space (TV Series)
Petery Barnum
 1990 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Jake Hopchick
- Prime Cut (1990) ... Jake Hopchick
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
 1989 Meet the Hollowheads
Cop #2
 1988 Splash, Too (TV Movie)
Freddie Bauer
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Freddie Bauer
- Splash, Too: Part 1 (1988) ... Freddie Bauer
 1986 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Vincent Dowd
- Steele Alive and Kicking (1986) ... Vincent Dowd
 1986 Psycho III
 1986 The Best of Times
 1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Marty Calwood
- Heart and Seoul (1986) ... Marty Calwood
 1985-1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Man in the Moon / Joe
- Pecos Bill (1986) ... Man in the Moon
- Annie Oakley (1985) ... Joe
 1982-1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Guest Interviewee / Herman Toad / Cubby Bear / ...
- Grimm Party (1985) ... Guest Interviewee
- Thumbelina (1984) ... Herman Toad
- The Tale of the Frog Prince (1982) ... Hendrix / The French Chef
 1984 Sheena
 1983 The Lost Satellite (TV Series)
 1982 Slapstick Studios (TV Series)
 1982 Scared Silly (TV Movie)
Skip Midler
 1982 Olivia Newton-John: Let's Get Physical (TV Movie)
Guy getting powdered by Olivia
 1981 Zorro: The Gay Blade
 1980 The Great Cash Giveaway Getaway (TV Movie)
 1979 1941
Kid Sailor
 1979 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
- Fat City Holiday (1979) ... Rollo
 1979 Presenting Susan Anton (TV Series)
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