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Overview (4)

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameRobert Griffith
Nickname Griff
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Scott Rhodes is an award winning Stunt Coordinator, Stuntman, Fight Choreographer,Actor, Writer & Director. He was born and raised in Hoboken, NJ and began his filmmaking career when he picked up the family 8mm camera and began making short films at the age of 12. He attended Saint Peters and Jersey City State College as well as an intensive filmmaking program at NYU. He wrote and directed numerous short films (Usually action or comedies) while in college and also performed and coordinated stunts and fights for many shorts films and student productions. He was once reprimanded for performing a fight scene and flipping another actor through a classroom door while a class was in session! Influenced by Bruce Lee, Scott began studying the Martial Arts at the age of 9, studying Judo (Black Belt) at the local Y.M.C.A. He also studied and excelled in Boxing (Winning Golden Gloves titles 2 times) and High School Wrestling (Taking city, regional and state titles). Scott has studied numerous other Martial Arts over the years including, Jeet Kune Do, Kickboxing, Grappling & MMA, Hapkido (Black Belt), Japanese Goju Ryu Karate (Black Belt), Kyokushikai Karate, Shotokan Karate and various Asian & European weapons (Including swords and nunchaku). He has been featured in Black Belt Magazine and has written numerous articles on Fight Choreography and Martial Arts Movies for the magazines, Inside Kung Fu, Inside Karate, Filmfax, Martial Arts Movies, Martial Arts and Combat Sports, Black Belt and Action Films. He has also contributed to the books, "The Jackie Chan Encyclopedia", "The Martial Arts Question And Answer Book" & "The Martial Arts Sourcebook". Scott is a musician and plays drums and bass guitar. One of his earliest show business jobs was playing Paul McCartney (And sometimes Ringo Starr) in a Beatles sound alike show. Other early jobs included: Fitness Trainer, flexibility trainer, substitute school teacher, grammar school gym teacher, entertainment reporter for the Hoboken Reporter newspaper and a summer stint in the prop department at Screen Gems in NY. First professional acting job: Extra in a Miller Lite beer commercial. First professional stunt job: Performing a fight scene as a convict on the soap opera "One Life To Live" Played Ron Raines' henchman "Fisk" for 6 months on the soap opera, "Guiding Light" (1994-95). Scott appeared as a fighting cowboy in the New York Metropolitan Opera production of "la Fanciulla del West" (Starring Placido Domingo" (1993). Influenced by Bruce Lee to become a Fight Choreographer. Influenced By The James Bond Films & "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" to pursue stunt work. Played both an Alien & Predator in "Batman: Dead End" Performed stunts on "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" for 3 seasons as Vampires, Demon Monks, Zombies, Templar Knights and other assorted creatures and humans! Drove a car through a brick wall (Doubling for Matthew Perry) on a segment of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno". Painted feathers and test wore the angel wings worn by Ben Affleck and Alan Rickman in "Dogma". For his work on "Adventures Of Superseven", Scott won the following awards at the LA Webfest, "Outstanding Direction"(2012), "Outstanding Series"(Producer - 2012), "Outstanding Editing"(2014) and at the Rome Web Awards, "Best Action/War" series.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jerry Cotton

Trivia (22)

Portrays the "Yeti" in the Kellogg's Pop Tarts Commercials.
Portrayed both an Alien and a Predator in the film Batman: Dead End (2003).
Doubled Matthew Perry on an episode of "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and drove a car through a brick wall.
Painted feathers and test wore the angel wings worn by Ben Affleck and Alan Rickman in the Kevin Smith Film, Dogma (1999).
Favorite Movie Fight Scene: Bruce Lee Vs the guards in the underground caverns in "Enter The Dragon". He is also a big spy movie buff.
A devotee to Martial Arts since the age of 9. Scott has studied Boxing, Kick Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Jeet Kune Do, Japanese Goju Ryu, Hapkido and Grappling & Mixed Martial Arts.

He is also proficient with martial weapons such as single and double Nunchaku, Bo/Staff, stick fighting, Japanese sword, western swords, Tonfa, knives and various medieval and ancient weapons.
Amateur Boxing Record 50-4-2 Amateur Wrestling Record 30-4 Kickboxing Record 10-0

Decided to try amateur boxing after beating a Golden Gloves finalist in a backyard match at age 14. Eventually won back to back Golden Gloves titles himself 2 years later. In his Senior Year in high school, Scott won the state freestyle wrestling title at 160lb.
Wrote articles for the following magazines: Black Belt, Inside Karate, Inside Kung Fu, Martial Arts Movies, Filmfax, Chiller Theatre, Horror Biz, Martial Arts & Combat Sports
Worked as a modern and ancient military technical adviser and battle coordinator as well as a modern and ancient weapons coordinator, trainer and safety specialist (Including firearms, edged weapons and misc. weaponry of various countries and time periods).
Worked on over 200 Soap Opera episodes as an actor, stuntman and stunt coordinator.
Is an expert on film and television history and trivia. Especially the genres of horror, science fiction, action, martial arts and espionage.
Played Darth Vader at personal appearances official Star Wars function in 1978 and 1979.
Played in a drum recital with legendary Gene Krupa as a child.
His screen writing teacher in college was Herbert J. Leder, who wrote and directed "Pretty Boy Floyd", "Fiend Without A Face" and "The Frozen Dead".
Suffered and injury related stroke in December, 2007 and lost fifty percent use of his left arm and leg.
Produces, writes, directs, edits and stunt coordinates (and often operates the camera) for the web series The Adventures of Superseven (2011), from his wheelchair, electric scooter and walker.
Used to play basketball pick up games with John Sayles on Friday afternoons in the early to mid 1990s at the Hoboken Y.M.C.A.
Nominated for "Best Action Scene" (Stunt Coordinator) for The Adventures of Superseven (2011) at the 2015 Rome Web Awards.
Started a neighborhood film club and production company with his friends when he was 13. It was called K.G.A.H Films and they made a series of Super 8 films out of an apartment building storage room that they turned into a production studio.
Born and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey and often played at on some of the locations used in "On The Waterfront".
As a teen, appeared as an extra in the crowd scene surrounding King Kong's body during the finale of King Kong (1976).
Performed stand up comedy on open mic night at The Improv in New York in 1986.

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