Scott was born in Syracuse, New York and moved to Camillus, New York in April of 1967 where he completed his education in the West Genesee School District. Scott was active in many sports especially lacrosse. Upon graduation, he attended Daniel Webster College and then Herkimer Comm College. Scott's love of sports included snow skiing which led him to Colorado and then finally to California. For a time, he worked at Alice's restaurant while he pursued his education leaning towards a career in the film industry.