Tom Everett Scott was born on 7th September 1970 in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S., to William Joseph “Bill” Scott (father), a civil engineer, and Cynthia “Cindy” Pierce (mother), an insurance sales representative. He is the third of the four children of his parents.
The actor went to Syracuse University, graduating in 1992. Although he initially wanted to specialize in communications, he ended up majoring in drama.
Scott is best known for That Thing You Do (1996), Boiler Room (2000), Because I Said So (2007), and Race to Witch Mountain (2009).
Stars as Marvin Ferris on the Netflix comedy 'The Healing Powers of Dude' (2020)
Created by Erica Spates & Sam Littenberg-Weisberg, The Healing Powers of Dude is an American comedy series that premiered on Netflix on 13th January 2020.
As per IMDb, the plot reads:
Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, has to start middle school, he turns to a mutt named Dude, a sarcastic emotional support dog who might need Noah as much as Noah needs him.
Tom Everett Scott is playing the role of Marvin Ferris, the father of Noah Ferris (Jace Chapman) and the husband of Karen Ferris (Larisa Oleynik). By profession, Marvin and Karen are artist and lawyer, respectively.
Tom Everett Scott and Jace Chapman as the father and son duo Marvin Ferris and Noah Ferris, respectively, on the Netflix comedy 'The Healing Powers of Dude.'
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The story revolves around Noah, an 11-year-old boy with social anxiety disorder, who finally decides to attend public school after previously getting homeschooled. He gathers the courage thanks to his emotional support dog named Dude, voiced by Steve Zahn.
The other notable cast includes Mauricio Lara as Noah’s extroverted friend named Simon, Sophie Jaewon Kim as Noah’s disabled, yet extremely intelligent friend Amara, and Laurel Emory as Noah’s younger sister with a fondness for fashion, Embry Ferris.
The Healing Powers of Dude premiered on Netflix on 13th January 2020. There’s yet to be an official confirmation on season 2.
Plays Scott Perry on 'Councils of Dads' (2020)
Developed by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Council of Dads is an American drama series based on Bruce Feiler’s best selling memoir, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness, and the Men Who Could Be Me (2010).
As per NBC, the premise reads:
Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life's plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family - just in case he ever can't be there to do it himself.
Tom Everett Scott is playing the leading role as Scott Perry on NBC's Council of Dads.
Tom Everett Scott and Sarah Wayne Callies as the husband and wife pair Scott Perry and Robin Perry, respectively, on the NBC drama 'Council of Dads.'
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The rest of the cast includes Emjay Anthony as Theo Perry, Sarah Wayne Callies as Robin Perry, Blue Chapman as JJ Perry, Michael O’Neill as Larry Mills, J. August Richards as Dr. Oliver Post, Steven Silver as Evan Norris, Clive Standen as Anthony Lavelle, Thalia Tran as Charlotte Perry, and Michele Weaver as Luly Perry.
Council of Dads premieres on NBC on 24th March 2020.
Married to wife Jenni Gallagher; Shares Two Kids
Tom Everett Scott shares two kids, a son & a daughter, with his wife Jenni Gallagher.
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Tom Everett Scott is married to his wife Jenni Gallagher for over two decades. The couple who were college classmates tied the knot way back in 1997. They share two kids, a son and a daughter.
Back in May 2017, Scott had an interview with Parade where he talked about his then-upcoming film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) and admitted he and his son had read every Wimpy Kid book.
We read all of them and my son checked them out of the school library multiple times. We were really into it and our friend Steve Zahn played the dad in all three movies. When I got this appointment to read for the role, I saw the subject of the email and I thought I might be in a movie with Steve. Then I kept reading and realized they were recasting the entire family.
Recalling the road trip that went awry just like the fourth installment of the Wimpy Kid series, the actor said:
Obviously not as crazy as in the movie, but I have two kids and we’ve done the six-hour drive from Los Angeles to Mammoth. I remember those long stretches through the desert. My son would have to pee and there are no rest stops so we’d have to do that human tent barrier on the side of the road. I learned that you have to load up the car—the best thing to do is to pack the car with a portable DVD player, books, games and good music.
Meanwhile, a month later, on 2nd June 2017, the actor took to Instagram to wish his beautiful wife a happy birthday, captioning the post, "Happy Birthday to my love, @jgscott. ❤️???"
Tom Everett Scott with his wife, Jenni Gallagher.
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The entire family of four currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
What is Tom Everett Scott’s Net Worth?
Tom Everett Scott's net worth is estimated to be $4 million.
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Tom Everett Scott is well renowned for several television credits. In 2002-03, he enjoyed a recurring role as Eric Wyczenski for eight episodes in a medical drama ER. A decade later, he starred as Detective Russell Clarke for 13 episodes in an American crime drama Southland (2009-13).
In 2014, Scott had a recurring role as Sam Landon for five episodes in a science fiction police procedural series Beauty and the Beast. The same year, he played Charles Garnett for six episodes in a post-apocalyptic drama Z Nation.
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In 2015-16, the actor played the role of Kevin Duval for six episodes in an anthology slasher series Scream, followed by William Cecil for six episodes in a historical romantic drama Reign (2015-16).
Scott portrayed the character as Mr. Down in the American teen drama 13 Reasons Why (2017-18), featuring in 7 episodes. From 2017 onwards, he is playing the role of Mike Harris for 20 episodes in an American sitcom I’m Sorry.
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Meanwhile, Tom’s most notable movie credits include music comedy That Thing You Do! (1996) as Guy Patterson and comedy horror An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) as Andy McDermott. In addition, he starred on Boiler Room (2000), One True Thing (1998), Dead Man on Campus (1998), The Love Letter (1999), Because I Said So (2007), Danger One (2018), and La La Land (2016).
Tom Everett Scott’s net worth is estimated at $4 million.
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