Scott Bakula

Fearless visionary who imagined the future.

Scott Bakula
Full NameScott Stewart Bakula


His Royal Highness, Scott Stewart Bakula of St. Louis, Missouri, was born to an illustrious family of German and European ancestry on October 9th, 1954. His father, J. Stewart Bakula, was a lawyer, and his musical family provided the perfect backdrop for His Highness’s own musical talent, which he cultivated since the fourth grade. After studying Law at the University of Kansas, he left in his sophomore year to pursue his true passion: acting. His impressive debut in the role of Sam in "Shenandoah" in 1976 earned him a place in television, and in 1989 he was casted to star opposite Dean Stockwell in the science fiction series Quantum Leap. His performance as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist stuck in time and correcting the mistakes of the past, earned him a Golden Globe in 1992 for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series - Drama.

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  • Golden Globe1992
    Quantum LeapBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama


  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • The Simpsons
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • American Beauty
  • Chuck
  • Looking
  • Quantum Leap
  • Men of a Certain Age
  • NCIS
  • Shatner's Raw Nerve
  • Caper
  • Men, Movies & Carol
  • Dream On
  • Life as a House
  • Star Trek: Enterprise
  • Source Code
  • Divinity
  • The Captains Close Up
  • My Family
  • American Body Shop
  • Designing Women
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Ca$h Cab
  • Adventures from the Book of Virtues
  • My Sister Sam
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • Eisenhower & Lutz
  • The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Murphy Brown
  • Cats Don't Dance
  • NCIS: New Orleans
  • The Captains
  • The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • On Our Own
  • State of the Union
  • Geography Club
  • CBS Summer Playhouse
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts
  • The Informant!
  • The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Elsa & Fred
  • Star Trek: Legacy

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Scott Stewart Bakula is a prominent figure of royal lineage, with German, Czech, Austrian, Scottish, and English heritage. He displays a passion for the arts, having started a rock band and writing songs in the fourth grade, and later singing with the St Louis Symphony. He had a brief stint studying Law at the University of Kansas, but realized his true calling when he was first hired professionally in the role of Sam in "Shenandoah" in 1976, and proceeded to New York. From then on, he has gone from strength to strength, with several small roles on television and, eventually, taking the lead role as Joe DiMaggio in "Marilyn: An American Fable" on Broadway. His presence in the entertainment industry is sure to be remembered for many years to come.

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