Tom Everett Scott

Tom Everett Scott


9/7/1970, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Birth Name

Tom Everett Scott



Also Known As

Tom Scott
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Raised in East Bridgewater, MA, Tom was the third of four children. His father was a civil engineer, and his mother was an insurance saleswoman. Tom enjoyed acting in high school plays, but to do something more practical with his life, he enrolled in communications at Syracuse University…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • His height is 6' 2" (1.88 m).

    • Tom was cast in the expected hit The $treet as Jack Kenderson. However, the series from FOX fell way short of expectations and was cancelled before even airing.

    • Tom attended Cosmopolitan's 2006 Fun Fearless Man of the Year event in January 2007.

    • Tom has been poked fun at for his resemblance to Tom Hanks, and was even called "Tom Hanks Jr." while working on That Thing You Do. His first date with now-wife Jenni was to see Forest Gump.`

    • In order to support himself once he moved to New York, Tom waited tables.

    • Tom almost lost out on his role playing a drummer in That Thing You Do due to his likeness to Tom Hanks.

    • Tom finished third in one of the World Poker Tour events, which made him the first celebrity to make it to a final table.

    • In 1992, Tom received his BA in Drama from Syracuse University.

    • Tom married Jenni Gallagher on December 13, 1997. Steve Zahn, his co-star in That Thing You Do, was his best man. They have two children: daughter Arly and son Finn.

  • Quotes

    • Tom Everett Scott: It's fun to be recognized because it's flattering. It means that you're actually getting out there and people have seen your stuff. But it's okay when I get off the plane and no one knows who I am. I'm really OK with that; I don't go up to people and say, 'Don't you know who I am?'

    • Tom Everett Scott: I learned that keeping toilet paper is important in college. One time my roommates and I ran out of toilet paper, and we were so lazy we wouldn't buy it. So me and my roommates wound up going through a whole box of coffee filters first.

    • Tom Everett Scott: (on playing poker) I play all the time. I love poker. I've been playing for years in New York at a weekly Wednesday night game. And all my friends will tell you that I'm a very mediocre to poor player.

    • Tom Everett Scott: I usually get cast as this good-hearted guy who's just trying to do the right thing. That's pretty much what I'm like.

    • Tom Everett Scott: (on advice he received from Tom Hanks) He saw me getting pressured. He told me less is more. He basically said don't sweat it.

    • Tom Everett Scott: (on the matter of fame) [Fame] looks like a really hairy affair. But if it's part of the job, I'll figure out a way to deal with it.

  • Really underrated!

    Tom is a very underrated actor who hasn't had much success, despite the Tom Hanks likeness. Among other things, and hopefully that he will get a better gig as he has had some failed tv shows. Along the way and that he will get that right vehicle for him to come along. Like George Clooney before him, he struggled before ER came his way. Now hopefully, Tom will get the best show that will be good under his belt. But we shall see good things from him. He was cast against type as the NY crooked Governor in the Law & Order show. Proves that he can act!moreless