Tom Everett Scott

A winning young player of films and TV, tall, curly haired actor Tom Everett Scott grew up being told of his resemblance to Tom Hanks whom he adored watching on the sitcom "Bosom Buddies." Sharing the same laid back affability and easy smile as well as similar physical attributes, the two would come together, with Scott fittingly making his big screen debut co-starring with his childhood idol in Hanks' feature directorial bow "That Thing You Do!" (1996). The newcomer proved well cast as Guy Patterson, the charismatic drummer whose band climbs the 1964 pop charts in the amiable period comedy. A Massachusetts native who started out acting in high school productions and worked at a Rhode Island Renaissance fair, Scott began his college career with practicality in mind, and started out as a communications major before switching to drama studies during his second year. The die cast, he moved to NYC and started a theater company (aTheaterCo) with three college chums. Scott supported himself waiting tables before finding work in TV commercials. Episodic guest shots followed, with NBC's popular legal series "Law & Order" hosting his small screen debut. A 1995 recurring role on "Grace Under Fire" featured him as the son that Brett Butler's title character gave up for adoption and made him a familiar face to viewers of the highly rated sitcom.