Bakula, Scott 1954(?)–

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BAKULA, Scott 1954(?)


Full name, Scott Stewart Bakula; born October 9, 1954 (some sources cite 1955), in St. Louis, MO; son of Stewart (a corporate lawyer) and Sally Bakula; married Krista Neumann, 1981 (divorced, 1995); companion of Chelsea Field (an actress and dancer; original name, Kim Botfield), beginning 1996; children: (with Neumann) Chelsy (some sources cite Chelsea), Cody; (with Field) Wil Botfield, Owen Barrett. Education: Attended Jefferson Junior College, Hillsboro, MO; studied theatre and business at University of Kansas.

Addresses: Office Bakula Productions, 5555 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor, producer, and director. Bakula Productions (also known as BPI Productions), Hollywood, CA, founder, 1996, and chief executive officer. Appeared in commercials for Canada Dry ginger ale and Folgers coffee in the 1980s; appeared in "The More You Know," a series of public service announcements; appeared in television spots welcoming U.S. military troops back to the United States; also worked as a singer.

Member: Phi Gamma Delta.

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award nomination (with Jerry Colker and John Kassir), best ensemble performance, 1985, for Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down; DramaLogue Award, c. 1986, for Nite Club Confidential; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actor in a musical, 1988, for Romance/Romance; Q awards, Viewers for Quality Television, best actor in a quality drama series, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding lead actor in a drama series, 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993, Golden Globe Award nominations, best performance by an actor in a television drama series, 1991 and 1993, and Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a television drama series, 1992, all for Quantum Leap; Q Award, best specialty player, 1994, for Murphy Brown; Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble, 1999, for American Beauty; Saturn Award nominations, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, best actor in a television series, 2002, 2003, and 2004, all for Enterprise.


Television Appearances; Series:

Hunt Stevenson, Gung Ho, ABC, 19861987.

Barnett M. "Bud" Lutz, Jr., Eisenhower & Lutz, CBS, 1988.

Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett, Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 19891993.

Peter Hunt, Murphy Brown, CBS, 19931995.

Mr. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, CBS, 1996.

Captain Jonathan Archer, Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise ), UPN, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

(Uncredited) V (also known as Storm Warnings and V: The Original Mini Series ), NBC, 1983.

Nolan Wood, The Invaders, Fox, 1995.

Alex Michaels, NetForce (also known as Tom Clancy's NetForce ), ABC, 1998.

Paul Morgan, "Unholy Alliances," A Girl Thing, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Drew, The Last Fling, ABC, 1987.

Detective David Mitchell, In the Shadow of a Killer (also known as An Eye for an Eye ), NBC, 1992.

Jay Parkins, Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771, NBC, 1993.

Kevin Nicholas, Nowhere to Hide (also known as State of Terror ), ABC, 1994.

Jake Henry, The Bachelor's Baby (also known as Here Comes the Son ), CBS, 1996.

Detective Lou Mattoni, Mean Streak, Showtime, 1999.

George Graham Vest, The Trial of Old Drum, Animal Planet, 2000.

Grins Jenkins, Papa's Angels, CBS, 2000.

James Stockton, Above Suspicion, USA Network, 2000.

John Burke, In the Name of the People, CBS, 2000.

Nick, What Girls Learn, Showtime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

63rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1989.

64th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1990.

Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes (multiple episodes), NBC, 1990.

Song performer, The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1993.

In a New Light '93, ABC, 1993.

The Ultimate Driving Challenge, CBS, 1993.

Himself, Men, Movies & Carol, CBS, 1994.

Himself, The Making of "Lord of Illusions," 1995.

The National Hate Test, USA Network, 1998.

The 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Performer, The 42nd Annual Tony Awards, 1988.

Presenter, The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Presentation, Fox, 1990.

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990.

Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992.

1995 National Council of La Raza Bravo Awards (also known as 1995 NCLR Bravo Awards ), Fox, 1995.

The 1997 ESPY Awards, ABC, 1997.

Presenter, 2001 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Peter Strickland, "Teacher's Pet," My Sister Sam, CBS, 1986.

Jed Palmer, "The Power Brokers: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, "Old Spouses Never Die: Parts 1 & 2," Designing Women, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, "Ted Remarries," Designing Women, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, "TedBare," Designing Women, CBS, 1988.

John Beckett, "The Leap HomeNovember 25, 1969," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 1990.

Himself, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, 1990, 1991.

John Beckett, "Promised LandDecember 22, 1971," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 1992.

Himself, Good Morning Britain, [Great Britain], 1992.

Aaron Hernick (first kidnapper), "The Taking of Pablum 123: Parts 1 & 2," Dream On, HBO and Fox, 1994.

Himself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995.

Peter Hunt, "Old Flames," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1996.

Voice, Adventures from the Book of Virtues (animated), PBS, 1996.

Himself, Sciography, SciFi Channel, 2000.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2001.

Himself, The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

Appeared in "Scott and SheDaisy," Sidewalks Entertainment (also known as Sidewalks Entertainment Hour ), syndicated. Appeared in episodes of other series, including The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder, CBS; One on One with John Tesh, NBC; On Our Own, CBS; and in a talk show with Pat Sajak.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Dr. Theodore "Ted" Shively, Designing Women, CBS, 1986.

Jeffrey Wilder, IMan, ABC, 1986.

Paul Sanderson, "Infiltrator," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Sam Beckett, Quantum Leap: Genesis (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 1989.

Detective Jack Harcher, Prowler, CBS, 1995.

Wes Harrison, Father Can't Cope, Fox, 2000.

Captain Jonathan Archer, Enterprise: Broken Bow (also known as Star Trek Enterprise: Broken Bow ), UPN, 2001.

Teddy Barnett, Late Bloomers, CBS, 2001.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

The Bachelor's Baby (also known as Here Comes the Son ), CBS, 1996.

Papa's Angels, CBS, 2000.

What Girls Learn, Showtime, 2001.

Television Executive Producer; Other:

Prowler (pilot), CBS, 1995.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (series), CBS, 1996.

Television Director; Episodic:

"Permanent WaveJune 2, 1983," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 1991.

"Promised LandDecember 22, 1971," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 1992.

"Roberto!January 27, 1982," Quantum Leap (also known as Genesis ), NBC, 1992.

Film Appearances:

Harry Turner, Sibling Rivalry, Columbia, 1990.

Paul Blake, Necessary Roughness, Paramount, 1991.

L.A. Story, TriStar, 1991.

For Goodness Sake, 1993.

David Ronconi, My Family (also known as East L.A., My Family, Mi familia, and Cafe con leche ), New Line Cinema, 1994.

Dr. Bob Moore, Color of Night, Buena Vista, 1994.

Dr. David Lawson, A Passion to Kill (also known as Rules of Obsession ), APix Entertainment, 1994.

Harry D'Amour, Lord of Illusions (also known as Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions ), United Artists, 1995.

Voice of Danny the Cat, Cats Don't Dance (animated), Warner Bros., 1997.

Gus Cantrell, Major League: Back to the Minors (also known as Major League: The Minors, Major League III, Major League 3: Back to the Minors, and Major League 3: The Minors ), Warner Bros., 1998.

Jim Olmeyer, American Beauty, DreamWorks, 1999.

Joseph Levinson, Luminarias, New Latin Pictures, 2000.

Bobby, Role of a Lifetime, PorchLight Entertainment, 2001.

Officer Kurt Walker, Life as a House, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Stage Appearances:

Amahl, Amahl and the Night Visitors (opera), Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, MO, 1967.

Jesus, Godspell (musical), Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 1973.

Peter, Company (musical), Temple Israel Theatre Arts Group, New York City, 1977.

Jesus, Godspell (musical), Carousel Dinner Theatre, Ravenna, OH, 1978.

John, Reunion, Broadway Drama Guild, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Oh! What a Lovely War!, Queen Festival Theatre, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, New York City, 1978.

Leonard, East of Kansas, New York City, c. 1979.

Lineworker, Magic to Do, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, OH, 1979, later known as Day by Day, Charles Theatre, Boston, MA, 1980, then Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC, 1980.

Teen Angel, Grease (musical), An Evening Dinner Theatre, Elmsford, NY, c. 19791980.

Benedick, Ta Dah!, American Theatre of Actors, Chernunchin Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Dominique (a chauffeur), The Baker's Wife, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 1980.

Jesus, Godspell (musical), Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Mack Sennett, Keystone (musical), GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1981.

Wally, I Love My Wife (musical), Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, later An Evening Dinner Theatre, both 1981.

Pirate king, The Pirates of Penzance (operetta), Darien Dinner Theatre, Darien, CT, 1982.

Understudy, Is There Life after High School? (musical), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn: An American Fable (musical; also known as Marilyn ), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Josh, Hello, I'm Not in Right Now, White Barn Theatre, Westport, CT, 1983.

Member of the ensemble cast, It's Better with a Band (musical revue), Don't Tell Mama, then Sardi's Club Room, both New York City, 1983.

Member of the ensemble cast, Accentuate the Positive (musical revue), Bottom Line, New York City, 1984.

Member of the ensemble cast, Broadway BabylonThe Musical That Never Was! (musical revue), Paper Moon Cabaret, New York City, 1984.

Ted Klausterman, Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down (musical), Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985, and Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1987.

Buck Holden, Nite Club Confidential (musical), Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, 1986, then Next Move Theatre, Boston, MA, 1987.

Alfred Von Wilmers, "The Little Comedy," and Sam, "Summer Share," Romance/Romance (musical), Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 19881989.

Anyone Can Whistle (benefit concert), Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1995.

The Importance of Being Wilde (benefit performance), Forum Theatre, Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1995.

Guest appearance, Tribute to Lorenz Hart, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, c. 1995.

Guest appearance, The Hollywood Bowl of Broadway, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, 1996.

Love Letters (benefit performance), Alex Theatre, Glendale, CA, 1999.

You Gotta Have Friends (benefit performance), Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall, 2001.

I Do, I Do (benefit performance), Terry Fisher Theatre, 2002.

You Gotta Have Friends II (benefit performance), Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall, 2002.

Appeared as Ben, The Hope Chest, New York City; and as Leonard, Yesterday's Flowers, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City. Appeared as Big Jim Warrington, Little Mary Sunshine; as Cliff Bradshaw, Cabaret (musical); and as James Keller, The Miracle Worker; narrator for a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical), Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, MO; and performer in Mahler's Resurrection Symphony with the St. Louis Symphony, St. Louis, MO.

Major Tours:

Various roles, Shenandoah, U.S. cities, c. 19761979.



Himself, Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey, 1995.

Himself, American Beauty: Look Closer, DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2000.


Contributor, Quantum Leap (television soundtrack recording), Crescendo Records, 1994.

Contributor, Stars of the Musical Stage, Madacy Records, 1996.

Contributor, Cats Don't Dance (soundtrack recording), PolyGram, 1997.


"Somewhere in the Night," Crescendo Records, 1994.


Television Music:

Song, "Somewhere in the Night," Quantum Leap (series), NBC, c. 1989.

Composer and lyricist of theme song, Papa's Angels (movie), CBS, 2000.



Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2003.


Entertainment Weekly, September 27, 1996, p. 61.

Parade, February 5, 1995, p. 23; November 25, 2001, p. 18.

People Weekly, April 7, 1997; May 4, 1998, p. 31.

Starlog, April, 1990, pp. 3740, 58; December, 1991, March, 1995.

TV Guide, December 23, 1989, p. 14; October 8, 1994, p. 7.


Completely Scott: The Scott Bakula Fan Forum,, June 22, 2004.