Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

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Oct. 9th, 1954
Born in
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
6' 0

Scott Bakula's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
NCIS: New Orleans TV Show
NCIS: New Orleans
Star Trek: Enterprise TV Show
Star Trek: Enterprise
Quantum Leap TV Show
Quantum Leap
Men of a Certain Age TV Show
Men of a Certain Age
Designing Women TV Show
Designing Women
Murphy Brown TV Show
Murphy Brown
The Real History of Science Fiction (UK) TV Show
The Real History of Science Fiction (UK)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996) TV Show
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996)
Eisenhower & Lutz TV Show
Eisenhower & Lutz
Gung Ho TV Show
Gung Ho

Main Movie Roles

2009 - The Informant!
2001 - Life as a House
1999 - American Beauty
1998 - Major League: Back to the Minors
1997 - Cats Don't Dance
1995 - Lord of Illusions
1995 - My Family
1994 - Color of Night
1991 - Necessary Roughness

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Steve Bartowski
Trip Weston
Jeff 'Papa Jeff' Hunter
Aaron Hernick
Jed Palmer
Elbegast the Robber Knight (Voiced)
Jeffrey Wilder
Dr. Sanderson
Scott Bakula
[Complete List]


Scott Bakula came from a musical family. In the fourth grade, he started a rock band and wrote songs for them. Later, he sang with the St. Louis Symphony. He studied Law at the University of Kansas.

Bakula was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Stewart, a lawyer, and Sally Bakula. He has a younger brother and a younger sister.

In 1976, he was first hired professionally in the role of Sam in Shenandoah and went to New York. After several small roles on TV, he made Quantum Leap (1989).

He won a Golden Globe in 1992 for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series - Drama for Quantum Leap (1989) and was nominated for a Tony award in 1988. Today, he lives in Los Angeles and has a farm in upstate New York.

Bakula married Krista Neumann in 1981; they divorced in 1995. The couple have two children: Chelsy or Chelsea (sources differ as per spelling) and Cody. He and actress Chelsea Field have been companions since 1996 and have two children, Wil Botfield and Owen Barrett.

  • His father-in-law ('Chelsea Field' (qv)'s father) once sold a horse to 'William Shatner' (qv).
  • Ran the Los Angeles Marathon on March 6, 2005 in 4 hrs 10 mins 41 secs.
  • Children: 'Chelsy Bakula' (qv) (b. 1984), Cody (b. 1991 - adopted) with Neumann; Wil (b. 1995) and Owen (b. 1999), with Field.
  • The song "Somewhere in the Night," which appeared in an episode of _"Quantum Leap" (1989)_ (qv), was sung by Bakula and can be found in a CD single format.
  • Last name means "flower".
  • Coincidentally, his fictional character named Capt. Jonathan Archer is similar to real-life Star Trek: Voyager novelist Nathan Archer.
  • His daughter Chelsy appeared in the _"Quantum Leap" (1989)_ (qv) episode "Memphis Melody."
  • Has been directed by 'James Whitmore Jr.' (qv) in episodes of three different series: _"Quantum Leap" (1989)_ (qv), _"Mr. & Mrs. Smith" (1996)_ (qv), and _"Enterprise" (2001)_ (qv).

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