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Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula

Scott Bakula has been recognized for his work in a variety of mediums, from feature films to television to musical theatre and more.

Currently, Bakula is shooting the third season of CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans playing “NCIS Special Agent Pride,” the head of the naval investigative unit in the Big Easy.

He was nominated for an Emmy® for his supporting role in the HBO Films Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra, which won an Emmy®, Golden Globe® and SAG Award for “Best Television Movie/Mini.” His fifth nomination (the previous four were for his work in Quantum Leap) was for Bakula’s portrayal of “Bob Black,” the choreographer who introduced “Liberace” to his lover, “Thorson.”

Bakula has several projects in the can. He traveled to India to shoot the musical feature Basmati Blues with Brie Larson, Tyne Daly, and Donald Sutherland in addition to Me, Him, Her, the directorial debut from Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis; Elsa and Fred starring opposite Christopher Plummer and Shirley MacLaine; and the indie feature Snap.

His last series was the critically acclaimed TNT drama Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano and Andre Braugher. The series focused on three best friends since college who are were each experiencing their own form of mid-life crises as they approach 50. Bakula received much buzz from critics and fans alike for his performance as “Terry,” a womanizing bachelor who becomes increasingly jaded as a fading actor, and is forced to consider beginning a “real career.” His other credits include a multi-season recurring role on NBC’s action comedy Chuck, recurred on the final episodes of Desperate Housewives, the HBO dramedy Looking, and served a four-year mission as “Captain Jonathan Archer” in Star Trek: Enterprise.

On the big screen, Bakula has been seen in a broad range of feature films, including the Warner Bros film The Informant opposite Matt Damon, Irwin Winkler’s Life As A House, the indie film Role of a Lifetime, 1999’s Oscar®-winning Best Picture American Beauty for director Sam Mendes, Major League: Back to the Minors, Clive Barker’s supernatural thriller Lord of Illusions, Mi Familia (My Family), A Passion to Kill, Color Of Night with Bruce Willis, the football comedy Necessary Roughness, and Carl Reiner’s Sibling Rivalry, which marked Bakula’s feature film debut. He was also heard as the voice of “Danny” the cat in the animated musical Cats Don’t Dance.