Tom Everett Scott
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Name Tom Everett Scott
Birth Date September 7, 1970
Birth Place East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, U.S.
Family Jenny Gallagher (m. 1997)
Years Active 1993–present
Character Detective Russell Clarke
Tom Everett Scott starred as Detective Russell Clarke in the first season of Southland. When the show was canceled by NBC and picked up by TNT he left the starring cast due to budget cuts. He remained a recurring character in the second and third seasons.



Scott's first notable role was appearing as Matthew on the television situation comedy Grace Under Fire (1995–1997). He played the title character's out-of-wedlock son, whom she had given up for adoption. After several seasons on the show in a recurring role, Scott landed the role of Guy Patterson in That Thing You Do!. He was almost passed over because of his resemblance to the film's director, actor Tom Hanks, but Hanks's wife, Rita Wilson, encouraged Hanks to cast Scott in the role.

Scott had several other notable roles; he was the lead in the film An American Werewolf in Paris (1997) as well as Dead Man on Campus (1998). Scott also had a recurring role on the television series ER (2002–2003), and has played numerous minor parts in other films and television shows. He starred in Saved (2006), a medical-drama series on the TNT cable channel. He appeared as one of Mandy Moore's boyfriends in the comedy Because I Said So (2007).

He appeared in a Broadway-theatre production as the closeted film star Mitchell Green in the comedy The Little Dog Laughed, written by Douglas Carter Beane. He also appeared as Zip in an Off-Broadway production of The Country Club, also written by Beane.

He starred as Jack Cutting on the ABC television network's brief comedy-drama series Cashmere Mafia (2008). In 2009, he appeared in four episodes of Law & Order playing the fictional Governor of New York, Don Shalvoy. He also played Detective Russell Clarke in the seven episodes of the first season of Southland, which was dropped by NBC and subsequently picked up by TNT. At the start of second season, he became a recurring character appearing in three of six episodes. In the third season of the series, he has continued to appear in selected episodes.

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