With four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award for his stunning role in Quantum Leap, as well as a host of other awards and nominations to highlight Scott Bakula’s career achievements to date, there was so little he could be asked to do. He has now been on the silver screen for just over three decades and he has so much experience, having appeared in some 77 films and television series.
Scott Bakula Biography (Age)
Scott Stewart Bakula is a singer, actor, and director best known for his role in Quantum Leap as the time-traveling Dr. Sam Beckett, not to mention his role as Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise. Scott Bakula was born an American. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, the first of three children of Sally and J. Stewart Bakula. His name Bakula is of Czech origin, which also connects Scott with his Czech descent. He is also of German, Austrian and Scottish descent. Scott celebrates his birth every year on October 9th, he was born on October 9th, 1954.
Scott’s interest in acting and singing began to develop in the early stages of his life, he even founded his own choir group in his local church. As Scott grew up, he not only sang and acted but also participated in sporting activities. He was part of his high school swimming team and also played football, baseball, and tennis. Scott is a fan of water skiing. We could only imagine what it would have been like to watch Bakula swimming for the US Olympic team.
Scott Bakula attended Kirkwood High School. After graduating from high school he went to Jefferson College and then to the University of Kansas with a focus on economics and law. To concentrate on his professional goal of becoming an actor, he left the University of Kansas.
In 1976 Scott moved to the land of unlimited possibilities, to New York City. In New York, he was offered a job as a stage actor for the first time. He finally made his Broadway debut in 1983 in the leading role in Marilyn: at American Fable Finest, where he was cast as Joe Di Maggio, Marilyn’s second husband.
Between 1989 and 1993, Scott Bakula played the role of the time traveler in “Quantum Leap”, a series which again brought him great recognition and fame, earning him a Golden Globe Award, four Emmy Award nominations and five Audience Awards for quality television for the best actor in a quality drama series. He accepted the award five times in a row.
After his successful role-playing in Quantum Leap, which won him numerous awards, he went on to produce his own television series Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a spy series in which he also played the lead role. However, the series was short-lived and ran from 1996-1997.
Bakula again played the lead role in another successful series, this time in Star Trek: Enterprise as Captain Jonathan Archer. The fictional series ran over four seasons between 2001 and 2005, and he also appeared in other successful series such as Men of a Certain Age, NCIS, The New Adventure of Old Christine, and many others.
Scott Bakula has had an illustrious acting career so far, not bad for a law student who dropped out of law school. He boasts an estimated net worth of $10 million, a sum he has earned through his passion and dream career as an actor.
Scott Bakula’s Family, Wife, and Children
Scott Bakula is on the never-ending list of celebrities who have been in more than one marriage. Originally, Stewart married his star colleague and actress Krista Neumann. The duo married in 1981 when Scott was 27 years old. Their fourteen long marriages produced two children of the couple. Together with Krista, Scott played the leading role in the musical nightclub Confidential. The couple ended their marriage there for over a decade when they were officially separated by court order in 1995.
Scott is currently married to another actress, Chelsea Field. Chelsea was born Kimberly A. Botfield on May 27, 1957, in Glendale, California. The American actress has been active in the film scene since 1985. She is best known for her character Teela in the 1987 film Master of the Universe. Like her husband, Chelsea has also appeared in a number of films and television series. The couple were together for over a decade and gave birth to two children before finally committing to holy matrimony in 2009.
Scott Bakula has four children, two with his first wife, Chelsy, and Cody, born in 1985 and 1991 respectively, and the other two with his current wife, Wil, and Owen, born in 1995 and 1999 respectively.
His only daughter Chelsy followed in her parents’ footsteps as an actress. This certainly means without a doubt that acting runs in the family.
His Height, Weight
Scott is quite tall, standing at a height of 6’1″ (1.83 m) and his body weight is estimated at 172 lb / 78 kg, with a pair of dark brown eyes.
Is He Gay?
There are rumors that link Scott to his homosexuality, but from what we can learn about him, these rumors do not seem to be true. He is currently married in a second marriage and has four children with two actresses, two each, which enables us to dismiss all rumors about Scott’s homosexuality.