After graduating SUNY Cortland, and many years studying acting, writing and bartending in NYC and Los Angeles, this Yonkers native landed his first writing assignment in 1995 and has been deeply blessed ever since. Writing feature scripts for Ron Howard, Kevin Costner and Ray Liotta ultimately led him to television, when Scott was hired to write an episode of “NYPD Blue”, which earned him a place on the staff of “Brooklyn South” in 1997. Since then, he’s written and produced many shows, including “Third Watch”, “Crossing Jordan”, “Bones” and “Castle”. For the last 11 seasons, he’s served as an Executive Producer on CBS’ top-rated show “NCIS.”
Scott is also co-founder of “Shane’s Inspiration” InclusionMatters.org, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization dedicated to developing inclusive playgrounds around the world and providing education programs teaching tolerance and inclusion. Scott and his wife Catherine founded Shane’s Inspiration in memory of their son Shane, who passed away in 1997 from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Today, Shane’s Inspiration has opened 72 inclusive playgrounds throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Israel, and Russia with over 55 more in development.
Having lost both his father and sister to cancer, Scott also serves as Advisory Board president for WeSPARK, an LA-based non-profit that provides support and programs for patients and their families dealing with cancer. www.wespark.org
Scott currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.