Thomas Everett Scott (born September 7, 1970) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his starring role as drummer Guy Patterson in the 1996 hit movie That Thing You Do!.
Scott was born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to an insurance salesperson mother and a civil engineer father. He attended Syracuse University.
Scott's first notable role was on the sitcom Grace Under Fire; 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 in That Thing You Do!. He was almost passed over because of his resemblance to the movie's director, actor Tom Hanks, but Hanks' wife Rita Wilson encouraged Hanks to cast Scott in the role of Guy.
Scott has also had several other notable roles; he was the lead in the 1998 film Dead Man On Campus. Scott also had a recurring role on the television series ER, and has played numerous minor parts in other films and television
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Tom Everett Scott was born September 7, 1970 in Brockton, Massachusetts.-------
1998 proved to be a busy year for Scott, who was seen in three very different films, the most notable being One True Thing, in which he played Meryl Streep's son. Scott also had a turn in the independent drama River Red and the college comedy Dead Man on Campus. In 1999, Scott played a significant part in the romantic comedy The Love Letter, in which he co-starred with Tom Selleck, Kate Capshaw, and Ellen DeGeneres. Rebecca Flint Marx,