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Scott Coffey (born May 1, 1967) is an Americanmarker actor, director, producer, screenwriter. His acting credits include films such as Shag, Some Kind of Wonderful, Dream Lover, and Mulholland Drive. As a director he made Ellie Parker in 2005 and the upcoming "Jupiter".


Personal life

Coffey was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaiimarker, where he began his acting career appearing in school plays, community theatre and with the Hawaii Performing Arts Company. He also appeared in several episodic television shows. He is now an acclaimed writer director. Coffey lives in Portland, Oregon with his boyfriend, the novelist Blair Mastbaum.


At sixteen, with the money he had earned acting, he travelled to Europe. Inspired by Bertolucci's La Luna, he felt compelled to visit Romemarker along with Parismarker and Budapestmarker. He stayed three years, attending high school in Rome and acting in seven films, including Once Upon a Time in America, and the CBS miniseries Christopher Columbus. While on location for Christopher Columbus, Coffey was contacted by the William Morris Agency and moved to New York, where he signed with the agency and studied acting while co-starring in the off-Broadway play It's All Talk. After a year he moved to Los Angelesmarker to pursue his film career and has been working ever since, appearing in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and SpaceCamp His television work includes a special The New Twilight Zone entitled "Private Channel", as well as a memorable Amazing Stories episode directed by Robert Zemeckis and featuring Christopher Lloyd and Coffey's Some Kind of Wonderful costar, Mary Stuart Masterson.

Coffey's feature film, Ellie Parker (2005), which finished production in July 2005, was an Official Selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won the New American Cinema Special Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was released in the fall of that year by Strand Releasing to rave reviews - . He wrote another film based on the short story, All God's Children Can Dance by Haruki Murakami. Coffey is writing the film adaptation of Lolly Winston's novel Happiness Sold Separately for Fox Searchlight Pictures, which he will direct, with Julia Roberts starring. He's recently directed videos for Handsome Furs and Dath Vessel both on Sub Pop. Coffey is in pre-production on the film Jupiter, which he will direct. Jupiter was co- written with Blair Mastbaum.


Year Film Role Notes
1986 SpaceCamp Gardener Credited as T. Scott Coffey
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Adams Credited as T. Scott Coffey
1987 Some Kind of Wonderful Ray
Zombie High Felner Alternative title: The School That Ate My Brain
1988 Satisfaction Nickie Alternative title: Girls of Summer
1989 Shag Chip Guillyard Alternative title: Shag: The Movie
The Big Picture Waiter Credited as T. Scott Coffey
1990 Wild at Heart Billy Scenes deleted
1991 Shout Bradley
1993 Coffee and Cigarettes
The Temp Lance
Wayne's World 2 Heavy Metaller
1994 Dream Lover Billy
1995 Breaking Free Blitz Alternative title: A Leap of Faith
Tank Girl Donner
1996 Rolling Thunder Lewis
1997 Lost Highway Teddy
The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson Video Engineer
2001 Never Date an Actress The caring boyfriend
Mulholland Drive Wilkins
2002 Rabbits Jack
2005 Ellie Parker Chris Writer, director, producer
2006 Inland Empire Jack Rabbit Voice
2007 Normal Adolescent Behavior Philosophy Teacher Alternative title: Havoc 2: Normal Adolescent Behavior
All God's Children Can Dance
Year Title Role Notes
1985 Christopher Columbus Vallejo Miniseries
1986 Hotel Martin 1 episode
Highway to Heaven Tim Brent 1 episode
Amazing Stories Peter Brand 1 episode
1987 MacGyver Michael Thornton 1 episode
The New Twilight Zone Keith Barnes 1 episode
1988 Paradise Dick Bradley 1 episode
1990 Montana Willie Television movie
The Outsiders Randy Anderson 2 episodes
1993 seaQuest DSV Bobby 1 episode
1995 JAG Corporal David Parr 1 episode
1996 Nowhere Man Gary Greer, recruit #5 1 episode
1998 Route 9 Nate Television movie

Directorial work

Year Film
2005 "Ellie Parker"

Music videos
Year Song Artist Album
2009 "I'm Confused" Handsome Furs FACE CONTROL

Music videos
Year Song Artist Album
2009 "Circa" Death Vessel Nothing is Precious Enough For Us

Music videos
Year Song Artist Album
2008 "Move You" Anya Marina Slow and Steady Seduction

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film or series
1990 Independent Spirit Award Nominated Best Supporting Male Shag
2005 Seattle International Film Festival Won New American Cinema Special Jury Prize Ellie Parker
2005 Sundance Film Festival Nominated Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) Ellie Parker


  1. Scott Coffey Biography (1967-)

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