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 movie
That Thing You
born in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts to an insurance salesperson mother, Cindy, and a
civil engineer father, Bill. 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
. He was almost passed over because of his resemblance
to the movie's director, actor Tom Hanks
but Hanks' wife Rita Wilson
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
as well as An American Werewolf in
. Scott also had a recurring role on the television
, and has played
numerous minor parts in other films and television shows. In the
summer of 2006, he starred in Saved
, a hit dramatic program on
the TNT cable network.
appeared on Broadway as the
closeted film star Mitchell Green in Douglas Carter Beane's comedy
The Little Dog
Laughed, as well as Zip in the off-Broadway play
In his most recent film appearance he played
one of Mandy Moore's boyfriends in the 2007 comedy Because I Said So
Recently, Everett Scott appeared in four episodes of Law & Order
playing Governor of New York
Don Shalvoy. Scott
also starred as Jack Cutting on the cancelled ABC
drama Cashmere Mafia
, which debuted on January
6, 2008. He plays Lucy Liu
's fiance, an
advertising executive, who is in constant competition with her
character, Mia Mason.