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Adam Scott

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Starred as Henry Pollard for the short-lived Starz original series Get together Down so when Ben Wyatt for the NBC series Parks and Recreation. He in addition has played roles in several movies, including Krampus, Knocked Up, Stage Brothers, Our Idiot Sibling, The Secret Lifestyle of Walter Mitty and Dark Mass. He educated on the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in LA. In another of his early prominent Television roles, he performed the type Griff Hawkins in four shows from the series Boy Fits Globe from 1994 to 1995. He co-created and became co-host from the podcast U Talkin’ U2 IF YOU ASK ME? alongside his friend Scott Aukerman. He in addition has appeared being a visitor on Aukerman’s podcast Humor Bang! Bang! and on Paul Scheer’s podcast How Do This Get Produced? He wedded Naomi Sablan in 2005. He and Naomi possess a girl named Frankie along with a boy called Graham. He performed the love curiosity of Amy Poehler’s personality Leslie Knope for the strike series Parks and Entertainment.

Quick Facts


Full Name Caleb Grimm
Date Of Birth July 16, 1980
Place Of Birth Adelaide, Australia
Height 1.77 m, 1.77 m
Weight 82 kg, 82 kg
Profession Golfer
Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas, The Southport School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Nationality American, American
Spouse Naomi Scott, Naomi Scott
Children Graham Scott, Frankie Scott, Bo Vera Scott
Parents Pam Scott, Phil Scott, Douglas Scott, Anne Scott
Siblings Shannon Scott, David Scott, Shannon Scott, David Scott
Music Groups Anthem Lights
Nominations Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Movies Krampus, Step Brothers, The Overnight, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Friends with Kids, Leap Year, Piranha 3D, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, A.C.O.D., The Aviator, Black Mass, Monster-in-Law, Knocked Up, Sleeping with Other People, Bachelorette, My Blind Brother, Hellraiser: Bloodline, The Vicious Kind, High Crimes, Our Idiot Brother, Star Trek: First Contact, Art School Confidential, The Guilt Trip, The Matador, The Return, The Great Buck Howard, Lovely, Still, See Girl Run, Operation: Endgame, Fun Mom Dinner, First Snow, Off the Lip, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, Who Loves the Sun, Fight for Your Right Revisited, Passenger Side, Little Evil, The Most Hated Woman in America, The Lesser Evil, Corporate Affairs, Seven and a Match, Other People, Dinner and Driving, They Came Together, The Terrys, Hairshirt, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, The Wonderful Maladys, Two Days, Winding Roads, AIDS: We Did It!, Step Brothers, Krampus, The Overnight, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Friends with Kids, Leap Year, Piranha 3D, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, My Blind Brother, A.C.O.D., Sleeping with Other People, The Aviator, Monster-in-Law, Knocked Up, Black Mass, Bachelorette, Hellraiser: Bloodline, Little Evil, The Vicious Kind, High Crimes, Our Idiot Brother, Star Trek: First Contact, Art School Confidential, The Guilt Trip, The Return, The Matador, The Great Buck Howard, Lovely, Still, Fun Mom Dinner, Operation: Endgame, First Snow, Off the Lip, The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, See Girl Run, The Most Hated Woman in America, Fight for Your Right Revisited, Seven and a Match, The Lesser Evil, Passenger Side, Who Loves the Sun, Corporate Affairs, Other People, Winding Roads, Dinner and Driving, They Came Together, The Terrys, Hairshirt, Cityscrapes: Los Angeles, The Wonderful Maladys, Two Days, AIDS: We Did It!
TV Shows Big Little Lies, Parks and Recreation, The Greatest Event in Television History, Party Down, Tell Me You Love Me, Burning Love, Ghosted, Big Little Lies, Parks and Recreation, The Greatest Event in Television History, Party Down, Tell Me You Love Me, Ghosted, Burning Love, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
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#Fact
1 His ancestry includes Italian/Sicilian (from his maternal grandfather), Scottish, Dutch, English, and Irish.
2 Adam Scott is a huge fan of the rock band U2.
3 Auditioned for the role of Jim Halpert from the television series "The Office".
4 Is good friends with actor Paul Rudd.
5 He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Little Lies 2017 TV Series post-production Ed Mackenzie
Fun Mom Dinner 2017 post-production
Little Evil 2017 filming Gary
The Most Hated Woman in America 2017 post-production
Flower 2016/III post-production Will
The Good Place 2016-2017 TV Series Trevor
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2016 TV Series
The Adult Swim Golf Classic 2016 TV Movie Adam Scott
My Blind Brother 2016 Robbie
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ 2016 TV Series Johnny Dunne
Animals. 2016 TV Series Shane
Angie Tribeca 2016 TV Series Surgeon
Krampus 2015/I Tom
Black Mass 2015 FBI Agent Robert Fitzpatrick
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 TV Series Plumber Pierre
Parks and Recreation 2010-2015 TV Series Ben Wyatt
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 2015 Adam Jr.
Sleeping with Other People 2015 Matthew
The Overnight 2015 Alex
Next Time on Lonny 2014 TV Series Richard Chicken
They Came Together 2014 Sound Engineer
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012-2014 TV Series Henry Hildy Monroe Ficus ...
Timms Valley 2013 TV Movie US Marshal Lonny
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013 Ted Hendricks
Drunk History 2013 TV Series John Wilkes Booth
Maron 2013 TV Series Adam Scott
Burning Love 2012-2013 TV Series Damien Assante
Robot Chicken 2013 TV Series Care Bear / Father
A.C.O.D. 2013 Carter
The Guilt Trip 2012 Andrew Margolis, Jr.
All Star Bowling Trick Shots 2012 Video short Adam Scott
Parks and Recreation: Dammit Jerry! 2012 Video Ben Wyatt
See Girl Run 2012 Jason
HJ Gloves 2012 Short
Bachelorette 2012 Clyde
Friends with Kids 2011 Jason Fryman
NTSF:SD:SUV 2011 TV Series Van Damm
When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren 2011 Video short Movie Executive #1 (uncredited)
Funny or Die Presents... 2011 TV Series Narrator (segment "The Terrys")
Our Idiot Brother 2011 Jeremy
Fight for Your Right Revisited 2011 Short Cab Driver
The Terrys 2011 Short Narrator (voice)
The Wonderful Maladys 2010 TV Movie
American Dad! 2010 TV Series
Pretend Time 2010 TV Series News Anchor
Eastbound & Down 2009-2010 TV Series Pat Anderson
Childrens Hospital 2010 TV Series Lt. D'Ghor Koru
Piranha 3D 2010 Novak
Operation: Endgame 2010 Magician
Party Down 2009-2010 TV Series Henry Pollard
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2010 TV Series Agent Schroeder
Leap Year 2010 Jeremy
AIDS: We Did It! 2010 Short
Passenger Side 2009 Michael
Trust Me 2009 TV Series Josh Burkett
The Vicious Kind 2009 Caleb Sinclaire
Lovely, Still 2008 Mike Malone
Step Brothers 2008 Derek
Corporate Affairs 2008 Jack Hightower
August 2008 Joshua Sterling
The Great Buck Howard 2008 Alan Berkman
Tell Me You Love Me 2007 TV Series Palek
Knocked Up 2007 Samuel - Male nurse
The Return 2006/I Kurt
Who Loves the Sun 2006/I Daniel Bloom
First Snow 2006 Tom Morelane
Law & Order 2006 TV Series Robbie Howell
Art School Confidential 2006 Marvin Bushmiller
Monster-in-Law 2005 Remy
Veronica Mars 2005 TV Series Chuck Rooks
The Matador 2005 Phil Garrison
The Aviator 2004 Johnny Meyer
Off the Lip 2004 David
CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series Danny Cato
Torque 2004 McPherson
Wonderfalls 2004 TV Series Aaron Tyler
Something More 2003 Short Saul
Two Days 2003 Stu
Bleach 2002 Short Fulton
Six Feet Under 2002 TV Series Ben Cooper
High Crimes 2002 Lt. Terrence Embry
Glory Days 2002 TV Series Howard Dichotsky
Ronnie 2002 Ronnie Schwann
Date Squad 2001 Short Fred
Seven and a Match 2001 Peter
Sagamore 1999 TV Movie Alex
Winding Roads 1999 Brian Calhoun
Party of Five 1998-1999 TV Series Josh Macon
Wasteland 1999 TV Series Phillip The Coffee Boy
Hairshirt 1998 Fan at Bar
The Lesser Evil 1998 Young George
Girl 1998 Scott
Dinner and Driving 1997 Larry
Payback 1997 TV Movie Adam Stanfill
Star Trek: First Contact 1996 Defiant Conn Officer
High Incident 1996 TV Series
The Last Days of Frankie the Fly 1996 Race Track Valet
Hellraiser: Bloodline 1996 Jacques
NYPD Blue 1996 TV Series Gordon Puterbaugh
Murder One 1995 TV Series Sydney Schneider
Boy Meets World 1994-1995 TV Series Griffin 'Griff' Hawkins / Senior
ER 1995 TV Series David Kerstetter
Out of Order 1995 TV Series short Paul
Cityscrapes: Los Angeles 1994 Joe
Dead at 21 1994 TV Series Dan Bird

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fun Mom Dinner 2017 executive producer post-production
Other People 2016/I producer
The Overnight 2015 executive producer
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012-2014 TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
A.C.O.D. 2013 executive producer
Party Down 2010 TV Series producer - 10 episodes
Passenger Side 2009 executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parks and Recreation 2014 TV Series 1 episode
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012-2014 TV Series 4 episodes
The First A.D. 2011 Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest Event in Television History 2012-2014 TV Series creator - 4 episodes
The First A.D. 2011 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parks and Recreation 2013-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Would You Rather 2012 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Conan 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The IMDb Studio 2015 TV Series short Himself
The Soup 2010-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2003-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Weekend Ticket 2015 TV Series short Himself
Made in Hollywood 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
The View 2015 TV Series Himself
Today 2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Pop Culture Underground 2015 TV Series Himself
Sit Down with the Stars 2015 TV Series Himself
Unscripted 2015 TV Series Himself
The Meredith Vieira Show 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2012-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015 TV Special Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Himself - Parks & Recreation
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cameo #44
A Message from Step Brothers' Adam Scott 2014 Video short Himself
Hollywood Game Night 2014 TV Series Himself - Panelist
@midnight 2014 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Good Morning America 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Talking Bad 2013 TV Series Himself
Comedy Bang! Bang! 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
The 38th Annual Gracie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings 2013 TV Series Himself
Humblebrag 2012 Video short Himself
2012 Do Something Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 1st Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Don't Scream, Just Swim: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Piranha 3D' 2011 Video Himself
10 Minutes 2010 Short Himself
The Therapist 2010 Short Himself
Behind the Wheel: Making Passenger Side 2010 Video short Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2010 TV Movie Himself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Piranha 3D: For Your Consideration 2010 Video documentary short Himself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti 2010 Video Himself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Making 'Who Loves the Sun' 2007 Video short Himself
Creation of a Nightmare: The Making of 'The Return' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2005 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Reel Comedy 2002 TV Series Himself
High Crimes: Together Again 2002 Video short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately 2012-2013 TV Series Ted Hendricks in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' / Jason Fryman
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Insider 2016 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Best Performance Sidewalk Film Festival The Vicious Kind (2009)
2009 Festival Prize Strasbourg International Film Festival Best Actor The Vicious Kind (2009)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Parks and Recreation (2009)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actor Parks and Recreation (2009)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Comedy Series Parks and Recreation (2009)
2010 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Vicious Kind (2009)


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#Quote
1 I don't know why I gravitate towards nice guys and dick heads, but I like them both.
2 [on filming Leap Year (2010) in Ireland) A bunch of us from the movie went out one night and I had never consumed so much Guinness in one sitting in my life. People drink it like it's non-fat milk over there. It's delicious and it goes down so easy, and then all of a sudden I was like, "Wait a second, where the hell am I?" I was so wasted that I totally forgot I was in Ireland.
3 (2008 quote on his career approach) I really just take it role by role, and I don't really have a specific idea of what I want to play. I just read stuff and figure out what I might enjoy doing. If they're interested in me and things line up...you just hope it all lines up.
4 [2010 quote on his career] I'm still in the guest-star mentality, where I'm just grateful. Like, on the Parks and Recreation (2009) set, I still feel like I'm a guest star. Being a fan of the show, it's really surreal to be on the set and see that it's not real, and getting to know the actors and they're not their characters. I'm still kind of in that mindset, most of the time.
5 [on Boy Meets World (1993)] That was one of my first jobs too, but it's weird because at the time, "Boy Meets World" was a show for children, a show for 11-year-old girls. So it's not like it had any real meaning. It was a job I had. I made friends with a couple of people on the show. So no one I knew watched it or even knew what it was...At the time, it was like being on a cartoon at 6 in the morning on a Saturday. It had no significance whatsoever. For me, it was exciting because it was a job on a TV show, but as far as a career thing, it was meaningless.
6 [on his role in Monster-in-Law (2005)] You know, "Monster-In-Law" is another one, where at the time, that was a great job for me, and I really needed it. It was cool working with all those people, but now maybe it's not the kind of thing I'd do. I mean, it's cool to be able and sit there and ask Jane Fonda about Klute (1971) and Coming Home (1978), but again, it's not the sort of thing I would do if I had the choice now. But Will Arnett was in it too, and he's awesome. He doesn't embarrass himself quite so much in the way I do in that movie, so he doesn't really have to worry. You know what, I can't be embarrassed, because I did it, but I don't know-fuck. How do I answer this and seem cool, but also not be a dick to the people that hired me?
7 [2010 quote] I actually love Torque (2004). I think Torque's hilarious. It's great if you're stoned. It's really weird if you're stoned, like in a good way, but also in a, "What the fuck, who made this?" way. I think it's this weird confluence of the studio wanting to make a "Fast And The Furious" movie and a director who wanted to make fun of "Fast And The Furious" movies, and those things kind of colliding. It's just so fucking weird, but it was fun. It was fun for me because I got to run around with a gun and drive a car. It was super-fun. I haven't seen it in years, so maybe I should rent it. I think it's hilarious.
8 [2009 quote on sharing the same name as the pro golfer] We're both semi-famous within our little subcultures but neither one of us is a global mainstream behemoth. Overall, I'd say he's way more famous than I am. I think the main difference between the other Adam Scott and me is that I'm the one who doesn't give a shit about golf. I have absolutely no interest in the game whatsoever.
9 [2010 quote] You know, it looks like I have a varied resume or a varied career, that I've made interesting choices, when the truth of the matter is, in a way I've just kind of piece-mealed a career together, you know? I've just been taking jobs as they've come, and it hasn't been, until recently, I've been making choices, just for the past couple of years. For years and years, I was doing extra work and guest spots and anything I could cobble together. It now, looking back on it, it does look very-like, I'm in Torque (2004) and Monster-in-Law (2005). It's not on purpose. I fought like hell to get those parts. And on the resume, it looks like a bunch of eclectic, not-always-cool roles, but the truth of the matter is, I've just been trying to keep things going.
10 [on working with Martin Scorsese on The Aviator (2004)] I grew up idolizing him, as many people in show business do. I had pictures of him on my wall as a teenager and stuff. I was a pretentious teenager, so of course I had, you know, Raging Bull (1980) posters and all of that. "Raging Bull" is not a pretentious movie, but me having the poster was a pretentious action. I even grew a goatee and had a Knicks cap, because I thought I wanted to be like Spike Lee. What a douchebag. So getting that part, auditioning for him - it was kind of this rigorous audition process. It was crazy. For good reason too, because you're on his set, and it's really challenging. Like, I was in that scene that's me, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, and Jude Law, and we're all sitting around this table, and between takes - this is a scene with like, 400 extras in this room - and between takes, you can hear a pin drop. It's just silent. I'd never been on a set like that before, all this respect for this guy. He wants a quiet set, so it is dead quiet, and for good reason. We all had to focus, because we were all playing characters, we all had voices, different mannerisms. It was really kind of head-to-toe. Like, we were working hard. We had a five- or six-page scene that we took three days to shoot, which is a long time to work on something, so we were all just spent, but in the best way possible. I mean, I will never forget a second of that experience, of auditioning for it, getting it, going there for the summer and working on it. Every little interaction I had with Scorsese is forever tattooed on my brain. It's just a special experience, special moment in my life, let alone in my career.
11 [on Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)] That was my first real job, my first real movie that I got, so I was so excited. I thought, "Well, this is it, bro". Like I was blowing off my friends and - no, I don't think I was, but I really did think, "Well, this is it". And it wasn't it. It was "Hellraiser 4". I mean, what can I say? It was my first real movie job, so I got to set and the PA brought me over to my chair and I was like, "Wow! I get a chair with my name on it. That's insane. I've been dreaming about this since I was a little kid". And then he brings me over to this chair with a piece of duct tape on it with "Adam Craig" written on it. Welcome to Hollywood.
12 [on making Piranha 3D (2010) 3-D] It was 115 degrees in Lake Havasu, Arizona, where we were working, and the entire movie takes place outside during the day. So it was miserable, but it was really fun because they were cool people, like Paul Scheer, Elisabeth Shue and Jerry O'Connell. It was really fun, but the movie itself - apparently it's the bloodiest movie in history, which is easy to believe, because at the lake we were shooting at, they had a tanker truck filled with fake blood that would just pump into the lake continually during this one massacre scene. So apparently gallon for gallon, the bloodiest movie of all time. So take that information and either come see it or avoid it.
13 [on Step Brothers (2008)] I just love that movie. I think that Adam McKay and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and those guys, that's truly what subversive is. It's coming up with really high-absurdist insanity and putting it on 3,000 screens and actually having a big hit. I mean, you look at that movie and just how fucking weird and absurd it is, and to think that that's been embraced by enormous amounts of people, that is really incredible. I think that's a great movie. I'm so proud just to be a small part of it. "Step Brothers" itself, when I did it, I don't know if I had any idea that it would become a defining moment in my career and life like it has, and I'm really happy that that's the one that ended up being that for me. There have lots of moments where I thought maybe something would be that, and it just didn't happen, and I'm happy that it didn't, because those things ended up being really lame. But this has kind of ended up being that for me in a lot of ways, and I'm happy for that, because it's so crazy, and such a cool movie.
14 I think Eastbound & Down (2009) is one of the great television shows, ever. And I thought that the structure of it, how each episode begins just minutes after the last one ended, it's like watching a three-hour movie. A hilarious movie. So I was so excited. It's funny how much more excited I was to be asked to come do one scene of "Eastbound & Down" than I've been about some of my other jobs. I mean, I was just over the moon to get to go and work with those guys. Holy shit, it's so good. It's so funny. I think that's a great show, and just so, so dirty.


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