|Dr. Samuel Sam Beckett
Project Quantum Leap
Scott Stewart Bakula
09 October 1954
St. Louis, MO
After his five-year journey ended on Quantum Leap in 1993, Scott journeyed back into the theatre, television and films. Fans of Murphy Brown will remember him as Peter Hunt, Murphy's hunky significant other. He also took a turn as a spy as Maria Bello's other half in Mr. and Mrs. Smith. On the big screen, Scott appeared in films of many genres, from Major League: Back to the Minors to American Beauty. When interviewed, he considers himself just your everyday average guy:
"I don't have any outlandish character traits or style. I just kind of do my own thing. Maybe it hurts me that I'm not as flashy or trashy as some other people out there. I'm not going to change that. It would be too false for me to become some other person to get attention." (Detour magazine, 1995)
In addition to his acting, Scott enjoys a good game of hockey – a nice thing to know for all us Northern girls. :) Scott's participated in many Celebrity Hockey Games, which are organized to raise money for various charities. In Style magazine quotes him as saying:
"For me, hockey is a great emotional and physical release. I go on the ice with pressures on my mind but once I'm finished, I'm exhilarated. I'll walk out of the rink, my adrenaline all pumped. I'm like a kid until the next morning when I wake up aching.
Scott can be seen Wednesdays as Capt. Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise on UPN.