Tuesday, May 21, 2013
As a child growing up in New England, Scott’s early interests and training were in the fields of music, tap dancing, magic, acting, and sports. In between his schoolwork and hours spent working at his family’s diner, (which Scott claims helped his character acting skills immeasurably), Scott acted with several regional companies, as well as with the Boston Children's Theater. As a musician, Scott had a treasured involvement with the Boston Pops Orchestra, playing in the percussion section during the final year of legendary conductor Arthur Fiedler's reign. Scott also played with numerous jazz, rock, and show bands throughout the New England area.
Scott moved to New York in 1978 and first worked as a bouncer/bartender in a disco directly across the street from Dangerfield's, the famous nightclub named after the well known comedian. After watching the celebrity names revolve weekly on the marquis of that establishment, Scott decided to test his talents on a Monday night at Dangerfield's. Rodney immediately liked Scott and took him on the road where he successfully worked for three years as Rodney Dangerfield’s opening act.
Since then, Scott has worked with many superstars including Ann Margret, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Huey Lewis and the News, Tom Jones, Julio Iglesias, Perry Como, Tony Bennett, The Gatlin Brothers, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Cher, Clint Black, and many more. Scott’s headlining status has been enjoyed at the Mohegan Sun Casino Resort in CT, the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, and other premium venues throughout the United States. Scott also performs in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and in Atlantic City, where he was voted the Best Variety Act of the Year by Atlantic City Magazine.
Scott is one of the most requested headliners on several of the world’s most elite cruise lines. Corporate appearances make up yet another large percentage of Scott’s current schedule. Many Fortune 500 companies such as KMPG, Lucent, Warner Lambert, IBM, ATT, Chrysler, Ford, Isuzu, Phillip Morris, GE, Sunoco, American Airlines, Sun Microsystems, Pfizer, Kraft Nabisco and Motorola have enjoyed Scott’s performances and continually book him for return engagements.
Golf is one of Scott’s many passions. He currently headlines as well as competes in many of the major Pro Am events sponsored by the PGA, LPGA, USGA, and the Seniors Tour. He has headlined at several Phoenix Open, the Player’s Championship, and the Bay Hill Classic, in which he played in the Pro-Am with Tiger Woods and won that event! Scott also participates in many fund raising charity tournaments, including the Bob Hope Desert Classic, the Kraft Nabisco LPGA Championship, and the AT&T Pebble Beach.
Another facet of Scott’s talent lies in commercial voice over recording. His uncanny ability to do an array of unique character voices keeps him busy as a character actor representing a wide variety of nationally recognized products. Scott's vocal contributions were instrumental in the production of the Academy Award winning animated short, “Sundae in New York". This claymation movie featured the Mayor of New York, Ed Koch, as a "Gumby like figure,” with the voice of the Mayor (and ALL other characters) performed by Scott. Scott can also be heard as the voice of Tarzan’s YELL in the Disney animated feature “Tarzan.”
Scott proudly completed his first CD entitled “Record On CD”. This CD enabled Scott to “simply sing” some of his favorite songs without doing comedy. Also included on the CD are some “humorous” contributions from Scott’s act, including his signature piece “New York”, New York” which he sings with “skips” in the record. You can get Scott’s CD, his touring schedule, and other information at his website ScottRecord.com.
Scott is currently producing and starring in his own travel/culinary TV show called “DESTINATION: with Scott Record”, and will be airing soon (consult your local listings). Scott will be showing the audience interesting attractions in exotic locations, plus he’ll cook local dishes with well-known chefs from each locale.
Scott also performed for ESPN as headliner for the ESPY awards dinner.
Scott lives in California with his wife Lucy (a world class dancer and choreographer), his daughters Elizabeth (24, recent recipient of her Masters in Sport Management from U San Francisco and full time assistant rowing coach at UC San Diego), Hannah (14, a theatrical “triple threat” who recently danced ballet with the Kirov Ballet in Los Angeles Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in SLEEPING BEAUTY), and Belle the wonder dog. Scott and his family yearly find time to “recharge the batteries” at their idyllic beach house on Cape Cod.
Scott appeared with Harry Connick Jr for the Kraft Nabisco LPGA Championship Gala; Scott also performed his full show for the Kraft Nabisco 35th Anniversary show at the Palm Springs Air Museum to 4 standing ovations!!!
Scott co-headlined with Norm Crosby for ACT for MS, an MS fundraiser which benefited the afflicted directly, and raised over a million dollars!
Scott headlines the Improv in Lake Tahoe in April and the Improv, Las Vegas in July .
Scott headlined inaugural runs on the Liberty of the Seas and the Freedom of the Seas for Royal Caribbean Cruises; the newest, biggest cruise ships in the WORLD
Scott has been contacted by the David Letterman Show for the next Impressionist Week #3!
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