Thomas Everett Scott is an American actor best known for his starring roles as drummer Guy Patterson in the 1996 film That Thing You Do! and as Detective Russell Clarke in the television drama series Southland, from 2009-2011.
Scott's numerous television credits include roles on such series as Law & Order, Cashmere Mafia, Philly, The $treet and Grace Under Fire. He was also featured in the television movie Surrender, Dorothy, opposite Diane Keaton and Chris Pine.
On the big screen, Scott's breakout role came in 1996 when he got the lead as drummer Guy Patterson in Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do! From there, he went on to appear in various films, including Dead Man on Campus, Boiler Room and Universal's Because I Said So, opposite Mandy Moore.
In addition to television and film, Scott also starred on Broadway in The Little Dog Laughed, and in the off-Broadway play Touch in 2003. He also appeared at the L.A. Ahmanson Theatre stage production of Dead End, in 2005.
Scott was raised in East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, where he was the third of four children, to a father who was a civil engineer and a mother who worked in insurance.
Following his graduation from Syracuse University in 1988 - where he was a drama major - he moved to New York to pursue acting and founded a theatre company with three of his friends, called aTheaterco.
He has been married to former actress Jenni Gallagher since 13 December, 1997. The couple have two children.