Sean William Scott

Seann William Scott
Sydney, 2012.
Born (1976-10-03) October 3, 1976 (age 37)
Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States
Other names Seann W. Scott
Occupation Actor, Comedian
Years active 1996–present
Notable work(s) Steve Stifler in American Pie

Seann William Scott (born October 3, 1976) is an American comedic actor who is best known for playing the role of Steve Stifler in the American Pie series. He also played roles in the films Final Destination, Road Trip, Dude, Where's My Car?, Evolution, Bulletproof Monk, The Rundown, The Dukes of Hazzard, Role Models, Cop Out, and Goon.

Early life

Scott, the youngest of seven children, was born in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He is the son of Patricia Anne (née Simons), a homemaker, and William Frank Scott, a factory worker.[1] His eldest brother, Daniel, co-founded the Weekly Alibi after graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was inspired to become an actor while working at the local movie theater and seeing all the movies he could watch free.

Career

Scott's first commercial success came with the 1999 film American Pie, as Steve Stifler, a role he reprised in three sequels, American Pie 2 (2001), American Wedding (2003), and American Reunion (2012).[2] For his supporting role in the first film, Scott was paid only $8,000.[3] As Scott demanded more screentime, he was granted the lead role in the third film American Wedding, though he only received second billing. Though the character of "Steve Stifler" propelled Scott into the public consciousness, the actor has mentioned in a variety of interviews his fear of typecasting, which has led him to choose to play different types of characters post-American Pie, such as a hapless nerd in the film Final Destination and a harmless stoner character in Dude, Where's My Car?, alongside Ashton Kutcher. He made an appearance in Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back as a guitar-playing animal rights activist and has a starring part as a police officer in Southland Tales, where he re-unites with fellow actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, with whom he had previously worked in The Rundown. Scott hosted the MTV Movie Awards 2003 alongside Justin Timberlake. The two performed several skits, including scenes from The Matrix Reloaded, which are on The Matrix Reloaded DVD. He has also hosted Saturday Night Live and appeared as a guest co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly. He co-starred in Cop Out, Kevin Smith's action comedy, alongside Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.[4]

Personal life


On March 16, 2011, Scott was admitted to a treatment facility for "health and personal issues". His representatives declined to confirm any details about the decision, including specifying the facility.[5] On April 13, 2011, it was reported that Scott had successfully completed the treatment program.[6]

In March 2012, Scott confirmed that he was engaged to model Lindsay Frimodt.[7] In January 2013, US Weekly reported that this engagement had ended and that the two had split as friends.[8]

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1996 Unhappily Ever After Moondoggie TV series (Episode: "Beach Party")
1997 Hole in My Soul Quarterback Music video
1997 Born Into Exile Derek TV movie
1998 Something So Right Preston TV series (Episode: "Something About a Double Standard")
1998 Chad's World Jim Webseries (Episode: "I Lost My Friend")
1999 American Pie Steve Stifler as Sean W. Scott; Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Sleazebag
2000 Nox Jack Mower Video game (voice)
2000 Final Destination Billy Hitchcock
2000 Road Trip E.L.
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Chester Greenburg Nominated — Teen Choice Awards (Choice Chemistry, shared with Ashton Kutcher)
2001 Evolution Wayne Grey
2001 American Pie 2 Steve Stifler Teen Choice Award for Choice Sleazebag
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Jason Biggs)
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
2001 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Brent in one scene
2002 Stark Raving Mad Ben McGewan
2003 Bulletproof Monk Kar
2003 Old School Peppers
2003 American Wedding Steve Stifler Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Sleazebag
MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence
Nominated — Teen Choice Awards (Choice Movie Blush, Choice Movie Actor – Comedy)
2003 The Rundown Travis Alfred Walker
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard Bo Duke Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
(shared with Jessica Simpson and Johnny Knoxville)
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Crash Voice
2007 Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot Jeff Nichols Also known as American Loser
2007 Southland Tales Roland Taverner
2007 Mr. Woodcock John Farley
2008 The Promotion Doug Stauber
2008 Role Models Anson Wheeler
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Crash Voice
2009 Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach Gary Houseman
2009 Planet 51 Skiff Voice
2010 Cop Out Dave
2010 Jackass 3D Himself Guest referee (Cameo)
2011 Just Go With It Uncredited Role
2012 Goon Doug Glatt
2012 American Reunion Steve Stifler also Executive producer
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Crash Voice
2013 Movie 43 Brian Segment "Happy Birthday"
2013 It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia Country Mac TV

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Seann William Scott Interview at UGR
Preceded by
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jack Black
MTV Movie Awards host
2003 (with Justin Timberlake)
Succeeded by
Lindsay Lohan

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