Four times Emmy Awards nominated Scott Bakula, is an American actor better known for his role in science fiction TV series Quantum Leap and Star Trek: Enterprise. He has also received some of the awards and nominations for Quantum Leap including Golden Globe awards in 1992. He is a married man to Chelsea Field though he was previously married to Krista Neumann. Totally, he has altogether four children from his first and second wife.
Early Life and Career
Born on 9th October 1954, Scott Bakula is a son of Sally and Jj. Stewart Bakula, a lawyer. He grew up in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. along with his younger brother and younger sister.
He attended Jefferson College, followed by the University of Kansas but dropped out to join the tour of Godspell, a musical band composed by Stephen Schwartz.
In 1976, he moved to New York City, where he got an opportunity to make his Broadway debut playing baseball legend Joe DiMaggio in Marilyn: An American Fable. Later, he moved to Los Angeles with his first wife, Krista Neumann.
After getting recognition from Broadway, he was cast in Walt Disney anthology television series, Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color as a Jeffery Wilder in 19986. The same year, he made an appearance in My Sister Sam.
Though he played several TV series, his great performance in the American science-fiction television series Quantum Leap rose his name and fame in the industry. The TV series was created by Donald P. Bellisario. The series has over 97 episodes and 5 seasons.
Not only TV series Scott has also played more than 15 Hollywood movies in his life time. His debut movie is Sibling Rivalry directed by Carl Reiner in 1990. The movie starred Kristie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman and Carrie Fisher.
Apart from acting career, he has given his voice in American animated musical comedy movie Cats Don’t Dance and American-French science fiction thriller movie Source Code.
Scott has won many awards and nominations in his life time. His first awards were Viewers for Quality Television and has received 4 Viewers for Quality Television Awards for Quantum Leap. However, he failed to achieve Primetime Emmy Awards for the third time.
Moreover, he was nominated for Saturn Awards, People’s Choice Awards for Stark Trek: Enterprise, Behind the Candelabra and NCIS: New Orleans.
Scott married Krista Neumann, actress in the year 1981. The couple is blessed with 2 children daughter Chelsy and son Cody. The husband and wife divorced after a long relationship in 1995.
Later, he married Chelsea Field on 2009, secretly inviting some of the family members and friends. The couple is blessed with two children: Wil Bakula and Owen Bakula. The couple married after being together for 15 years.
Scott is one of the renowned actors of Hollywood industry. He has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $10 million from his career in acting. His salary is about 120 thousand per episode in the TV series.