Born in Palo Alto, California, to a real-estate developer and a domestic engineer, Scott spent most of his childhood exploring how things work, with often hilarious and exasperating results for those around him. By the time he was nine years old, he had established a reputation amongst his teachers and peers of being about as big a science nerd a nine year old can be. He made the transition to the Performing Arts after reading a Calvin and Hobbes comic strip involving shattered glasses and "Beethoven's 5th". Curious as to why that particular strip made sense, Scott borrowed his dad's CD of Carlos Klieber conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, and from that point on he was a performer for life.
From elementary school through high school, Scott explored several different aspects of the performing arts, starting with instrumental music as a piano, clarinet and bassoon player, and working his way through choral music, musical theater, and stage acting. During that period in his life, Scott developed an understanding of orchestral instruments and instrumentation that far outstripped that of his peers, and he began to foster a reputation as a promising composer. By the time he graduated high school, he had completed a symphony, a double concerto for clarinet and bassoon, and a march for wind band, among several smaller works for chamber ensembles.
Having never relinquished his love for science, however, he chose to attend the University of California at Berkeley for his undergraduate studies, where he pursued degrees in both Molecular and Cellular Immunology and Orchestral Conducting. During the summer of 2003, he met IIE producer James Duval while waiting tables at a restaurant. The IIE producing team quickly recognized Scott's potential as an actor, and cast him as the lead in IIE's high school sports drama, Wrestling Days.
In the summer of 2005, after writing and recording the score for the IIE comedy/thriller No Strings Attached, Scott would prove his dedication to his craft when not even a battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma could keep him away from the set. While on chemotherapy, he starred in the IIE drama Troubadours, and aided in the post-production of several other IIE features.
After concluding his battle with cancer successfully, Scott made the move to Los Angeles and began pursuing his acting career full time. He has since become a "house actor" for Continuum Pictures, performing as a lead in Three Bad Men, and having been announced as a lead in several of Continuum's upcoming projects. He continues to work on scoring as well, and just completed the score for the Filmplane film Convict, on which he collaborated with his brother.
In the relatively little time he spends not making movies, Scott enjoys backpacking, skiing, playing the contrabassoon, and of course, attending Cal football games.