Celebrity Scott Bakula was born on October 9, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri.
In school, he also proved to be a powerful athlete. Bakula played tennis, football and baseball. During his time at Kirkwood High School, he was an associate of the swim team. He also loved to water ski.
The son of an attorney, Bakula first studied business and law in school before pursuing his love for theatre. He moved to Nyc to help his career in 1976, where he found work on the stage.
Breaking into television, Bakula spent time out in California. He starred in two short lived show, Gung Ho and Eisenhower & Lutz, before returning to Broadway. The performer received a Tony Award nomination because of his work with the show, which featured two distinct musicals.
He played Sam, a scientist who had been transported into another time, another place and another man’s body in every episode. He earned numerous accolades for his work with the show, including a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy Award nominations. The show also proved to be somewhat favored by television audiences, surviving for five seasons. As well as starring in the show, Bakula worked behind the camera, serving as a manager for a number of episodes.
Throughout the run of Quantum Leap, Bakula also took on some movie characters. The next year, Bakula again revealed his funny side, in the sports comedy Unnecessary Roughness. He handled more film parts after Quantum Leap finished in 1993, but none fit his television success.
For quite some time, Bakula had a recurring character on the hit sitcom Murphy Brown, playing Candice Bergen’s love interest. He subsequently starred in his own show, the shortlived secret agent series Mr. & Mrs. Smith, from 1996 to 1997. Bakula had better chance with science fiction menu, starring in Star Trek: Enterprise starting in 2001. In this prequel to the first Star Trek show, he played Captain Jonathan Archer and controlled the spaceship Enterprise in its early days. The syndicated show ran for four seasons.
After Star Trek: Enterprise finished in 2005, Bakula made a string of guest appearances. He also got a few recurring characters. He also played the title character’s dad on the spy comedy Chuck.
Bakula went to undertake a character that showed both his dramatic and his comedic abilities, starring in Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano and Andre Braugher. The three played a group of school buddies wrestling with all the challenges of middle age. On the show, Bakula played an actor having a sagging career as well as a concern with commitment.
In 2013 Bakula had a supporting character in the TV movie Behind the Candelabra, which starred Michael Douglas as Liberace and was directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Bakula is married to actress Chelsea Field. The couple got two sons, Wil and Owen. Bakula also got two kids, Chelsy and Cody, from his first marriage, to actress Krista Neumann.