Scott Richard Wolf was born on 4th June 1968, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Known for his stellar performances as Carson Drew in “Nancy Drew” and Bailey Salinger in “Party or Five”, the actor has excelled both in film and on TV, despite some of his projects being poorly received.
Scott was raised in a Reform Jewish family and grew up in West Orange, New Jersey; his father, Steven, is a healthcare executive, whereas his mother Susan is believed to be a housewife. In 1986, the actor matriculated from West Orange High School and furthered his education at George Washington University, graduating in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in finance; during his time at George Washington, Scott became a Brother of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.
Scott’s acting career began in 1990, when he made a cameo in an episode of “Saved by the Bell” and had an uncredited role in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. In the decade, he explored different genres in film, from holiday movies such as “All I Want for Christmas”, to comedy-dramas such as “The Evening Star”. Other movie roles included his portrayal of Clyde Barrow in “Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde”, a role as Billy Lee in the martial arts film “Double Dragon”, and his depiction of Charles in the survivalist movie “White Squall”.
Following his cameo in “Saved by the Bell”, Scott was cast as Max Waiter in the family-friendly sitcom, appearing in seven episodes from 1990 to 1992, meantime from 1991 to 1993, the actor made guest starring appearances in episodes of “Kids Incorporated”, “The Commish”, and “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose”. On the verge of his breakthrough role, the Massachusetts native also played David in two episodes of “Evening Shade”, and guest starred in the NBC sitcom “Blossom”.
Now in 1994, Scott landed the leading role as Bailey Salinger in the teen and family drama series “Party of Five”, which was created by Amy Lipman and Christopher Keyser. The show was hugely successful and aired on Fox for six seasons; Bailey was the rebellious second-born of the Salinger family, who was forced to deal with the loss of his parents and a dysfunctional adolescence. His on-and-off love interest, Sarah Merrin, was played by Jennifer Love Hewitt.
In the late 1990s, Scott hosted an episode of “Saturday Night Live”, reprised his role as Bailey Salinger in two episodes of the short-lived “Party of Five” spin-off “Time of Your Life”, and was cast as Tim Connelly in “Spin City”.
The 2000s were another good decade for the actor workwise, as he voiced Scamp in “Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure”, had recurring roles in “Everwood” and “The Nine”, and guest starred in “CSI: NY”.
Although Scott still had movie roles in “Emmett’s Mark”, “Snow Dogs”, and “Love Thy Neighbor”, the 2000s saw the actor slowly shift towards TV movies. From 2001 to 2007, Scott had roles in “Jenifer”, “Rubbing Charlie”, “Picking Up & Dropping Off”, “Kat Plus One”, and “Making It Legal”; although most of these TV movies flew under the radar, the family Christmas movie “Picking Up & Dropping Off” was especially popular amongst children and teenagers.
Now in the 2010s, Scott excelled on TV, with recurring roles as Chad Decker in “V”, Raiden in “Kaijudo”, Donnie Ryan in “Perception”, and Dr. Scott Clemmens in “The Night Shift”. As many of these roles overlapped, Scott’s filming schedule was busier than ever, but he still found time to squeeze in other projects, such as the 2014 feature film comedy “Such Good People” and the 2019 romcom “A Christmas Love Story”.
Most recently, Scott played Matt Zarrella in the 2022 Netflix movie “Rescued by Ruby”, and did voiceover work for the upcoming animated movie “Trunks”. Since 2019, he has also been playing Carson Drew in the mystery drama series “Nancy Drew”.
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In late 1993, Scott became engaged to the beautiful actress Alyssa Milano, whom he had met on the set of “Double Dragon” just four months prior. The fast-paced and highly-publicized relationship ended in tears, and to this day, fans are curious to know exactly why the couple broke up. In 2013, Alyssa coyly confirmed that there was much more to their story, insinuating that she was still romantically involved in Scott for a few years after their split.
Almost a decade later, Scott began dating Kelley Marie Limp. The reality TV alumna was known at the time for having been a contestant on “The Real World: New Orleans” in 2000; although some sources insist that the blonde was born in Arkansas in October 1976, MTV supposedly shaved three years off her age by claiming that she was 21 at the time of filming.
Scott and Kelley met through a mutual friend and hit it off immediately. In a 2021 interview with PEOPLE magazine, the actor shared that his blind date with Kelley almost didn’t happen, due to her being an hour late. They tied the knot in May 2004, and temporarily moved to Santa Monica, California; although they currently live in Canada. Since marrying, the couple have had two sons and a daughter: Jackson, Miller and Lucy, born in 2009, 2013, and 2015 respectively.
These days, Kelley is a life coach and author with thousands of social media followers and a growing brand. Her most recent book, “FLOW: Finding Love Over Worry”, is based on her career and teachings. In 2022, the blonde was set to revisit her reality TV past by participating in “The Real World Homecoming: New Orleans” – however, she quit before filming had wrapped, citing a series of uncomfortable incidents as the cause.
Kelley immediately took to Instagram to explain her dramatic departure, saying: “For the people who have long been a part of this amazing community with me, and have wondered if there is more to the story, there is.”
According to the life coach, she was shown sexual photos of a cast member’s husband’s erection without consent, baited into conversations of a sexual nature, and even asked how many times she had masturbated. If that wasn’t bad enough, Kelley claimed that she was screamed at and backed into a corner by a female cast member who she refused to name. Netizens later joined the dots and figured out that the cast member in question was Julie Stoffer.
As of mid-2023, Scott and Kelley have a combined net worth of $8 million thanks to his successful TV career and her coaching brand and book sales.