Born in Brooklyn, New York, Scott Colomby’s interest in show business came at an early age. His mother, Lee, is a theatre actress and his father, Harry, is a Jazz Agent, Celebrity Manager and school teacher. When Scott was in grade school, his father relocated the family in southern California. Scott attended the famous Beverly Hills High School and upon graduation, he entered Immaculate Heart majoring in Theatre.
Scott continued his education by studying with renowned teachers, Jerry Grotufski, Lee Strasberg, Peggy Fuerry and John Lehne gaining as much knowledge as he could. Later in his career, Scott went from student to teacher, teaching method-oriented acting classes for five years.
His first performance was for PBS in the Lilliam Helman play, Montserrat co-starring with Rip Torn, Geraldine Page, Martin Sheen, Earl Holliman and Jack Albertson. Working with such a talented group of actors made quite an impact on the young performer.
He gave dynamic performances in such productions as Piece de Resistance, directed by Abraham Polanski at the Coast Theatre, Paradise Lost directed by John Lehne at the Victory Theatre and Streetcar Named Desire directed by James Bridges at the Ahmanson Theatre. Of Scott’s performance, in Paradise Lost, Lee Melville of Drama-Logue stated, “The intense attitude Colomby maintains during the balance of the play makes him an actor to watch; he’s in line for all the Pacino and DeNiro roles.”
From the beginning, Scott worked steadily in films and television. Among his motion picture credits are A Quiet Night in Hollywood, Timemaster, Porky’s and then reprising his role in the two successful sequels, Porky’s II: The Next Day and Porky’s Revenge. He then co-starred in the classic Caddyshack with Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Ted Knight. Scott’s next appearance on the big screen was in Desperate Measures co-starring with Andy Garcia and Michael Keaton.
Scott’s television credits include lead roles in the popular series One Day At A Time, Szynsznyk, Sons and Daughters, television Pilots: Gulf City, R*E*L*A*X, and Jump Street; and a re-curring role on NBC’s daytime drama, Days of Our Lives.
He also appeared in the television movies Angel on My Shoulder, Are You in the House Alone?, Can Ellen Be Saved, Senior Year and Outrage.
His long list of guest starring roles on episodic television include playing a multitude of diverse characters on L.A. Heat, Walker, Texas Ranger, Robocop, F.B.I., Gabriel’s Fire, Over My Dead Body, Dirty Dancing, Dragnet, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Silk Stalkings, The A-Team, Hunter, Hooperman, Midnight Caller (two episodes), Charlie’s Angels, Streets of San Francisco, Lucas Tanner, Room 222, Fame, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Baretta, and St. Elsewhere.
When Scott is not acting or teaching acting, he is involved with Classical Readings, a program that he organized. A high-energy performer, Scott performs scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare to a live audience and then invites audience members to also perform. An accomplished musician, Scott is the co-founder of Big Elvin & the Professors’ Blues Theatre; a delightful mix of music, comedy, street theater and performance art.
Currently Scott is set to direct and has begun adapting the novel “In the Land of Morning” with award winning author Harry Mark Petrakis for Olive Film Productions.