Seann William Scott

Active - 1997 - 2019  |   Born - Oct 3, 1976 in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, United States  |   Genres - Comedy

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Biography by Cammila Collar

Known in the halls of history as the smirking Stifler from the 1999 teen sex comedy American Pie, Seann William Scott found his niche in show business due in no small part to that very iconic, wisecracking character. Born on October 3rd, 1976 in Cottage Grove, MN, Scott finished high school early and moved to L.A., where he soon caught a break with a prominent role in the music video for "A Hole in My Soul" by Aerosmith. Within a couple of years of moving to the West Coast, Scott had an impressive list of appearances on his resumé -- though it would be the role of Stifler that would cement his place in Hollywood.

He reprised the character for American Pie's two sequels in 2001 and 2003, but in the meantime, Scott found no shortage of work in movies geared toward a similar audience, starring in 2000s Road Trip and Dude, Where's My Car? He even appeared alongside martial arts legend Chow Yun-Fat in the tongue-in-cheek tribute to the kung-fu genre with 2003's Bulletproof Monk, and played the beloved character of Bo Duke in the feature film adaptation of The Dukes of Hazzard in 2005. The comedian also proved that his keen comic timing didn't always depend on the smarmy jackass characters that served as his bread-and-butter, playing a touchy-feely self-help book author (and former miserable nerd) in 2007's Mr. Woodcock. But Scott was never reluctant to do what he does best, and in 2008 he found a new, endearingly crude fast talker to play, starring alongside Paul Rudd in the super-sarcastic comedy Role Models. After taking several voice roles in the late 2000s, Scott joined the original cast of American Pie for 2012's American Reunion.

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  • Is the youngest of seven children.
  • Was mugged on his way to a Baywatch audition shortly after moving to Los Angeles at the start of his career; he failed to land the part.
  • Appeared in Aerosmith's 1997 video for "Hole in My Soul."
  • Worked at the Los Angeles Zoo selling food shortly before the release of breakout hit American Pie in 1999.
  • Won MTV Movie Awards for Best Kiss (with Jason Biggs) for American Pie 2 in 2002 and Best Dance Sequence for American Wedding in 2004.
  • Launched a production company, Elephant Pictures, with screenwriter Steve Conrad in 2010.