Scott Lowell is an actor who has plied his trade both onstage and onscreen. After graduating from Connecticut College in 1987 with a BA in Theater, Scott moved to Chicago to begin his career onstage in various productions. Despite being a self-proclaimed ‘theater snob’, Scott’s acting chops eventually led him to various roles on the big screen, playing characters such as Dr. Douglas Filmore in the hit procedural drama Bones. However, Scott is perhaps best known for his role as Ted Schmidt in the television drama Queer as Folk, a series following the lives of five gay men living in Pennsylvania. Since starring in the series, Scott has since made a return to theater, performing in various roles in the Broadway revival of The Elephant Man in 2014. Most notably, he has written, produced, and starred in Adoptable!, a play based on his own story about his journey to find his birth parents. Scott will be the first to tell you that being an actor has its ups, but that it can also be pretty mentally and psychologically taxing. You’ve seen him onscreen, but get ready to hear Scott tackle your important career questions and give you an inside look on the entertainment industry! Lights, camera… action and press play on this insightful episode of T4C!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:
- What are the entry level jobs for someone interested in breaking into acting
- What are the skills you need to hone to succeed in this field
- Whether you need to major in acting as an undergrad and why you may need to get a grad school degree
- What sucks the most about being an actor
- Why you should watch the show Extras to get a window into the world of acting
- Why you should read the book: The Sea, The Sea to learn more about what it really takes to be an actor