Tom Everett Scott sits down with me to talk about his role on the new hit NBC show, The Council of Dads. The show centers around Tom’s character, Scott Perry and when he discovers he has cancer he is worried about his children growing up without his help and advice. He and his wife Robin recruit six friends to act as a “council of dads” to be father figures to his children.
Then Tom and I talk about fatherhood and how he felt that his crown molding project was necessary for him to be a great dad. We discuss the types of values of he looks to instill in his kids. We finish the interview with the Fatherhood Quick Five.
About Tom Everett Scott
Tom Everett Scott’s first big break almost never happened. After auditioning for Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do!, the East Bridgewater, Massachusetts native was initially taken out of the running for the job when Hanks thought he could have passed for himself 15 years earlier. He didn’t want to bring that kind of baggage to his debut directing effort. But when Hanks’ wife, Rita Wilson, played the audition tape, she tipped the balance in Scott’s favor by telling her husband she thought Scott was cute.
Since then, Scott, the third of four children born to a civil engineer father and insurance saleswoman mother, has been working steadily, in film, television and theater. But the career path he’s on was initially not his first choice. Although he did some acting in high school plays, after graduating in 1988 he enrolled in communications at Syracuse University. It was during his sophomore year that things changed for him. After getting his degree, he moved to New York City where he became one of those actor/waiters before founding a theater company with some friends called “a Theaterco” and the rest is history.
Scott and his wife, Jenny have two children together.
About Council Of Dads
Family takes on a different meaning in this transformative and inspirational new drama when Scott Perry, a loving father of five, has his entire life’s plan thrown into upheaval by an unexpected health scare. He calls on a few of his most trusted friends to step in as back-up dads to help guide and support his growing family – just in case he ever can’t be there to do it himself. There’s Anthony, Scott’s oldest and most loyal friend; Larry, his tough-love AA sponsee; and Oliver, his dedicated doctor and wife’s dearest friend. Together, they discover that there’s more to being a father than anyone could do alone – and more to being a family than they ever thought possible.
About The Art of Fatherhood Podcast
The Art of Fatherhood Podcast follows the journey of fatherhood. Your host, Art Eddy talks with dads from all around the world where they share their thoughts on fatherhood. Please leave a review wherever you listen to podcasts.