Party of Five
"I relish and welcome my age lines, my wrinkles. I like seeing the life I've lived on my face." Scott Wolf
Hitting the small screen in the early 1990s as an extra in the NBC sitcom "Saved by the Bell," Scott Wolf would be popular among TV viewers as the kind hearted Bailey Salinger on Fox's long-running series “Party of Five” (1994-2000). He later joined the cast of the critically acclaimed drama “Everwood,” as a California doctor named Jake Hartman, (2004-2006), and co-starred in the short-lived ABC drama, "The Nine" (2006-2007), as a surgeon named Jeremy Kates.
He also had recurring roles in the CBS sitcom "Evening Shade" and ABC’s sitcom "Spin City," as well as appeared as a guest in such TV shows as "The Commish," "Parker Lewis Can't Lose," "Blossom," "Mad TV," "Saturday Night Special," and "Saturday Night Live."
On the big screen, Wolf could be seen starring in the films "Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde" (1993), "Double Dragon" (1994), "White Squall" (1996), "The Evening Star" (1996), "Go" (1999), "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure" (2001; voice of Scamp), "Love Thy Neighbor" (2002) and "Emmett's Mark" (2002; aka "Killing Emmett Young").
As for his stage work, Wolf appeared in the Broadway production of “Side Man” (1999) and in Frank McGuinness' play "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" (February 2003) at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in New York City.
On a more personal note, the 5' 8'' television and film actor was engaged to his "Double Dragon" (1994) co-star Alyssa Milano for six months (1993-1994) and after their breakup, he lived with his “Party of Five” co-star Paula Devic for a year (1996-1997). He is now the husband of former “Real World: New Orleans” cast member Kelley Limp, whom he married in 2004.
"When I had no work and all this time on my hands, I couldn't get a date. Now that I have women banging on my door, I have no time to answer it." Scott Wolf
Childhood and Family:
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 4, 1968, Scott Richard Wolf grew up in West Orange, New Jersey. The son of health care executive Steven Wolf and therapist Susan Enowitch (divorced in 1973), Scott has three siblings; a sister named Jessica and two brothers named Michael (older) and Gary Wolf (musician; younger; born in 1970). Scott is a direct descendant of George Wolf, founder of the Wolf Company (founded 1888), a heating and air conditioning company. The family sold the business in the 1960s.
Scott, nicknamed “Scottie Wolf” or “Scooter,” attended the same elementary school as Ian Ziering of “Beverly Hills 90210.” After graduating from West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey, in 1986, Scott studied finance and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. Scott enrolled at HB Studio in New York before eventually moving to Los Angeles, where he gained valuable stage experience at Playhouse West.
Scott was once engaged to his "Double Dragon" (1994) co-star Alyssa Milano (born on December 19, 1972) during 1993-1994. After their breakup, he lived with his "Party of Five" co-star Paula Devic (born on July 7, 1965) for a year from 1996 to February 1997.
In June 2003, he became engaged to former “Real World: New Orleans” cast member Kelley Limp (born on October 14, 1976). The couple married on May 29, 2004, and currently resides in Park City, Utah, where he filmed “Everwood.” During his spare time, Scott enjoys playing golf and hockey.
“It's easy, I suppose, to get sidetracked and think things aren't important. But it's your friends and family who are most important.” Scott Wolf
“I've always been a huge Paul Newman fan.” Scott Wolf
In 1990, Scott Wolf began appearing on television and played an extra in the NBC sitcom "Saved by the Bell.” He followed it up by appearing in a TV commercial for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (1991) and was spotted as a guest in an episode of Disney Channel's musical sitcom "Kids Incorporated," ABC’s drama/comedy "The Commish," and Fox’s sitcom "Parker Lewis Can't Lose" He also played a small role as a choir member in his first film, "All I Want for Christmas" (1991; starring Ethan Embry, Thora Birch, and Lauren Bacall) and had a role in a failed TV series pilot called "Yesterday Today" (1992).
“Everyone wants that sense of fulfilling a purpose in some way.” Scott Wolf
Wolf made his TV series debut in a recurring role in the CBS sitcom "Evening Shade" in 1993. That same year, he scored a lead role in an independent film directed by John Shepphird, "Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde," playing the lead role of Clyde, a high school nerd working in a local burger joint who goes off on a bloody crime spree with Maureen Flannigan's Bonnie.
“I just try to have the experience my character is having. If I'm feeling it, if I'm living in that moment as best I can, then the hope is that it's something the audience is able to feel along with the character.” Scott Wolf
Afterward, he nabbed his most popular role to date, that of kind-hearted Bailey Salinger on the Fox series "Party of Five." Wolf stayed with the show for six years, from 1994 to 2000, and his work earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination for TV - Choice Actor. Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, and Paula Devicq co-starred as his siblings in the show.
During his "Party of Five" stint, Wolf co-starred with Mark Dacascos in a live-action film adaptation of the video game, "Double Dragon" (1994), played Charles 'Chuck' Gieg in Ridley Scott's dramatic film "White Squall" (1996; with Jeff Bridges, John Savage, and Ryan Phillippe), and was cast in Robert Harling's film adaptation of Larry McMurtry's novel, "Evening Star" (1996; starring Shirley MacLaine and Bill Paxton), as the aspiring underwear model boyfriend to Juliette Lewis' character.
Director Doug Liman also cast him as a popular soap star with a secret, alongside Jay Mohr, Katie Holmes, and Sarah Polley, in the crime/comedy movie "Go" (1999). Wolf and Mohr received a Teen Choice Award nomination for Film - Funniest Scene, for their performance.
Wolf made his Broadway acting debut as the narrator Clifford in "Side Man" (1999). Besides "Party of Five," TV viewers could also catch him as a guest in an episode of NBC’s sitcom "Blossom," Fox’s sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, "Mad TV," Fox’s comedy-variety show "Saturday Night Special," NBC’s sketch comedy/variety show "Saturday Night Live," and in two episodes of "Party of Five’s" spin-off starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, "Time of Your Life."
After "Party of Five" ended in 2000, Wolf went on to appear in the Tony Markes and Adam Rifkin's independent mockumentary about a young man trying to make it in Hollywood as an actor, "Welcome to Hollywood" (2000), and voiced the speaking voice of Scamp in Disney's direct-to-video animated film "Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure" (2001), a sequel to the 1955 feature film "Lady and the Tramp." His work in the latter film would win him a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Animated Character Performance.
Wolf subsequently played a recurring role in the ABC sitcom "Spin City," as the love interest to Heather Locklear's character, and starred in the made-for-television movies "Jenifer" (2001), as Jenifer's (played by Laura San Giacomo) date, "Rubbing Charlie" (2003), as the comic title role, and "Picking Up & Dropping Off" (2003), as a divorced weatherman who begins seeing a divorced woman (played by Amanda Detmer).
He also continued working for films and supported Jennifer Bransford, John Enos III, Jack Gwaltney, Kellie Overbey, and Roy Scheider in Nick Gregory's remake of "Love Thy Neighbor" (2002) and starred as the titular young Philadelphia homicide detective in writer/director Keith Snyder's thriller film "Emmett's Mark" (2002; aka "Killing Emmett Young"). Returning to stage, he played John Millen in Frank McGuinness' play "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" (February 2003) at the Mitzi Newhouse Theater in New York City.
From 2004 to 2006, Wolf joined the cast of the WB prime time television drama "Everwood," playing a California doctor named Jake Hartman. Meanwhile, in 2004, he co-starred with Marisa Coughlan in the WB drama movie "Kat Plus One."
Following the demise of "Everwood" in 2006, Wolf co-starred as a surgeon named Jeremy Kates who was in a serious relationship with Lizzie, a social worker (played by Jessica Collins), in the short-lived ABC drama, "The Nine," which was officially canceled in March 2007 due to poor ratings.
More recently, in 2008, Wolf starred in the comedy TV movie "Making It Legal."