(born April 3, 1973) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Henry Pollard in the Starz
comedy series Party Down
, Palek in the HBO
drama Tell Me You Love Me
and Derek Huff in the 2008 film Step Brothers
. He currently appears on the NBC
comedy Parks and Recreation
as assistant city manager, Ben Wyatt.
His role as Henry Pollard earned him a nomination for a 2009 Ewwy Award
for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Life and career
Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California
. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like him but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of their parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
in Los Angeles, California.
He has appeared in several feature films, including Who Loves the Sun
(2005), The Aviator
(2004), High Crimes
(2002), First Contact
(1996), and The Lesser Evil
(1998). In 2007-08, he had a cameo as a nurse in Knocked Up
, and played Will Ferrell
's biological brother Derek in Step Brothers
, as well as Josh in the dot-com drama August
. Scott played a supporting role in Alexandre Aja
's remake Piranha 3-D
, playing a character similar to Bradford......