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Biography #2 (for Enterprise)

Scott Bakula stars as Jonathan Archer in Enterprise. Charming and bold, Archer is a renegade who's not afraid to follow his instincts. The prototype for all Starfleet captains to come, he is making history with every light year. Intensely curious, Archer is eager to venture out where no man has gone before.

Bakula is perhaps best known for his five-year stint on the innovative television series Quantum Leap, which brought him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and four Emmy Award nominations.

Born in St. Louis, Bakula moved to New York in 1976 where he pursued a career on the stage. In 1988, he was honored with a Tony Award nomination for his starring role in the Broadway musical Romance-Romance. He had earlier made his Broadway debut as Joe DiMaggio in Marilyn: An American Fable.

Bakula has received high praise for his work in a variety of feature film roles, including the 1999 Academy Award-winning American Beauty and Life as a House, with award-winning director Irwin Winkler. Other films to his credit are Lord of Illusions, Major League: Back to the Minors, A Passion to Kill, Mi Familia/My Family, Color of Night, Paramount's football comedy Necessary Roughness, and his (1990) film debut for director Carl Reiner, Sibling Rivalry.

Alternating between film and television, Bakula has appeared in such recognized series as Designing Women and Murphy Brown, and in the mini-series A Girl Thing and The Invaders as well as the television movie Mean Streak. Bakula also starred in the television movies Papa's Angels and What Girls Learn, which he executive produced through his company, BPI Productions, in association with Paramount Network Television.

His singing ability has afforded him some special opportunities, including performances at the Kennedy Center Honors, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl with Carol Burnett, as well as in the animated musical Cats Don't Dance, as Danny the cat.

Bio courtesy UPN for "Enterprise" (31-Aug-2002)


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