Scott Speedman has been studying and coaching with Jean-Louis for the past four years, with a sharp focus on character preparation. Scott’s ongoing hunger to go deeper into his characters helps him find new ways to bring them alive, making his acting work authentic and exciting. We congratulate Scott and wish him well with this new and challenging character.
After playing Ben on the WB’s Felicity from 1998 to 2002, Scott took a break from television, opting instead to take on roles in films like the Underworld franchise, xXx: State of the Union, Barney’s Version, Citizen Gangster, and the upcoming Barefoot.
In Last Resort, Scott portrays Sam, a character who struggles with leaving his wife (played by Jessy Schram) behind with nothing but a photo by which to remember her. The premise of the show is rather complex: Last Resort centers on the crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine led by Andre Braugher. After ignoring an order to fire nuclear missiles, the submarine winds up being hunted whilst trying to escape to a NATO outpost where they declare themselves to be the world’s smallest nuclear nation. Described as “the heart of the submarine,” Scott’s character work especially pays off in one of the most heartbreaking performances towards the end of the premiere episode.