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Donovan Scott


Donovan Scott studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and then went on to join the Comedia Del Arte' Troup, where he eventually became the Artistic Director. He went on to tour the East Coast for several years directing, writing, and performing with that troupe. Eventually, Scott returned to San Francisco were he did more theater. His theater experiences took him to Alaska, where he opened the Alaska Repertory Theater. His next move was to San Diego, where he performed leads in three plays at The Old Globe Theater. Next stop: Los Angeles to try his hand at television and feature films. Scott has made his living as an actor in Los Angeles ever since, working with Steven Spielberg in the movie "1941," co-starring in Robert Altman's "Popeye" with Robin Williams, "Savannah Smiles," "Zorro the Gay Blade," "Sheena Queen of the Jungle," "Police Academy," "Back to the Future 3," "Psycho 3," and over 30 other feature films. 

Scott was under contract with NBC for five years, starred and co-starred in a variety of television series, mostly sitcoms, including the two series "Slap Stick Studios" (a Saturday morning kids show) and co-starred for 13 weeks with the great Lucille Ball in "Life with Lucy." He has also starred or guest starred in over 50 television shows. Scott's illustrious repertoire also includes directing, co-writing, and starring in three films and two mini-series in Russia, where he lived for five years. Scott was nominated for a Silver Bear Award in Germany for one of his television series. Since moving back to Los Angeles, he continues his work in television and films. His Santa characters can be seen in an abundance of television shows, national commercials, and movies for television including the Hallmark Channel Original Movie "Matchmaker Santa." 

Scott also teaches improvisation and comedy for Carolyne Barry, where in 2010 and 2011 he was voted one of the top three improvisation teachers in the Los Angeles area. Scott is about to start his second season at the ACME theatre, with his popular web comedy variety show series "Scotty and Friends," which he writes, directs, hosts, and performs in.

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