Mr. Marshall
Taking a break from playing football for Washington-Lee High School, Scott Sowers took a shot at acting when the drama coach persuaded him to play the lead in “Heaven Can Wait”. He didn’t leave his love of football behind, instead attending as many Washington Redskin games as possible in the interim. Scott made plans with his fellow actor at W-L HS, Sandra Bullock, to become famous, “How did that work out for Sandy?” After studying at The North Carolina School of the Arts, “I moved to NY and began my life in show biz; waited tables (actually liked it), worked security, did some stage carpentry and worked briefly in the kitchen of an ill-fated cooking show”. Scott soon fell in with a group of artists and helped found the Tony Award winning Signature Theater Company, including Artistic Director James Houghton and playwright Romulus Linney. Soon Scott won a Drama-Logue Award playing Jessup in Aaron Sorkin’s “A Few Good Men” on tour, and found his artistic home at the multi-Obie Award winning Ensemble Studio Theater in NYC, where he has contributed to dozens of plays in their various forms. There he worked with John Patrick Shanley, Emily Mann, Zach Grenier, James Rebhorn, Lois Smith, Hope Davis, Frances Sternhagen, Eric Bogosian, David Zayas, Richard Kind, Bobby Cannavale, Dylan Baker, Billy Carden, Graeme Gillis, RJ Tolan, Ned Eisenberg, Lucy DeVito and many more. Scott is currently working on the Patrick Link/Eric March haunting musical, 'The Red Hook Hotel” and will be premiering Maggie Bofill's “Winners” in the fall with Florencia Lozano and Grant Shaud. In 2015, he hopes to premier “My Dog Doesn't Bite (But I Do)”, with his pure-bred mutt 'Sabba' and Jay Patterson. Television audiences first saw Scott on the Law & Order juggernaut, where he subsequently did 13 episodes; he followed that with roles on Unforgettable, Blood Brothers and Boardwalk Empire. His major feature film debut was as a mercenary with Everett McGill and Eric Bogosian in Under Siege II. He followed that playing bad guys with Robert Blake and Chris Cooper in Wesley Snipes/Woody Harrelsons' Money Train, in the Coen brothers' True Grit, Steven Soderberghs' Erin Brockovich, Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking, Diggers with Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Matthew Glave and Maura Tierney, The Ten directed by David Wain, with Rudd, Marino, Liev Schreiber and Reed Birney, and he was featured in the Academy Award winning short, My Mother Dreams. Scott has narrated 74+ audiobook titles, including ones by James Patterson, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Nicholas Sparks, Robert Ludlum, Robert B. Parker, Douglas Preston, Jan Karon, John Hart and the selected library of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo Journalist and diehard, Cowboys loathing Redskins fan. Scott wondered, “Maybe that's why I understood his writing so well? That, and I know the second verse of the fight song, ‘Hail to the Redskins’”. Raised in a diehard DC loving family, with much prized Redskins season tickets, Scott proudly claims to have seen every football great of the '70s play at least once.