Scott Bakula - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2022

Scott Bakula
Nick Name: Bak
Profession: Singer, Voice actor, Producer, Actor
Best Known For: NCIS: New Orleans (TV series)
Salary: $120K
Net Worth: $16 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 9, 1954 (age 68)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Scott Stewart Bakula
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: J. Stewart Bakula
Mother's Name: Sally Bakula
Siblings: 2

Brad Bakula (younger brother)
Linda Bakula (younger sister)

High School: Kirkwood High School
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Bohemian, Czech, Austrian, English, Scottish)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Chelsea Field

Krista Neumann (1981-1995)

Children: 4

Chelsy Bakula (daughter)
Cody Bakula (adopted son)
Wil Bakula (son)
Owen Bakula (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.83 meter (6 feet 0 inch)
Weight: 78 kg (171.96 lb)
Hair Color: Brown/Grey
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 11 US
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Scott Bakula?

Scott Bakula is an actor well known for starring in NCIS: New Orleans, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Credit: Amazon (Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap)

Scott Bakula – Age, Parents, Siblings

Scott Bakula’s birth took place on October 9, 1954, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Born Scott Stewart Bakula, his parents are Sally (née Zumwinkel) and J. Stewart Bakula, a lawyer. He was raised along with his two siblings- a younger sister named Linda and a younger brother, Brad Bakula.

Born into a family of musicians, Scott Bakula too ventured into that field. In the fourth grade, young Bakula started a rock band, writing songs for them. He later had the chance to sing with the St. Louis Symphony. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, he studied at Kirkwood High School, graduating from the same in 1973. He later attended the University of Kansas where he studied Law and business but dropped out after a sophomore year to pursue a career in acting.

His ethnicity includes Bohemian/Czech, Austrian, English, and Scottish.

Scott Bakula – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Scott Bakula was married to actress Krista Neumann. The couple tied the knot in 1981 and have two children together named Chelsy Bakula (born 1984) and Cody Bakula, who is adopted (born 1991). After more than 14 years of marriage, he and his now ex-wife divorced.

Bakula married for the second time in 2009 to actress Chelsea Field. From this marriage too, he has two children, both sons. Their first child Wil Bakula was born in 1995 while their son Owen Bakula was born in 1999.

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Credit: Getty Images (Scott Bakula with wife Chelsea Field)

Scott Bakula – Career

Move to New York

In 1976, Scott Bakula moved to New York City where he landed a Broadway debut portraying Joe DiMaggio in Marilyn: An American Fable followed by Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down and Nightclub Confidential. 

Scott Bakula soon moved to New York and was cast in the series Gung Ho and Eisenhower & Lutz but was short-lived. He starred alongside Dean Stockwell in Quantum Leap (1989-1993), which is considered his breakthrough role and earned him a Golden Globe Award and four Emmy Award nominations. 

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Films, Series

Since then he has portrayed roles in Murphy Brown (1993-1996), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996-1997), The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006-2010), Chuck (2009-2010), Men of a Certain Age (2009-2011), Looking (2014), NCIS: New Orleans (2014-present).

Scott Bakula has acted in films as well. These include Major League: Back to the Minors, Life as a House, Geography Club, Enter the Dangerous Mind, Me Him Her, Basmati Blues, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Behind the Candelabra, among many others. Currently, his salary is $120 Thousand Per Episode.

Credit: Syfy Wire (Scott Bakula in Star Trek: Enterprise)


On the set of Behind the Candelabra, Bakula has worked with Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Boyd Holbrook, Cheyenne Jackson, and Tom Papa.

Scott Bakula – Awards, Nominations

Over his acting career, he has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, five Viewers for Quality Television, three Saturn Awards, and a People's Choice Awards.

Among all the nominations, Scott Bakula has won Viewers for Quality Television (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994) and a Golden Globe Award in 1992.

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Credit: The Cheat Sheet (Scott Bakula)

Scott Bakula – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and salary/income per episode of Scott Bakula are estimated at around $16 million and $120k respectively.

Scott Bakula – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Scott Bakula is active on Twitter and Instagram but is absent from Facebook.

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