Scott Lowell is best known for his roles on television as “Ted Schmidt” in Showtime’s popular, critically acclaimed and groundbreaking series Queer As Folk (for which he was twice nominated for a Prism Award) as well as his portrayal of “Dr. Douglas Filmore” on the long running series Bones. Scott was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the suburbs of New Haven, Connecticut. He majored in theater at Connecticut College and also studied acting at the National Theatre Institute (he was fortunate to study at both schools with the legendary Morris Carnovsky). Upon graduating he moved to Chicago, where over the course of a decade he immersed himself in the local theater scene, including performances at the famed Steppenwolf and Goodman.
Scott moved to Los Angeles in 1998 and quickly found himself in guest roles on sit-coms including a favorite turn on Frasier. In 2000 he landed the role of the luckless “Ted” on QAF and spent the next five years shuttling back and forth between LA and Toronto, Canada where the series was filmed. Since QAF Scott has appeared in a number of independent films and television series including The Fosters, CSI, Castle, CSI:NY,NCIS, Heroes, Criminal Minds, Leverage and various voices in the animated series American Dad.
In 2014/15 Scott made his Broadway & West End (London) debut in the hit revival of THE ELEPHANT MAN (starring Bradley Cooper & Patricia Clarkson). Elsewhere he has appeared on stage at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, A Noise Within, Pasadena Playhouse, The Furious Theatre Company and Artists Repertory Theatre (Portland,OR).
Most recently Scott has written, produced and starred in the first season of his own series called Adoptable, a comic fake documentary very loosely based on the actual search for his birth parents and his life as an adult adoptee. Adoptable also stars, Noah Wyle, Sharon Gless, Eddie Jemison, Emily Swallow, Linda Park, Jim O’Heir and many others and is currently being looked at by a number of streaming platforms.
Scott remains a passionate voice for equality speaking for many causes whenever he can. In his spare time he can be found hiking (especially with his puggle Gertie), traveling, reading, cooking, discovering new bands while keeping up with old favorites and occasionally even playing the french horn. He is an avid reader and an awful, but effective, ping-pong player. Scott currently resides in Los Angeles & Brooklyn, New York.