Scott Grimes

Scott Grimes

Grimes on a panel for American Dad! at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego.
Born Scott Richard Grimes
(1971-07-09) July 9, 1971
Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Dawn Bailey (m. 1997; div. 2007)
Children 2

Musical career

Genres Rock, soft rock, pop rock
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, piano, organ
Labels A&M, Velocity, Madjak
Associated acts The Carpenters, Dave Harris, Julian Lennon

Scott Richard Grimes (born July 9, 1971) is an American actor, voice artist, singer, and songwriter. Some of his most prominent roles include appearances in ER as Dr. Archie Morris, Party of Five as Will McCorkle, Band of Brothers as Technical Sergeant Donald Malarkey, and the animated sitcom American Dad!, voicing Steve Smith. He is also well known by cult movie fans for his role as Bradley Brown in the first two Critters films.

As a singer, Grimes is best known for co-writing and performing the soft rock single "Sunset Blvd", which spent several weeks on the Billboard charts.

Early life and career

Grimes was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Pam and Rick Grimes. He lived in neighboring Dracut, Massachusetts for much of his youth, and attended Dracut Public Schools.[1] His sister, Heather Grimes, is also an actress. He is the uncle of Camryn Grimes, who is best known for her role as Cassie Newman in The Young and the Restless.

Grimes started acting at an early age. In 1984, at the age of 13, he co-starred with Mickey Rooney in a made-for-TV holiday movie entitled It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.[2] In 1985, he appeared in an episode of the Twilight Zone called "Little Boy Lost".

Grimes also began singing in childhood, and in March 1986 appeared on a Bob Hope TV special, singing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". The special was taped in Sweden with the King and Queen in attendance. In 1987, he performed as a guest vocalist on the Time album by Richard Carpenter of The Carpenters, where Carpenter thanked the 15-year-old Grimes for his "spirited" performance, commenting in the liner notes, "I believe young Scott to have quite a future in music." Grimes' first music album, Scott Grimes, was released by A&M Records in 1989, and produced by Carpenter. In 2005, he released his second album, Livin' on the Run, and in 2010 his third, Drive.

In 1987, Grimes voiced Pinocchio in the dark animated film Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night. In 1988, he appeared with Dwayne Hickman, Connie Stevens, and her daughter Tricia Leigh Fisher in the TV-movie Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis; Grimes, Hickman, Stevens, and Fisher also appeared on the All-Star Super Password Special with Bert Convy.[3] He had also guest starred on the NBC sitcom Wings. He is also known for his 1987 recurring role on Who's the Boss as Alyssa Milano's character's love-interest, Chad McCann and his regular appearances in the 1994–2000 series Party of Five as Will McCorkle.

Grimes appeared on the NBC prime time show ER playing Dr. Archie Morris from 2003 until the series' end in 2009. Initially a recurring character on ER, he later was upgraded to a series regular in Season 12. The character initially provided comic relief, but grew over the years, becoming central to several episodes and story lines in the series' final seasons.[4]

Grimes's film credits include the dark comedy Who's Your Monkey and Ridley Scott's Robin Hood with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. On October 11, 2010, Grimes announced on his Twitter website that he would voice a recurring character on the animated series Family Guy.[5] That recurring character is Joe Swanson's previously thought-to-be-dead son, Kevin Swanson. On March 19, 2013, the actor was cast as Dave Flynn on the NCIS: Los Angeles episode entitled Red, the first episode of a two-part backdoor pilot to another NCIS spin-off to be named NCIS: Red, which was not picked up. Grimes had previously appeared in an NCIS episode entitled Baltimore in 2011 as Detective Danny Price, Anthony DiNozzo's former partner at the Baltimore P.D.

Personal life

Grimes has a son and a daughter with his ex-wife, Dawn Bailey-Grimes.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 A Doctor's Story Charles Wickes
The Night They Saved Christmas David Baldwin
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Robbie Westin
1986 Critters Brad Brown
1987 Frog Arlo Anderson
Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night Pinocchio Voice
1988 Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis Georgie Gillis
Critters 2: The Main Course Brad Brown
1989 Night Life Archie Melville
1991 Frogs! Arlo Anderson TV movie
1995 Crimson Tide Petty Officer Hilaire
1999 Mystery, Alaska Brian "Birdie" Burns
2002 Couples Owen
2003 Dreamkeeper Tehan / Red-Headed Stranger
2004 To Kill a Mockumentary Jerry
2007 Who's Your Monkey (aka: Throwing Stars) Mark
2010 Robin Hood Will Scarlet
2014 Winter's Tale Carriage Driver
2015 Pearly Gates Richard Weiner
Year Title Role Notes
1985 The Twilight Zone Kenny Episode: "Little Boy Lost"
1986–87 Who's the Boss Chad McCann 2 episodes
Together We Stand Jack Randall 19 episodes
1988 Charles in Charge Gary Marlin Episode: "Sarah Steps Out"
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Eric Episode: "Evolution" (uncredited)
1990 My Two Dads Jordan Episode: "Power Struggle"
21 Jump Street Christopher Episode: "Buddy System"
1992 Wings Marty Episode: "Noses Off"
1994 Birdland Scott McKenzie Episode: #1.1
1994–2000 Party of Five Will McCorkle Recurring Role
1996–97 Goode Behavior Garth Regular Role
2001 First Years Seth Kolatch Episode: "...And Then You Die"
Band of Brothers Sergeant 1st Class Donald Malarkey TV Miniseries, recurring role
2003–09 ER Dr. Archie Morris Regular Role
2005–present American Dad! Steve Smith (voice) Regular role
2010 Dexter Alex Tilden Episode: "In the Beginning"
2011 NCIS Detective Danny Price Episode: "Baltimore"
Harry's Law ADA Ben Episode: "Purple Hearts"
2012 The High Fructose Adventures of Annoying Orange Larry the Donut Episode: "Generic Holiday Special"
Republic of Doyle Jimmy O'Rourke 4 episodes
2011–2015 Family Guy Kevin Swanson (voice) 10 episodes
2012 Suits Thomas Walsh Episode: "All In"
2013 Criminal Minds Donnie Bidwell Episode: "Carbon Copy"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Dave Flynn 2 episodes
2014 Shameless Doctor Zabel Episode: "Iron City"
2014 Hell's Kitchen Himself Season 13 Episode 1: "18 Chefs Compete"
2015 Justified Seabass 6 episodes
2016 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Thomas Zimmerman Episode: "Sheltered Outcasts"




Year Single Chart Positions Album
1989 "I Don't Even Mind" 34 Scott Grimes
"Show Me the Way to Your Heart"
2005 "Sunset Blvd" 18 Livin' on the Run
"Livin' on the Run" 34


  1. "Scott Grimes Biography (1971–)". Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  2. "Movies: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984)". The New York Times. Retrieved October 8, 2010.
  3. ""Super Password" episode guide? – GSN Buzz". February 14, 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  4. 1 2 Mason, Dave (November 19, 2007). "One shot 'ER' role became steady job for Scott Grimes". Ventura County Star. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  5. "Scott Grimes Twitter". Retrieved 2014-02-21.

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