Born and raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne, in the north east of England, he went to boarding school for boys in Lancaster, Lancashire, until the age of 16 when he left home and moved to Edinburgh where he embraced the arts in a city famous for its fringe theatre and arts.
Mr. Scott began his career working in the music Industry promoting clubs and DJ-ing in Edinburgh, Newcastle, York and London. He began acting in community theatre in York and shortly after moved to London to be nearer to the heart of the theatre community, where he studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA).
While in London, he began modeling which brought him to the Unites States, spending an average on one week a month there. During a modeling trip to Los Angeles, he audited an acting class at the Ivana Chubbuck studio in Hollywood. The class inspired him to save money and make the move to Los Angeles and study acting for two years before being cast on All My Children, his first television job in the U.S.
Days of our Lives
May 30, 2006
All My Children
August 10, 2004
to February 20, 2006
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2010, 2011; for Days of our Lives
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
; for Days of our Lives
PLACE OF BIRTH: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK
DATE OF BIRTH: January 14, 1979
: James Scott to be released from contract. [Jan 26, 2006]
: Former AMC star James Scott to join DAYS cast. [May 15, 2006]
: Scott earns first Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 12, 2010]
: Scott contract talks continue. [Sep 29, 2011]
: Scott, DAYS execs reach deal on new contract. [Oct 5, 2011]
: VIDEO: James Scott on the Red Carpet at the 2012 Daytime Emmys. [Jun 23, 2012]