It’s been a while since we highlighted a Midwestern actor. Feels like we kind of dropped the ball in reminding you of all the talent that has come out of the Midwest. Our bad. We often have the best of intentions and then our laziness gets in our way and we forget some things.
So let’s take a quick look at an actor from the Midwest who was the star of one of our favorite shows of all time – Scott Bakula.
He was born October 9, 1954 in St. Louis, MO. He is most remembered as Dr. Sam Beckett, a quantum physicist, who after a time traveling experiment went wrong, temporarily took the place of other people to put right what once went wrong. This is easily one of the best sci-fi shows ever put on TV and it’s one of my favorite shows of all-time. The finale for Quantum Leap is one of the best TV finales there has ever been. The show was incredible.
It’s hard to believe that Quantum Leap first aired on NBC in March 1989. That’s quickly approaching 25 years ago, which just makes me feel old. In addition to Quantum Leap, he appeared on other shows like Boston Legal, Chuck, Men of a Certain Age, and Two and a Half Men. Oh, he also graced the cover of Playgirl Magazine back in 1995, which I’m sure most of you knew already right? For a complete biography, here is a link to his Wikipedia page.
So that’s another Midwestern guy who made it big in Hollywood. I leave you with a Quantum Leap compilation and a question. What is your favorite Scott Bakula role? Be sure to let us know. We love discussing actors from the Midwest.