Judson Earney Scott
July 15, 1952
Azusa, California, U.S.
|Cal State Fullerton, Juilliard School
Judson Earney Scott (born July 15, 1952) is an American stage, film and television actor. He has appeared in a number of science fiction productions, especially within the Star Trek franchise, as well as V and three episodes of The X-Files.
Scott was born in Azusa, California and attended Carl Sandberg Jr. High and Glendora High Schools. He then went to California State University, Fullerton, received a B.A. in Theatre Arts, and trained at the Actor's Studio in Los Angeles. At the end of the school year in college, Scott entered the American College Theater Festival and won the Irene Ryan Award for Best Actor in the Western United States. Scott was then offered a scholarship to Yale School of Drama, but instead he attended the Juilliard School in New York City, where he again graduated with a B.A. in Theater Arts. Scott also surfed professionally at an early age.
In 1973, Scott starred with Al Pacino on Broadway in Shakespeare's Richard III. His first film role was in Every Which Way But Loose (1978), in which he played a biker. His other films include I, the Jury (1982) and Escape (1990).
Scott starred in the short-lived 1982 science fiction television series The Phoenix. His other television roles include Lt. James in seven episodes of V, and as Sacha Malenkov on The Colbys. He also portrayed Peter Harrell on "General Hospital" in 1984–85, the former fiancé of Felicia Cummings who attempted to acquire her Aztec Jewels.
Other guest appearances include Mission: Impossible (as Ernst Graff in "The Legacy") Voyagers!, The Dukes of Hazzard, The A-Team, Babylon 5 (as "Knight One" in "And the Sky Full of Stars", 1994), Charmed (as "Necron" in episodes "A Witches Tale" 1 & 2) and The X-Files and The Greatest American Hero (as Dack Hampton in the episode "Rock 'n' Roll"). He also made three appearances on Matt Houston as a Navajo shaman turned assassin.
Star Trek roles
In the 1982 film Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Scott played Joachim, chief henchman of Khan Noonien Singh. Despite having many lines of dialogue, Scott's name does not appear in the credits. According to TV Guide, Scott's agent was in negotiations with Paramount to get his name high billing in the movie, but the tactic backfired and somehow Scott wound up with no credit at all. He played opposite Ricardo Montalban, which resulted in a friendship that lasted until Montalban's death in January 2009. When Montalban received a lifetime achievement award in 2003, Scott was the presenter.
Scott's next role in the Star Trek franchise was Sobi, a central character in "Symbiosis", a first-season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Keith DeCandido described Scott's performance in the episode as "wooden."