Buck at San Diego Comic Con International in 2013
|Occupation||Writer and producer|
Buck began his career as a sitcom writer, then joined the staff of Six Feet Under as a writer and supervising producer in 2002 for the show's second season. He wrote the second season episode "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year". He remained a supervising producer for the third season in 2003 and wrote two further episodes "You Never Know" and "Everyone Leaves". He was promoted to co-executive producer for the fourth season in 2004. He wrote two more episodes "That's My Dog" and "Bomb Shelter". He was nominated for both an individual WGA award, as well as WGA awards for Best Writing Staff. He received a Peabody award for his work on Six Feet Under. He remained a co-executive producer for the fifth and final season in 2005 and contributed two more episodes – "Dancing for Me" and "Singing For Our Lives". He contributed 7 episodes to the series in total.
Buck worked as a co-executive producer on the second season of HBO's Rome in 2007. He wrote two episodes for the series ("These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero" and "Death Mask") before it was canceled.
He moved on to work as a co-executive producer and writer on the second season of Showtime's Dexter later in 2007. Buck was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series at the February 2008 ceremony for his work on the second season of Dexter. He remained a co-executive producer for the third season in 2008. Buck was again nominated for a WGA award for best dramatic series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season. He remained a writer and executive producer for the fourth season in 2009. He was nominated for the WGA award a third consecutive time at the February 2010 ceremony for his work on the fourth season of Dexter. For season six of Dexter, after the previous show runners left the series, Buck was promoted to showrunner position. His three seasons as showrunner were not well received, with the final season of Dexter in particular receiving poor reviews, resulting in Buck and his team having to defend their narrative choices.
- See-Through, (2007)
- Morning Comes, (2007)
- Left Turn Ahead, with Tim Schlattmann (2007)
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight, (2008)
- The Damage a Man Can Do, (2008)
- Do You Take Dexter Morgan?, (2008)
- Blinded by the Light, (2009)
- Slack Tide, (2009)
- Hello, Dexter Morgan, (2009)
- Hello Bandit, (2010)
- Circle Us, (2010)
- Hop A Freighter, Teleplay with Tim Schlattmann (2010)
- Those Kinds of Things (2011)
- This is the Way the World Ends (2011)
- Are You...? (2012)
- Surprise, Motherfucker! (2012)
- A Beautiful Day (2013)
- Remember the Monsters? (2013)
- "These Being the Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero", (2007)
- "Death Mask", (2007)
Six Feet Under episodes
- It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, (2002)
- You Never Know, (2003)
- Everyone Leaves, (2003)
- That's My Dog (2004)
- Bomb Shelter (2004)
- Dancing for Me (2005)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005)
- "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". WGA. 2007. Archived from the original on December 19, 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
- Perry, Byron (December 12, 2007). "WGA announce TV, radio nominees". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
- "HBO tops WGA awards list with five noms". The Hollywood Reporter. 2007. Retrieved December 13, 2007.
- "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2008. Archived from the original on December 12, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
- Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on May 25, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
- Strom, Marc (December 7, 2015). "Scott Buck to Showrun the Netflix Original Series 'Marvel's Iron Fist'". Marvel.com. Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.