- Scott Adsit
Scott Adsit (born
November 26 1965) is an American writer, actor and improviser. He is currently appearing in " 30 Rock" on NBCand " Moral Orel" on Adult Swim.
In 1994, he joined the mainstage cast of
The Second Cityin Chicago, where he appeared in several Jeff award-winning revues, including "Pinata Full of Bees" and "Paradigm Lost". A sketch he performed with future " SNL" head writer Adam McKay, "Gump", was included as one of Second City's all-time best in the theater's 25th anniversary compilation. He also appeared in the 1997 PBSdocumentary about the theater, "Second to None". In 1996, he portrayed an alcoholic and drug-addicted father in the Hazleton Substance Abuse Clinic(Minnesota) short-subject production "Reflections From The Heart Of A Child". This 26-minute video/DVD feature is required curriculum in most DWI Repeat Offender classes and substance abuse rehabilitation clinics nationwide to this day.
In 1997, Adsit recorded the voices for the King of Payne, Sir Psycho, The Duke of Bourbon, and Merlin for Williams' "Medieval Madness" pinball machine. Adsit co-wrote the game's recorded dialog with fellow Second City cast member, Kevin Dorff. Adsit, Dorff and their Second City castmate,
Tina Fey, played the character voices in the game.
In 2001, he starred in an episode of
Friendstitled The One with Ross and Monica's Cousinin Season 7. Scott plays The Director and he has 2 lines, both in the final scene before the credits. Matt LeBlancand Mo Gaffneyalso act with Scott in this scene. It was deemed the 6th greatest moment in Friends history by TV Guide.
After moving to
Los Angeles, Adsit appeared in several sitcoms and commercials, as well as the renowned sketch comedyprogram, " Mr. Show". He also plagued the band Tenacious Das both a neighbor and a demon in their HBOshow.
From 2005-2008, he co-directed, co-wrote and co-produced the Adult Swim show "
Moral Orel" with Dino Stamatopoulosand Jay Johnston. He also provides the voice of Orel's father, Clay Puppington, as well as his best friend, Doughy, Link McMissins, Art Posabule, Mr. Christein, Junior Christein, Doctor Potterswheel, Billy Figurelli, Mrs. Figurelli and Tiny Tina, among others. He was nominated for an Annie Awardfor his work as Clay.
In 2006, he joined the cast of "30 Rock" with former Second City castmates
Tina Feyand Rachel Dratch. On "30 Rock", he plays the role of Pete Hornberger, the well-meaning but frequently terrified executive producer of " TGS with Tracy Jordan". His character is terrified of his boss, Jack Donaghy(played by Alec Baldwin) but is good friends with head writer Liz Lemon(played by the show's creator Tina Fey) reflecting the two actors' longtime working relationship.
He also continues to act, improvise and teach at "I.O. West" and the
Upright Citizen's Brigade. He starred in a pilot for Adult Swimentitled " Let's Fish".
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* [http://www.iowest.com/about/community/adsit_scott Interview] at I.O. West
* [http://www.secondcity.com/merch/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=52&osCsid=0053882a6cb60ddefeb8591f38d0dc60 The Second City Coffee Table Book, including Adsit's "Gump"]
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