A director with writing skills, Scott started his television work in 1976 with The Jeffersons and Archie Bunker’s Place. In the 1980’s Scott directed episodes of Hill Street Blues, Gimme a Break!, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, The Cosby Show, 227, L.A. Law, and Dirty Dancing. In the 1990s it was Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Picket Fences, Party of Five, Chicago Hope, JAG, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Family Law, Time Cop, Get Real and Any Day Now. Since 2000 he has directed Soul Food, Strong Medicine, CSI: New York, CSI: New Orleans, The Blacklist, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Black-ish. Scott is currently Co-EP and Director of DC Entertainment’s Black Lightning. Scott’s movie credits include: Richard Pryor’s Bustin’ Loose, The Cheetah Girls, Play’d A Hip-Hop Story and Crash Course.
Scott has received the NAACP Image Award, the Drama Desk Award, and a Village Voice Obie Award for off Broadway, Genesis Award and the Nancy Susan Reynolds Award. He serves on the board of directors of the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the Deans Council for California State University at Northridge’s College of Arts, Media and Communication. Scott directed the video that introduced Rev. Jesse L. Jackson to the 1988 Democratic National Convention and the Nelson Mandela Rally for Freedom at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1990. Scott earned his B.A. from Antioch College in 1972 and received an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1974.