'Whiskey Cavalier': Scott Foley's new comedic role may prove to be the most challenging one yet

46-year-old Scott Foley, who plays Will Chase on ABC's 'Whiskey Cavalier', has come a long way from his high school sweetheart days in 'Sweet Valley High' and 'Dawson's Creek'


                            'Whiskey Cavalier': Scott Foley's new comedic role may prove to be the most challenging one yet

Scott Foley was born in Kansas City on July 15, 1972. He grew up in Japan (he's fluent in Japanese) and Australia but later settled in St. Louis, Missouri after the passing of his mother due to ovarian cancer when Scott was 15. Being the oldest of two brothers, Scott had to provide for his family, and he did this by working at Mrs. Fields Cookies. Scott was so broke at one time that he pretty much lived on leftover cookies.

This, however, was not his calling. He knew from a very young age that he wanted to be an actor saying, "I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy. Not what you want to work at, but what you want to do".

Scott wasn't going to be held back in a dead end job, neither did he feel the need to study further. Today, he is the living proof of the saying: "You can do anything you put your mind to".

Scott Foley and Michelle Williams in 'Dawson's Creek' (Source: IMDB)
Scott Foley and Michelle Williams in 'Dawson's Creek' (Source: IMDB)

Scott made his debut as Zack in 'Sweet Valley High' but this was merely the start of his creative journey. Viewers started seeing Scott pop up in a lot of popular shows in the '90s like 'Crowned and Dangerous' and 'Dawson's Creek', the latter of which features him in five episodes of season 1 as a jock named Cliff Elliot. Scott's usually played the high school sweetheart and, throughout the '90s, he'd played similar characters during his stint with daytime TV.

However, things changed with the release of 'Scream 3' in 2000. We finally saw Scott move up a notch when it was finally revealed that Scott aka Roman Bridger was actually the main antagonist of the first three movies. This made Scott lose the whole high school sweetheart typecast that had developed during his previous roles. This proved to be the best step for his career.

Scott Foley in 'Scandal' (Source: IMDB)
Scott Foley in 'Scandal' (Source: IMDB)

He started moving even further in his line of work, getting guest appearances in many award-winning shows like 'The Unit', 'Grey's Anatomy', and even 'House M.D'.

After playing Jake Ballard on 'Scandal', one of the more famous shows he's known for, Scott now takes up the role of Will Chase in 'Whiskey Cavalier'. He plays a sensitive FBI agent who's assigned to work with an extremely tough CIA operative by the name of Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (aka Fiery Tribune). Scott plays a comedy role in the show and fans are just hoping that the series would be just as unique as it's booze-filled name.

'Whiskey Cavalier' will premiere on February 27 on ABC and fans can catch a glimpse of the trailer below.