Adam Paul Scott (born April 3, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, director, screenwriter, producer, podcaster, dancer, and poet. He is best known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation. He has also appeared as Derek in the film Step Brothers, and Henry Pollard in the Starz sitcom Party Down.
Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne (née Quartara) and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents", both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated from Harbor High School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California.
Scott's film A.C.O.D. premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In 2015, he worked as executive producer and portrayed Alex in the comedy film The Overnight. He also co-starred in the Christmas comedy slasher film Krampus...
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