Scott Jacoby (actor)

Scott Bennett "Scotty" Jacoby (born November 26, 1956 in Skokie, Illinois) is an American actor. He appeared in the 1972 television film That Certain Summer,[1] for which he won an Emmy Award for his role.[2] He is also known for playing the lead role in the made for TV film Bad Ronald (1974).[3]

Scott Jacoby
Born (1956-11-26) November 26, 1956
OccupationActor/Director
Years active1968-present
Spouse(s)Lyn Jacoby (1985-present; 2 children)

Life and career

Jacoby was born in Skokie, Illinois, but moved to Flushing, New York, when he was ten years old. At the age of twelve, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his portrayal of Ally in the Broadway musical Golden Rainbow, which starred Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé. Jacoby was nominated in the category Best Featured Actor in a Musical at the 22nd Tony Awards, held on April 21, 1968.

By the early 1970s, an editorial questioned whether Jacoby was "a new Mickey Rooney".[4] He began his television career playing the role of "Hubcap", who was a friend of Josh Hall (Laurence Fishburne) on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live. He also had a recurring role on the 1980s sitcom The Golden Girls as Dorothy's musician son, Michael Zbornak.

He is the oldest of five acting siblings, including half-brothers Billy Jacoby (now Billy Jayne, born in 1969), Bobby Jacoby (now Robert Jayne, born in 1973), and sisters Laura Jacoby and Susan Jacoby.

Selected filmography

Personal life

Jacoby is of Jewish descent.[5]

References

  1. "Ask TV Scout", The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana; June 2, 1973), TV Section, p. 8.
  2. Primetime Emmy Award database
  3. "Robert Bianco's favorite TV movies — and yours". Usatoday.com.
  4. "Scott Jacoby–Is He A New Mickey Rooney?", Lancaster Sunday News (August 20, 1972), p. 20.
  5. "Dolores Jacoby May Look Like a Stage Mother, but She Has Her Kids in Movies and TV Commercials Too." Friedman, Jack. www.people.com. Published November 19, 1984. Accessed April 7, 2017.
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