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The reality of our business is that for every actor who's rolled up his tent and given up and gone home, the next day you hear about some shoe salesman at Macy's who had this audition and now he's Harrison Ford. There's always that carrot out there in our business. — Scott Bakula

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When you get into any kind of period work, or any kind of prosthetic work, or anything that alters what your 8x10 looks like, it's the joy of escaping and becoming somebody else. And it is definitely freeing. — Scott Bakula

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The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we're in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it's very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie. — Scott Bakula

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I've done a lot of work other than sci-fi, and between half-hour comedy, stage, and various movie roles, I've really tried to avoid being typecast. — Scott Bakula

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Running for me has always been a great place to get away. It's a great stress reliever for me. It's great if I need to be working on something in my mind, whether it's things I need to be memorizing or thinking about, or I have some presentation coming up. — Scott Bakula

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My oldest son started to like 'South Park' and 'Family Guy,' so we'd watch together so I could spend time with him. — Scott Bakula

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Being an actor opened doors for me to explore my emotions as different people and characters, and expand my own inner soul. — Scott Bakula

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I've always had an affinity for lawyers. My dad is a lawyer. He's retired now. My brother is a lawyer. — Scott Bakula

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By all standards, except for 'Star Trek' standards, 98 episodes of any television show is a wildly successful run. — Scott Bakula

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I try to get on stage whenever I can. I'm always trying to be involved in the theater, doing something on stage, whenever I have downtime. I'm always looking for it. — Scott Bakula

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I'm a musical theater guy. That's where I came from. That's where I go whenever I have the chance. It's my first love. — Scott Bakula

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Sunday night was such a big night for television when I was growing up - you know, 'The Wonderful World of Disney.' — Scott Bakula

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I've always been a big fan of time travel, and I'm very into the notion that some day we'll be able to do it. Beam me up! — Scott Bakula

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'Quantum Leap' gave me a huge opportunity as an actor. The nature of the role and it's demands allowed people to perceive me as a versatile actor, and the wide success of the show around the planet gave me a certain notoriety that helped me get other work. — Scott Bakula

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The 'NCIS' franchise is beyond successful. — Scott Bakula

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I am very much against weapons in space. And I wish we could be spearheading that program to come to some kind of international agreement so that doesn't happen. That is my only - fear - in further space exploration like always, we hope it doesn't get abused. — Scott Bakula

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The end of shows are a nightmare for everybody because there is so much pressure to satisfy everyone, which of course you can't do. — Scott Bakula

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One of the hardest things to do is to be present and open and clear about who you are and what you stand for. We all have issues with that. — Scott Bakula

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I like pop, rock n' roll, big band, Broadway - I like all those elements. — Scott Bakula

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You want to try and bring a character to life in an honest a way as you possibly can. It doesn't matter whether he's a doctor, an actor, a car salesman or a captain of a starship. If you can bring truth and honesty to that character, then your audience will believe you. — Scott Bakula

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For actors, we always feel like there shouldn't be any divide for anybody. The industry is the one that kind of creates the idea that if you're such-and-such an actor, you can't be on the big screen. — Scott Bakula

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After 'Quantum Leap,' a lot of sci-fi things came my way, and I had to say, 'I can't do that right now.' — Scott Bakula

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These sci-fi fans are phenomenal in the standards that they hold you to. — Scott Bakula

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It's a joyful, humbling feeling to be in different places around the planet, and people have seen shows that I'm proud of being a part of, that do have things to say about the human condition, the planet, and who we are and where we've come from, that will sustain. — Scott Bakula

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To be quite honest, I find that it's easier to do parts that are wrapped up in different hair and wardrobe and eras, and different period behavior, than it is to play closer to the present. — Scott Bakula

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'Behind The Candelabra' is an HBO movie. It's the Liberace story. Michael Douglass and Matt Damon. I play a small part in it. I play a choreographer who introduces, brings Matt Damon to Las Vegas for the first time. — Scott Bakula

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I'm a runner from sports. I've been a runner, but I wasn't a cross-country runner or anything like that. I played a lot of soccer growing up. — Scott Bakula

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I think the challenge in hour television or half-hour television is that the more it's around, certainly on commercial television, the less time you have to tell stories these days, because the more commercials they're putting in. — Scott Bakula

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My kids are good athletes and runners. They run in a bunch of sports. — Scott Bakula

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I've composed a fair amount in my life, and some of them have made it on to the screen, some compositions that I've done, a few. And I like doing that. I had never really considered doing a full-length thing. I've worked with other people creating full-length pieces. — Scott Bakula

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I've done great theatre, great films and had a lot of opportunities in television. I also love to sing, and I've been able to do that once or twice in the television shows. — Scott Bakula

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And I've always felt comfortable certainly in a courtroom because you're just performing. And there was a time in my life when I thought when I grew up I'd be a trial lawyer myself. — Scott Bakula

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I wanted to be an actor because it gave me the opportunity to express myself in ways I wasn't comfortable expressing myself, as a kid growing up in St. Louis. — Scott Bakula

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A lot of people don't know that I'm a singer - that's my thing, really. — Scott Bakula

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The longer you are in acting business, the more you cherish the times when you're working with people that do great work, and can figure out how to enjoy themselves while they're doing the great work. — Scott Bakula

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I don't even know how many times I auditioned for Danny Zuko in 'Grease.' — Scott Bakula

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My daughter, when she was younger, was crazy about 'The X-Files,' so I'd watch that with her. — Scott Bakula

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In many respects, I think a lot of businessmen have become highly insensitive to the world, the environment, to everything around them. What are they doing with the millions and millions of dollars they're making? Why don't they give anything back? That, to me, is the height of insensitivity. — Scott Bakula

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To do something for other people when they need it most just feels good. — Scott Bakula

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New Orleans has a unique history as a great melting pot of all kinds of cultures, and that manifests itself now through the food, the music, and the kinds of people who live there. — Scott Bakula

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Well, I'm ... first and foremost I'm a theater guy and everything that I know comes from the theater. — Scott Bakula

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I get nervous even guesting on other people's shows. — Scott Bakula

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Clive Barker is just genius, and he's incredibly gifted in so many different ways. He can write and direct and paint and do all these different things, and he can do them all extremely well. — Scott Bakula

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With any kind of sci-fi, the imagination continues, and the world exists, and you create that in your own mind, and it lives in you. — Scott Bakula

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I love 'White Christmas.' That's one of my favorites just because I love the music. I love the story, Bing Crosby. It's just one of my all time favorites. And it's hard to have a Christmas without seeing a little bit of Jimmy Stewart and angels running around town. — Scott Bakula

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My favorite thing about running is running when it's as hot as it can be, which is a little odd. — Scott Bakula

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I've always been told I had an old face. So when I was in my 20s, I never got to play a teenager. — Scott Bakula

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I'm constantly involved in theater, looking at theater, trying to do work in theater, support theater. And that's kind of my creative passion. — Scott Bakula

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On the whole, show business is a hard business in which to be married. — Scott Bakula

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I never intended to be on television or in a movie. The theater was all I ever dreamed about, once I decided to try to make it as a business profession. All this other stuff has just been icing. — Scott Bakula

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For a long-running TV show, you're looking for a character who is interesting and vibrant and you can imagine going into all kinds of different areas. — Scott Bakula

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Years ago, I did a CBS audition. I was nervous. They introduced me as 'Scott Bakoola.' Not a good sign. I also didn't get the show. — Scott Bakula

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The reason why most of actors got into acting was so that we could become other people and have fun with being somebody else. — Scott Bakula

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I like fantasy. I've always been the kind of kid who likes to dream about other things I could be and exotic situations I could be in. — Scott Bakula

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I was actually cut out of 'L.A. Story' ... and rightfully so. — Scott Bakula

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The movies are about big tent pole movies and big action and effects. — Scott Bakula

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I've shot a lot of places, and I've produced. I always thought, 'Gosh, when you shoot in a big city, it's so difficult.' And New York, I always think, 'Where are you going to park the trucks? How are you going to stop the traffic?' — Scott Bakula

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Ideally, people find mates with whom they can express both their masculine and feminine sides. — Scott Bakula

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I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field. — Scott Bakula

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The great thing about show business is that there's no mandatory retirement age. — Scott Bakula

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I'd really like to play bad guys or guys that have something a little bit off about them. And I get to do that periodically. — Scott Bakula

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In the fantasy, sci-fi world, the fans are so discerning and they're so tough and they're so intelligent, and they're so critical. — Scott Bakula

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I went into show business because I love to work with people, and what I enjoy most about acting is rehearsing and getting to know people and their talents, forming relationships. Working in this business, barriers drop and you get into people real quickly. — Scott Bakula

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The guy that picked me up at the airport in 1985 when I was out in L.A. for my first audition was selling a script. I was a nobody coming off a plane to read for a new show. — Scott Bakula

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Liberace was a miracle. You talk about who he was and what he did, and then you look at who he inspired, from Elton John to Cher to Michael Jackson to Bette Midler. There are so many people that came to see him. Elvis was there, watching his shows. — Scott Bakula

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I haven't really thought about where to scatter my ashes when the time comes, but I doubt that it would be in space. — Scott Bakula

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The further away you can get away from yourself as an actor, the more fun you have. — Scott Bakula

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What we are as actors, for better and for worse, is visible. — Scott Bakula

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The longest show I've ever done was four and a half years, so I can only imagine what ending an eight year show is like. — Scott Bakula

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I was a huge fan of the original 'Star Trek,' and I'd never even dreamed that I would someday be captain of a starship. — Scott Bakula

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I grew up in St. Louis, and I don't know if you've ever been to St. Louis in the middle of summer. There are days in the summer sometimes, weeks in the summer, where the temperature can be over 100 degrees and the humidity can be 100 percent. — Scott Bakula

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'Certainly Men of a Certain Age' was different for me and allowed people to see me in a different light. Maybe that opened up minds a little bit. — Scott Bakula

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If I can avoid looking at myself, I will. I don't care to examine myself or see much of what I do. I never care how I look. — Scott Bakula

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If you're a fan of Shirley MacLaine just like I am, I'd kinda go anywhere to work with her. — Scott Bakula

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It's always great to be involved in something that's not in an in-your-face fashion, but has a message that goes out guised as entertainment. — Scott Bakula