Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Bairstow began his professional acting career at the age of ten.
It was his highly acclaimed performance as a troubled child in television's There Was a Little Boy that jump-started his already growing career. His next television role, that of upbeat and optimistic Newt Call in the 1994 television miniseries Lonesome Dove, and as a drastically changed Newt Call in the 1995, Lonesome Dove:
The Outlaw Years, provided him with opportunities to receive more acclaim as well as to hone his horse riding skills.
Bairstow's other television credits include Party of Five as Ned, and lead roles in Harsh Realm and Significant Others. In addition, he delivered memorable guest-star appearances on The X-Files, NBC's MOW Killing Mr. Griffin, and the TNT western, Two for Texas. Most recently, he was a series regular on the CBS drama, Wolf Lake.
On the big screen, Bairstow will next be seen in Dead in the Water and Mary Jane's Last Dance. Other film credits include The Postman, Wild America and White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf.
Scott Bairstow, whose parents are both classical musicians, has now taken a more intense interest in music. He writes music, plays the guitar and sings, although he emphasizes he is still learning. While continuing to develop his own, unique style, he intends to intensify his study of classical music. He also has plans to direct and perform on his own music video.
Scott Bairstow Facts
|Scott Hamilton Bairstow
|April 23, 1970 (53)
|Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
|Dead In The Water
|Disney's Tuck Everlasting
|Black Circle Boys
|White Fang 2: Myth Of The White Wolf