Birthday: November 26, 1965
Age: 55 Years, 55 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Also Known As: Robert Scott Adsit
Born Country: United States
Born in: Northbrook, Illinois, United States
Famous as: Comedian
Height: 6'2" (188 cm), 6'2" Males
father: Andrew Scott Adsit
mother: Genevieve LaVerne
U.S. State: Illinois
education: Glenbrook North High School, Columbia College Chicago, DePauw University
awards: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Who is Scott Adsit?
Robert Scott Adsit is an American comedian, actor, producer, director, and writer, who is most known for playing Pete Hornberger, the good-natured but weary producer, in the NBC sitcom ‘30 Rock’. He has also portrayed the recurring characters Vinny Geary in ‘The Goldbergs’ and Greg Hart in ‘Veep’. As a voice actor, he has worked in projects like ‘Harvey Beaks’ and ‘Mary Shelley's Frankenhole’, and ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’. A native of Illinois, Adsit studied at Glenbrook North High School before enrolling at Indiana's DePauw University. He dropped out after a semester and began attending Columbia College Chicago, where he was advised by his acting teacher to become a member of the improv troupe, The Second City. He did so in 1987, and by 1994, was performing as part of the mainstage cast. Adsit made his screen debut in 1994 in the TV series ‘Lois Kaz’. He later served as the co-showrunner of the Adult Swim stop-motion animation program ‘Moral Orel’. For his work in ‘Moral Orel’ as Clay Puppington, Orel's father, he received an Annie Award nomination. As a member of the cast of ‘30 Rock’, he won the SAG Award for Best Comedy Series Ensemble in 2009.
Childhood & Early Life
Born on November 26, 1965, in Northbrook, Illinois, USA, Adsit is the son of Genevieve "Genny" (née Butz) and Andrew Scott Adsit. His father was a real-estate attorney. He has an older sister named Andrea Edwards. He was a student at Glenbrook North High School, where he, by his own admission, was a class clown.
After obtaining his high school diploma, he studied at DePauw University, Indiana for a semester. He later enrolled at Columbia College Chicago, where acting teacher Sheldon Patinkin advised him to perform with the city’s renowned improv troupe, The Second City.
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In 1987, Scott Adsit began his tenure with The Second City. He was promoted to the mainstage cast in 1994. He performed in several Joseph Jefferson Award-winning revues, such as ‘Piñata Full of Bees’ and ‘Paradigm Lost’. The latter earned him The Jeff Award for Best Actor in a Comedy in 1997.
A sketch, in which Adsit appeared alongside future ‘Saturday Night Live’ head writer Adam McKay, ‘Gump’, was listed among The Second City's all-time best in the theatre's 25th-anniversary compilation.
In 1994, Adsit made his first screen appearance in the TV series ‘Lois Kaz’. He was featured alongside the likes of Tina Fey, Kevin Dorff, and Rachel Dratch in the 1997 PBS documentary on the process of the development of the Second City revue ‘Paradigm Lost’, ‘Second to None’.
He had the recurring role of Grabowski in the CBS fantasy crime drama series ‘Early Edition’ between 1997 and 1998.
His big screen debut came in 1998 when he played Seth, the agent, in the comedy-drama film ‘Temporary Girl’. That year, he also portrayed various characters in the HBO sketch comedy series ‘Mr. Show with Bob and David’. Adsit guest-starred as a director in the season-seven episode ‘The One with Ross and Monica's Cousin’ of ‘Friends’ in 2001.
He continued to play minor characters in both films and TV shows throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. His first performance as a voice actor occurred in 2005 in an episode of Adult Swim’s stop motion sketch comedy television series ‘Robot Chicken’.
He collaborated with Dino Stamatopoulos and Jay Johnston to create their own stop-motion animated program on Adult Swim, ‘Moral Orel’, which ran for three seasons between 2005 and 2008, and accumulated several accolades. Adsit lent his voice to several characters on the show, including Orel's father, Clay Puppington.
Between 2010 and 2017, he produced several episodes of another Adult Swim stop motion animated series, ‘Mary Shelley's Frankenhole’. He was also part of the cast, lending his voice to characters like Professor Polidori, The Creature, and Adolf Hitler. From 2015 to 2017, he provided the voice for Irving Beaks in the Nickelodeon series ‘Harvey Beaks’.
In 2018, he appeared in three episodes of the ABC sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’, portraying the role of Vinny Geary. He played Greg Hart, fictional journalist and CNN anchor, in nine episodes of the HBO political satire comedy series ‘Veep’ between 2015 and 2019.
Adsit is currently lending his voice to Baymax in the Disney superhero comedy animated series ‘Big Hero 6: The Series’. He is set to star in the upcoming films ‘Cicada’ and ‘10 Things We Should Do Before We Break Up’.
Scott Adsit worked with Tina Fey, a fellow Second City alumnus, on her situational comedy ‘30 Rock, which aired on NBC from October 11, 2006, to January 31, 2013. The show received 11 Primetime Emmys, six Golden Globes, and 11 SAG Awards. Adsit’s character, Peter “Pete” Hornberger, serves as one of the producers of TGS and is a close friend of Liz Lemon (Fey). Pete is generally written as the straight man to other characters.
Family & Personal Life
Adsit is a very private person and has revealed nothing about his love life to the media.