Scott Bakula grew up in a family of musicians. In fourth grade, he joined his first rock band and wrote songs for it.
After high school, Scott studied law at the University of Kansas. In 1976, he was hired as a non-professional actor for a small role in a television movie. After that, having learned a different life, he moved to New York City. After several small roles on television he played the lead and most famous role in the series "Quantum Leap" (1989) and on its completion, in 1992, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV movie.
Today, Scott Bakula lives in Los Angeles and also has a country farmhouse in New York State.