After years of toiling on the fourth line for teams like the Minnesota Wild, Chicago Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks, John Scott became the center of a lot of attention and controversy during the 2015-16 season.
Scott was the subject of an internet campaign that got him into the 2016 All-Star Game by fan vote. Even though the NHL tried everything they could to keep him out of the game, including a trade to Montreal and burying him in the AHL, Scott played and took him the MVP Award.
Scott has since stepped away from professional hockey, but remains in the public eye. Earlier this year he released his first book called “Guy Like Me” and know he has stepped into the world of acting.
Indeed, Scott made his acting debut on Thursday night’s edisode of S.W.A.T. on CBS, playing, of all things, a hockey player named Bobby Stock who needed extra security while on the road.
"It was weird because I never expected to do a TV show or let alone get as big a part as I got in the show, so it was just another random thing that happened in my life," Scott told Josh Cooper of ESPN about his time in front of the camera.
Scott got some advice from S.W.A.T. star Jay Harrington on how he should play his character and he knew just what do to.
"He was like, 'Just be like Brent Burns, dumb it down a little bit.' I knew exactly what he was talking about, so I channeled my inner Burnzie and played stupid, so it worked out well," Scott said.
Here is a look at John Scott’s acting debut.