Scott Bryson was first exposed to show business as a child accompanying his father, photojournalist John Bryson, on movie & television sets such as Gunsmoke and The King and I.
He later assisted his father on many shoots, among others - Dirty Harry, Planet of the Apes, Little Orphan Annie and King Kong.
Scott helped produce his father's writer/director debut for the screenplay The Long Loud Silence--a promising anti-war film co-written with Richard Condon but dropped in pre-production during due to an industry crash.
Working around actors Robert Mitchum, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner & directors John Huston, John Frankenheimer and Sam Peckinpah influenced Bryson to take a shot at acting. He studied with Meisner alumni Charles Conrad, Tracy Roberts and the Lee Strasberg Theater & Film Institute.
His first acting job was in an industrial film produced by cosmetics company Avon, starring Jolie Jones, Quincy Jones' model/actress daughter, and directed by then unknown Zalman King, later known for Wild Orchid and other cult films.
His next work was a walk on in a Dino De Laurentiis film The White Buffalo with Charles Bronson, directed by J. Lee Thompson.
He later switched careers to the music business and worked with Motown legend Norman Whitfield, Rick James' drummer Lanise Hughes, Rose Royce bassist Duke Jobe, singer Lenny Kravitz, and Prince's protégé the late singer Tony Lemans, for his Warner Records debut. Bryson's talents include guitar, vocals, engineering, and record production.
In 1999 he rejoined his father to manage the archive and continue the photo work, specializing in movie, fashion and music photography. The Bryson Photo archive is represented by both Corbis and TIME & LIFE Pictures (Getty Images) and featured in books, magazines, advertisements and documentaries.
In 2007 Bryson met with Ron Howard and was given the role playing his father, TIME LIFE photographer John Bryson, in a retelling of the original Frost/Nixon interviews, which he had participated in as his father's assistant in the early 70's for the TIME magazine cover shoot.
His other interests include horse training, surfboard design, architecture, raising Siberian Huskies, writing, disk jockeying for club/dance music and media technology.
Unique traits: Recording engineer/producer; Hunter/Jumper horse trainer; surfer & board designer; photographer.
Film (Biography and Drama) Actor Writer Peter Morgan's legendary battle between Richard Nixon, the disgraced president with a legacy to save, and David Frost, a jet-setting television personality with a name to make, in the story of the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after being forced from office, Nixon remained silent. But in summer 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Nixon surprised everyone in selecting Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbored doubts about their boss' ability to hold his own. But as cameras rolled, a charged battle of wits resulted. Written by alfiehitchie
The White Buffalo
Film (Western) Actor In this strange western version of JAWS, Wild Bill Hickok hunts a white buffalo he has seen in a dream. Hickok moves through a variety of uniquely authentic western locations - dim, filthy, makeshift taverns; freezing, slaughterhouse-like frontier towns and beautifully desolate high country - before improbably teaming up with a young Indian named Crazy Horse to pursue the creature. Written by Bernard Keane <BKeane2@email.dot.gov.au>