Actor, writer and director Scott Caan has honed his craft both in front of and behind the camera, both on stage and screen, and on projects ranging from blockbuster feature films to intimate theater productions. In 2010, he was nominated for a Golden Globe award for his role on HAWAII FIVE-0.
Caan’s feature film credits include the “Ocean’s 11” franchise, “American Outlaws,” “Into the Blue,” “Friends with Money,” “Boiler Room,” “Gone in 60 Seconds,” “Enemy of the State,” “Black and White” and “Varsity Blues.” Also, he’s starred in several independent films, including “Bongwater,” “Lunchtime Special,” “Nowhere” and the dark comedy “Novocaine,” opposite Steve Martin and Helena Bonham Carter. Next Caan will appear in Jon Abrahams’ feature film “Two for One,” opposite Erika Christensen, Annie Potts and Jason Biggs.
Caan made his directorial debut with the film “Dallas 362,” in which he also starred. After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, it received the Critics’ Choice Award at CineVegas International Film Festival, and enjoyed a critically acclaimed limited release in 2005. He went on to write, direct and star in the film “The Dog Problem,” which also received rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival. In 2011, Caan was seen in “Mercy,” which he also penned and co-produced. “Mercy” screened at several film festivals, including CineVegas and The Savannah International Film Festival.
In 2012, Caan performed at the Falcon Theatre in Los Angeles in “No Way Around But Through,” a play he also wrote. In addition, Caan’s previous play in Los Angeles, “Two Wrongs,” received rave reviews and was published by Dramatists. Recently, Caan wrote and co-starred with Michael Weston in the play “The Trouble We Come From” at the Falcon Theatre.
Over the past few years, Scott made memorable appearances as a recurring character on Entourage (2004). Currently, he has a starring role in the remake of the TV series Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
Before pursuing a career in acting, Caan was a roadie for the rap groups Cypress Hill and House of Pain. Caan was also a member of the hip-hop group The Whooliganz (with producer and fellow MC the Alchemist). He and the Alchemist, when performing as the rap duo the Whooliganz in the early ’90s, received a record deal with Tommy Boy records. They recorded the album Make Way for the W. In 1995, the Whooliganz’ song “Whooliganz” was released as a single in the UK, but Caan and the Alchemist had already parted ways. In 2014, Caan reunited with his former partner The Alchemist on the Step Brothers project with Evidence Lord Steppington on the song “Byron G”.
Scott has also established himself as a photographer, having been mentored in the medium by cinematographer Phil Parmet. In 2009, he published his book, Scott Caan Photographs, Vol. 1.