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The Mini Biography

Scott Rose is an actor, writer, host, and improviser living in Los Angeles, and is one of the top professional speakers for Apple Computer at their events nationwide. He really is a computer geek in real life: he is a Macintosh computer programmer by trade, he writes the monthly "Ask" column for Mac|Life Magazine, and all the stories in his show "Computer Geek" are true. Prior to "Computer Geek", Scott starred in the hit play "Hollywood Hellhouse" with Sarah Silverman, Andy Richter, Bill Maher, and Penn Jillette. He was also seen in the HBO action film "High Voltage", starring Antonio Sabato Jr. and Amy Smart.


The Short Biography

Scott Rose is a professional actor, writer, host, and improviser living in Los Angeles, and is one of the top professional speakers for Apple Computer at their events nationwide. Scott is a member of SAG and AFTRA, and he is also the president of ScottWorld, a Macintosh consulting & programming company.

Since 1999, Scott has been speaking for Apple Computer at their major events nationwide. This began after Apple discovered Scott's multi-talented ability to speak eloquently in front of large crowds while making complex technological concepts appear simple.

In 2004, Scott starred as a demon tour guide in the hit play "Hollywood Hellhouse" with Bill Maher, Andy Richter, Sarah Silverman, Penn Jillette, and many other celebrities.

In 2005, Scott premiered his own one-person show in Hollywood called "Computer Geek: One Nerd's Search For His Soulmate", about his real-life struggles to find true love growing up as a nerd. The show was a big hit with press & audience members alike.

In 2006, due to popular demand, "Computer Geek" played in Chicago and was extended numerous times due to positive reviews & audience enthusiasm. Plus, the show is now being directed by Richard Kline ("Three's Company").

In 2007, "Computer Geek" is now on tour, and is available to be performed at your next event. Also in 2007, Scott Rose was recognized for his extensive Mac knowledge when he was hired by Mac|Life Magazine (the second largest Mac magazine in the nation) to answer Mac technical questions on a monthly basis in their "Ask" column.


The Longer Biography

Scott Rose grew up in the idyllic town of Glenview, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), where he spent most of his childhood playing piano, programming computer games, and performing magic tricks.

Then one day, at the age of 9, Scott saw the movie "The Private Eyes" starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway as inept detectives solving a mysterious murder. When Scott went back home later that evening, he turned on the television only to discover Don Knotts again, this time playing Mr. Furley in "Three's Company." Confused, Scott turned to his mom and asked, "Is Don Knotts a detective in real life, pretending to be a landlord? Or is he a landlord in real life, pretending to be a detective?" And his mom responded, "Neither. He's an actor! He's pretending to be both!" That was the moment when Scott realized the magic of acting.

Scott started auditioning for the school plays, and before long, he was starring in everything from "The Importance of Being Earnest" to "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940". He also got his first taste of improvisation by performing in an improvised touring children's play entitled "On Trial".

This was around the same time that Scott was introduced to the original Apple IIe computer (and shortly after, the Macintosh), and he was hooked. Scott had found his second love in life: the computer. Scott loved programming his own interactive games for his friends to play, and at the age of 13, Scott became the youngest journalist ever hired to write for the national computer magazine called "Enter". He also became a game tester for the game company Infocom, who made innovative text-only adventure games. You can actually play some of the old Infocom games online.

In 1989, Scott attended UCLA Theater School, and ultimately received a B.A. in Psychology because he was always fascinated by the study of how people's minds worked when they interacted with their computers.

In 1992, one year before he graduated from UCLA, Scott founded ScottWorld, his Macintosh consulting & FileMaker programming firm. Scott used his Psychology background to create incredibly intuitive & user-friendly programs to help run dozens of businesses in Los Angeles, and still writes custom programs for businesses to this day! Scott is proud to call himself a Macintosh expert and a certified FileMaker developer.

In 1997, Scott was called in to read for a one-line role in the HBO action film "High Voltage" starring Antonio Sabato Jr., Amy Smart, and Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee. But when Scott went in to audition for the role, he improvised an entire backstory about his character, which inspired the producers to expand his one-line character into a 15-page role. You can download the full story from Dramalogue Magazine by clicking here (PDF).

In 1999, Apple Computer discovered Scott's multi-talented ability to speak eloquently in front of large crowds while making complex technologies seem simple, and they hired him to speak at their largest tradeshow, MacWorld Expo. Scott has been speaking for Apple ever since, and throughout the year can be seen leading Macintosh training seminars at many of Apple's Retail Stores around the country. Scott enjoys his work with Apple Computer tremendously, because it combines his two passions: computers and performing.

In 2003, Scott began taking improvisation classes at Improv Olympic West (the sister school to Chicago's Improv Olympic), and Scott fell in love with the art of long-form improvisation. Scott considers long-form improvisation to be a very spiritual experience -- one which he and his teachers compare to the teachings of Buddhism. In 2004, as an alumni of the training program, Scott began performing in many improvised shows & competitive teams, including a 2-person improvised show and a 3-person improvised show.

In 2004, Scott starred as a demon tour guide in the hit play "Hollywood Hellhouse" with Bill Maher, Andy Richter, Sarah Silverman, Penn Jillette, and many other celebrities.

In 2005, Scott premiered his own one-person show in Hollywood called "Computer Geek: One Nerd's Search For His Soulmate", and it was a big hit with press & audience members alike. The show is the real-life story of Scott's unsuccessful attempts to find true love, as he grew up more comfortable with computers than with the opposite sex.

In 2006, due to popular demand, "Computer Geek" played in Chicago and was extended numerous times due to positive reviews & audience enthusiasm. Plus, the show is now being directed by Richard Kline ("Three's Company").

In 2007, "Computer Geek" is now on tour, and is available to be performed at your next event. Also in 2007, Scott Rose was recognized for his extensive Mac knowledge when he was hired by Mac|Life Magazine (the second largest Mac magazine in the nation) to answer Mac technical questions on a monthly basis in their "Ask" column. This is an extremely prestigious job -- one of the most important & visible positions in the Mac industry -- because more than 110,000 readers across America read Mac|Life on a monthly basis to get their important Mac questions answered. Scott is basically the computer geek equivalent of "Dear Abby", answering all sorts of important questions from people across the nation.


Trivia

Scott's mom, Esther Glickstein Rose, named the Big Mac for McDonald's when she worked in their marketing department in 1968.

Scott has a younger brother named Brad who lives in Chicago. Brad is the president of the Highland Park Players.

Scott has appeared as a contestant on 6 different game shows: "Majority Rules" (1996), "Shopping Spree" (1997), "Vs." (1999), "Moral Court" (2001), "Pyramid" (2003), and "Lingo" (2006).

During the summer of 1991, Scott worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood. This was something that he had dreamed about doing ever since visiting Universal Studios as a child.

Scott is a pescatarian (a vegetarian who eats fish), but tries to focus on eating a raw foods diet as much as possible. Scott strongly believes in the benefits and the reasonings of a raw foods diet.

Before attending UCLA, Scott graduated from Glenbrook South High School, where he was mentored by Mark Ferguson, his television production teacher & speech team coach.

One of Scott's long-time hobbies is performing magic tricks. As you can imagine, he also loves visiting The Magic Castle.

Scott has a cat named Twiggy.


Official Websites of Scott Rose

www.scottrose.tv

www.scottworld.com

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