'Dolphin Tale 2' Actress Talks Story's Surprising Start "Dolphin Tale 2" gets the wet — er, red — carpet premiere treatment next week at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where the real-life stories of both "Dolphin Tale" features took place. The original cast — including Harry Connick Jr.,…Read more. Ask Stacy -- Week of 8/30/14 DEAR STACY: What is Sean Hayes up to lately? I thought "Sean Saves the World" was full of potential. It was never given a chance. — Helen S., Chattanooga, Tennessee DEAR HELEN: The one-time "Will and Grace" mainstay is back in another sitcom …Read more. Back to School Is Cool, but These Celebrity Drop-Outs Landed on Their Feet Back to School time is upon us again. While statistics and common sense show that the surest path to a successful professional life is a good education, there happens to be a sizeable contingent of entertainment stars who found the classroom to be a …Read more. Too Soon to Talk About the 2015 Emmys? Seriously. The Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger-Terence Winter rock 'n' roll pilot collaboration for HBO that wrapped production this month has awards written all over it. Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano star as two 1970s New York record executives in a …Read more.more articles
Scott Wolf Opens Up New Personal As Well As Professional Chapter
Scott Wolf opens up a new chapter in his professional life with his role in "Perception," beginning with the TNT show's second season premiere June 25. The series marks a new chapter in his personal life as well.
For a few years, the actor, who rose to fame as "Party of Five" heartthrob Bailey Salinger, and his wife Kelley and their son Jackson were living in Park City, Utah. Now they're back in the Los Aangeles environs.
"I think hiding out in the mountains had its time, and we loved our life out there. We still do; we still have a home there. But I was definitely wanting to be busier," he tells us. "Busy, if we were living there, would have meant a lot of time in hotel rooms and airplanes, and we were about to have our second child," he adds, speaking of son Miller, now six months old. "I knew I didn't want to be cheated out of a moment in the house with the family. So, it just made sense for us to be around town."
Wolf points out, "You never know — the next show could take you to North Carolina or Toronto or anyplace. The fact it arrived just three miles down the road was just a gift that keeps on giving."
In "Perception," he plays Donnie, the assistant U.S. attorney who is soon to be the ex-husband of Rachael Leigh Cook's character — which instantly sets up a triangle with Eric McCormack's neuroscientist-university professor. Wolf is relishing the part, which is different from any of his other roles, including "Everwood's" Dr. Jake Hartman and "V's" Chad Decker.
"The cherry on top of the sundae in this 'Perception' experience has been working with Ken Biller, the show runner — and Eric and Rachael and the rest of the cast are really, really great people making a great show. They've restored my faith a little bit. This is how I think it's supposed to be," gushes the nice-guy actor.
He's interested in work life beyond "Perception" as well.
Wolf already has two independent features in the offing. "One is called 'The Volunteer,' that I did late last summer. That's finding its way through festivals now. And I'm working on one called 'Such Good People' now — a little independent film that's shot here in LA that's really fun. If 'The Volunteer' was more dramatic, this one is more comedic," he says, speaking of the movie about a couple that finds a secret room full of cash while housesitting for rich friends.
He is certainly finding time for family as well. The Wolfs had a bake sale right out on their street recently — four-year-old Jackson's idea — to raise money for Malaria No More. Scott and Kelley met while working on behalf of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, and he proudly talks about his wife inculcating a philanthropic worldview into their children.
"A lot of the credit goes to my wife for that," he says of the bake sale. "But it was something to have a four-year-old sort of suggest it. It was pretty cool."
Could a child so young really understand what it was all about?
"It seems like it," answers Scott. "There was a brief moment afterward where we said, 'Now we send the money to this place,' and he was like, 'Hang on.'" He laughs. "But we explained to him that there are other kids who aren't as lucky who need his help, and he was all for it. You know, at some point in his life we know we'll be traveling to places and putting them a little more in contact with people that they're helping, doing things like that. And it will be a part of their lives. It was definitely a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and it was pretty cool to see our kid already thinking that way."
When Wolf says that he has no complaints these days, and he smiles that smile, it's not hard to believe.
COPYRIGHT 2013 MARILYN BECK AND STACY JENEL SMITH
DISTRIBUTED BY CREATORS.COM