Scott Wolf knows it’s not easy being Dad to ‘Nancy Drew’


Actor has an iconic role in his latest series

Scott Wolf

Not only does being Nancy Drew’s father not guarantee you any breaks, it can land you in prison.

Scott Wolf has known that in recent weeks from wearing jail attire, since his attorney character Carson Drew has been behind bars as a murder suspect on The CW’s Wednesday series “Nancy Drew,” inspired by the classic stories written by various authors under the collective pen name Carolyn Keene. Amateur sleuth Nancy (Kennedy McMann) is determined to clear her dad, but in addition to the more standard hurdles she faces, supernatural forces are playing their hands.

“Before I read the script, I had to break down the character and I thought, ‘Ehh, I don’t think so,’ ” admits Wolf, who was enlisted for “Nancy Drew” after the filming of the pilot (in which Freddie Prinze Jr. had his role). “And then, I wanted to do everything in my power to be in it. My reaction to it was kind of like every fan’s, to this timeless and quaint innocence, and to the mystery within. I was really excited by the world they were creating.”

Wolf notes that “the relationship between Nancy and her father” was key to his wanting to do the show, already renewed for Season 2. “In the books, that is so meaningful. It really runs deep, and the bond between them is so clear, I’m excited about exploring that on the show.

“Obviously, because we’re telling the story in modern times, the tone and the aesthetic has changed a lot, but there’s still this wellspring of love that on the surface is this struggle and pain between them. And they don’t quite have the words to figure it out.”


Birthdate: June 4, 1968

Birthplace: Boston

Current residence: Park City, Utah

Marital status: Married to former “The Real World: New Orleans” cast member Kelley Limp; they have two sons and a daughter

Other television credits include: “A Christmas Love Story,” “Live With Kelly” (guest co-host), “BoJack Horseman” (voice only), “The Night Shift,” “Perception,” “NCIS,” “V,” “CSI: NY,” “The Nine,” “Everwood,” “Spin City,” “Time of Your Life,” “Action,”  “Saturday Night Live,” “MADtv,” “Party of Five,” “Blossom,” “Evening Shade,” “The Commish,” “Kids Incorporated,” “Saved by the Bell”

Movie credits include: “Such Good People,” “Emmett’s Mark,” “Go,” “The Evening Star,” “White Squall,” “Double Dragon,” “Teenage Bonnie and Klepto Clyde,” “All I Want for Christmas,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin

Jay Bobbin has decades of experience covering the television and movie businesses, winning Tribune Media Services’ Crown Jewel Award in 2008 for his performance in the company. Over those many years of interviewing and writing, he has spoken with everyone from Robert De Niro and John Travolta to Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett … from Meryl Streep and Julie Andrews to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood.

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