Scott Ripley graduated from the US Naval Academy (BS: English) and served for six years as an A-6 (Intruder) bombardier/navigator onboard USS Nimitz and USS Theodore Roosevelt. He resigned his commission to enter the Professional Actor Training Program at UC San Diego, where he received his MFA in Acting.
As a professional (AEA) actor, Scott has worked on stages across the US and abroad – including La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, A.C.T., Moscow Art Theater, Taiwan National Theater, Folger Theatre – and has been a member of four different repertory theatre companies: three seasons at the American Repertory Theatre, four seasons in PlayMakers Repertory Company, three seasons at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, and, most recently, one season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He has also worked on camera, and as a voiceover actor, in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Amsterdam.
Scott’s directing credits include productions at Actors Theatre of Charlotte, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Theatre Row (off-Broadway), Cape Rep Theatre, and at Theater aan het Spui and Zeeheldentheater, both in Den Haag, Netherlands.
Scott has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Acting, Commedia dell’Arte, Improvisation, Movement, and Voice & Speech at Arizona State University, Davidson College, UNC (Chapel Hill), UConn, and the Academia dell’Arte, in Tuscany. He is currently Chair of Theatre and Director of the Undergraduate Theatre Program at USD.