Mostly Credited As: Andy Scott Harris
Birth Name: Andy Scott Harris
Date Of Birth: February 11, 1998 (Age 16)
Country Of Birth: Ukraine
Birth Place: Kiev
Height: 4' 10" (1.47 m)
Ten year-old triple threat Andy Scott Harris is the perfect example of a rags-to-semi-riches story. Born in the Ukraine, then orphaned and adopted two years later, Harris moved with his new American family to Minnesota. Harris, a highly intelligent youngster, had impressed his caregivers at his Ukraine orphanage with a strong sense of rhythm and love for music at just two years of age, earning him the nickname “Hollywood”. He surprised his new parents by showing a desire to sing, dance and act using the few English words he knew at the time. Ironically, his first U.S. performances included a dancing Russian soldier in a school production of “The Nutcracker” and a Russian child in the Primrose Theater production of “The Fire Princess.”
Young Harris sang with the Metropolitan Boys Choir (2003-05), played cello in recitals for the Augsburg College Suzuki Program (2003-07), and participated in Minnesota stage productions including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Cheaper by the Dozen” before taking private acting lessons taught by local casting director Michelle Hutchison of Lynn Blumenthal Casting and on-camera acting classes at The Academy For Film and Television. Impressed with the youngster’s abilities, the Academy's owner suggested that Harris attend a summertime New York City convention attended by 3,000 actors hoping to be discovered.
Signed by a manager and agent, Harris and his mother relocated to L.A. in November 2007. He booked several short films including multiple festival award-winner “The Closet,” “No Way Out,” and “Master” in which he played a young Bobby Fischer. Harris performed numerous stand-up routines at the world famous Hollywood Improv with the young performers’ comedy troop Standing Tall, led by casting director Joey Paul Jensen. His music video acting performances include Kane’s “Shot of a Gun,” Underoath’s “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures” and “Bang! Bang!” for The Knux.
In 2008, Academy Award winning director and former child star Ron Howard cast Harris as a Vatican Choirboy in Sony Pictures’ “Angels & Demon” due for release in 2009. Howard’s lifelong success further inspired Harris to step up his career. Harris recently costarred on FOX-TV’s hit show “House M.D.”
In addition to acting, singing, and dancing, Andy Scott Harris enjoys swimming, gymnastics, Japanese video games, and making people laugh by tucking in his ears.
Andy Scott Harris is represented by Momentum Talent Agency (film/TV), Diverse Talent (commercials), William Morris Agency (voice-over), and Martin Weiss Management.