Boston-born Scott Wolf was raised in West Orange, New Jersey. This former frat-boy originally intended to go into finance and studied the field during his time at George Washington University, but was persuaded to go into acting after a family friend convinced Wolf that he was a natural-born star.
Taking acting classes in New York City and Los Angeles, Wolf appeared in several commercials and slowly worked his way into bit parts and guest appearances on shows such as Saved By the Bell and The Commish. In 1994, Wolf landed the role he would come to be best known for: Bailey Salinger on Party of Five. That same year, Wolf starred in his first major film, Double Dragon.
Also taking roles bit parts on Everwood and The Nine, Wolf appeared on Broadway in Side Man. The actor can currently be seen as Chad Decker on ABC's sci-fi drama V.
Wolf and his wife of five years, Kelley Limp, welcomed their first child, son Jackson Kayse, in March 2009. Their second son, Miller William, was born in November 2012.