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TJ Scott is an actor, writer, producer, and director who directed the Star Trek: Discovery first season episodes "The Wolf Inside" and "If Memory Serves".

Scott was a child actor and stuntman in Canada, before moving to California to pursue a behind-the-scenes career, at first as second unit director before becoming a writer and director.

In the 1970s and 1980s he appeared in various movies and television series, both as a regular and as a stunt performer. Among those were several Police Academy movies, starring David Graf and with appearances by Kim Cattrall and Derek McGrath. His last acting appearance was a 1990 episode of Top Cops, the series that earned him his first writing credit. The same year he also performed stunts for the movie Stella, with Stephen Collins.

As a second unit director he worked on several television projects, including Friday the 13th: The Series and Robocop.

In 1991 he made his directorial debut, again with an episode of Top Cops. In the 1990s and 2000s he directed a wide variety of movies and episodes of television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, Playmakers, Cleopatra 2525 and Andromeda, which was created by Gene Roddenberry and developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe.

In the 2010s he directed episodes of Orphan Black (with Melanie Nicholls-King), Dark Matter, The Strain, Longmire and Gotham (with James Frain).

As a producer, he has worked on Teenagers and the upcoming mini-series Caught (with Saul Rubinek).

Among his upcoming directing projects are episodes of Frontier and Caught.

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