Born the sixth of seven children to Sgt. & Mrs. Frederick McCollum in Limestone Maine, Scotch began his acting career at an early age. His imagination kept his Mother entertained for hours. Being an Air Force brat, adapting quickly to new people and new locations became par for the course, a hidden asset that came in handy in the years that followed. His father was transferred to Castle Air Force base in California before finishing his military career in Shreveport La. Barksdale AFB was where Scotch’s love for nature and animals magnified. After Seven years the family moved to Fresno. In high school, competing on a statewide level, he earned his varsity letter in forensics. Scotch was also the first junior to be awarded the highly coveted position of campus D. J. where he produced his daily radio show until graduating two years later. After a brief successful commercial and modeling career he moved to Los Angeles to broaden his opportunities.
Attending a massive cattle call for the television show Fame Scotch landed his first agent and has been working steadily since. Despite having no formal training as a dancer he landed a role as a featured dancer in Francis Ford Coppala’s One from the Heart choreographed by Kenny Ortega and Gene Kelly.
Television audiences got their first glimpse of this young actor romancing Tootie
at a drive-in on The Facts of Life. Currently Scotch can be seen playing the sensible psychiatrist Dr. Ron on the hour dramedy Wonderfalls . He can also be heard voicing many of the show’s animal characters including Barrel Bear, Love Sick Ass and Muffin Buffalo. Scotch’s most recent television guest appearances include Fraiser, Malcolm in the Middle, 24, Alias, Touched by An Angel and many, many more.
Scotch’s more notable film works include New Regency’s Firehouse Dog(in theaters fall 2006), Fight Club, Vanilla Sky, K911, and Female Perversions and Hard Pill.
Starring as Frederick Douglas in the first National tour of The Civil War was a highlight for this multitalented performer. Scotch sang his way through the show, which also starred Larry Gatlin and BeBe Winnans. Scotch starred in the production of House of flowers at the Denver Center Theater, 80 days at the La Jolla playhouse and particularly proud to be an original cast member in the celebrated company of Jelly’s Last Jam, which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum.
Recently Scotch completed work on his debut C.D. ‘Standard Scotch’, which he produced. He also penned the C.D.’s last track, “King”. As an executive producer Scotch has worked on the independent film “I Promise” and the short comedy satire “Pizza Time”, in both of which he also stars.
If the sun is out and the court is dry you can find Scotch on the tennis court. Hobbies include anything to do with nature, movies, antique shoe clips and spending time with friends and family.
Scotch lives in the hills of Hollywood in domestic bliss with his ever-expanding family.