J. Scott Bronson: Mormon Actor and Playwright
J. Scott Bronson is a playwright, actor, and stage director. He was artistic director of the Little Theater at the Covey Center of Arts in Provo, Utah. He was also on the board of trustees for the Castle Theater’s Actor’s Repertory Theatre Ensemble (ARTE).
Bronson was born on June 26, 1958 in San Diego, California. He studied theatre at San Diego Mesa Jr. College and Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he was associated with the Writer/Director/Actor workshop as a writer three times and as a director once. He also broke into acting while a student at BYU.
Two of his plays, Heartlight: A Domestic Suite (1984) and Arthur’s Place: A Romantic Fantasy of Sorts (1986), placed second in the BYU Mayhew Playwriting Contest. His plays Confessions (1994) and Altars (1994) won first place in the Sunstone Mormon One-Act Playwriting Contest. He received the Association for Mormon Letters Best Drama Award for his play Stones (2001). He has also written Altars, Tombs, Brothers, and Dial Tones.
He has acted in many stage, television, and film productions, including plays Terra Nova, Lion in the Winter, Wait Until Dark; and TV series or movies Touched by an Angel, Double Jeopardy, The Stand, Not in This Town, The Visitor, A Town Has Turned to Dust, Secret Life, The Test of Love, Anya’s Bell, Everwood, Right on Track, The American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad, and The President’s Child. He also appeared in Brigham City and short A Truce with Death.
Bronson has survived several bouts with cancer. He and his wife are the parents of five children. He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.