Scooter Page

Scooter Page (born Scott Caudill on December 3, 1976), is an American actor, musician and songwriter from San Pedro, California.[1]

Scooter Page
Birth nameScott Caudill
BornSan Pedro, California, United States
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresPop, rock, dance, alternative, soul
Occupation(s)Musician, singer-songwriter, actor
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
Years active1992–present

Early lifeEdit

Scooter Page was born and raised in San Pedro, California. Page attended San Pedro High School.[1] Since he was young, Scooter has enjoyed writing songs and stories.[2] At age 15, he made his acting debut as one of the Newsies Dancers in Disney's Newsies (1992).[3] This led to roles in 3 Ninjas (1992) as well as 3 Ninjas Kick Back (1994) and a steady career in film and television.[4]

Acting careerEdit

Page, whose film and TV work is credited by his birth name, Scott Caudill has appeared in various films and television shows since his first appearance in Disney's Newsies (1992).[3] Later that year, he was cast as Daren in 3 Ninjas and its 1994 sequel, 3 Ninjas Kick Back.[5] In 2002, he appeared as Blaine in HBO's Wishcraft, in which he co-starred with Meatloaf, who became a close on-set friend and adviser.[1][6] Page is also known for his roles in Peaceful Warrior (2006) and National Lampoon's Endless Bummer (2009).

In addition to his film career, Page has appeared in guest roles on numerous television shows including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ("Sounds of Silence" – 2001), The Mentalist ("Rose-Colored Glasses" – 2010), Bones ("The Devil in the Detail" – 2010), Saving Grace ("You Think I'm Gonna Eat My Gun?" – 2010), and many more.[5] In 2004, he landed a recurring role on CBS's The Young and the Restless (Episode #1.7815, #1.7816 – 2004) as "D." Then, in 2007, he was cast as Dwayne/Duane, the biker in TeenNick’s Beyond the Break ("Vin, Lose, or Draw" – 2006, "Fiji Open" – 2007).[5]

Dancing careerEdit

In 1999, Page was part of the dance team that performed “Wild, Wild West” with Will Smith and Dru Hill at the MTV Movie Awards. Page performed again with Smith at KIIS FM's 1999 Wango Tango concert held at Dodger Stadium. He was also featured in several music videos, including Carlos Santana's "Maria Maria" (1999), which featured Wyclef Jean, Billy Crawford's "Mary Lopez" (1999), and Nobody's Angel’s "Wanna Dance" (1999).[1][4]

Music careerEdit

In 1999, Page released his first album, Point In Time, under the pseudonym Jesic, a contraction of Jesus and music. Shortly after the release of his first album, Page went on to release his second studio EP, 4 Now 6 Later, which was independently released in 2002. Here2Hear, released in 2011, was the last album that Page released using this pseudonym. The albums released during this time were a mix of R&B and pop styles with rock influence consisting of uplifting lyrics inspired by Page's Christian-based world view.[1]

In 2014, Page dropped the Jesic pseudonym and opted to go by Scooter Page. Along with the change in name, the sound of his music shifted towards a pop/rock sound with more personal lyrics inspired by life experiences. The first album created using his new name was Evolution To Better Days and was released in 2014. It was recorded at Hemispheres Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and featured Page and James Lugo as Co-Producers. Lugo is best known for his engineering work with artists such as The Smashing Pumpkins, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen, and Rod Stewart. The album's first single, "I Miss Home (Not)," was released under the TMG/LRT record label distributed by Universal Music Group and was featured on Vevo Video.[1]

Page's latest album, 4224, was released in 2019.[1] In a feature article published by Buzz Music, 4224 is described as featuring “heavy instrumentals filled with enough emotion while still remaining gritty, alternative rock. With elements of classic rock mixed with contemporary rhythms and a powerful sound, 4224 is an intense album.”[7]

The album includes singles "If You Were Me" and "King of the Night" and features Page, Ricko Baird, and James Lugo in the writer credits.[1] The singles help to further express Page's artistry, executing dynamic shifts in both sound and melody.[2]

In support of Page's latest album, he has performed in clubs around the LA area with such acts as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Drake Bell, and Alien Ant Farm.[8]

Style and influenceEdit

Page's music crosses the boundaries of many different genres but overall is considered alternative pop/rock soul. He is influenced by a wide range of musical acts including Prince, Jack White, Fall Out Boy, Marvin Gaye, Eminem, Aerosmith, and Snoop Dogg.[1] These inspirations are made clear by the energy he brings to his live performances which have been cited as contagious and irreplaceable- an experience in itself.[8]

In order to gain songwriting inspiration, Page pulls from the genres of music he listened to while growing up including R&B, hip hop, rock and dance.[1]

Other workEdit

Page formed his production company, Marbleized Corporation, in 2016 in order to manage his writing, acting, recordings, and production projects.[1]

In the summer of 2016, Page began work on his first novel, The Longshore Entertainer, a fictional story based on the juxtaposition of his own experiences as a dock worker and an entertainer.[1]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Director
1992 Newsies Newsies Dancer Kenny Ortega
1992 3 Ninjas Bully Jon Turtletaub
1994 3 Ninjas Kick Back Darren the Bully Charles T. Kanganis
2002 Wishcraft Blaine Richard Wenk
2006 Peaceful Warrior Thug #1 Victor Salva
2009 Endless Bummer Creepy Guy #1 Sam Pillsbury

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Episode Role
1999 Shasta McNasty S1, E3: "Adult Education" Bully
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation S1, E20: "Sounds of Silence" Paul Arrington
2001 Any Day Now S4, E1: "Don't Forget to Take Out Your Teeth" Max
2002 Judging Amy S3, E13: "The Cook of the Money Pot" Benny
2004 The Young and the Restless #1.7815 D
2004 The Young and the Restless #1.7816 D
2004 Cold Case S1, E16: "Volunteers" Elliot Karp
2005 Close to Home S1, E8: "Under Threat" Michael Hale
2005 Sleeper Cell S1, E1: "Al Faitha" Teen #3
2006 Beyond the Break S1, E7: "Vin, Lose, or Draw" Duane the Biker
2007 Beyond the Break S2, E4: "Fiji Open" Dwayne
2010 The Mentalist S2, E11: "Rose-Colored Glasses" Stu McAlpine
2010 Bones S5, E14: "The Devil in the Detail" Gabe Turner
2010 Saving Grace S3, E17: "You Think I'm Gonna Eat My Gun?" Craig Hoffstadt

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Pseudonym Year Title
Jesic 1999 Point In Time
2002 4 Now 6 Later
2011 Here2Hear
Scooter Page 2014 Evolution to Better Days
2019 4224
2021 DANCAPAGELECTROLAND

SinglesEdit

Pseudonym Year Title Album
Scooter Page 2013 "I Miss Home (Not!)" Evolution to Better Days
2013 "The Day" Evolution to Better Days
2018 "If You Were Me" 4224
2018 "King of the Night" 4224
2019 "King of the Night (Kahlid Woods Remix)" Non-Album single
2020 "Music Mood" DANCAPAGELECTROLAND
2020 "You're Me" DANCAPAGELECTROLAND
2020 "Love With You" DANCAPAGELECTROLAND

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Musician, Actor, and Songwriter, Scooter Page, built his career off of genre-bending music and spiritual connection". Ventsmagazine.com. October 19, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Scooter Page – King Of The Night (Spotify)". Billboardsound.com.
  3. ^ a b Littlejohn, Donna. "Encore! 'Newsies' actor and former student Scott Caudill returns to Rancho Palos Verdes school to inspire drama class". Palos Verdes Peninsula News.
  4. ^ a b "Scott Caudill". IMDb.com.
  5. ^ a b c "Musician, Actor, and Songwriter, Scooter Page, built his career off of genre-bending music and spiritual connection". Ventsmagazine.com.
  6. ^ "Wishcraft (2002) - Dir. Danny Graves, Richard Wenk". Hellhorror.com.
  7. ^ "Groove Along With Scooter Page's New Album "4224"". Buzz-music.com. August 9, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "All Events". Whiskyagogo.com.

External linksEdit

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