The well-known actor Scott Bakula became a household name after starring in a number of television episodes that helped propel his career. His first big success on television was the science fiction series “Quantum Leap,” which introduced viewers to the character of Dr. Sam Beckett and made him a fan favorite. Bakula was considered for the role of Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards every single year that the program was aired since the public adored his character so much.
It was selected as one of the Top Cult TV Shows to ever grace television with “The X-Files,” “The Twilight Zone,” and “Star Trek.” “Quantum Leap” became a tremendous ratings hit for five seasons between 1989 and 1993. Bakula was also a member of the “Star Trek” series, and he played the role of Captain Jonathan Archer on “Star Trek: Enterprise” for two seasons. This role was his first in the franchise.
Bakula was born in Missouri in 1954, but he relocated to New York City in his early 20s in order to pursue a career on Broadway. He drew the attention of TV producers in Los Angeles, including his first wife, Krista Neumann, who was living there at the time. After being married, Bakula followed her to Hollywood, where they started a family and brought up their two children, Chelsey and Cody. He also had starring roles in a couple programs that didn’t last very long before he got his big break on “Quantum Leap.”
Bakula’s career took off after the cancellation of his famous program and he was placed in “Murphy Brown” as Candice Bergen’s love interest. During this time, he had a professional high, but unfortunately, his marriage to Neumann was no longer successful. In 1995, they got a divorce.
Bakula’s next major TV role was as Special Agent Dwyane King Pride in the spin-off series “NCIS: New Orleans,” which debuted in 2014 and became another one of the audience’s favorites. By that time, he had already wed Chelsea Field, who would later become his second wife and long-term companion.
Bakula and Field were already involved following Field’s triumph with “Quantum Leap,” and after Field’s divorce from Neumann, they became parents to a boy named Wil. Bakula and Field The next year, in 1999, the couple had their second child, Owen, although they did not get married until the following year, in 2009.
Bakula said in an interview with People in 2015 that he had a difficult time working out his emotions when he was in a relationship with Neumann and that his previous marriage had ended in part due to the fact that he did not spend enough time with his family. Bakula determined to be a better husband to Field and a better father to their children when he gained the wisdom that he needed from this event. There is a stipulation in all of his TV show contracts that requires him to be at home with his family for supper, and he must comply with this requirement.
“Chelsea is quite present, and as a result, she has instructed me on a great deal with regard to both interpersonal relationships and spirituality. I consider myself very fortunate to have the family and work that I have.
The fact that his wife is also an actor and has been in “NCIS: New Orleans” as Rita Devereaux, the character that he plays in the show’s romantic interest, is also helpful. Bakula and Field were able to collaborate on their respective professional experiences as a result of this.
The actor also said in the interview that he loves to keep his personal life private and seldom welcomes the entertainment press to his residence. The interview took place in 2016 and was conducted by CBS. Being a TV celebrity comes with a number of drawbacks, and Bakula wanted to draw a line in the sand to safeguard his personal life.
On the other hand, followers of the actor may still get a peek of his life via his wife’s Instagram account, where she has shared images of the couple’s first grandchild with the world. In 2021, when Bakula was 68 years old, his oldest daughter delivered birth, and he became a grandpa for the first time.