Born and bred like a fatted calf in Stockton, California, Scott Cherney has worn a lot of hats in his life and times, among them, a cowboy hat as a stunt performer at the Pollardville Ghost Town, a western amusement park that housed sets from the William Wyler film The Big Country. He then moved over to the Palace Showboat Dinner Theater becoming a triple threat actor/writer/director of several melodrama/vaudeville stage productions including Song of the Lone Prairie, The Legend of the Rogue and LaRue's Return (with Edward Thorpe). Cherney was also an award-winning stage actor with roles in Angry Housewives, Sylvia and Move Over, Mrs. Markham. He has appeared in such films as Omega Cop and Under Arrest, as well as co-writing and co-directing Backstage Pass with Tom Amo. Scott was the winner of the one and only Stockton Stand-Up Comedy Competition and has shared the stage with actor/comic Rob Schneider.
Cherney's first book, In the Dark: A Life and Times in a Movie Theater was published in 2003, followed by a collection of original comedy sketches entitled Now THAT'S Funny! His first novel, the road rage thriller Red Asphalt has garnered numerous excellent reviews and a travel memoir entitled Please Hold Thums: A Not-So-Round Trip to South Africa followed. Coming soon: the western comedy romance, Song of the Canyon Kid.
"I have to write," Scott Cherney says. "Can't dance."