Scott Brazil

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Scott Brazil
Scott Beaird Brazil

(1955-05-12)May 12, 1955
DiedApril 17, 2006(2006-04-17) (aged 50)

Scott Brazil (May 12, 1955 April 17, 2006) [1] was an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American television producer and director.


Early years

Brazil was born in Sacramento County, California. [2] His childhood home was at 1371 40th Avenue in Sacramento's South Land Park Hills neighborhood. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a bachelor of science degree from the Annenberg School of Journalism. [3]


Brazil started his career as an Associate Producer on The White Shadow from 1979-1981.

Hill Street Blues

Brazil began working on Hill Street Blues as an associate producer from 1981-1982. He worked as a producer from 1982-1983, and was the supervising producer from 1983-1986. He won Emmy Awards for outstanding Drama Series in 1983 and 1984 [4] and a Golden Globe Award in 1983 for his work on Hill Street Blues . [5] He was also nominated for Emmys for that series in both 1985 and 1986 and Golden Globes in 1984 and 1985. [6] He worked in various capacities on 116 of 144 episodes of the show and directed 18 short films.

The Shield

He worked on The Shield from its premiere in 2002. He directed 11 episodes of the series, more than any other individual. As a producer, he shared in the show's 2003 Golden Globe Award for best drama series. The season premiere of season six was dedicated to his memory.

Other Work

Brazil directed episodes of Grey's Anatomy , [7] JAG (8 episodes), [8] Nip/Tuck (2 episodes), CSI: Miami , LAX, Buffy the Vampire Slayer , and Nash Bridges .

Scott Brazil partnered with Larry Garrison, President of SilverCreek Entertainment producing film and television for 18 years. [9] He produced TV 101 , WIOU , Space Rangers , Like Mother, Like Son and Live Shot . He was a co-executive producer of Cracker , Gideon's Crossing and L.A. Doctors .

Brazil was a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Personal life and death

Scott Brazil died in Sherman Oaks, California on April 17, 2006, aged 50, of respiratory failure from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and Lyme disease. He was survived by his wife (Marie), daughter (Lindsay) age 15, son (Mark) age 12, his father (David), and brother (Griff). [10]

Posthumous tributes

At the end of the last episode of The Kill Point ; White text on a black background says: "In Memory of Scott Brazil". At the end of the first episode of The Shield in season 6; White text on a black background read: "In Memory of Scott Brazil". The Season 5 DVD release of the show contains a 25-minute tribute to him from cast and crew members.

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