Clyde Scott

Actor

Pop star, actor, artist and advertising creative — Clyde Scott's CV is as diverse as it is long. In the 60s the Lyttelton native was a bow tie and cardigan wearing singer. He presented pop shows In The Groove, Teen '63 and Swingin' Safari, acted on stage, and had a small role in 1964 road movie Runaway. While juggling an extended career in advertising, he went on to act in classic 1977 movie Sleeping Dogs, playing the cop who interrogates Sam Neill. He also co-starred in the 'After the Depression' episode of series Winners & Losers, as a man struggling to stay optimistic in hard times. Scott returned to painting in the early 1990s. 

Because I had a background in amateur theatre and was avidly interested in film, when television started in New Zealand we were able to go straight into it. We had an advantage over the big ad agencies. Clyde Scott on launching his own advertising agency, in a 12 August 2012 interview with The NZ Herald