|Years active 1983–present|
Name Scott Kraft
|Role Television writer|
|Occupation Actor, producer, writer|
Spouse Nadine van der Velde (m. 1992)
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series
Movies and TV shows The Fresh Beat Band, Enemy Mine, For the Moment, Men of Honor, Closer and Closer
Similar People Nadine van der Velde, Thomas Hobson, Adrian Truss, Jennifer Pertsch, Jon Beavers
Scott Kraft is an American television writer and executive producer.
Early life and career
Kraft obtained his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Antioch University. Kraft co-wrote the 1992 action-drama 'The Silencer' with Amy Goldstein. He co-starred in the film "For The Moment" alongside Russell Crowe, Christianne Hirt and Wanda Cannon.
Kraft has been nominated for 5 Emmy Awards and has won 2 Daytime Emmys. His first Emmy was for his work on the William Joyce/Nelvana/Disney Channel show Rolie Polie Olie—he wrote and/or story edited over 30 episodes of the CGI show—and his second for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for the Nick Jr show "The Fresh Beat Band". Kraft has also written multiple episodes of the Nick Jr. show Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids. He has story edited or written episodes of Gerald McBoing Boing, Martin Mysteries, Stickin’ Around, and a feature-length Rolie Polie Olie special. He was story editor and writer/producer on 26 episodes of William Joyce’s George Shrinks for Nelvana/PBS. He co-wrote the indie feature East of A, which screened at film festivals, including the Seattle Film Fest, Stockholm, Dublin, Outfest and San Francisco. Kraft has taught screenwriting at the UCLA Writer’s Extension. Kraft partnered with his wife, Nadine Van der Velde, and created the production and development company Popskull Inc. which is responsible for the Nick Jr. live action music show The Fresh Beat Band. Kraft co-created and executive producesThe Fresh Beat Band. He has also co-written and music produced over 60 songs for the show, which first aired on August 24, 2009. Kraft was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy in Outstanding Achievement in Main Title and Graphic Design as director/executive producer of The Fresh Beat Band's season 3 main titles.
Scott Kraft was nominated for two 2013 Daytime Emmys in the categories of Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series and Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for his work as executive producer on The Fresh Beat Band. On June 14, 2013 Scott Kraft and The Fresh Beat Band team won a Daytime Emmy for Music Direction and Composition. Scott Kraft is Executive Producer and Story Editor for Nick Jr.'s show PAW Patrol. and from 2015 is writer Nickelodeon's show TGR (RNB)