Seann William Scott is the youngest of seven children. As a teenager, he worked as an usher at his local cinema. He was inspired to become an actor after watching movies at work. After graduating from high school, he moved to LA. He landed roles in TV shows such as Unhappily Ever After. He got his big break playing Steve Stifler in the American Pie movies. He has since built up his reputation as a comic actor in movies ranging from Dude, Where’s My Car? to Cop Out.
Seann William Scott was working at Home Depot while filming American Pie.
His part in the movie American Beauty was edited out.
His older brother Daniel started The Onion newspaper.
In an interview with NY Daily News, he reflected upon his American Pie fame. He said "On the one hand, Stifler created a real career for me. It gave me the opportunity to look after my family. But it really is this one-dimensional, over-the-top silly, stupid character".
In 2010, he founded the Chicago-based production company Elephant Pictures, with screenwriter Steve Conrad.