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Overview (4)

Born in Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameScott Henry Schiaffo
Nicknames Apples
Eli Minelli EnCarte
Eli Minelli
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Scott Schiaffo was born in Passaic, New Jersey. Schiaffo is an actor/musician who plays guitar, keyboards, bass, and harmonica. Independent film fans know him best as the "Chewlies Gum Guy" from Kevin Smith's independent cult classic "Clerks".

Schiaffo and his Clerks cast mates were featured in Season 3 of Comic Book Men EP 11 "Pinheads".

Schiaffo has appeared in several feature films as well as many shorts since his big screen debut in the seminal cult comedy "Clerks". He's appeared alongside Michael DeLorenzo in "The Garden State", Selma Blair in "The Broccoli Theory" and Ethan Suplee in "Vulgar"

He was featured in the View Askew produced - Lions Gate distributed motion picture "Vulgar". "Vulgar" has gone on to become a cult film and one of Lions Gate's most controversial releases to date.

Schiaffo played the lead, Mike Tobin in Tom Zanca's crime thriller "Linger" which enjoyed a winning response at many film festivals and is now available worldwide through Amazon.

Scott won an award from the New York Film and Video Festival for his editing and scoring work on the short drama called "Caught Off Tard"

Scott played the lead "Mo Fletcher" in the independent comedy feature "Idiots Are Us" which won Best Comedy Feature at the New York Film and Video Festival. He can be seen in "The Scream" which is hosted by scream queen icon Melissa Bacelar, the B & W short "I Got Stuff" and the live Jule Carey DVD "Love It Live"

Schiaffo recently released a book of collected poetry and short stories called Vicious Dogs Attack Me in Sleepless Nights of Summer and is planning on an audio release of the book with many special guest readers.

In 2014 he released an audio CD called "The Shoestring Serenade" which is a collection of instrumental film music culled from over a decade of original film music he composed & produced. Proceeds from the sale of this collection go to the Angels of Animals rescue in Clifton, New Jersey.

All of the titles above are enjoying worldwide distribution and exposure through Amazon.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eli Minelli EnCarte

Trivia (3)

First cousin of actor and 2 time Emmy-winning director/cameraman Rick Schiaffo.
Drove 2 hours one-way to the New Jersey shore to audition for Kevin Smith's Clerks and arrived an hour early. He decided to pass the time by practicing his monologue strolling along the local beach and onto a jetty, which was dark and quite desolate during the fall/winter. He was eventually questioned and briefly detained by the local authorities because of an anonymous report which cited he had been "talking to himself aloud and gesturing wildly in the air out on the jetty". It was assumed his alleged "suspicious behavior" meant the actor was inebriated and/or possibly suicidal.
While shooting the Lions Gate film "Vulgar" he was told moments before the camera was set to roll that he and fellow actor Brian O'Halloran were both to go crashing through a "nailed - shut" screen door instead of the original scripted action of wrestling to the ground after Schiaffo's character was dealt a sledge hammer blow to the leg by O'Halloran's Flappy the Clown character.

As a result you can see a "scratch" on Schiaffo's neck just moments before the screen door action sequence. The "scratch" was a minor scrape from the aforementioned screen door actions "rehearsal" takes..

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