We are so excited to have been able to catch up with Scott Vickaryous, who most of you know as the super-stud Max Ballard from Breaker High. Scott gives us the inside scoop on his life, but be warned, his answers might just crush some of your teeny-bopper dreams.
TNTS: All right, Scott, we want to know about you. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself, your past and where you are now? Do you have pets, siblings, etc.?
Scott: I’m living in Vancouver right now and grew up around Western Canada as a kid, but mainly Alberta, in a little town called Sherwood Park. I have an older sister with two great nephews and a third on the way!! I also have a deaf pitbull named Libby.
TNTS: Many of us remember you from Breaker High and were insanely jealous that your character got to go to high school on a boat. What was being on set of Breaker High really like? And where was it filmed?
Scott: Breaker High…we were on a boat for one day shooting stock footage while they cleaned the cruise ship as it was in the Vancouver port. Otherwise we filmed in a warehouse in Burnaby…LOL! Being on set was a lot of fun for all the cast as it was basically the first big thing any of us had done, so we got a real chance to bond as friends who were experiencing something together for the first time.
TNTS: Do you get seasick?
Scott: Haha! No, I don’t get seasick as I’m originally from Vancouver Island and spent a lot of time on the ocean as a kid.
TNTS: Have you stayed in touch with any of your castmates from Breaker High?
Scott: We try to stay in touch as much as we can, but sometimes life makes that difficult as we are all spread out all over the place now.
TNTS: Did you cry when you saw The Notebook?
Scott: I totally cried!!! When I saw how much better Ryan’s beard was than mine it put me into a deep deep depression!!
TNTS: Who do you hope to work with in the future?
Scott: There’s many actors I would hope to work with, but unfortunately there are never any guarantees. But if I had to choose… I’d like to work with a friend of mine and fellow Canadian, Brendan Fletcher.
TNTS: Favourite co-star of all time?
Scott: My favorite co-star was Annie Hathaway on Get Real. We worked a lot together and she was just a sweetheart and incredibly talented.
TNTS: We know that you play men’s hockey with one of our favourite TNTS friends, Jared Keeso. What position do you play in hockey?
Scott: I normally play the wing in hockey but really will play wherever…actually, when Jared is on the ice I seem to play defence alot as I always have to cover for him. (He thinks he’s a forward sometimes)!!! I also try to annoy as many people on the ice as possible!
TNTS: What are the best perks about playing Max that have carried into your adult life?
Scott: The best perks about playing Max are the memories I had from that time. I know that may sound cliched but it’s true.
TNTS: If you could live anywhere else in the world where would it be?
Scott: There are three cities I would love to live in…London, NYC and Montreal.
TNTS: Favourite place to shop?
Scott: My favorite place to shop is Trader Joes…Lots of good cheap wine!!
TNTS: Tell us what you think are the Bee’s Knees.
Scott: The Bee’s Knees in LA would be Paquito Mas, in Vancouver Section 3, in Calgary my Mom’s!
TNTS: OK! From here we’re going to go James Lipton style on you. Ready…go:
Favourite word? Spatula
Least favourite word? Can’t
Turn-ons? No make-up
Favourite sound? Laughter
Least favourite sound? Chalkboard scratching
Favourite curse word? Fuck
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Archaeology
What profession would you not like to attempt? Sports agent…they are slimy
If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? “Let’s grab a beer!”