Osborne E. "Oz" Scott was born in Hampton, Virginia, USA. He directed the episode, Weight of the World.

Oz Scott attended NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and earned a MFA before he began his career in Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage. While at the Arena Stage, he managed the improvisational touring company The Living Stage. He then moved on to directing on and off Broadway plays including For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which earned him a Drama Desk Award in 1977. In 1981, he directed his first feature film, Bustin' Loose. During the 1980s and 1990s, Scott directed several television series and television movies including Gimme a Break!, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Crash Course, New Attitude, Civil Wars, American Gothic, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and Providence.

In 2002, Scott directed the VH1 television movie Play’d – A Hip Hop Story starring Rashaan Nall and Toni Braxton. The series went on to become VH1's highest rated program. The following year, Scott directed the Disney channel original movie The Cheetah Girls. Since directing The Cheetah Girls, Scott has gone on to direct episodes of Strong Medicine, Everybody Hates Chris, Boston Legal, The Unit, Medium, CSI: NY, and NCIS. In addition to directing, Scott also wrote episodes of The Jefferson's and served as supervising producer on two episodes of The District.

In 2008, Scott was named the associate artistic director of the Negro Ensemble Company where he was also named to the board of directors.

Since 2013, he has directed episodes of Blue Bloods, Unforgettable and Star-Crossed, among other shows.

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