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Scott Brazil

Scott Brazil
Born Scott Beaird Brazil
(1955-05-12)May 12, 1955
Sacramento County, California, United States
Died April 17, 2006(2006-04-17) (aged 50)
Sherman Oaks, California, United States

Scott Brazil (May 12, 1955 – April 17, 2006) was an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning American television producer and director.


  • Early years 1
  • Family 2
  • Career 3
    • Hill Street Blues 3.1
    • The Shield 3.2
    • Director 3.3
    • Producer 3.4
    • Executive Producer 3.5
  • Death 4
  • Posthumous references/acknowledgments 5
    • The Kill Point 5.1
    • The Shield 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early years

Brazil was born in Sacramento County, California. His childhood home was at 1371 40th Avenue in Sacramento's South Land Park Hills neighborhood. He was a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned a bachelor of science degree from the Annenberg School of Journalism.


He was survived by his wife (Marie), daughter (Lindsay) age 15, son (Mark) age 12, his father (David), and brother (Griff).


Hill Street Blues

He won Emmy Awards for outstanding Drama Series in 1983 and 1984 and a Golden Globe Award in 1983 for his work on Hill Street Blues. He was also nominated for Emmys for that series in both 1985 and 1986 and Golden Globes in 1984 and 1985. He worked in various capacities on 54 episodes of the show and directed 18 short films.

The Shield

He worked on The Shield from its premiere in 2002. He directed 11 episodes of the series, more than any other individual. As a producer, he shared in the show's 2003 Golden Globe Award for best drama series. The season premiere of season six was dedicated to his memory.


Additionally, Brazil directed episodes of Grey's Anatomy, JAG (3 episodes), Nip/Tuck (2 episodes), CSI: Miami, LAX, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Nash Bridges.


He also produced TV 101, WIOU, Space Rangers, "Like Mother, Like Son" (As a Co-Executive Producer with his partner Larry Garrison, President of SilverCreek Entertainment and Live Shot.

Executive Producer

He was a co-executive producer of Cracker, Gideon's Crossing and L.A. Doctors.

He was a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Scott Brazil was also partnered with Larry Garrison, President of SilverCreek Entertainment producing film and television for Eighteen years.


Scott Brazil died in Sherman Oaks, California on April 17, 2006, aged 50, of respiratory failure from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and Lyme Disease.

Posthumous references/acknowledgments

The Kill Point

At the end of the last episode of The Kill Point; White text on a black background says: "In Memory of Scott Brazil".

The Shield

At the end of the first episode of The Shield in season 6; White text on a black background read: "In Memory of Scott Brazil". The Season 5 DVD release of the show contains a 25 minute tribute to him from cast and crew members.


  • Emmy-winning director Scott Brazil, 50. Hollywood Reporter
  • BBC News obituary ("Hill Street Blues producer dies") 20 April 2006

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