Scott Plank was born in Washington, D.C.
Plank's last feature film was the movie Holes (2003) starring Sigourney Weaver and Jon Voight, in which he had the supporting role of Trout Walker. In addition he appeared in The Flying Dutchman (2001), which co-starred Rod Steiger, Saints and Sinners (1994), The In Crowd (1988), Panama Zucchero (1990), which co-starred Oliver Reed, and finally Without Evidence (1995), which co-starred Angelina Jolie.
His television credits include appearances in The Division (2001), Sons and Daughters (1991), Air America (1998) and Melrose Place (1992).
Plank had an extensive theater background that spans from Broadway to Regional theater in Los Angeles. He was in the original cast of Dream Girls on Broadway and toured for many years with A Chorus Line in which he played various roles. Regional theatre roles include Hurly Burly co-starring alongside Sean Penn, and a one act play Kindness of Women, written and directed by Sean Penn.
Plank died on October 24, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, from injuries sustained from a car accident three days earlier at the age of 43. Holes was dedicated in his memory.