AN INTRO, KINDA-SORTA
WELCOME TO LAKE ME
My name is Scott Cherney. If you've never heard of me before, c'est la vie. That's French for "la-dee-dah".
I've been a lot of things in my life and times including actor, stand-up comic, film critic, master of ceremonies, stunt man par mediocre as well as a variety of dead-end, go-nowhere jobs that have gotten me nowhere in life.
But, I have managed to write a thing or two about a thing or two. I even have a few books and plays to my credit, which this website is all about.
So if you will, take a look to your left and discover the written word according to me. There's even a blog because I am a hip, happening guy.
So take a dive in Lake Me. The water's fine. Lifeguard on duty.
Who the hell is this guy anyway?
Author at work on his first short story.
Born in Stockton, California way back in the 20th century, Scott Cherney has worn a lot of hats in his life and times, among them, a cowboy hat as a stunt performer and part-time gunslinger at the Pollardville Ghost Town, a western amusement park that housed sets from the William Wyler film The Big Country. He then moved over to the Palace Showboat Dinner Theater becoming a triple threat actor/writer/director of several melodrama and vaudeville stage productions including Song of the Lone Prairie, California Follies, The Legend of the Rogue and La Rue's Return (with Edward Thorpe). Cherney was also an award-winning stage actor with roles in Angry Housewives, Sylvia and Move Over, Mrs. Markham. He has appeared in such films as Omega Cop and Under Arrest, as well as co-writing and co-directing Backstage Pass with Tom Amo. Scott was the winner of the one and only Stockton Stand-Up Comedy Competition, a claim to fame he parlayed into a job as a traffic school instructor. No, really.
Cherney's first book, In the Dark: A Life and Times in a Movie Theater was published in 2003 (re-released with new material in 2011), followed by a collection of original comedy sketches entitled Now THAT'S Funny! His first novel, the road rage thriller Red Asphalt has garnered numerous excellent reviews followed by the true travel tale entitled Please Hold Thumbs: A Not-So-Round Trip to South Africa. His latest book is the western comedy romance Song of the Canyon Kid.
In 2014, Scott wrote his first original murder mystery script entitled THE PERILS OF FRANCOIS (now re-titled DEAD TUESDAY) for Mel O'Drama Theater in Nashville, which led to a second time at bat for the 2015 killer spoof STAR TRUCK: THE WRATH OF COMIC-CON (re-titled MURDER: THE FINAL FRONTIER).
As of 2019, he has dipped his toe in the world of playwright representation, handling the scripts of other playwrights as their agent. These include THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS CRAVAT by Michael K. Young and Terry Smith's trio of MOONSHINE MURDERS, MURDER ON THE BRITISH EXPRESS and PROPOSAL IS MURDER.
Scott currently lives near Portland, Oregon with his wife, Laurie. Yes, it does rain there a lot.