cast in 2006, James Scott has emerged as one of the show’s most popular leading men.

Like EJ, Scott was schooled in England; originally in Newcastle, before transferring to an all boys boarding school in Lancaster.4. He occasionally indulges in an English drink called, a shandy.

He once worked as a disc jockey and promoted local music clubs in Edinburgh, Newcastle, York and London.5. “I highly recommend it on a hot summer’s day to anyone over 21,” says Scott.

Scott’s career segued, when he was discovered by Storm modeling agency; the same agency that represented super models Kate Moss and Elle Macpherson. “I got three weeks notice that I was going to be blown up. “It’s half beer, but not a dark heavy beer, and half lemonade.”13.

Bang, you’re dead,” recounts Scott, who “didn’t see it coming. Scott is the co-founder of URTH Solution, a company that helps developing countries capitalize on their natural resources without harming the environment.

A few weeks before, I’d had a conversation with the executive producer, who bent over backwards to assure me that everything was fine.”9. Among his cast mates, Scott admires his TV father, Joseph Mascolo (Stefano). “It’s basically about helping communities help themselves,” he explains. Scott was introduced to his wife, model Kaitlin Robinson, by Patti Stanger, back in 2011.15.

Former and actually conceived EJ with me in mind,” notes Scott.10. His favorite pub game is air hockey, “because I’m very good at it,” says Scott.16.

Scott perceives and most enjoys playing EJ as a scoundrel. “He can be a nice guy, but he’s not somebody you trust. Scott describes a perfect evening with his fiancé as “taking our dogs for a run on the beach or going to the movies or eating lots of salad and watching movies at home.”17.

Upon being nominated for a 2011 Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Scott submitted the scenes where EJ put a gun to his head and contemplated suicide and Sami actually shooting him.18. During his 6-year run as EJ, Scott’s favorite storyline was the baby switch, hands down. If Scott could live absolutely anywhere in the world, he’d pick New Zealand.25.

“There were so many twists and turns, and it went on for two years. His favorite actor is Christopher Walken, while fellow Brit Helen Mirren is his favorite actress.21. “They’re funny montages that people put together of me,” notes Scott. One thing guaranteed to put a smile on his face are twins Aaron and Griffin Kunitz, who play his TV son Johnny.