About

The SCP Story

Shawn Carter Peterson is a native of Baltimore, MD.  He graduated from Vassar College cum laude with a dual degree in Drama and Africana Studies.  Since moving to Los Angeles, Shawn has made a name for himself by becoming a recognized staple in tons of national commercials, and print ads.  As one of young Hollywood’s up and coming actors, Shawn's appearances on television have varied from one hour dramas like HBO’s Entourage, F/X’s The Shield & FOX’s House to half hour sitcoms likeCBS’ How I Met Your Mother & FOX's Til Death .  Most recently, Shawn landed roles on Showtime's United States of Tara, TNT's Franklin & Bash, CBS's $#*! My DAD SAYS, TNT's Common Law &  ABC's CASTLE.  SCP's was also seenon TNT's Southland and The CW's Hart of Dixie. Most recently he was Guest Starred on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS.

Broadening his breadth of work to also encompass film, Shawn worked on the Lifetime movie Midnight Bayou billed alongside Jerry O'Connell & Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway. He also shared the screen with teen sensation Miley Cyrus in the hit film Hannah Montana-The Movie as well as with Billy Bob Thornton in the film The Baytown Outlaws.  Shawn made his blockbuster debut as "Wes" in Stephanie Meyer's THE HOST  directed by Andrew Niccol.  He followed that up with the role of "Dax" in PITCH PERFECT 2 which became an international hit and was #1 in the US and abroad.

SCP filming The Host with Boyd Holbrook, Saoirse Ronan & Jake Abel

Before Hollywood...      

The Director...

Before he came to Hollywood, SCP was an award winning classical pianist having trained at the prestigious Peabody Preparatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland under the tutelage of Dr. Nancy Roldán.  Having studied extensively the works of classical masters like Liszt, Chopin & Debussy, Shawn won numerous awards in National and International piano competitions.  He continued his studies at Vassar College until he realized he wanted to focus his attentions on theatre & film.  Becoming a Dual major in Drama & Africana Studies, SCP expanded his focus  from the piano to musical direction of the Vassar College Gospel Choir, A Joyful Noise, as well as the artistic direction of the on campus theatre company The Ebony Theatre Ensemble.  While a drama major, SCP began to flourish in lead roles theatre classics such as Tiger Brown in The Threepenny Opera, Trigorin in an adaptation of Chekov's  The Seagull and most notably Atreus in his senior production of the Greek tragedy Thyestes for which he garnered the top award for his performance.

SCP on the set of PITCH PERFECT 2 with Keegan-Michael Key

Not  content only being in front of the camera, Shawn is also a burgeoning director having started his directing career  producing, directing and starring in the film short, THE GIFT.   He was a director on Blaine Teamer’s short film series entitled TRUE GRITS starring Victoria Platt Tilford ("The Gates", Cover), Emmy nominated songwriter Sy Smith, & Tony winner Tonya Pinkins. TRUE GRITS  traveled to the Cannes Film Festival and was screened to a sold out- standing room only audience. Shawn, then, expanded his horizons by creating his own production company, MAESTRO  Entertainment, creating & directing music videos as well as short films, television & web content.  His music videos have all aired on various television networks nationally and internationally & have gotten notice from critics & artists alike.  SCP has also directed and produced short films and television pilots- reality as well as scripted!  Shawn Carter Peterson has slowly slipped into the psyche of America's minds and now that he is there, people have really begun to take notice...and are waiting for what is yet to come!

SCP on the set of HOT IN CLEVELAND with Betty White

SCP on the set of HOT IN CLEVELAND with Betty White

SCP filming NCIS: NEW ORLEANS with cast members Scott Bakula, Zoe McLellan and Lucas Black

SCP filming NCIS: NEW ORLEANS with cast members Scott Bakula, Zoe McLellan and Lucas Black