Scott Lawrence, an American actor born on September 27, 1963, has gained recognition for his notable roles in the entertainment industry, with a focus on his role as Cmdr. Sturgis Turner on the CBS series JAG. Lawrence portrayed this character from 2001 to 2005, throughout the show’s duration.[1] Additionally, he is renowned for being the primary audio double for James Earl Jones, lending his voice to Darth Vader in Star Wars video games since 1995.

Lawrence embarked on his Hollywood career in the late 1980s, making appearances in supporting roles in TV shows and films. His debut involved portraying a perpetrator defended by James Earl Jones in LA Law. He also had a recurring role on Murphy Brown and was a semi-regular on the Whoopi Goldberg series Bagdad Cafe in the early 1990s.

In the realm of film, Lawrence made his first appearance in the 1990 thriller The First Power alongside Lou Diamond Phillips. He followed it up with a role in the 1993 horror film Doppelganger, starring Drew Barrymore. His credits include the Jean-Claude Van Damme film Timecop and Howard Stern’s Private Parts.

From 1994 to 2006, Lawrence contributed his voice to Darth Vader in the Star Wars video game series developed by LucasArts.[2] After his performance in Star Wars: Empire at War, he was succeeded by Matt Sloan. However, Lawrence returned to the role in the game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in 2019.[3]

In 2011, Lawrence made an appearance in NCIS, a spin-off of JAG, portraying a different character in the Season 8 episode, “A Man Walks Into a Bar…”

His filmography includes notable appearances in blockbuster films such as Avatar and The Social Network in 2010.[4]

In 2019, Lawrence garnered praise for his role as Special Agent Billy Taggart in the critically acclaimed Netflix series Unbelievable.

In 2020, Lawrence made a guest appearance on the Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip marathon fundraiser episode of The George Lucas Talk Show.


  • Live Action Acting:JAG (Commander Sturgis Turner), Star Trek: Voyager (Garon), The Social Network (Maurice), Avatat (Venture Star Crew Chief)
  • Video Game Voice Acting:Star Wars: from 1994 to 2023 (Darth Vader)