About Scott Hamilton

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad

About Scott Hamilton

1984 Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, the popular and beloved figure skater, is also a network TV skating commentator, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, bestselling author, philanthropist and cancer and brain tumor survivor.

Scott’s life work includes advocating his message that anything is possible with fortitude and determination. He is a motivational speaker for a wide variety of groups and organizations. Scott speaks to audiences, from 500 to 1,500, about his life, his road to Olympic Gold, and his battle to overcome cancer.

As an author, Scott received notable critical praise for his New York Times bestselling autobiography Landing It (Kensington Books, October 1999), an intimate look at his professional and personal life both on and off the ice.

Scott appears regularly on television and is a popular guest on national news shows, such as The Today Show, entertainment news programs, and in various national news publications, such as People magazine. He made his motion picture debut in On Edge, a 2001 mockumentary of figure skating, and starred in the motion picture Blades of Glory, with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder.

Audiences have watched Scott perform with numerous U.S. symphony orchestras in his own Scott Hamilton’s American Tour, and in fifteen national touring seasons with Stars on Ice, which he also co-created. Scott served as co-producer of Stars on Ice until his retirement from the tour in April 2001. For two seasons since then, he returned to Stars on Ice as a special guest star in select cities, and he continues to be the creative producing force behind each annual production.

During a fourteen-year tenure with the CBS Television Network, Scott covered multiple Olympic Games. He recently signed a three-year exclusive agreement with NBC Sports to cover all of the network’s skating broadcasts, including the Winter Olympics in 2010.

Scott was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990. In that same year, he also became a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

Scott participates in numerous charitable organizations. He is the official spokesperson for Target House at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as for his own Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship) at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Scott also maintains the website www.Chemocare.com, and serves on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics.

Scott married former nutritionist Tracie Robinson in 2002 and the couple now has two sons, Aidan and Maxx. When Scott is not working, performing or promoting his charitable causes, he can be found on the golf course or spending time with his wife and children at home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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