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Scott Schiaffo was born in Passaic, New Jersey.
Independent film fans know him best as the "Chewlies Gum Guy" from Kevin Smith's independent cult classic "Clerks".
Schiaffo is an actor/musician who plays guitar, keyboards, bass, and harmonica.
Schiaffo has appeared in several feature films as well as many shorts since his big screen debut in the seminal cult comedy "Clerks". Schiaffo and his Clerks cast mates were featured in Season 3 of AMC's Comic Book Men EP 11 "Pinheads".
He's appeared alongside Michael DeLorenzo in "The Garden State", Selma Blair in "The Broccoli Theory" and Ethan Suplee in "Vulgar" He was featured in the View Askew produced - Lions Gate distributed motion picture "Vulgar". "Vulgar" has gone on to become a cult classic and one of Lions Gate's most controversial releases to date.
Schiaffo played the lead, Mike Tobin in Tom Zanca's crime thriller "Linger" which enjoyed a winning response at many film festivals and is now available worldwide through Amazon.
Scott played the lead "Mo Fletcher" in the independent comedy feature "Idiots Are Us" which won Best Comedy Feature at the 2006 New York Film and Video Festival.
He can be seen in the B & W short "I Got Stuff" and the live Jule Carey DVD "Love It Live"
Schiaffo released a book of collected poetry and short stories called "Vicious Dogs Attack Me in Sleepless Nights of Summer" and in 2020 the Audible version read by the author was released worldwide.
Schiaffo released an audio CD called "The Shoestring Serenade" which is a collection of instrumental film music culled from over a decade of original film music he composed & produced. Proceeds from the sale of this collection go to the Angels of Animals rescue in Clifton, New Jersey.