NCIS: New Orleans' Scott Bakula Suits Up In The Big Easy

NCIS: New Orleans star Scott Bakula suits up for a fashion photo shoot in NOLA.

Scott Bakula shows off his sophisticated side in these fashion photos

Scott Bakula shows off his sophisticated side in these fashion photos

He's traveled through time and space, winning hearts and fans along the way. Now Scott Bakula takes command in NCIS: New Orleans, and the Big Easy has never looked better. Watch! photographed the handsome actor in the heart of NOLA for our September-October 2017 issue, and captured some pretty cool portraits.

Check out our pictorial of the NCIS: New Orleans star—including bonus never-seen-before images—plus get to know Scott Bakula better in these interview tidbits.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Series sensation

Series sensation

Before starring as Special Agent Dwayne Pride on NCIS: New Orleans, Scott Bakula starred as Sam Beckett in Quantum Leap; as Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise; and as Terry Elliott in Men of a Certain Age.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Sweater by Rag & Bone. Shirt and pants by Brunello Cucinelli. Boots by John Varvatos.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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A hero's journey

A hero's journey

Now known for playing rugged outsiders who fight the good fight, in his early career Bakula lathered-up so many times while filming a soap commercial that he literally rubbed the skin off his chest.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Trenchcoat by Hugo Boss. Turtleneck and pants by Banana Republic.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Family picture

Family picture

Fun fact: Scott Bakula is a devoted father of four, and has been married to his wife, actress Chelsea Field, for ten years.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Jacket and shirt by Theory. Pants by Brunello Cucinelli. Belt by Magnanni.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Lifetime achievements

Lifetime achievements

He received a Golden Globe for his role on Quantum Leap, was Emmy-nominated for his supporting role in HBO's Behind the Candelabra, and Tony-nominated for his role in the musical Romance/Romance.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Trenchcoat and tie by Hugo Boss. Suit and shirt by Ted Baker.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Big screen bonus

Big screen bonus

A veteran of numerous film roles, Bakula played the gay neighbor to Chris Cooper’s homophobic Colonel Frank Fitts in American Beauty.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Jacket, suit, vest, shirt by Ted Baker. Tie by Michael Kors.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
 
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Wise guy

Wise guy

"I'm not uncomfortable with fame, but I don't need it."—Scott Bakula

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Shirt, suspenders, and pants by Hugo Boss.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Location, location

Location, location

​While filming NCIS: New Orleans, Bakula has grown to love the city—particularly its balconies, where you're above the hustle and bustle, "but you're still in it and you're surrounded by it."

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Sweater by Theory. Pants by Brunello Cucinelli. Shoes by Bruno Magli.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Beat the heat

Beat the heat

To counter NOLA's legendary humidity, says Bakula, NCIS: New Orleans' hair, makeup, and wardrobe people lug huge fans that blow in front of and behind the actors during most of the filming.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Jacket and pants by Brunello Cucinelli. Shirt by Prada. Belt by Magnanni. Shoes by Bruno Magli.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Flying solo

Flying solo

Though NCIS: New Orleans' creators often toy with finding Pride a proper girlfriend, Bakula has voted against it, preferring to play "an adult" who is simply comfortable with being alone.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Trenchcoat by Hugo Boss. Shirt by Ralph Lauren. Pants by Joe's Jeans. Belt by Magnanni. Boots by Rag & Bone.

​Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Witching hour

Witching hour

Since moving from a 9 to 10 p.m. time slot, NCIS: New Orleans plotlines have grown more sinister, last year featuring the even-handed Agent Pride on a deranged quest for revenge.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Shirt, suspenders, and pants by Hugo Boss.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest

​"The Big Easy" has a dark aspect, and NCIS: New Orleans' creators, says Bakula, must straddle the line between portraying the city's seamy side and standing firmly in its corner.

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Jacket and shirt by Theory. Pants by Brunello Cucinelli. Belt by Magnanni.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Age sage

Age sage

At 63, Bakula says he feels fortunate to have landed the meaty role of Dwayne Pride; and he's happy that CBS embraces a crime show format—exemplified by Criminal Minds and the entire NCIS franchise—that includes "an elder statesman."

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Jacket, suit, vest, shirt by Ted Baker. Tie by Michael Kors.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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Staying hungry

Staying hungry

"My dad always told me, 'You're only as good as your last impression.' Which is good and horrible at the same time."—Scott Bakula

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Suit, vest, shirt by Ted Baker. Tie by Michael Kors.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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The joys of experience

The joys of experience

In his scenes with veteran actress C.C.H. Pounder, who plays medical examiner Dr. Loretta Wade, Bakula finds "a different level going on... a deeper perspective on life."

Photography by Randee St. Nicholas. Styled by Jordan Grossman. Grooming by Laura Gorman. Hair by Voni Hinkle.

Jacket and shirt by Theory.

Season 6 of NCIS: New Orleans premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10/9c on CBS and CBS All Access.
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