Scott Shilstone spent most of his life preparing for a career in front of the camera. He started acting very young in school productions and at 16 booked his first professional role in the late Christopher Reeve's film, The Brooke Ellison Story. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2011 where he received a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. Since that time, Scott has moved to Los Angeles where he continues his theatrical pursuit.
In October 2016, it was announced that Shilstone would return to the soap in the new role of Wyatt Stone.