Ly's family were boat refugees out of Vietnam right after the fall of Saigon in April 1975. Scott, the youngest of four children, is the first born in America, in Houston Texas. However, he was raised and considers the San Gabriel Valley, Southern California his hometown. As a natural born athlete, he was the captain of his high school's basketball and wrestling teams. Scott went on to be an expert fighter with dedication and training influenced by the late Bruce Lee. Scott's dedication led him to his daily practice of circuit training, yoga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA pursuits. His passion for performing on stage and in front of the camera led him to his craft for acting as his main focus.