Boris Von Jurgens-Ratenicz
played by Campbell Scott
  • Character bio
  • Actor bio

As one of the Hamptons’ most elite and mysterious residents, Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz (Campbell Scott) is a German aristocrat and billionaire with an unpronounceable last name but a breathtaking estate called Shadow Pond.  But Boris’ luxurious guesthouse, the home of HankMed, comes with some strings attached.  As Boris’ personal physician, Hank is at his beck and call.  And Hank has to be very discreet about it, because when it comes to finding a cure for Boris’ deadly hereditary disease – and keeping his illness a secret – the ultra-private Boris doesn’t take breaches of confidence lightly.

Despite his prognosis, Boris finds happiness with Dr. Marisa Casseras, a beautiful and brilliant Cuban geneticist who is helping Boris find a cure.  She also happens to be the mother of his son, Carlos. And when Hank’s ex, Jill Casey was badly hurt in a hit-and-run meant for Boris, Boris uncovered his relatives’ sinister plot to kill him before the disease could.

Concerned that his family’s evil machinations would eventually target his wife and son, Boris faked his own death to flush out the culprit.  With the help of Hank and Boris’ half-brother Dmitry, Boris finally apprehended his cousin Milos after a high-stakes sting last summer.  Finally free from the evils that had pursued him for so long, Boris decided to simplify his life and battle his only enemy left – his own mortality.  He enrolled in a cutting-edge clinical trial and spent the winter traveling with Hank, divesting himself of his numerous properties abroad.  This summer, Boris recruits Hank for one more secret mission, his most important – maybe most dangerous – one yet. 

Campbell Scott is Boris in the USA Network original series ROYAL PAINS.

Scott, who studied under renowned acting teachers Stella Adler and Geraldine Page, has had numerous memorable roles in the theater, on television and in film. After his first break as Benvolio in "Romeo and Juliet" in summer stock in New England, Scott understudied in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing," starring Jeremy Irons and later, Nicol Williamson. He has also appeared on Broadway in an acclaimed production of "Long Day's Journey into the Night" with Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhust, "Ah! Wildnerness," "Hay Fever" and "The Queen and the Rebels." Off-Broadway, Scott has appeared in "The Last Outpost," "Copperhead," "A Man for All Seasons," "On the Bum" and most recently in the title role of "The Atheist." He received excellent reviews for his performance in "Hamlet" at the Old Globe in San Diego, and then played Hamlet again at the Huntington Theatre in Boston. Scott's other Shakespearean roles include Angelo in "Measure for Measure" at Lincoln Center, the title role of "Pericles" at the New York Shakespeare Festival, and Iago in "Othello" at the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Regionally, Scott has been seen in "Our Town," "Gilette," "School for Wives" and for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, "Miss Julie" and "Dead End."

Scott's first film role was in "From Hollywood to Deadwood," followed by the highly praised "Longtime Companion," "The Feud," and Bernardo Bertolucci's "The Sheltering Sky." He appeared in "Dead Again" directed by Kenneth Branagh, starred opposite Julia Roberts in "Dying Young" directed by Joel Schumacher, alongside Kyra Sedgwick in "Singles" directed by Cameron Crowe, "The Innocent" directed by John Schlesinger, "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" directed by Alan Rudolph, "Only with You" and "Let it Be Me." He co-stars with Steve Martin in David Mamet's film "The Spanish Prisoner." His additional film appearances include "Big Night," "The Daytrippers," "Ship of Fools," "Hi-Life," "Top of the Food Chain," "Spring Forward," "Other Voices," "Lush," "Delivering Milo," "Roger Rodger," "Secret lives of Dentists," "Loverboy," "Marie and Bruce," "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," "Duma," "Saint Ralph," and "The Dying Gaul," which he starred in and produced.

For television, Scott starred in, co-directed and produced "Hamlet" for the Odyssey Network. He also starred as Joseph Kennedy, Jr. in "The Kennedys of Massachusetts," with Ben Kingsley and Joanna Lumley in "Sweeny Todd" for Showtime, with Jennifer Jason Leigh in "The Love Letter" for Hallmark Hall of Fame, "Shot in the Heart" for HBO and "Follow the Stars Home" for Hallmark Hall of Fame, again co-starring with Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Scott co-directed the film "Big Night" with Stanley Tucci, and has finished directing "Off the Map." For the stage, he has directed "Miss Julie," "Snake Pit" and "Recruiting Officer." Recently, Scott has completed directing and producing the film "Company Retreat."