"Scoot" implies a fast pace or rapid advancement; for "Killing Them Softly" (2012) actor Scooter McNairy his career trajectory from no-name actor to Brad Pitt co-star couldn't have happened more slowl...
Dallas, Texas, USA
|Good Girls Don't||2003 2002 - 2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
|A Night in the Woods||2014||Actor||Brody Cartwright||20147|
|In Search of a Midnight Kiss||2008||Actor||Wilson||20087|
|Killing Them Softly||2012||Actor||Frankie||20127|
|The Off Hours||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Mr. Fix It||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Halt & Catch Fire||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||Gordon Clarke||20137|
|Promised Land||2012||Actor||Jeff Dennon||20127|
|My Name is Earl||2008 2004 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Eleventh Hour||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Rudy Callistro||20087|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2013 1999 - 2013||Actor||Vitas Long||20137|
|Close to Home||2006 2004 - 2006||Actor||TJ||20067|
|How I Met Your Mother||2013 2004 - 2013||Actor||Fast Food Worker||20137|
|Herbie: Fully Loaded||2005||Actor||Augie||20057|
|12 Years a Slave||2013||Actor||Brown||20137|
|Art School Confidential||2006||Actor||Army-Jacket||20067|
|The Shield||2008 2000 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|Six Feet Under||2004 1999 - 2004||Actor||Trevor||20047|
|Sleepover||2004||Actor||DJ at Club||20047|
|Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Panacho||20077|
|Frank and Cindy||2013||Producer||n/a||3|
|In Search of a Midnight Kiss||2008||Producer||n/a||3|
|Monsters: The Dark Continent||2013||Executive Producer||n/a||1|
|Landed debut TV role on the BBC's "Good Girls Don't..."|
|Landed the lead role in "In Search of a Midnight Kiss;" also served as executive producer.|
|Appeared in the music video for Regina Spektor's "Fidelity."|
|Starred opposite Brad Pitt in "Killing Them Softly."|
|Portrayed an American hostage in Ben Affleck's "Argo."|
|Cast in Gus Van Sant's "Promised Land."|
|Made film debut in the indie "Wrong Numbers."|
|Cast in the sci-fi film "Monsters."|
Born and raised in Texas, McNairy always dreamed of a life in pictures. After moving to California to study cinematography, McNairy returned to Austin and began shooting local independent movies; soon he found himself spending more time acting than composing shots. He moved back to L.A. in 2000 and began portraying wayward youths in films such as "Wrong Numbers" and "Wonderland," the latter of which starred Val Kilmer as notorious adult film star John Holmes. Determined to challenge himself with every project, in 2004 McNairy crossed the pond for his TV debut on the BBC sitcom "Good Girls Don't...", and returned to the U.S. with cameo roles on the critically-acclaimed drama "Six Feet Under" and in the satirical "Art School Confidential," directed by Terry Zwigoff.
Though he was enjoying a steady stream of work, including a brief role in the video for indie singer-songwriter Regina Spektor's single "Fidelity," McNairy wasn't content to remain simply an actor. In the mid-2000's he joined forces with John Pierce, his longtime friend and manager, and formed The Group Films, a production company dedicated to fostering new and original films and filmmakers. Their first project together, "In Search of a Midnight Kiss," was a breakout success. McNairy drew praise for his role as Wilson, a bitter L.A thirtysomething who places a Craigslist ad that changes his life, and the film (which McNairy executive produced) won the coveted John Cassavetes Award at that year's Independent Spirit Awards.
McNairy subsequently further established himself on both the big and small screens. He landed cameo roles on high-profile sitcoms such as "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS, 2005- ) and "My Name Is Earl" (NBC, 2005-09) while appearing in indie ensembles such as "Everything Will Happen Before You Die" (2010). During filming he started dating his co-star Whitney Able, who ended up being cast alongside him in his next film, the sci-fi action flick "Monsters." The movie, which was shot on location in South America and largely improvised, found McNairy playing a journalist who escorts a wary tourist (Able) through an alien-infected Mexico to the U.S. border. Though it died quickly at the box office, the film gave McNairy a welcome dramatic challenge, and he and Able married later that year.
After several more years of steady supporting work, 2012 proved a pivotal year for multi-hyphenate McNairy. He produced the short romantic comedy "Please, Alfonso," and released a trio of films that earned Hollywood's attention and showcased his talent for disappearing into a character. His desperate petty thief in "Killing Them Softly" sported an unidentifiable accent and week-old bedhead, while the Oscar-winning "Argo" saw him decked out in period-appropriate '70s facial hair and wide-lapelled suits. While he was still basking in his SAG ensemble win for "Argo," McNairy appeared as a weary farmer in Gus Van Sant's fracking drama "Promised Land." Supporting roles in Lynn Shelton's indie drama "Touchy Feely" (2013), Steve McQueen's acclaimed "12 Years A Slave" (2013) and the quirky Sundance-favorite comedy-drama "Frank" (2014) followed.
|"Stay in your subconscious. Be free. Be willing to make mistakes. Be willing to fall on your face. The mistakes you make as an actor are some of your most golden moments." - from www.Elle.com, Nov. 30, 2012|
|Real name is John; his father called him Scoot as a baby because of the way he scooted around the house.|
|Before he worked with Ben Affleck in "Argo," McNairy starred with him in a 2006 European commerical for Axe deoderant.|
|"I was out here, struggling to get the roles I wanted, so I opened a production company to start making films that I wouldn't normally get cast in and that I wanted to see. Producing was just an extension of my love for storytelling." - from www.Backstage.com, Sep. 6, 2012|
|Runs his own production company, called The Group Films.|
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