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Scoot McNairy

During the early 2000s, actor Scoot McNairy quickly came to specialize in portrayals of colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. McNairy began during the early to mid-2000s, with bit parts in films including Wonderland (2003), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art School Confidential (2006). He took his first bow as a... See full bio »

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  Carl's Motel (Short) (post-production)
 2019 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (post-production)
Business Bob Gilbert
 2019 The Parts You Lose (completed)
 2018-2019 Narcos: Mexico (TV Series)
Narrator / Walt Breslin
- Episode #2.1 (2019) ... Walt Breslin
- Leyenda (2018) ... Walt Breslin
- 881 Lope de Vega (2018) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Just Say No (2018) ... Narrator
- Jefe de Jefes (2018) ... Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2019 True Detective (TV Series)
Tom Purcell
- Now Am Found (2019) ... Tom Purcell (credit only)
- The Final Country (2019) ... Tom Purcell
- Hunters in the Dark (2019) ... Tom Purcell
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... Tom Purcell
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... Tom Purcell
 2018 Destroyer
 2018 Long Way Back Home (Short)
 2017 Godless (TV Mini-Series)
Bill McNue
- Homecoming (2017) ... Bill McNue
- Shot the Head off a Snake (2017) ... Bill McNue
- Fathers & Sons (2017) ... Bill McNue
- Wisdom of the Horse (2017) ... Bill McNue
- The Ladies of La Belle (2017) ... Bill McNue
 2014-2017 Halt and Catch Fire (TV Series)
Gordon Clark
- Search (2017) ... Gordon Clark
- Ten of Swords (2017) ... Gordon Clark (voice)
- Goodwill (2017) ... Gordon Clark
- Who Needs a Guy (2017) ... Gordon Clark
- A Connection Is Made (2017) ... Gordon Clark
 2017 War Machine
Sean Cullen
 2017 Fargo (TV Series)
Maurice LeFay
- The Narrow Escape Problem (2017) ... Maurice LeFay
- The Law of Vacant Places (2017) ... Maurice LeFay
 2017/IV Aftermath
 2017/III Sleepless
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Wallace Keefe
 2015 Our Brand Is Crisis
 2013-2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
Sun Thief / Scoot
- Bald Cop (2015) ... Scoot (voice)
- 28 Days Before (2013) ... Sun Thief (voice)
- When Night Creatures Attack (2013) ... Sun Thief (voice)
 2015/I Lamb
 2014 Black Sea
 2014 Gone Girl
Tommy O'Hara
 2014 The Rover
 2014 Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (Video short)
Jackson Norris
 2014 Non-Stop
Tom Bowen
 2014/II Frank
 2013 Dragon Day
 2013 12 Years a Slave
 2013 A Light Repast (Short)
 2013 Touchy Feely
 2012 Promised Land
Jeff Dennon
 2012 Argo
Joe Stafford
 2012 The Napkin (Short)
 2012 Killing Them Softly
 2011 Amor Fati (Short)
 2011 B- (Short)
John Baker
 2011 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Larry Thompson
- The State Calls Kathryn Peale (2011) ... Larry Thompson
 2011 Angry White Man
 2011 A Night in the Woods
Brody Cartwright
 2007-2011 Bones (TV Series)
Noel Liftin
- The Daredevil in the Mold (2011) ... Noel Liftin
- The Man in the Outhouse (2008) ... Noel Liftin
- The Secret in the Soil (2007) ... Noel Liftin
 2011 The Off Hours
 2010/I Wreckage
Frank Jeffries
 2010 Wes and Ella
 2010 Monsters
Andrew Kaulder
 2009 Cop Out (Short)
Mike Singbush
 2009 Shipping and Receiving (Short)
Steve Porter
 2009 Mr. Sadman
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Vitas Long
- Lover's Lanes (2009) ... Vitas Long
 2009 The Resurrection of Officer Rollins (Short)
 2008 Wednesday Again
 2008 Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Rudy Callistro
- Surge (2008) ... Rudy Callistro
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Bed Bug
- Quit Your Snitchin' (2008) ... Bed Bug
 2008 The Shield (TV Series)
Doug Obermyer
- Snitch (2008) ... Doug Obermyer
 2008 Murder 101: New Age (TV Movie)
 2007 Blind Man
Sparky Collins
 2007 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Fast Food Worker
- Something Blue (2007) ... Fast Food Worker
 2006 More, Patience (TV Movie)
 2006 Mr. Fix It
 2006 The Shadow Effect (Short)
Harold Grey
 2006/I Bobby
 2006 Jake in Progress (TV Series)
Dean Thomas Stilton
- Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirkface (2006) ... Dean Thomas Stilton
- The Hot One (2006) ... Dean Thomas Stilton
 2006 Art School Confidential
 2006 Marcus
 2006 Murder 101 (TV Movie)
Panache (uncredited)
 2005 Close to Home (TV Series)
- Meth Murders (2005) ... T.J.
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
- All Alone (2005) ... Trevor
 2005 Herbie Fully Loaded
 2004 Sleepover
DJ at Club (as John 'Scoot' McNairy)
 2004 Good Girls Don't... (TV Series)
 2004 White Men in Seminole Flats (Short)
 2004 D.E.B.S.
 2003 Silenced (Short)
Friend 1
 2003 Wonderland
 2003 Sexless
 2002 Plugged In (Short)
 2001 Wrong Numbers
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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for AXE Click (2006) with Ben Affleck. The commercial was directed by Paul Cameron, produced by Daniel Kleinman and was filmed in Los Angeles. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

John 'Scoot' McNairy


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on the prospect of stardom] I'm really not thinking too much about that. I'm trying to take good scripts with good stories, and figure out where I fit into those stories. Whether I want to stick around with character roles or be a leading man isn't clear. Leading roles are something that I think is around the corner for me, but financing is always a very important aspect. I don't know if my name... See more »


McNairy had one nomination and one win from the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards, for his role as a producer for the film In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007). The Independent Spirit Awards nominated him for the 2009 John Cassavetes Award, as best producer, along with Scott Allen Caplan. They were announced as the winners of the award at the 2009 Independent Spirit Award ceremony. See more »


Portraying colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. See more »



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