|Born||John Marcus McNairy
November 11, 1977
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin|
|Spouse(s)||Whitney Able (2010-present)|
Scoot McNairy (born John Marcus McNairy; November 11, 1977) is an American actor and film producer most widely known for starring in several films, including Argo (2012), Killing Them Softly (2012), Promised Land (2012), Monsters (2010), and In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007).
McNairy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He spent time at his parents' ranch in Paris, Texas. His father began calling him Scooter when he was about two years old. He has commented on his nickname, saying: "A lot of people are like, oh, it must be some amazing story. But it’s because I used to scoot around on my butt."
During the early 2000s at the start of his career, McNairy was known for his specialization in portraying colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. McNairy began during the early to mid-2000s, with small parts in films, including Wonderland (2003), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art School Confidential (2006). He has also been a producer with 2007's In Search of a Midnight Kiss, in which he also starred and which is referred to as his breakout film. Scoot also appeared in the music video for "Fidelity" by Regina Spektor (2006). In 2010 he worked on The Listening Party as Ferret and Everything Will Happen Before You Die as Matt. He has also worked on a number of projects as an actor and producer, including: A Night in the Woods as Brody Cartwright due for release in 2012, Angry White Man as Walt, Dragon Day as Phil and The Off Hours as Corey, all released in 2011.
In 2011, he read for director Andrew Dominik for the lead role opposite Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly (2012), receiving the role which led to a successive string of high-profile roles in films, including Ben Affleck's Argo (2012), Gus Van Sant's Promised Land (2012), and Lynn Shelton's Touchy Feely (2013) opposite Ellen Page. In 2013, he appeared in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, which again also featured Brad Pitt. He also filmed his second movie with Michael Fassbender, Leonard Abrahamson's Frank, as well as Jaume Collet-Serra's Non-Stop opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore. In January 2013, he began filming David Michod's The Rover, opposite Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce which finished filming March 2013.
|2002||Plugged In||N/A||Short film|
|2003||Silenced||Friend 1||Short film|
|2004||White Men in Seminole Flats||Dale||Short film|
|2004||Good Girls Don't...||Henry||Episode: "My Best Friend Is a Big Fat Slut"|
|2004||Sleepover||DJ at Club|
|2005||Herbie: Fully Loaded||Augie|
|2005||Six Feet Under||Trevor||Episode: "All Alone"|
|2005||Close to Home||T.J.||Episode: "Meth Murders"|
|2006||More, Patience||Jake||TV movie|
|2006||Murder 101||Panache||TV movie|
|2006||Art School Confidential||Army-Jacket|
|2006||Jake in Progress||Dean Thomas Stilton||Episodes:
"Eyebrow Girl vs. Smirk Face"
"The Hot One"
|2006||The Shadow Effect||Harold Grey||Short film|
|2006||Mr. Fix It||Dan|
|2007||In Search of a Midnight Kiss||Wilson||Producer|
|2007||How I Met Your Mother||Fast Food Worker||Episode: "Something Blue"|
|2007||Blind Man||Sparky Collins|
"The Secret in the Soil"
"The Man in the Outhouse"
"The Daredevil in the Mold"
|2008||Murder 101: New Age||Panache||TV movie|
|2008||The Shield||Doug Obermyer||Episode: "Snitch"|
|2008||My Name Is Earl||Bed Bug||Episode: "Quit Your Snitchin'"|
|2008||Eleventh Hour||Rudy Callistro||Episode: "Surge"|
|2009||Shipping and Receiving||Steve Porter||Short film|
|2009||Cop Out||Mike Singbush||Short film|
|2009||The Resurrection of Officer Rollins||Shooter||Short film|
|2009||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Vitas Long||Episode: "Lover's Lanes"|
|2010||Everything Will Happen Before You Die||Matt|
|2010||Wes and Ella||Wes|
|2011||Amor Fati||Teddy||Short film|
|2011||The Whole Truth||Larry Thompson||Episode: "Lost in Translation"|
|2011||The Off Hours||Corey|
|2011||A Night in the Woods||Brody Cartwright|
|2011||Angry White Man||Walt|
|2012||Killing Them Softly||Frankie|
|2012||Promised Land||Jeff Dennon|
|2013||12 Years a Slave||Brown|
|2007||In Search of a Midnight Kiss|
|2012||Please, Alfonso||Short film|
|2013||Frank and Cindy||Pre-production|
McNairy has had one nomination and one win for In Search of a Midnight Kiss.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||2013||Won||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Argo (2012)|
|Palm Springs International Film Festival||2013||Won||Ensemble Cast Award||Argo (2012)|
|Hollywood Film Festival||2012||Won||Ensemble of the Year||Argo (2012)|
|Phoenix Film Critics Society||2012||Nominated||Best Acting Ensemble||Argo (2012)|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||2012||Nominated||Best Ensemble Performance||Argo (2012)|
|Hamptons International Film Festival||2012||Won||Breathrough Performer||Killing Them Softly (2012)|
|British Independent Film Awards||2010||Nominated||Best Actor||Monsters (2010)|
|Independent Spirit Awards||2009||Won||John Cassavetes Award, Shared with: Alex Holdridge (writer/director), Seth Caplan (producer)||In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)|
- http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/breaking-out-scoot-mcnairy-in-killing-them-softly/: mentions birth first name as "John", states "I’m 34 years old. They printed somewhere that I was 30. And I was like, “Well that’s nice. You know what I mean? I’m not going to fact-check that one.”" - printed in November 2012
- "Robert Pattinson far from Twilight filming new movie The Rover in Outback Australia". couriermail.com.au. Retrieved 17 March 2013.