Christopher Mintz-Plasse

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Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Christopher Mintz-Plasse by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Mintz-Plasse at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Christopher Charles Mintz-Plasse
(1989-06-20) June 20, 1989 (age 27)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2007–present

Christopher Charles Mintz-Plasse is an American actor who has performed roles such as Fogell (better known as "McLovin") in Superbad, Augie Farcques in Role Models, and as Chris D'Amico in Kick-Ass and its sequel Kick-Ass 2.

Early life[edit]

Mintz-Plasse attended El Camino Real High School (2003–2007).[1][2][3]


Mintz-Plasse acted in drama classes from first grade until his senior year in high school. He auditioned with two high school friends for the part of Fogell (aka "McLovin") in his film debut Superbad,[4] without professional head shots, before the audition and just took one with his camera phone.[5] His mother was required by law to be on set while filming his sex scene in the film because he was seventeen at the time.[6][7] Upon release, the film earned critical and commercial success, with many critics citing Mintz-Plasse's performance as one of its highlights and earned him a nomination for MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.[8][9]

In 2008, Mintz-Plasse next appeared with Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott in David Wain's film Role Models as Augie Farques, a nerdy teenager obsessed with medieval live action role-playing games. He also made a small guest appearance on an episode of David Wain's internet series, Wainy Days. He then starred in Harold Ramis's film Year One, as a comedic version of the biblical figure Isaac. He also appeared in a short film titled The Tale of RJ which ended up becoming the basis for the television series The Hard Times of RJ Berger.[10]

The next year he voiced Fishlegs in the Academy Award nominated animated film How to Train Your Dragon. In April 2010, he appeared in Kick-Ass as the superhero Red Mist, a.k.a. Chris D'Amico, which was planned to be a minor role until director Matthew Vaughn saw Mintz-Plasse audition and saw what he was capable of. Mintz-Plasse was originally auditioned for Kick-Ass but when the producers believed that his acting was too loud and obnoxious they immediately gave him the role of Red Mist instead.[11][12] His performance earned him a Teen Choice Award and Scream Award nomination.[13] In May 2010, he guest-starred in an episode of Party Down as Kent, a friend of the character Roman.[14] He performed his second voice-over in that month in the film Marmaduke, as the stylized dog Giuseppe. The same year he was featured in two music videos, Kid Cudi's Erase Me, featuring Kanye West, the indie rock band The Soft Pack's Answer to Yourself.[15][16]

Mintz-Plasse at the Deauville Film Festival in 2011.

In 2011, Mintz-Plasse appeared in the remake of the 1985 film Fright Night as Evil Ed, who is the former best friend of Charley Brewster, played by Anton Yelchin.[17] At first he was reluctant to accept the role as it was a remake, but accepted after reading the script and seeing the talent involved.[18]

Mintz-Plasse and Dave Franco on the "It's All Possible" road trip in September 2013

In 2012, he voiced the bullying student Alvin in the stop motion animated film, ParaNorman.[19] The same year he also had a small role in the film Pitch Perfect as Tommy, the university's audition launcher. He then starred in a short film titled Would You, which was wrriten by his Fright Night co-star Dave Franco and premiered at the SXSW Film Festival.[20][21] Mintz-Plasse was supposed to play the lead role in the CBS sitcom Friend Me and even filmed several episodes, but before the series could air, it was cancelled after series creator Alan Kirschenbaum tragically took his own life.[22] As a promotion for the video game Far Cry 3, he starred in a series of online videos called The Far Cry Experience, as a fictional version of himself trapped on an island controlled by a psychotic pirate named Vaas.[23] He is currently reprising his role of Fishlegs in DreamWorks Dragons television series, which aired on Cartoon Network.

He reprised his role, Chris D'Amico, in the sequel Kick-Ass 2, which was released in August 2013.[19] Mintz-Plasse found the role to be darker than any other that he had portrayed, and hired an acting coach to help him with the more intense scenes.[24] He made his third appearance in a music video in the Unknown Mortal Orchestra's video So Good At Being In Trouble.[25]

He and his Kick-Ass co-star Chloë Grace Moretz starred in a short segment in the film Movie 43 titled Middle School Date. He also had small role in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End, playing a fictional version of himself, and in the romantic comedy film The To Do List, with Aubrey Plaza.[26][27]

In September 2013, Mintz-Plasse and Dave Franco set out on a week-long road trip across America to promote LG's "It’s All Possible" campaign for the electronics company's new flagship smartphone, the LG G2. The actors documented their process and broadcast it on Funny or Die.[28] Mintz-Plasse had a supporting role as college fraternity student Scoonie in the 2014 hit comedy film Neighbors and reprised his role as Fishlegs in the animated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2.[29][30]

In 2015, he starred in the music video of Alison Wonderland's U Don't Know.

Mintz-Plasse plays drums for the rock band, The Young Rapscallions.[31]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Superbad Fogell / McLovin
2008 Role Models Augie Farcques
2009 Year One Isaac
2009 The Tale of RJ RJ Short film
2010 How to Train Your Dragon Fishlegs Ingerman (voice)
2010 Kick-Ass Chris D'Amico/Red Mist
2010 Marmaduke Giuseppe (voice)
2010 Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Short film
2011 Fright Night "Evil" Ed Lee
2011 Gift of the Night Fury Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Short film
2011 Book of Dragons Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Short film
2012 ParaNorman Alvin (voice)
2012 Would You Himself Short film
2012 Pitch Perfect Tommy
2013 Movie 43 Mikey Segment: "Middleschool Date"
2013 This Is the End Christopher Mintz-Plasse
2013 The To Do List Duffy
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Chris D'Amico/The Motherfucker
2014 Neighbors Scoonie
2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Fishlegs Ingerman (voice)
2015 Tag Jacob
2016 Get a Job Ethan
2016 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Scoonie
2016 The Masterpiece Sid Post-production
2016 Trolls Prince Gristle (voice) Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Wainy Days Sketchy laborer #2 Episode: "Tough Guy"
2010 Party Down Kent Episode: "Steve Guttenberg's Birthday"
2012 Friend Me Evan Unaired series
2012–present DreamWorks Dragons Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) 79 episodes
2015 Sharing Grant Pilot
2016 Sanjay and Craig Randy Noodman (voice) Episode: "Dude Snake Nood"
2016 Flaked Topher 3 episodes
2016 The Great Indoors Clark


Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes
2010 Erase Me Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West
2010 Answer to Yourself The Soft Pack
2013 So Good At Being In Trouble Unknown Mortal Orchestra
2015 U Don't Know Alison Wonderland featuring Wayne Coyne
2015 Ready Kodaline

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2008 MTV Movie Award Best Breakthrough Performance Superbad Nominated
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Kick-Ass Nominated
Scream Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Best Cast Chemistry - Film (shared with Neighbors cast) Neighbors Nominated
Best Threesome (shared with Zac Efron & Dave Franco) Nominated

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Abele, Robert (November 6, 2008). "Christopher Mintz-Plasse is everywhere". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2008. 
  2. ^ Strauss, Bob (June 2009). "Christopher Mintz-Plasse's big sacrifice". Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ Dwyer, Kelly. "'Famous' Celtics fans take out ad to celebrate team's run". Yahoo!. 
  4. ^ O'Neill, Phelim (August 24, 2007). "First sight: Christopher Mintz-Plasse". The Guardian. UK. Retrieved August 24, 2007. 
  5. ^ Stated on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 2007
  6. ^ Stated on MTV's Total Request Live
  7. ^ "It's great being a movie star... loads of girls want to hook up with McLovin Matt Meets Christopher Mintz-Plasse". The Sun. London. March 26, 2010. Since he was only 17 at the time of filming, his mother Ellen Mintz was required by law to be on set during his sex scene. 
  8. ^ "Superbad (2007) - Weekend Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  9. ^ Roger Ebert (2007-08-16). ":: :: Reviews :: Superbad". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 
  10. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (May 20, 2010). "A Standout Student at Ribald High". The New York Times. Retrieved August 10, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Christopher Mintz-Plasse: Fright Night Remake to be Rated R!". DreadCentral. 
  12. ^ Millar, Mark. Kick-Ass: Creating the Comic, Making the Movie(Titan Books, 2010); ISBN 978-1-84856-409-1
  13. ^ "Scream 2010". Spike TV. 2010-10-16. Archived from the original on November 1, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 
  14. ^ "Celebrity Sightings and News - Chicago Tribune". 
  15. ^ Kid Cudi - Erase Me ft. Kanye West. October 11, 2010 – via YouTube. 
  16. ^ the soft pack - answer to yourself (original video) chloe grace moretz. October 11, 2012 – via YouTube. 
  17. ^ Some "Inspired Fright Night Casting: McLovin and Dr. Who Join the Fray" Check |url= value (help). DreadCentral. 
  18. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Christopher Mintz-Plasse on 'Fright Night'". Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Christopher Mintz-Plasse Talks PARANORMAN, Voice Acting, Bullying and Updates on HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 and KICK-ASS 2". 
  20. ^ "You're So Hot w/Dave Franco & Christopher Mintz-Plasse". 
  21. ^ "Dave Franco bringing his 'weirdly sexual' short film to SXSW". EW.Com. 
  22. ^ "Friend Me: What Happened to the CBS Comedy?". TV Series Finale. 
  23. ^ "The Far Cry Experience". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  24. ^ "Mintz-Plasse: I want darker roles". The Belfast Telegraph. 
  25. ^ Unknown Mortal Orchestra - So Good At Being In Trouble. February 4, 2013 – via YouTube. 
  26. ^ Bricken, Rob (April 2, 2013). "The new This Is the End redband trailer contains Michael Cera's graphic death. That is all.". io9. Gawker Media. Archived from the original on December 20, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  27. ^ "CBS Films Moves Up Aubrey Plaza Comedy 'The To-Do List'". August 28, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  28. ^ "'Neighbors' Stars Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse Road Trip for Your Amusement (Video)". The Warp. 
  29. ^ "Neighbors (2014)". Box Office Mojo. June 15, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  30. ^ "More How to Train Your Dragon Sequel Details". October 11, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  31. ^ "the young rapscallions - Home". The Young Rapscallions. 

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