Reid Scott (actor)

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Reid Scott
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Scott at the 2014 PaleyFest
Reid Scott Weiner[1]

(1977-11-19) November 19, 1977 (age 41)
Elspeth Keller (m. 2014)

Reid Scott (born Reid Scott Weiner; November 19, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Brendan "Brando" Dorff on the comedy series My Boys and for his role as Deputy Director of Communications Dan Egan on HBO's comedy series Veep.

Early life[edit]

Scott was born on November 19, 1977, in Albany, New York, the son of Kathleen and Neil Weiner.[1] He attended Syracuse University before moving to New York City to pursue his acting/writing career.[citation needed]


After Scott began his career with roles in the off-Broadway play Cargo and several television commercials.[citation needed] In 2002 he won the lead role in the Fox pilot With You in Spirit, for which he received his Screen Actors Guild card. Scott recalls, "I remember thinking that the money from the pilot was a fortune. It wasn't. After renting a car to get around L.A., paying off some debt and maybe buying a new pair of shoes, I was broke. I had to borrow money from my father just to join SAG."[2]

Since then he has appeared in television and film, most notably My Boys, an original series on TBS. He appeared in an episode of Bones, on The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Dr. Jeff Tseguay, as Mike in Motorcity and in CSI: NY as Seth Riggin. Scott joined the cast of Showtime's The Big C in 2010. He played Dr. Todd Mauer, oncologist for the main character (played by Laura Linney).[3] He appeared on the big screen in films such as Amusement and Losing Control.[4]

Scott is currently co-starring as Dan Egan on HBO's political comedy series Veep.[5]

He also voiced Turbo in the Netflix original animated series Turbo FAST.[6] The series is based on the 2013 film Turbo.

In June 2014, it was reported that Scott had joined the Nancy Meyers film The Intern, as a "smooth-talking, cocky young businessman."[7] However, Scott's character is not in the final cut of the film.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On June 21, 2014, Scott married his longtime girlfriend Elspeth Keller, with whom he has two sons, Conrad (born March 31, 2015) and Damon (born January 4, 2018).[9][10]



Year Film Role Notes
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Trent
2007 Passing the Time Kevin Short film
2009 Amusement Dan
2009 My Two Fans Kyle
2011 Losing Control Ben
2013 North Bay Kirk Floyd Short film
2013 Beside Still Waters Henry
2014 Missing William William Leeds
2014 Sister Billy Presser
2014 A Better You Handsome Model
2014 Bad Summer Max
2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Officer Shumaker
2015 Slow Learners Max
2016 The Veil Nick
2016 Nerdland Brett Anderson (voice)
2016 Dean Brett
2017 Home Again Justin Miller
2018 Under the Eiffel Tower Liam
2018 Venom Dr. Dan Lewis
2019 Late Night
2019 Black and Blue Post-production


Year Film Role Notes
2002 That '70s Show Ted Episode: "Over the Hills and Far Away"
2002–05 American Dreams Andy Eaton/Brian 4 episodes
2003 What I Like About You Hunter Episode: "Girls Night Out"
2003 With You In Spirit Ben Fisher Television film
2003–04 It's All Relative Bobby O'Neil Main cast
22 episodes
2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Sam Television film
2004 F2: Forensic Factor Frank Black Episode: "No Body, No Crime"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dax Blanchard Episode: "Snakes"
2006–10 My Boys Brendan 'Brando' Dorff Main cast
49 episodes
2007 Bones Robert Frazier Episode: "The Man in the Mansion"
2008 CSI: NY Seth Riggin Episode: "Playing with Matches"
2008 Unhitched Bobby Episode: "Woman Marries Horse"
2009 Celebrities Anonymous Johnny Web series
2009 Hawthorne Jared Episode: "No Guts, No Glory"
2009 The Ex List Steve Bolla Episode: "Daphne's Idealized Wedding"
2009–11 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Dr. Jeff Zegay 9 episodes
2010 The Big C Dr. Todd Mauer 10 episodes
2011 Mad Love Dave Evans Episode: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Sam Episode: "Hot & Heavy"
2012 Best Friends Forever Peter Episode: "The Butt Dial"
2012–13 Motorcity Mike Chilton (voice) Main cast
20 episodes
2012–present Veep Dan Egan Main cast
58 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2017)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2013-2016)
2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Scott 3 episodes
2013 Perception Dr. Hutchins Episode: "Neuropositive"
2013–16 Turbo FAST Turbo (voice) Main cast
52 episodes
2014 New Girl Ted Episode: "The Last Wedding"
2015 Zoo Ethan Boyd Episode: "First Blood"
2017 Great News Jeremy 3 episodes


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  2. ^ Moynihan, Rob (January 18, 2016). "How I Got My SAG-AFTRA Card", TV Guide. p. 12.
  3. ^ "My Boys' Reid Scott Joins Showtime's The Big C".
  4. ^ "We Talked to Reid Scott About Love ..."
  5. ^ "Meet Reid Scott the resident baddie on HBO's new show Veep".
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (July 24, 2013). "Reid Scott, Barbara Hershey to Star in 'Sister' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  7. ^ Hughes, Jason. "'Veep' Star Reid Scott Joins Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in 'The Intern'". The Wrap. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  8. ^ Young, Sage (September 25, 2015). "Actors Who Almost Starred In 'The Intern' Include Reese Witherspoon & More Great Surprises". Bustle.
  9. ^ Takeda, Allison (June 22, 2014). "Reid Scott Is Married! Veep Star Weds Elspeth Keller". US Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
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