Scott Michael Foster

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Scott Michael Foster
Born (1985-03-04) March 4, 1985 (age 34)
Years active2005–present

Scott Michael Foster (born March 4, 1985) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Captain John Paul "Cappie" Jones in the ABC Family comedy-drama series Greek (2007-2011), Leo Hendrie in the ABC Family drama Chasing Life (2014—2015) and as Nathaniel Plimpton III in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Foster also had recurring roles on Californication, Halt and Catch Fire, and Once Upon a Time.

Early life[edit]

Foster was born in Winfield, Illinois, at Central DuPage Hospital. He has two sisters. He later moved to Highland Village, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, where he became interested in acting as early as elementary school.[1] He went to Briarhill Middle School, and later attended Edward S. Marcus High School where he was involved in theater until he graduated in 2003. He attended Collin College for one semester with a focus on acting, but soon left his studies to pursue a professional career in that field.[1] He plays guitar and is the lead singer of his indie rock band "Siren's Eye". They released their first EP on iTunes, entitled "Red Room" on 15 December 2009.[2]


Foster appeared in the small indie film The Horrible Flowers, before landing the regular role in the ABC Family comedy-drama series, Greek. The series ran from 2007 to 2011. During his days on Greek, Foster also had the leading role in the independent film, Teenage Dirtbag.[3] He later guest-starred on Law & Order: LA, Melissa & Joey, Friends with Benefits, The Closer, and Parenthood.[4]

In 2012, Foster had recurring roles in the fifth season of Showtime comedy-drama series, Californication, and short-lived ABC paranormal horror series, The River.[5][6] In 2013, he had the regular role in another short-lived ABC series, Zero Hour opposite Anthony Edwards and Carmen Ejogo. In 2014, Foster had recurring roles in AMC period drama, Halt and Catch Fire, and later in that year began appearing in the ABC Family drama series, Chasing Life as a love interest for the lead character.[7][8][9] Also in 2014, he played the role of Kristoff in the fourth season of ABC fantasy series, Once Upon a Time.[10]

In 2015, Foster began starring in the ABC prime time television soap opera, Blood & Oil alongside Don Johnson and Amber Valletta.[11][12] In 2015, he was listed one of Variety’s "10 Actors to Watch".[13][8]

In 2017, Foster began appearing as Nathaniel Plimpton III on the CW comedy-musical series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 The Horrible Flowers Billy
2009 Teenage Dirtbag Thayer Mangeres
2010 Ashley's Ashes Kern
2014 The Pact 2 Officer Meyer
2015 Must Feed and Water Alex Short film
2016 My Dead Boyfriend


Year Title Role Notes
2007 The Game Brandon Episode: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
2007 Women's Murder Club Milo Bishop Episode: "Blind Dates and Bleeding Hearts"
2007–2011 Greek Captain John Paul "Cappie" Jones Main role, 74 episodes
2008 Quarterlife Jed Berland Recurring role, 3 episodes
2011 Parenthood Gary Episodes: "Taking the Leap" and "Slipping Away"
2011 Law & Order: LA Roger Episode: "Runyon Canyon"
2011 Melissa & Joey George Recurring role, 3 episodes
2011 Friends with Benefits Daniel Episode: "The Benefit of Friends"
2012 Californication Tyler Recurring role, 10 episodes
2012 The River Jonas Recurring role, 5 episodes
2012 The Closer Luke Episode: "Armed Response"
2013 Zero Hour Arron Martin Main role, 13 episodes
2014 Halt and Catch Fire Hunt Whitmarsh Recurring role, 7 episodes
2014–2015 Chasing Life Leo Hendrie Recurring role, 26 episodes
2014 Once Upon a Time Kristoff Recurring role, 9 episodes
2015 Blood & Oil Wick Briggs Main role, 10 episodes
2017–2019 Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Nathaniel Plimpton III Recurring role (season 2); Main role (Seasons 3 and 4)


  1. ^ a b "Scott Michael Foster". Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
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  4. ^ "Greek's Scott Michael Foster Joins Parenthood". Retrieved February 16, 2011.
  5. ^ Adam Bryant (15 July 2011). "Exclusive: Sopranos and Greek Stars to Make Trouble for Californication's Hank". Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  6. ^ Michael Ausiello. "Scoop: Greek's Scott Michael Foster Joins ABC's The River – TVLine - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Leo Hendrie". ABC Family. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  8. ^ a b Elizabeth Wagmeister. "'Chasing Life': Leo Dies — Scott Michael Foster, 'Blood & Oil' Actor, Killed Off - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  9. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich. "'Chasing Life' Season 2 — Leo Dies, But Will Be Seen Again - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  10. ^ Liz Raftery (1 July 2014). "Once Upon a Time Casts Two Frozen Characters". Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  11. ^ The Deadline Team. "ABC Pilots 'Dr. Ken', 'Boom' & 'Family Of The Year' Add To Cast - Deadline". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  12. ^ Andy Swift. "Scott Michael Foster In ABC's 'Boom' — 2015 Pilot Casting News - TVLine". TVLine. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  13. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister. "[PHOTOS] TV Actors to Watch in 2015 - Variety". Variety. Retrieved 21 August 2015.
  14. ^ Calvario, Liz (April 6, 2017). "'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend': Scott Michael Foster Upped To Series Regular For Season 3". Deadline Hollywood.

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