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Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980) is an American actor. He appeared in recurring roles in Veronica Mars and Ugly Betty, and co-starred in the WB series Modern Men. He co-stars as Schmidt in the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which he received Emmy, Critics' Choice Television, and Golden Globe awards nominations, and the voice of Roger in the Ice Age franchise.
Greenfield at the Golden Globe Awards in 2013
September 4, 1980 |
Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Tess Sanchez (m. 2008)|
Greenfield began pursuing his acting career in 1998 after he graduated from high school. He landed guest appearances on dramas such as Boston Public, Gilmore Girls and The O.C. Greenfield scored his first lead role on the short-lived series Modern Men as one of three bachelors who hire a life coach to help them understand and manage women. Greenfield had more success in supporting roles on Veronica Mars (reprising the role in the film adaptation in 2014) and Greek. In 2007 he landed a recurring role on Ugly Betty. He continued his television career with a slew of guest-starring roles on primetime series such as The CW's remake of Melrose Place, the short-lived No Ordinary Family, and Castle.
He created, produced, and starred in the comedy series The Gentlemen's League for the Audience Network in 2010, which followed the real-life fantasy football league he ran with actor Jerry Ferrara. As for film, Greenfield had his feature film debut in the film Cross Bronx. Greenfield had a featured role in When Do We Eat?, as an Internet tycoon who, after losing his fortune, becomes a Hasidic Jew. In 2011, Greenfield began playing the role of Schmidt in the sitcom New Girl. The role earned him nominations for both a Primetime Emmy Award for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Greenfield was born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is Jewish and had a Saturday Night Live-themed Bar Mitzvah. As of 2011, he lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Tess Sanchez, who is a casting director. They have two children, daughter Lily (2009) and son Ozzie (2015).
|2004||Cross Bronx||Ike Green|
|2005||When Do We Eat?||Ethan|
|2014||They Came Together||Jake|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Leo D'Amato|
|2015||Hello, My Name Is Doris||John Fremont|
|2015||The Big Short||Mortgage Broker|
|2016||Ice Age: Collision Course||Roger (voice)|
|2017||The Glass Castle||David|
|2018||A Futile and Stupid Gesture||Chris Miller|
|2002||Boston Public||Sean Tallen||Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Five"|
|2003||Gilmore Girls||Lucas||Episode: "Chicken or Beef?"|
|2005–2007||Veronica Mars||Leo D'Amato||11 episodes|
|2005||Sleeper Cell||Teen #2||Episode: "Al-Faitha"|
|2006||Modern Men||Kyle Brewster||Main cast; 7 episodes|
|2007||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Young Sandy Cohen||Episode: "The Case of the Franks"|
|2007–2008||Ugly Betty||Nick Pepper||8 episodes|
|2007||Life||Bradley Sloane||Episode: "Tear Asunder"|
|2008||Kath & Kim||Bar fight guy||Episode: "Wicked Gay"|
|2009||Raising the Bar||David Steinberg||4 episodes|
|2009||Melrose Place||Mickey Richards||Episode: "Cannon"|
|2010||Castle||David Nicolaides||Episode: "Food to Die For"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Damien Musso||Episode: "The Whole Truth"|
|2010||No Ordinary Family||Mr. Robbins||Episode: "No Ordinary Quake"|
|2010–2011||Gentlemen's League, TheThe Gentlemen's League||Max||2 episodes|
|2010||Whole Truth, TheThe Whole Truth||Joseph Tucci||Episode: "Cold Case"|
|2010||Undercovers||Redman||Uncredited; episode: "The Key to It All"|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Steve||Episode: "I Love Lucci, Part 1"|
|2011||Happy Endings||Ian||Episode: "You've Got Male"|
|2011–present||New Girl||Schmidt||Principal cast, 138 episodes
Nominated – Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Scene Stealer – Male
|2012||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Alistair McQueen||Episode: "Lights, Camera, Assassination"|
|2013–2016||Bob's Burgers||Boo Boo||Voice; 3 episodes|
|2014||Hot in Cleveland||Doug||Episode: "The One with George Clooney"|
|2014||Robot Chicken||Voice; episode: "Super Guitario Center"|
|2014–2015||Mindy Project, TheThe Mindy Project||Lee||2 episodes|
|2015||American Horror Story: Hotel||Gabriel||3 episodes|
|2017||All Hail King Julien: Exiled||Kipper||Voice; 2 episodes|
|2017||Will & Grace||Eli Wolf||Episode: "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying"|
|2018||The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story||Ronnie||Recurring role|
- Fist Fight (2017)
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