Scott MacArthur

Scott MacArthur (born August 6) is an American actor and writer. He is best known for playing Jimmy Shepherd, a main character on the Fox comedy series The Mick.[1][2] MacArthur was initially hired as a writer for the series.[3] The Jimmy character was played by Nat Faxon in the original pilot for The Mick, with the knowledge that Faxon would not be able to continue in the role if the pilot got picked up to series. After offering the role to MacArthur, Fox re-shot the pilot prior to the series debut.[1]

Scott MacArthur
OccupationActor, Writer
Years active2006–present

MacArthur has also appeared in films, such as The Diabolical (2015) and Answers to Nothing (2011), as well as numerous guest roles on television.[4] He appeared in the 2019 Breaking Bad epilogue film, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, as welder/criminal Neil Kandy.[5]


MacArthur was born in Chicago. He is an alumnus of The Second City in Chicago.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Answers to Nothing Allan
2012 Good Satan Frank
The Longer Day of Happiness Bob
The Motel Life Officer Mori
2013 Ghost Team One Elder Ammon
Coldwater Gillis
2016 The Diabolical Officer Chambers
2017 Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins Marcel
2019 Rim of the World Lou
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Neil Kandy
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Mad TV Scott Episode #12.7
2007 Numb3rs Bidder Wearing Glasses Episode: “Graphic”
2008 Medium Anton Episode: “To Have and to Hold”
Mad Men Jim Episode: “For Those Who Think Young”
2011 Perfect Couples Trevor Episode: “Perfect Exes”
Jimmy Kimmel Live! Hap/Marine Episodes #9.94 and #9.122
2011–2012 How to Be a Gentleman Tom 2 episodes
2012 Body of Proof Rob Martin Episode: “Identity”
NCIS: Los Angeles Neil Barlow Episode: “Sans Voir (Part I)”
2013 NCIS Petty Officer Second Class Luke Grismer Episode: “Shabbat Shalom”
2014 The Mindy Project Bush Episode: “What About Peter?”
2016 Angie Tribeca Gordon Manhattan Episode: “Murder in the First Class”
2017–2018 The Mick Jimmy Shepherd Main role, 35 episodes
2019–present The Righteous Gemstones Scotty/The Devil Supporting Role
2020 Superstore Benny Episode: "Cereal Bar"


  1. ^ a b c Swartz, Tracy (December 30, 2016). "How Scott MacArthur went from Chicago improv to Fox's 'The Mick'". ’’Chigago Tribune’’. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "The Mick Creators On Chip's New Father and Trying To Enrage Their Audience".
  3. ^ Kurland, Daniel (December 6, 2017). "The Mick Creators Explain That Radical Cast Departure". Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Scott MacArthur IMDB bio". Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Wigler, Josh (October 11, 2019). "How 'El Camino' Honors and Moves Beyond 'Breaking Bad'". Retrieved October 15, 2019.

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