Max Greenfield

Max Greenfield

Highest Rated: 90% Promising Young Woman (2020)

Lowest Rated: 11% Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! (2020)

Birthday: Sep 4, 1980

Birthplace: Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA

Actor Max Greenfield vaulted to fame with his Emmy-nominated performance as the acerbic, eccentric Schmidt on "New Girl" (Fox, 2011-18), which led to roles in features and other television series like "The Neighborhood" (CBS, 2018- ). Born September 4, 1980 in Dobbs Ferry, New York, he moved to Los Angeles, California after spending a year at an art college in his home state. Greenfield decided to dabble in acting, and soon advanced from work as an extra to guest roles on "Gilmore Girls" (The WB/CW, 2000-07) and in independent features like "When Do We Eat?" (2004). In 2005, he earned critical praise for his recurring turn as Leo D'Amato, a duplicitous sheriff's deputy on "Veronica Mars" (UPN/The CW, 2004-07), which briefly led to a starring role in his own series, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced "Modern Men" (The WB, 2006). He soon returned to guest roles, where he again found favor with viewers and critics for both comic and dramatic turns on "The O.C." (Fox, 2003-07), for which he played a younger version of Peter Gallagher's Sandy Cohen, and as the much-loathed assistant Nick Pepper on "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010). In 2011, Greenfield landed his breakout role as Schmidt on "New Girl." Initially envisioned as a garden-variety cad, Greenfield's performance, earmarked by flawless timing and biting delivery, quickly earned a fan following, and the show's producers gave the character a wounded soul and considerable heart, especially in regard to Hannah Simone's Cece, with whom he would father two children by the series' final season. Greenfield would earn Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his turn as Schmidt, which in turn would lead to expanded opportunities in feature films like "Hello, My Name is Doris" (2015), as the crush object of shy office worker Sally Field, and "The Big Short" (2015), as well as producing duties on the 2017 Ice Cube comedy "Fist Fight." He also continued to lend his talents to other television projects, and drew critical praise for appearances in decidedly un-Schmidt-like roles: on "American Horror Story: Hotel" (FX, 2015), he was a drug addict violated by the titular location's monster-in-residence, the Addiction Demon, and on "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" (FX, 2018), his down-and-out hustler befriended serial killer in training Andrew Cunanan. After "New Girl" completed its seventh and final season, Greenfield joined the cast of "The Neighborhood," a CBS sitcom that pitted tough Los Angeles resident Cedric the Entertainer against his new neighbor, an exceedingly nice Midwesterner played by Greenfield.

Highest rated movies

Promising Young Woman The Big Short Hello, My Name Is Doris
Veronica Mars
The Valet They Came Together The Glass Castle
About Alex

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
75% 82% The Valet Vincent Royce (Character) - 2022
90% 87% Promising Young Woman Joe (Character) $6.4M 2020
11% 23% Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! Roger the Dog (Voice) - 2020
42% 33% What Men Want Kevin Myrtle (Character) $54.6M 2019
35% 72% I'm Not Here Dad (Character) - 2017
51% 70% The Glass Castle David (Character) $17.2M 2017
25% 40% Fist Fight Producer $32.2M 2017
18% 39% Ice Age: Collision Course Roger (Voice) $64.0M 2016
85% 76% Hello, My Name Is Doris John Fremont (Character) $14.4M 2015
89% 88% The Big Short Mortgage Broker (Character) $70.2M 2015
45% 43% About Alex Josh (Character) - 2014
70% 40% They Came Together Jake (Character) - 2014
80% 78% Veronica Mars Leo D'Amato (Character) $3.3M 2014
No Score Yet 73% The Boys and Girls Guide to Getting Down Joey (Character) - 2011
42% 69% When Do We Eat? Ethan (Character) $428.4K 2005
No Score Yet 67% Cross Bronx Ike Green (Character) - 2004

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 64% The Neighborhood Dave Johnson (Character) 2018-2022
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016 2018-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017-2018 2020-2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019-2022
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013-2016 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest #AtHome Videos Guest 2021
No Score Yet 90% Bob's Burgers Boo Boo (Guest Voice) 2013 2015-2016 2018 2020
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014 2017 2020
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet 50% Busy Tonight Guest 2018
95% 84% New Girl Schmidt (Character) 2011-2018
No Score Yet 83% Match Game Guest 2018
74% 74% Will & Grace Eli Wolff (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 35% The F Word With Gordon Ramsay Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016
77% 70% American Horror Story Gabriel (Guest Star) 2015
86% 84% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 93% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Steve (Guest Star) 2011 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2012
76% 86% Happy Endings Ian (Guest Star) 2011
71% 81% No Ordinary Family Mr. Robbins (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Damien Hardy (Guest Star) 2010
82% 86% Castle David Nicolaides (Guest Star) 2010
97% 78% Ugly Betty Nick Pepper (Guest Star) 2007-2008
75% 65% Greek Michael (Guest Star) 2008
91% 78% Veronica Mars Leo D'Amato (Guest Star) 2005-2007
67% 71% The O.C. Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
14% No Score Yet Modern Men Kyle Brewster (Character) 2006
77% 80% Sleeper Cell Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
86% 86% Gilmore Girls Lucas (Guest Star) 2003
57% 50% The Whole Truth Unknown (Guest Star)