Scoot McNairy

Scoot McNairy

Highest Rated: 96% Argo (2012)

Lowest Rated: 17% Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

Birthday: Nov 11, 1977

Birthplace: Not Available

Scoot McNairy was an American actor who appeared in dozens of high profile films and TV shows, including the Oscar-winning movies "12 Years a Slave" and "Argo," as well as the critically-acclaimed Netflix western series "Godless" (Netflix, 2017). Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, McNairy (who was given the nickname "Scoot" as a child because he'd scoot around a lot on his behind) began acting at a very young age. He appeared in plays in local theater companies throughout his hometown, and dreamt of one day making a living as a film and television actor. His dream stayed with him throughout his teens, and after moving to Austin in his early 20s, McNairy nabbed his first acting role in the film "Wrong Numbers" (2001). Being on a film set for the first time was an incredibly inspiring experience for McNairy, and shortly after he moved to Los Angeles to study cinematography at film school. He dropped out after a year, however, after deciding that his true motivation was to act. While pursuing a career in acting, McNairy took whatever odd jobs he could find, including extra work and building movie sets. He began landing work in the early 2000s with parts in films like "Wonderland" (2003), "Herbie Fully Loaded" (2005), and "Art School Confidential" (2006). He continued working steadily throughout the decade. By the early 2010s, McNairy began appearing in prestige films like "Argo," "12 Years a Slave," and "Gone Girl" (2014) - all three of which either won an Oscar, or were nominated for an Academy Award. Then in 2014 McNairy landed the role of Gordon Clark on the AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire" (AMC, 2014-17). He appeared in all 40 episodes of the acclaimed series, which only raised McNairy's acting profile. After his part on "Halt and Catch Fire" ended, McNairy continued making a name for himself on television. In addition to nabbing roles in "Godless" and the third season of "True Detective" (HBO, 2014- ), he also narrated the Netflix series "Narcos: Mexico" (Netflix, 2018- ). That series, which served as a companion show to the hugely popular historical drama "Narcos" (Netflix, 2015-17), premiered on the streaming service in November of 2018. Between seasons, McNairy appeared in a supporting role in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" (2019).


Highest Rated Movies



85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Business Bob Gilbert (Character) $142.4M 2019
67% 56% The Parts You Lose Ronnie (Character) - 2019
73% 49% Destroyer Ethan (Character) $1.5M 2018
30% 42% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter Greg (Character) - 2018
42% 25% Aftermath Jake (Character) - 2017
25% 37% Sleepless Novak (Character) $20.7M 2017
28% 62% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wallace Keefe (Character) $330.2M 2016
No Score Yet 94% Frank and Cindy Producer - 2015
36% 34% Our Brand Is Crisis Unknown (Character) $7M 2015
82% 54% Lamb Jesse (Character) $3.1K 2015
No Score Yet 44% Angry White Man Walt (Character) - 2014
62% 63% Non-Stop Tom (Character) $91.7M 2014
17% 16% Monsters: Dark Continent Executive Producer - 2014
66% 51% The Rover Henry (Character) $1.1M 2014
80% 59% Black Sea Daniels (Character) $1.2M 2014
87% 87% Gone Girl Tommy (Character) $167.8M 2014
92% 72% Frank Don (Character) $644.9K 2014
95% 90% 12 Years a Slave Brown (Character) $56.7M 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Hail the King Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 38% Dragon Day Unknown (Character) - 2013
39% 22% Touchy Feely Abby's Boyfriend (Character) $36K 2013
96% 90% Argo Joe Stafford (Character) $136M 2012
53% 46% Promised Land Jeff Dennon (Character) $7.6M 2012
73% 44% Killing Them Softly Frankie (Character) $14.9M 2012
No Score Yet 35% The Off Hours Corey (Character) - 2011
43% 7% A Night in the Woods Brody Cartwright (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 17% Wreckage Frank Jeffries (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wes and Ella Wes (Character) - 2010
73% 53% Monsters Kaulder (Character) $237.3K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Sadman Stevie (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery Panache (Character) - 2008
84% 79% In Search of a Midnight Kiss Wilson (Character),
$172.2K 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marcus Charles (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 83% The Shadow Effect Harold Grey (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 38% Mr. Fix It Dan (Character) - 2006
41% 38% Herbie: Fully Loaded Augie (Character) $66M 2005
39% 55% D.E.B.S. Stoner (Character) $96.8K 2004


60% No Score Yet The Comey Rule Rod Rosenstein (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: True Detective Tom (Character) 2020
62% 81% Love Life Bradley (Character) 2020
88% 93% Narcos: Mexico Walt Breslin (Character) 2020
78% 75% True Detective Tom (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
90% 92% Halt and Catch Fire Gordon Clark (Character) 2014-2017
92% 93% Fargo Maurice LeFay (Guest Star) 2017
90% 82% Bones Noel Liftin (Guest Star) 2011 2007-2008
No Score Yet 84% C.S.I. Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
35% No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Bed Bug (Guest Star) 2008
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Fast Food Worker (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake in Progress Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO MAX: Love Life Bradley (Character)


Henry says: What have you done to my brother?

Andrew Kaulder says: I don't cause it. I just document it.

Sam Wynden says: Doesn't that kind of bother you... that you need something bad to happen, to profit from it?

Sam Wynden says: Doesn't that kind of bother you. That you need something bad to happen, to profit from it?

Andrew Kaulder says: You mean like a doctor?