Max Greenfield is an american actor.
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Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life [edit | edit source]
Greenfield was born and raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York. He is Jewish and had a Saturday Night Live-themed Bar Mitzvah.
Career[edit | edit source]
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 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
In 2015, Greenfield starred in a series of McDonald's commercials promoting their Sirloin Third Pound Burgers.
In 2018, Greenfield was cast in the lead role of Dave Johnson in the CBS comedy The Neighborhood. He took over the role from Josh Lawson, who played the character in the pilot episode. On November 8, 2018, it was announced that Greenfield is set to reprise his role as Leo D'Amato in an upcoming 8-episode revival series of Veronica Mars. In the same year, Greenfield was cast in the recurring role of the Denouement brothers on the third season of the Netflix comedy drama series A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
He has been married to casting director Tess Sanchez since 2008. They have two children, a daughter Lilly (born 2009) and a son Ozzie (born 2015).