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Scott Elrod, was born on February 10th in Bitburg, Germany. After stints in the Philippines and other military stops - Scott moved to Colorado.
He attended Northeast Elementary, then onto Ponderosa High School in Parker, where Scott played baseball, ran track and excelled in math and science. After graduation he attended the Metro State College.
In his teens Scott held several jobs, from delivering pizzas to laying the runways at Denver International Airport, modeling for local fashion retailers and print campaigns. When not working, Scott could be found on the track racing motorcycles.
After graduation with the hopes of going on to fly F-16’s he joined the Air Force, became an air traffic controller all while earning his private pilots license. After 6 years in the military he realized he wanted more than what it had to offer so he retired the blues.
Turning to his entrepreneurial skills and modeling experience, Scott and his best friend started a marketing company, later going on to start a mortgage company as well. Intrigued by the corporate world he turned to “high-tech industry” and worked his way up to a position of Vice President of Sales for a technology company. However, similar to the Air Force, Scott states, “Sales just wasn’t cutting it.” It was at that point the “Top Gun” acting “thing” resurfaced and he knew he owed it to himself to give it a try.
The memory of seeing Tom Cruise in Top Gun (Scott's father, a retired Top Gun pilot, actually flew an A-4 in the movie) made him realize acting always had been in the back of his mind.
Scott relocated to Los Angeles in April of 2004 to pursue a career in acting. After a handful of acting classes he got a manager, an agent and was cast for parts on "CSI: New York" and "Days of Our Lives". In 2006, Scott took a role on My Network TV's, "Desire", an American telenovela (playing the part of the blind Daniel Lenton). The show didn’t last long but he refers to it as “great on-the-job training”.
In December of 2006, while auditioning for a role on the CBS series "NCIS", Scott crossed paths with a casting director he had worked with before who asked, "Why aren't you on Men in Trees?" "Never heard of Men in Trees", Scott said. Next thing he knew she was on the phone with Scott’s agent and in January 2007 Scott met with the creator, producers and casting agent. The next day, Elrod's manager called and said, "Pack your bags, you're going to Vancouver, Canada.” The rest is history....CASH.
After that he played in several TV films and series like Hallmark's "Uncorked" (opposite Julie Benz), "Hellhounds" (directed by Rick Schroder), hit series "Castle" and the ABC-pilot "True Blue” (directed by Peter Horton).
Leading roles in feature films like "Tricks of a Woman" (awarded Best Picture at the Monaco International Film Festival), "Death and Cremation" (opposite Brad Dourif and Jeremy Sumpter) and a supporting role in "The Switch" (opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman) introduced him to a wider international audience.
Early 2011 Scott filmed a short film called "The Allure of Love" (opposite Jenny McCarthy and Charles Malik Whitfield) on Royal Caribbean’s "Allure of the Seas". A sexy romantic comedy where two friends hatch the perfect plan to bring a couple back together.
Scott Elrod plays "Achilles Crux" in the political drama "Argo" which stars Ben Affleck (who will also direct) alongside Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and Scoot McNairy. George Clooney and Grant Heslov's production company "Smokehouse Pictures", is producing along with David Klawans. "Argo" is based on Joshuah Bearman's April 2007 Wired magazine article "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue American from Tehran." Argo premiered October 4th in Beverly Hills CA and opened nationwide in the US October 12th, 2012. Nominated for and winner of several awards, including 3 Academy Awards: "Best Motion Picture of the Year", "Best achievement in film editing" and "Best writing, adapted screenplay" in 2013.
October 2011 Scott finished filming "Home Run", directed by David Boyd (Friday Night Lights, Get Low, The Walking Dead). In "Home Run" he plays the male lead Cory Brand, a pro baseball player with an alcohol problem who's forced to return to his hometown to face the pain he tried to ignore, the girl he wanted to forget, and the son he never knew. "Home Run" will be in US theaters nationwide April 19th, 2013.
March 2012, Scott Elrod played the role of "Brett Turner" in an episode of the successful CBS series "NCIS: Los Angeles". The episode "Neighborhood Watch" premiered May 8th 2012 in the US.
In November 2012 Scott took on the role of Navy Seal Peter Musselman in a movie adaption of Marcus Lutrell's best-selling book "Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10". "Lone Survivor" stars two-time Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and SAG Award winner Ben Foster. Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom, Hancock) is directing. Though "Lone Survivor" will have a wide release on January 10, 2014, it will open in an awards-qualifying limited release run on December 27, 2013.
Scott has professional car and motorcycle experience. His recreational interests include flying, snowboarding, racing cars, motorcycles, scuba diving and much more. He keeps in shape with kickboxing, lifting weights and running. In his spare time, Scott likes to hang out with his friends and his yellow lab.