Reid Scott (actor)

Reid Scott (born Reid Scott Weiner; November 19, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Brendan "Brando" Dorff in the TBS comedy series My Boys (2006–2010) and Deputy Director of Communications Dan Egan in the HBO comedy series Veep (2012–2019). Scott also appeared in the romantic comedy film Home Again (2017), the superhero film Venom (2018), and the comedy-drama film Late Night (2019).

Reid Scott
Scott at the 2014 PaleyFest
Reid Scott Weiner[1]

(1977-11-19) November 19, 1977
Elspeth Keller (m. 2014)

Early life

Scott was born on November 19, 1977, in Albany, New York, the son of Kathleen and Neil Weiner.[1] He attended Syracuse University, graduating in 2000,[2] before moving to New York City to pursue his acting/writing career.[3]


Scott began his career with roles in the off-Broadway play Cargo and several television commercials. In 2002 he won the lead role in the Fox pilot With You in Spirit, for which he received his Screen Actors Guild card. Scott recalls, "I remember thinking that the money from the pilot was a fortune. It wasn't. After renting a car to get around L.A., paying off some debt and maybe buying a new pair of shoes, I was broke. I had to borrow money from my father just to join SAG."[4]

Since then he has appeared in television and film, most notably My Boys, an original series on TBS. He appeared in an episode of Bones, on The Secret Life of the American Teenager as Dr. Jeff Tseguay, as Mike in Motorcity and in CSI: NY as Seth Riggin. Scott joined the cast of Showtime's The Big C in 2010. He played Dr. Todd Mauer, oncologist for the main character (played by Laura Linney).[5] He appeared on the big screen in films such as Amusement and Losing Control.[6]

Scott is currently co-starring as Dan Egan on HBO's political comedy series Veep.[7]

He also voiced Turbo in the Netflix original animated series Turbo FAST.[8] The series is based on the 2013 film Turbo.

In June 2014, it was reported that Scott had joined the Nancy Meyers film The Intern, as a "smooth-talking, cocky young businessman."[9] However, Scott's character is not in the final cut of the film.[10]

Personal life

On June 21, 2014, Scott married his longtime girlfriend Elspeth Keller, with whom he has two sons, Conrad (born March 31, 2015) and Damon (born January 4, 2018).[11][12]



Year Film Role Notes
2006 Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas Trent
2007 Passing the Time Kevin Short film
2009 Amusement Dan
2009 My Two Fans Kyle
2011 Losing Control Ben
2013 North Bay Kirk Floyd Short film
2013 Beside Still Waters Henry
2014 Missing William William Leeds
2014 Sister Billy Presser
2014 A Better You Handsome Model
2014 Bad Summer Max
2015 I'll See You in My Dreams Officer Shumaker
2015 Slow Learners Max
2016 The Veil Nick
2016 Nerdland Brett Anderson (voice)
2016 Dean Brett
2017 Home Again Justin Miller
2018 Under the Eiffel Tower Liam
2018 Venom Dr. Dan Lewis
2019 Late Night Tom Campbell
2019 Black and Blue Kevin Jennings
2020 Venom 2 Dr. Dan Lewis Filming


Year Film Role Notes
2002 That '70s Show Ted Episode: "Over the Hills and Far Away"
2002–05 American Dreams Andy Eaton / Brian 4 episodes
2003 What I Like About You Hunter Episode: "Girls Night Out"
2003 With You In Spirit Ben Fisher Television film
2003–04 It's All Relative Bobby O'Neil 22 episodes
2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Sam Television film
2004 F2: Forensic Factor Frank Black Episode: "No Body, No Crime"
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dax Blanchard Episode: "Snakes"
2006–2010 My Boys Brendan 'Brando' Dorff 49 episodes
2007 Bones Robert Frazier Episode: "The Man in the Mansion"
2008 CSI: NY Seth Riggin Episode: "Playing with Matches"
2008 Unhitched Bobby Episode: "Woman Marries Horse"
2009 Celebrities Anonymous Johnny Web series
2009 Hawthorne Jared Episode: "No Guts, No Glory"
2009 The Ex List Steve Bolla Episode: "Daphne's Idealized Wedding"
2009–2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Dr. Jeff Zegay 9 episodes
2010 The Big C Dr. Todd Mauer 10 episodes
2011 Mad Love Dave Evans Episode: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Sam Episode: "Hot & Heavy"
2012 Best Friends Forever Peter Episode: "The Butt Dial"
2012–13 Motorcity Mike Chilton (voice) 20 episodes
2012–19 Veep Dan Egan 65 episodes
2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Scott 3 episodes
2013 Perception Dr. Hutchins Episode: "Neuropositive"
2013–16 Turbo FAST Turbo (voice) 52 episodes
2014 New Girl Ted Episode: "The Last Wedding"
2015 Zoo Ethan Boyd Episode: "First Blood"
2017 Great News Jeremy 3 episodes
2019 Will & Grace Marcus Episode: "Jack's Big Gay Wedding"
2019 Why Women Kill Eli Cohen 10 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result Ref.
2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Veep Nominated [13]
2015 Nominated
2016 Nominated
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Turbo FAST Nominated
2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Veep Nominated
2018 Won


  1. Buell, Bill (May 10, 2014). "Clifton Park native Reid has key role in HBO series 'Veep'". The Daily Gazette. Schenectady, New York.
  2. Herbert, Geoff (April 10, 2013). "Veep' star, Syracuse University grad Reid Scott announces engagement to girlfriend". Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  3. "REID SCOTT". Interview Magazine. March 31, 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  4. Moynihan, Rob (January 18, 2016). "How I Got My SAG-AFTRA Card", TV Guide. p. 12.
  5. "My Boys' Reid Scott Joins Showtime's The Big C". TV Guide.
  6. "We Talked to Reid Scott About Love ..."
  7. "Reid Scott, Star of HBO's VEEP, Brings Home Fall Issue of EDGE". Edge. September 20, 2017 via PR Newswire.
  8. McNary, Dave (July 24, 2013). "Reid Scott, Barbara Hershey to Star in 'Sister' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
  9. Hughes, Jason (June 17, 2014). "'Veep' Star Reid Scott Joins Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway in 'The Intern'". TheWrap. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  10. Young, Sage (September 25, 2015). "Actors Who Almost Starred In 'The Intern' Include Reese Witherspoon & More Great Surprises". Bustle.
  11. Takeda, Allison (June 22, 2014). "Reid Scott Is Married! Veep Star Weds Elspeth Keller". US Weekly. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
  12. "Reid Scott Welcomes Son Conrad". People. April 12, 2015.
  13. "Reid Scott – Awards – IMDb". Retrieved August 23, 2019.
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