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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.
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 also directs) 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.