Max Greenfield is an American actor best known for his recurring roles on Veronica Mars as Leo D’Amato, Ugly Betty as Nick Pepper, and for co-starring in the short-lived WB series Modern Men. Greenfield will next star as Schmidt in the upcoming FOX sitcom The New Girl, which begins airing in September 2011.Greenfield has made many guest roles on shows such as Gilmore Girls, Undressed, Boston Public and on The O.C. as young Sandy Cohen in a flashback. More recently, he has guest appeared as gay college student Michael in Greek on ABC Family, English teacher Mr. Robbins in No Ordinary Family and Ian the coffee shop owner in Happy Endings. On May 26, 2008, the Greek episode “Tale of Two Parties” aired the first gay kiss on ABC Family, between Max’s character Michael and Calvin, played by Paul James.
Greenfield’s film credits include the indie coming-of-age film Cross Bronx, which won awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Cinevegas and Urban World festivals, and When Do We Eat, in which he played a young dot-com tycoon who loses everything and becomes a Hasidic Jew.