Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1979) is an American actor. He appeared in recurring roles in Veronica Mars and Ugly Betty, and co-starred in the WB series Modern Men. He co-starred as Schmidt in the Fox sitcom New Girl, for which he received Emmy, Critics' Choice Television, and Golden Globe awards nominations. Since 2018, Greenfield has portrayed Dave Johnson in the CBS comedy series The Neighborhood.
Greenfield began pursuing an 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 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 made other guest-starring appearances on the remake of Melrose Place, the short-lived No Ordinary Family, and Castle.