Born in Germany but mostly raised in Parker, Colorado, Scott Elrod has lived in the Philippines and other military stops and acting has always been on his mind since seeing Tom Cruise in Top Gun. In fact, Elrod’s father is a retired Top Gun pilot, who actually flew an A-4 in the movie, and his stepdad is a soon-to-be-retired F-16 Air Force pilot. As Elrod puts it, “Mom liked the fly boys, so I thought I was destined to be one.” Born in White Rock, British Columbia, Campbell attended theater school at Capilano University College.
While attending high school in Colorado, Elrod played baseball, ran track and excelled in academics such as math and science. Still, he always had an entrepreneurial spirit and held a variety of jobs from delivering pizzas to laying the runways at the Denver International Airport to modeling for local fashion retailers and print campaigns. When not working, he could be found on the track racing motorcycles. After a six-year stint in the Military as an air traffic controller, he turned to his entrepreneurial skills and started a marketing company, developing campaigns for large companies such as Smirnoff Vodka and The Weather Channel, among others.
In 2004, Elrod decided to leave the white-collar corporate world behind and pursue his true calling -- acting. After relocating to Los Angeles he enrolled in every acting class that would accept him, studying six days a week, and in a very short period of time he proved to Hollywood his viability as an actor. Right out of the gate, Elrod was offered television and film projects with great costars including Anne Heche in the ABC series “Men in Trees,” Jennifer Aniston in The Switch and Ben Affleck in the award-winning Argo. He also played opposite Mark Wahlberg in Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor.
In 2011, Elrod proved that he’s naturally gifted at both the “show” and the “business” part of the industry when he discovered the need for a high-end concierge service focused on automobiles. Now in its sixth year, his company Auto Concierge is a success in Los Angeles and he has plans for expansion.
Currently, Elrod can be seen on NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” His recreational interests include camping, flying, snowboarding, racing cars and most importantly, being a father to his son Easton.