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Mintz-Plasse at San Diego Comic Con in 2013
Christopher Charles Mintz-Plasse

(1989-06-20) June 20, 1989 (age 34)
Occupation Actor, comedian
Years active 2006–present
Partner(s) Britt Bowman

Christopher Charles Mintz-Plasse (/mɪnts ˈplɔːs/; born June 20, 1989) is an American actor and comedian.

Early life

Mintz-Plasse was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, where he attended El Camino Real High School, performing on its improv comedy team. He is the son of Ellen Mintz, a school counselor, and Ray Plasse, a postal worker. He is Jewish on his mother's side, whereas his father is from a Catholic family.


When auditioning for the part of Fogell in his film debut Superbad, he had no professional head shots and instead took one with his camera phone. Upon release, the film earned critical and commercial success, with many critics citing Mintz-Plasse's performance as a highlight; he received a nomination for the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

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Mintz-Plasse in 2011

In 2008, Mintz-Plasse next appeared with Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott in David Wain's film Role Models as Augie Farques, a nerdy teenager obsessed with medieval live-action role-playing games. He also made a small guest appearance on an episode of David Wain's internet series, Wainy Days. He then starred in Harold Ramis's film Year One, as a comedic version of the biblical figure Isaac. He also appeared in a short film titled The Tale of RJ which ended up becoming the basis for the television series The Hard Times of RJ Berger.

The next year, he voiced Fishlegs in the animated film How to Train Your Dragon. In April 2010, he appeared in Kick-Ass as the superhero Red Mist, a.k.a. Chris D'Amico, which was planned to be a minor role until director Matthew Vaughn saw Mintz-Plasse audition and his capabilities.

In May 2010, he guest-starred in an episode of Party Down as Kent, a friend of the character Roman. He performed his second voice-over that month in the film Marmaduke, as the stylized dog Giuseppe. The same year he was featured in two music videos, Kid Cudi's "Erase Me", featuring Kanye West, and the indie rock band The Soft Pack's "Answer to Yourself".

In 2011, Mintz-Plasse appeared in Fright Night—a remake of the 1985 film—as Edward Lee, former best friend of Charley Brewster, played by Anton Yelchin. At first he was reluctant to accept the role as it was a remake, but he accepted after reading the script and seeing the talent involved.

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Mintz-Plasse (left) with Dave Franco in 2013

In 2012, he voiced the bullying student Alvin in the animated film, ParaNorman. The same year he also had a small role in the film Pitch Perfect as Tommy, the university's audition launcher. He then starred in a short film, "Would You", written by his Fright Night co-star Dave Franco and premiered at the SXSW Film Festival. Mintz-Plasse was supposed to play the lead role in the CBS sitcom Friend Me and even filmed several episodes, but before the series could air, it was cancelled after series creator Alan Kirschenbaum died. As a promotion for the video game Far Cry 3, he starred in The Far Cry Experience, a series of online videos, as a fictional version of himself trapped on an island controlled by a psychopathic pirate named Vaas.

He reprised his role of Chris D'Amico in the sequel Kick-Ass 2, which was released in August 2013. Mintz-Plasse found the role to be darker than any other he had portrayed to date, and hired an acting coach to help him with the more intense scenes. He made his third music video appearance in the Unknown Mortal Orchestra's music video "So Good at Being in Trouble".

He and Chloë Grace Moretz starred in a short segment, "Middle School Date", in the film Movie 43. He also had small roles in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's This Is the End, playing a fictional version of himself, and in the romantic comedy film The To Do List, with Aubrey Plaza.

In September 2013, Mintz-Plasse and Dave Franco set out on a week-long road trip across America to promote the technology company LG's "It's All Possible" campaign for its flagship smartphone, the LG G2. The actors documented their process and broadcast it on Funny or Die. Mintz-Plasse had a supporting role as college fraternity student Scoonie in the 2014 hit comedy film Neighbors and reprised his role as Fishlegs in the animated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2. He reprises his role of Fishlegs in the DreamWorks Dragons television series, which aired on Cartoon Network and Netflix.

Mintz-Plasse played drums for the rock band The Young Rapscallions, which split after eight years in 2015. He then founded the band Bear on Fire, in which he plays bass guitar.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Superbad Fogell/McLovin
2008 Role Models Augie Farcques
2009 Year One Isaac
The Tale of RJ RJ Short film
2010 Kick-Ass Chris D'Amico/Red Mist
How to Train Your Dragon Fishlegs Ingerman (voice)
Marmaduke Giuseppe (voice)
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Short film
2011 Fright Night "Evil" Ed Lee
Gift of the Night Fury Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Short film
Book of Dragons Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Short film
2012 ParaNorman Alvin (voice)
Would You Himself Short film
Pitch Perfect Tommy
2013 Movie 43 Mikey Segment: "Middleschool Date"
This Is the End Himself
The To Do List Duffy
Kick-Ass 2 Chris D'Amico
2014 Neighbors Scoonie Schofield
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Fishlegs Ingerman (voice)
2015 Tag Jacob
2016 Get a Job Ethan
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising Scoonie Schofield
Trolls King Gristle Jr. (voice)
2017 The Disaster Artist Sid Scene deleted
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Fishlegs Ingerman (voice)
2020 Promising Young Woman Neil
Trolls World Tour King Gristle Jr. (voice)
2022 Honor Society Mr. Calvin


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Wainy Days Sketchy laborer #2 Episode: "Tough Guy"
2010 Party Down Kent Episode: "Steve Guttenberg's Birthday"
2012 Friend Me Evan Unaired series
2012 The Far Cry Experience Chris Web shorts
2012–2018 DreamWorks Dragons Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) 102 episodes
2015 Sharing Grant Pilot
2016 Sanjay and Craig Randy Noodman (voice) Episode: "Dude Snake Nood"
2016 Flaked Topher 3 episodes
2016–2017 The Great Indoors Clark 22 episodes
2017 Trolls Holiday King Gristle (voice) Television special
2018 The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale Various roles 3 episodes
2018 Stan Against Evil Zach Episode: "Vampire Creek"
2019 How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming Fishlegs Ingerman (voice) Television special
2021 When Nature Calls with Helen Mirren Various roles (voice) 3 episodes

Music videos

Year Song Artist Notes
2010 "Erase Me" Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West
"Answer to Yourself" The Soft Pack
2013 "So Good At Being In Trouble" Unknown Mortal Orchestra
2015 "U Don't Know" Alison Wonderland featuring Wayne Coyne
"Ready" Kodaline
2020 "CVS" Winnetka Bowling League featuring Hilary Duff

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2008 MTV Movie Award Best Breakthrough Performance Superbad Nominated
2010 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Villain Kick-Ass Nominated
Scream Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2014 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Screen Combo (with the entire cast) Movie 43 Nominated
2014 Young Hollywood Awards Film: Best Cast Chemistry (with Neighbors cast) Neighbors Nominated
Best Threesome (with Zac Efron and Dave Franco) Nominated

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