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.
After "Men In Trees" he played in several TV films and series like Hallmark's "Uncorked" (opposite Julie Benz), "Hellhounds" (directed by Rick Schroder), hit series "Castle" and the ABC-pilot "True Blue” (directed by Peter Horton).
Leading roles in feature films like "Tricks of a Woman" (awarded Best Picture at the Monaco International Film Festival), "Death and Cremation" (opposite Brad Dourif and Jeremy Sumpter) and a supporting role in "The Switch" (opposite Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman) introduced him to a wider international audience.
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.
October 2011 Scott finished filming "Home Run", directed by David Boyd (Friday Night Lights, Get Low, The Walking Dead).