First acting role is in surprise hit 'Superbad'

The 18-year-old newcomer burst onto the scene as the dorky-yet-confident Fogel (aka McLovin) in the surprise summer hit “Superbad.” A SoCal native, he was discovered through the Comedy-Sports Club, where he was active in his final two years at El Camino Real High School.

“I never thought I’d act in my life,” Christopher Mintz-Plasse said in press notes. “My friend found out about the casting call and said, ‘You look like you could fit the part. You should come down with us.’ ” After auditioning, the neophyte got called back three times before landing the starmaking role. “It was my first audition, my first acting role – the first anything I’ve ever done.”

On the strength of “Superbad,” UTA snapped up the hot young talent while he mulls his next role.

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