It’s not his birthday.
(Though Leo is, coincidentally enough, a Leo.)
During the original series, Deputy Leo – like Vinnie Van Lowe and Dick Casablancas – was only supposed to be a one-time guest star, but when the writing staff discovered someone they wanted to write for, we found reasons to bring that actor back.
We brought Max back a lot.
Now, in one of the worst kept secrets in Hollywood, I’m pleased to confirm that Max Greenfield will be reprising his role as Leo D’Amato in Veronica Mars.
When I first reached out to Max about being in the movie, he said he’d do the movie for free and pay for his own travel. This is only one of the many reasons I love Max. It’s also why actors have agents. (Don’t worry, SAG! We are paying Max!)
He joined us on set yesterday. Before he got started, he recorded this for you.
Please join me in welcoming Max back for the film in the comments, on our backers website, or on Twitter, where he posts as @IAmGreenfield.
“Of all her boyfriends Leo was Veronica’s best, I always hoped they’d find a way to bring him back because he treated her better than any of her relationships. He never stopped caring about her, even after she hurt him more than once. I hope they find a way to show that in the movie. I always imagined (and hoped) they might end up together.”
Note: I’m sorry I didn’t use your pic. You sent me a dead link so I had to use a different pic. I hope it’s okay.
“It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize why Deputy Leo’s name was so clever. One day I was in a work training session when the topic of L.E.O.’s came up. I gasped really loudly and started laughing. My coworkers thought I was crazy and I felt like an idiot.”
Note: L.E.O stands for Law Enforcement Officer
"The guest stars that appeared in the show truly amazed me. I recently watched all 3 seasons online and it gave me such a warm feeling as I saw so many actors I recognised from other things I’ve watched since VM finished. I have to say I felt like a very proud marshmallow when I saw Leo (Max Greenfield) on New Girl."
“I’m excited! I love all those guys. They gave me one of my first jobs,” Greenfield says of the Veronica Mars movie becoming a reality. “It was a big break for me and people really liked me on that show. I had such a good time with all of them. I think I’m going down to do a day or two on the movie in June or something, so that should be just great.”