What can you tell me about Geoff Stults from “Enlisted”?
—Kevin Ng, Boise, Idaho
Prior to landing the role of Sgt. Pete Hill on “Enlisted,” Geoff Stults, 36, was best known for his roles on the TV series “Seventh Heaven,” “October Road” and “The Finder.”
“The brother relationship is what originally drew me to [‘Enlisted’] because of my own relationship with my brother,” the Detroit-born, but Colorado-raised actor says. “And the fact that we lucked out and got two guys, who seem like we could be related.”
Stults actually began his acting career at age 7, joining his brother George, 38, who was already filming commercials. The two also appeared together as adults when George played Geoff’s TV brother on the aforementioned “Seventh Heaven.”
“I’m about 40 pounds bigger than him and much taller, but he’s still my big brother. And he reminds me of that,” Geoff says. “He made everything easier for me because if he was interested in it, then I became interested in it. And I learned from his mistakes. But he’s still my big brother, and I always have and always will look up to him in many ways.”
The younger Stults’ film credits include “She’s Out Of My League,” “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell,” “The Express,” “The Break-Up,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Hoover.”
He also recently guest starred on the comedies “Ben and Kate” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
Before finally choosing acting as a career, Stults was a gifted athlete. He played four different sports in high school, excelling in football. His abilities on the gridiron earned him a football scholarship to Whittier College in California. After, he was recruited to play semi-professional football in Europe, but eventually returned to the U.S. to pursue acting.
Stults, who currently resides in Los Angeles, says of his role on “Enlisted”: “The one thing that’s important to all of us is that we do justice portraying our U.S. servicemen and women.”