Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

Highest Rated: 95% Dead Man Walking (1995)

Lowest Rated: 9% Pure Luck (1991)

Birthday: Mar 29, 1942

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

For most of his four-decade career in film and television, Scott Wilson essayed men on the brink of life-changing choices. He rose to fame as the amoral drifter Dick Hickcok in Richard Brooks' "In Cold Blood" (1967) and would play troubled, even dangerous roles in "The Grissom Gang" (1971), "The Great Gatsby" (1974) and "The Ninth Configuration" (1980). As Wilson grew older, his characters softened a bit; there was still a rough edge to them, like the reclusive Judd Travers in "Shiloh" (1996), but he also played a thoughtful father in "Junebug" (2003) and a mobster-turned-long-lost father on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015) before playing complicated patriarch Hershel Greene on the cable hit "The Walking Dead" (AMC 2010- ). Though rarely the lead, Wilson's history of solid support in numerous quality films made him one of the most dependable character actors in the film industry. Scott Wilson died of leukemia on October 6, 2018 at the age of 76.

Highest rated movies

Dead Man Walking
In the Heat of the Night
The Host
Junebug
Come Early Morning
In Cold Blood
Monster
The Jack Bull

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 75% Hostiles Cyrus Lounde (Character) $29.8M 2017
21% 52% Dorfman in Love Winston Cooke Sr. (Character) $13.7K 2011
33% 53% Radio Free Albemuth President Fremont (Character) $5.6K 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss the Abyss Mark (Character) - 2010
14% 54% Saving Grace B. Jones Reverend Potter (Character) - 2009
11% 44% Big Stan Warden Gasque (Character) - 2007
84% 49% Come Early Morning Lowell Fowler (Character) $117.6K 2006
50% 58% The Sensation of Sight Tucker (Character) $23.1K 2006
93% 72% The Host US Doctor in Morgue (Character) $2.2M 2006
36% 74% Saving Shiloh Judd Travers (Character) - 2006
20% 33% Open Window Eddie (Character) - 2006
76% 75% Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Eugene (Character) - 2006
86% 73% Junebug Eugene (Character) $2.7M 2005
81% 81% Monster Horton/Last "John" (Character) $34.5M 2003
66% 83% The Last Samurai Ambassador Swanbeck (Character) $111.1M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Let Go Jimmy Ray Stevens (Character) - 2002
48% 28% Coastlines Pa Mann (Character) $6.5K 2002
14% 58% Bark! Harold (Character) - 2002
24% 66% Pearl Harbor Gen. George C. Marshall (Character) $198.5M 2001
46% 70% The Way of the Gun Hale Chidduck (Character) $6.0M 2000
80% 74% The Jack Bull Governor (Character) - 1999
70% 62% Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Judd Travers (Character) $40.4K 1999
61% 67% Clay Pigeons Sheriff Mooney (Character) $1.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pride Prosecutor Joseph B. Keenan (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unme no Toki Prosecutor Joseph B. Keenan (Character) - 1998
73% 64% Shiloh Judd Travers (Character) $1.0M 1997
51% 53% G.I. Jane C.O. Salem (Character) $48.2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our God's Brother Adam Chmielowski (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Dr. Chase (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Haunted Heart Dr. Chase (Character) - 1996
50% 52% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill Zeb (Character) $8.2M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Survivors Bradley Facemeyer (Character) - 1995
95% 86% Dead Man Walking Chaplain Farlely (Character) $37.1M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story Vernon Presley (Character) - 1993
48% 51% Geronimo: An American Legend Redondo (Character) $18.4M 1993
65% 41% Flesh and Bone Elliot (Character) $9.1M 1993
No Score Yet 39% Femme Fatale Dr. Beaumont (Character) - 1991
9% 60% Pure Luck Frank Grimes (Character) $21.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatal Woman Dr. Beaumont (Character) - 1991
59% 56% The Exorcist III Dr. Temple (Character) $25.0M 1990
62% 46% Johnny Handsome Mikey Chalmette (Character) $6.6M 1989
No Score Yet 33% The Tracker John "Red Jack" Stillwell (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jesse Sam Maloney (Character) - 1988
33% 35% Malone Paul Barlow (Character) $2.5M 1987
No Score Yet 26% Blue City Perry Kerch (Character) $6.0M 1986
73% 87% A Year of the Quiet Sun Norman (Character) - 1985
20% 41% The Aviator Jerry Stiller (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 20% On the Line Mitch (Character) - 1984
77% 76% The Ninth Configuration Capt. Billy Cutshaw (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 33% Lolly Madonna XXX Thrush (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 62% The New Centurions Gus (Character) - 1972
46% 69% The Grissom Gang Slim Grissom (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 44% The Gypsy Moths Malcolm Webson (Character) - 1969
38% 49% Castle Keep Cpl. Clearboy (Character) - 1969
83% 88% In Cold Blood Dick Hickock (Character) - 1967
95% 92% In the Heat of the Night Harvey Oberst (Character) - 1967

TV

Credit
84% 84% The OA Abel Johnson (Character) 2016
14% 84% Damien John Lyons (Guest Star) 2016
79% 79% The Walking Dead Hershel Greene (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2011-2014
87% 90% Enlightened Marv (Guest Star) 2011
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sam Braun (Guest Star) 2001 2003-2007
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
74% 85% The X-Files Rev. Orison (Guest Star) 2000