Scott Glenn

Actor
An intense and highly respected performer who excelled in a variety character roles, Scott Glenn struggled for nearly a decade before breaking through as the main antagonist in the box office hit, "Urban Cowboy" (1980) ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1941 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Into the Grizzly Maze 2015 (Movie)

Sully (Actor)

Lesser Prophets 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Puerto Vallarta Squeeze 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shadowhunter 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

Ezra Kramer (Actor)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

W.W. Jansen (Actor)

Sucker Punch 2011 (Movie)

Wise Man (Actor)

Magic Valley 2010 (Movie)

Ed Halfner (Actor)

Secretariat 2010 (Movie)

Chris Chenery (Actor)

Camille 2008 (Movie)

Sheriff Foster (Actor)

Nights in Rodanthe 2008 (Movie)

Robert Torrelson (Actor)

Surfer, Dude 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

W. 2008 (Movie)

Donald Rumsfeld (Actor)

Freedom Writers 2007 (Movie)

Steve Gruwell (Actor)

The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 (Movie)

Ezra Kramer (Actor)

Gone, But Not Forgotten 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey to the End of the Night 2005 (Movie)

Rosso (Actor)

Buffalo Soldiers 2003 (Movie)

Sergeant Robert Lee (Actor)

John Grisham's A Painted House 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Seabiscuit 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Shipping News 2001 (Movie)

Jack Buggit (Actor)

Training Day 2001 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Extreme Alaska 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Virgin Suicides 2000 (Movie)

Father Moody (Actor)

Vertical Limit 2000 (Movie)

Montgomery Wick (Actor)

Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling With Life 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Intimate Portrait: Mariel Hemingway 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Carla's Song 1998 (Movie)

Bradley (Actor)

Firestorm 1998 (Movie)

Wynt (Actor)

The Last Marshall 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Absolute Power 1997 (Movie)

Bill Burton (Actor)

Courage Under Fire 1996 (Movie)

Tony Gartner (Actor)

Larga Distancia 1996 (Movie)

Senor Grem (Actor)

Night of the Running Man 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Reckless 1995 (Movie)

Lloyd (Actor)

The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Spy Within 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shadowhunter 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Backdraft 1991 (Movie)

John Adcox (Actor)

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys 1991 (Movie)

H D Dalton (Actor)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

Jack Crawford (Actor)

Women & Men II 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

Captain Bart Manusco (Actor)

Intrigue 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Firecracker 1989 (Movie)

Mac Sam (Actor)

Discoveries Underwater 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Narrator

Gangland 1988 (Movie)

Verne Miller (Actor)

Off Limits 1988 (Movie)

Colonel Armstrong (Actor)

Man on Fire 1987 (Movie)

Creasy (Actor)

Silverado 1985 (Movie)

Emmett (Actor)

The Edge of Night 1955 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The River 1984 (Movie)

Joe Wade (Actor)

Wild Geese II 1984 (Movie)

John Haddad (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Alan Shepard (Actor)

Personal Best 1982 (Movie)

Terry Tingloff (Actor)

The Keep 1982 (Movie)

Glaeken Trismegestus (Actor)

The Challenge 1981 (Movie)

Rick Murphy (Actor)

Cattle Annie and Little Britches 1980 (Movie)

Bill Dalton (Actor)

Urban Cowboy 1980 (Movie)

Wes Hightower (Actor)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

Captain Richard Colby (Actor)

More American Graffiti 1979 (Movie)

Newt (Actor)

She Came to the Valley 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fighting Mad 1976 (Movie)

Charlie Hunter (Actor)

Nashville 1975 (Movie)

Pfc. Glenn Kelly (Actor)

Gargoyles 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Hex 1971 (Movie)

Jimbang (Actor)

Angels Hard As They Come 1970 (Movie)

Long John (Actor)

The Baby Maker 1970 (Movie)

Tad Jacks (Actor)

A Painted House (Movie)

Pappy Chandler (Actor)

As Summers Die (TV Show)

Actor

Code Breakers (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Show)

Actor

Edie & Pen (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Failure is Not an Option (TV Show)

Narrator

Faith of My Fathers (TV Show)

Actor

Homeland Security (TV Show)

Actor

Intrigue (Movie)

(Actor)

Past Tense (TV Show)

Actor

Slaughter of the Innocents (TV Show)

Actor

The Outside Woman (TV Show)

Actor

The Seventh Stream (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

The Challenge 1981 (Movie)

("Deep in the Heart of Texas") (Song Performer)

Biography

An intense and highly respected performer who excelled in a variety character roles, Scott Glenn struggled for nearly a decade before breaking through as the main antagonist in the box office hit, "Urban Cowboy" (1980). Prior to that, Glenn first became a known commodity with a standout turn in Robert Altman's large ensemble classic "Nashville" (1975), but in the ensuing decade he catapulted to fame as an Olympic track coach in "Personal Best" (1982), astronaut Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff" (1983), and one of four accused outlaws out for revenge in "Silverado" (1985). After playing a submarine commander who joins "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), he was the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in the Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). Glenn kept busy with appearance in a variety of low-profile features before turning up with character parts as a murderous Secret Service agent in "Absolute Power" (1997), a cop-turned-drug dealer who meets a grizzly fate in "Training Day" (2001), and the Director of the CIA in both "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) and "The Bourne Legacy" (2012). Though he never quite became a leading man, Glenn was a vibrant character actor who routinely surprised with the depth of his performances.

Relationships

Elizabeth Glenn

Mother

Carol Glenn

Wife
Met and married in 1967 converted to his wife's Jewish religion upon marrying her

Theodore Glenn

Father

Dakota Glenn

Daughter
Born c. 1970 mother, Carol Glenn

Rio Glenn

Daughter
Born c. 1974 mother, Carol Glenn

Terry Glenn

Brother

Bonnie Glenn

Sister

EDUCATION

The College of William and Mary

Williamsburg , Virginia

The Actors Studio

New York , New York 1968
Studied under Lee Strasberg

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Matthew McConaughey in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy"

2011

Co-starred in "Sucker Punch," an action-fantasy film written and directed by Zack Snyder

2010

Portrayed Christopher Chenery, the owner of "Secretariat," the horse that won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1973

2008

Portrayed former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Oliver Stone's controversial film "W."

2007

Co-starred with Hilary Swank in "Freedom Writers," a drama directed by Richard LaGravenese

2007

Cast in "The Bourne Ultimatum," starring Matt Damon and based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel

2003

Co-starred in the dark comedy "Buffalo Soldiers"

2001

Played the newspaper owner in "The Shipping News"

2001

Played lead in CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "The Seventh Stream"

2000

Co-starred in "Vertical Limit"

1998

Appeared off-Broadway in "Killer Joe"

1997

Acted in political thriller "Absolute Power," directed by and starring Clint Eastwood

1996

Cast in Ken Loach's socio-political declaration "Carla's Song"

1992

Cast in Robert Altman’s ensemble film "The Player"

1991

Cast as Agent Jack Crawford opposite Jodie Foster in "The Silence of the Lambs"

1991

Portrayed a longtime firefighter in "Backdraft"; performed own stunts

1990

Cast as Commander Bart Mancuso in "The Hunt for Red October"

1988

Returned to Broadway in "Burn This"

1988

Narrated PBS documentary series "Discoveries Underwater"

1985

Joined an ensemble cast for Lawrence Kasdan's action Western "Silverado"

1984

Co-starred with Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek in "The River"

1983

Portrayed astronaut Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff"

1982

First starring role in major feature, "The Challenge"

1980

Returned to features as ex-convict Wes Hightower in James Bridge's "Urban Cowboy"

1979

Cast in a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"

1975

Appeared in Robert Altman's "Nashville"

1972

Made TV-movie debut in "Gargoyles" (CBS)

1970

First worked with Jonathan Demme, who produced and co-wrote, on the low-budget biker film "Angels Hard As They Come"

1969

Made film debut in "The Babymaker"

1965

Made Broadway debut in "The Impossible Years"

Appeared onstage in La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club productions

Joined U.S. Marines after college

Moved to New York to pursue acting career

Joined George Morrison's acting class; helped direct student plays to pay for his studies

Worked roughly five months as a reporter for the Kenosha Evening News in Wisconsin

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