Scott Wilson

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 ... Read more »
Born: 03/29/1942 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA


Actor (66)

Damien 2016 (Tv Show)


Radio Free Albemuth 2014 (Movie)

President Fremont (Actor)

The Walking Dead 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)


Saving Grace B. Jones 2012 (Movie)

Reverand Potter (Actor)

Talking Dead 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)


Enlightened 2011 (Tv Show)


Justified 2011 (Tv Show)


The Sensation of Sight 2008 (Movie)

Tripp (Actor)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon 2007 (Movie)

Eugene (Actor)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

Boo (Actor)

The Host 2007 (Movie)


CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)


Coastlines 2006 (Movie)

Pa (Actor)

Come Early Morning 2006 (Movie)

Lowell Fowler (Actor)

Saving Shiloh 2006 (Movie)

Judd Travers (Actor)

Junebug 2005 (Movie)

Eugene (Actor)

Law & Order 2005 (Tv Show)


Karen Sisco 2003 (Tv Show)


Monster 2003 (Movie)

Horton Rohrbach (Actor)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

Ambassador Swanbeck (Actor)

Don't Let Go 2002 (Movie)

Jimmy Ray Stevens (Actor)

Bark 2001 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

General Marshall (Actor)

The Animal 2001 (Movie)

Mayor (Actor)

The Way of the Gun 2000 (Movie)

Hale Chidduck (Actor)

The X-Files 2000 (Tv Show)


Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season 1999 (Movie)

Judd Travers (Actor)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

Sheriff Mooney (Actor)

Pride 1998 (Movie)

Prosecutor Joseph B Keenan (Actor)

G.I. Jane 1997 (Movie)

C O Salem (Actor)

Our God's Brother 1997 (Movie)

Albert Chmielowski (Actor)

Shiloh 1997 (Movie)

Judd Travers (Actor)

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

Eugene Fenwick (Actor)

The Quest 1996 (Movie)

Fighters' Entourage Member (Actor)

Dead Man Walking 1995 (Movie)

Chaplain Farley (Actor)

Mother (Laloggia, 1996) 1994 (Movie)


Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 (Movie)

Redondo (Actor)

Femme Fatale 1991 (Movie)

Doctor Beaumont (Actor)

Pure Luck 1991 (Movie)

Grimes (Actor)

William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III 1990 (Movie)

Dr Temple (Actor)

Young Guns II 1990 (Movie)

Governor Lew Wallace (Actor)

Johnny Handsome 1989 (Movie)

Mikey Chalmette (Actor)

The Tracker 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Malone 1987 (Movie)

Paul Barlow (Actor)

Rio Abajo 1987 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Blue City 1986 (Movie)

Perry Kerch (Actor)

The Aviator 1985 (Movie)

Jerry Stiller (Actor)

The Ninth Configuration 1984 (Movie)

Captain Billy Cutshaw (Actor)

Rok Spokonjnego Slonca 1983 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Scott Crossfield (Actor)

The Passover Plot 1975 (Movie)

Judah (Actor)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

George Wilson (Actor)

The Lolly-Madonna War 1972 (Movie)

Thrush Feather (Actor)

The New Centurions 1971 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

The Grissom Gang 1970 (Movie)

Slim Grissom (Actor)

Castle Keep 1969 (Movie)

Corporal Clearboy (Actor)

The Gypsy Moths 1969 (Movie)

Malcolm Webson (Actor)

In Cold Blood 1967 (Movie)

Dick Hickock (Actor)

In the Heat of the Night 1967 (Movie)

Harvey Oberst (Actor)

I Was A Teenage Faust (TV Show)


Jesse (TV Show)


Open Window (TV Show)


The Jack Bull (TV Show)

Camera, Film, & Tape (7)

Donna Decorates Dallas 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)


Home Strange Home 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Home Strange Home 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Ma's Roadhouse 2010 (Tv Show)


Paul Mooney: It's the End of the World 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Camera Operator

The Two Coreys 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Camera Assistant

The Puppies Present Incredible Animal Tales 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Production Management (1)

Animal Planet Dog Championship Finals 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Post-Production Coordinator
Other (2)

Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Technical Consultant (Consultant)

Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)



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.


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Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut, "Come Early Morning"


Cast opposite Timothy Olyphant in Victor Nunez' "Coastlines" (lensed 2001)


Co-starred in the southern drama "Junebug"; Premiered at Sundance


Featured in "Monster" with Charlize Theron


Also seen in Edward Zwick's "The last Samurai," starring Tom Cruise


Had a small role in the blockbuster "Pearl Harbor," starring Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett


Portrayed Sheriff Mooney in the film "Clay Pigeons"


Appeared in the award winning "Dead Man Walking," directed and written by Tim Robbins


Was seen in the film "Flesh and Bone"


Appeared in the Comedy "Pure Luck," with Martin Short and Danny Glover


Earliest TV-movies roles included that of Red Jack Stillwell in the HBO film, "The Tracker"


Made rare episodic TV series appearance on "Quarantine", a segment, directed by Martha Coolidge, which was part of an episode of CBS's revamp of the supernatural anthology drama series, "The Twilight Zone"


Acted in first non-US production, the Israeli-made "The Passover Plot"


Played first leading role in a feature in "In Cold Blood"


Made feature film debut in "In the Heat of the Night", which had given him his first interview for a film acting job in 3 1/2 years


Moved to Los Angeles, where he enrolled in an acting class on a bet (date approximate)

Attended college on a basketball scholarship, intending to become an architect, but an injury forced him to leave school

Spent five years working in various stage productions, often in the Los Angeles area (dates approximate)

Raised in Thomasville, GA