- Date of Birth:
- March 29, 1942
- 5' 11"
Scott Wilson (born March 29, 1942 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American film and television actor. Scott attended three years of high school in Atlanta, but graduated from Thomasville High School when his mother moved the family there following the death of Scott’s father, Thomas Wilson. Scott made his debut in 1967, playing a murder suspect in In The Heat of the Night. That same year, Scott acted in the film, In Cold Blood, based on the book of the same name by Truman Capote. From there, Scott’s career took off, with roles in The Great Gatsby in 1974. In 1980, Scott earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in The Ninth Configuration. Scott’s career received a revival when he appeared in Dead Man Walking, alongside Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, in 1995. Scott had roles in films Pearl Harbor, Monster, The Last Samurai and G.I. Jane, before landing the role of Hershel Green in the second season of The Walking Dead. His portrayal of the character received positive reviews. His other television work included a recurring role on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and the television series Bosh. In 2016, he was cast as John Lyrons in the show Damien, adapted from The Omen series of films.
Best Known For:
Scott Wilson is best known as actor in film and television, appearing in The Walking Dead and in movies like Dead Man Walking, The Ninth Configuration and In Cold Blood.
Scott has been married to Heavenly Koh, an attorney and an artist, in 1977. In 2012, he was arrested and charged with drunk driving in Peachtree, Georgia, the town where The Walking Dead was filming.