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Scott Wilson was an American actor who portrayed Hershel Greene in AMC's The Walking Dead.

Biography

Scott was born on March 29, 1942 in the small Southern town of Thomasville, Georgia.

In his debut film, Wilson played a murder suspect in In the Heat of the Night. His follow-up role, in the same year, was In Cold Blood, based on the book of the same name by Truman Capote. Wilson portrayed real-life murderer Richard Hickock, while Robert Blake played his partner, Perry Smith.

Director Richard Brooks cast Wilson and Blake in the starring roles specifically because they were unknown at the time. Wilson appeared in Sparta on March 15, 2014 to celebrate the city's 175th anniversary in reference to his debut appearance in the film.

The film earned Wilson an appearance on the cover of Life Magazine, published on May 12, 1967. The cover features Truman Capote standing between Wilson and Blake on an empty highway in Kansas.

In 1995, Wilson got attention for his role as a prison chaplain in Dead Man Walking, starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, based on the book of the same name by Sister Helen Prejean.

Wilson had a recurring role in several episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sam Braun, father of crime-scene investigator Catherine Willows.

In 2014, Wilson was cast in a recurring role as Dr. Guyot in the Amazon original series Bosch. He starred in the Netflix series The OA.

In October 6, 2018, Scott passed away after a short battle with leukemia.

Other Works

  • In the Heat of the Night
  • In Cold Blood
  • The Great Gatsby (1974 film)
  • The Right Stuff (film)
  • The Aviator (1985 film)
  • Johnny Handsome
  • The Exorcist III
  • Young Guns II
  • Dead Man Walking (film)
  • Pearl Harbor (film)
  • Junebug (film)
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Heartbreak Kid (2007 film)

Trivia

  • Scott Wilson began his acting career when he accidentally signed up for an acting class while drunk. [1]
  • During the filming of "Sick", as he was playing an unconscious Hershel, he fell asleep on the prison beds.
  • Scott had a special appearance in a YouTube fan video titled "HERSHEL'S LAND Machinima Finale (Skit)" where he tells the characters to get off his land, Chandler Riggs is also a character in the main series and finale.
  • Scott was the first series regular to pass away.
  • Scott was able to view his last scene in Season 9 before he passed away.
    • Greg Nicotero showed him the scene when he visited him. Scott was grateful and "had tears in his eyes when he watched it and he was so proud".[2]

References

Cast (TV Series)
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7-9) • Andrew Lincoln (1-9) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-8) • Christian Serratos (7-9) • Danai Gurira (3-9) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7-9) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7-9) • Katelyn Nacon (9) • Khary Payton (9) • Lauren Cohan (3-9) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-8) • Melissa McBride (4-9) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-9) • Ross Marquand (8-9) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Seth Gilliam (8-9) • Sonequa Martin-Green (6-7) • Steven Yeun (1-7) • Tom Payne (9)
Also Starring Alanna Masterson (4-7) • Aldis Hodge (4) • Alexa Nikolas (3) • Alexandra Breckenridge (5-6) • Alicia Witt (6) • Andrew J. West (4-5) • Andrew Rothenberg (1) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-8) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Avi Nash (8-9) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brett Butler (9) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • C. Thomas Howell (9) • Cailey Fleming (9) • Callan McAuliffe (8-9) • Cassady McClincy (9) • Chad Coleman (3-4) • Charles Halford (8) • Chris Coy (5) • Christian Serratos (4-7) • Christine Evangelista (6-7) • Christine Woods (5) • Christopher Berry (6) • Cooper Andrews (8-9) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Dan Fogler (9) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Daniel Newman (8) • David Morrissey (4) • Deborah May (7-8) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Eleanor Matsuura (9) • Elizabeth Ludlow (8-9) • Emily Kinney (2-4) • Emma Bell (1) • Enver Gjokaj (4) • Erik Jensen (5) • Ethan Embry (6) • IronE Singleton (2-3) • Jason Douglas (5-8) • Jayne Atkinson (8) • Jayson Warner Smith (8) • Jeananne Goossen (6) • Jeff Kober (4) • Jill Jane Clements (6) • John Carroll Lynch (6) • John Finn (9) • Jon Eyez (8-9) • Jordan Woods-Robinson (8) • Jose Pablo Cantillo (3-4) • Josh McDermitt (4-7) • Joshua Mikel (8) • Juan Gabriel Pareja (1, 8) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-8) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-9) • Kerry Cahill (9) • Kerry Condon (4) • Khary Payton (7-9) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lane Miller (8) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lauren Ridloff (9) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Lindsley Register (9) • Logan Miller (7) • Macsen Lintz (9) • Madison Lintz (2) • Major Dodson (6) • Matt Lintz (9) • Maximiliano Hernández (5) • Melissa McBride (2-3) • Melissa Ponzio (3-4) • Merritt Wever (6) • Meyrick Murphy (4) • Michael Cudlitz (4) • Michael Raymond James (2) • Michael Rooker (1-2) • Michael Zegen (2) • Nadia Hilker (9) • Nadine Marissa (9) • Nicole Barré (9) • Noah Emmerich (1) • Noel Gugliemi (1) • Norman Reedus (1) • Pollyanna McIntosh (7-9) • Pruitt Taylor Vince (2) • R. Keith Harris (8) • Rhys Coiro (9) • Rich Ceraulo (6) • Robin Lord Taylor (4-5) • Ross Marquand (5-7) • Rus Blackwell (6) • Ryan Hurst (9) • Sabrina Gennarino (8) • Samantha Morton (9) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steven Ogg (6-8) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7-9) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7-8) • Tom Payne (6-8) • Tovah Feldshuh (5-6) • Traci Dinwiddie (9) • Tyler James Williams (5) • Vincent Martella (4) • Whitmer Thomas (8) • Xander Berkeley (6-9) • Zach McGowan (9)
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Special Guests Andrew Rothenberg (3) • Brighton Sharbino (5) • Chris Coy (5) • David Morrissey (5) • Emma Bell (3) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (6) • Jeryl Prescott Sales (3) • Jon Bernthal (3, 9) • Kyla Kenedy (5) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (5) • Lennie James (3) • Michael Cudlitz (7) • Scott Wilson (9) • Sonequa Martin-Green (9)

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