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

Biography

Scott Wilson was born on March 29, 1942 in the small Southern town of Thomasville, Georgia. In his debut film, he 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. He 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. The film earned him 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.

He appeared in Sparta on March 15, 2014 to celebrate the city's 175th anniversary in reference to his debut appearance in the film.

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

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

Other Works

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

Trivia

  • He 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.
  • He 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.
  • He was the first series regular to pass away.
  • He 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

TV Series Cast
Main Cast Alanna Masterson (7-9) • Andrew Lincoln (1-9) • Chad Coleman (5) • Chandler Riggs (1-8) • Christian Serratos (7-10) • Danai Gurira (3-10) • David Morrissey (3-4) • Emily Kinney (5) • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (7-10) • Jeffrey DeMunn (1-2) • Jon Bernthal (1-2) • Josh McDermitt (7-10) • Katelyn Nacon (9) • Khary Payton (9-10) • Lauren Cohan (3-9) • Laurie Holden (1-3) • Lennie James (6-8) • Melissa McBride (4-10) • Michael Cudlitz (5-7) • Michael Rooker (3) • Norman Reedus (2-10) • Ross Marquand (8-10) • Samantha Morton (9-10) • Sarah Wayne Callies (1-3) • Scott Wilson (4) • Seth Gilliam (8-10) • 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) • Angus Sampson (9) • Ann Mahoney (6-7) • Audrey Marie Anderson (4) • Austin Abrams (5-6) • Austin Amelio (6-8) • Austin Nichols (5-7) • Avi Nash (8-10) • Benedict Samuel (5-6) • Brandon Fobbs (4) • Brett Butler (9) • Brighton Sharbino (4) • C. Thomas Howell (9) • Cailey Fleming (9-10) • Callan McAuliffe (8-10) • Cassady McClincy (9-10) • 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 (8-10) • Corey Hawkins (6-7) • Cullen Moss (5) • Dallas Roberts (3) • Dan Fogler (9-10) • Daniel Bonjour (5) • Daniel Newman (8) • David Morrissey (4) • Deborah May (7-8) • Denise Crosby (4-5) • Donzaleigh Abernathy (3) • Eleanor Matsuura (9-10) • 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 (9-10) • 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) • Juan Javier Cardenas (10) • Julio Cesar Cedillo (3) • Justin Miles (6) • Karl Makinen (7) • Katelyn Nacon (6-8) • Keisha Castle-Hughes (5) • Kenric Green (6-10) • Kerry Cahill (9-10) • Kerry Condon (4) • Kevin Carroll (10) • Khary Payton (7-9) • Kirk Acevedo (4) • Kyla Kenedy (4) • Kyle Gallner (4) • Lane Miller (8) • Lauren Cohan (2) • Lauren Ridloff (9-10) • Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (4-5) • Lennie James (1, 5) • Lew Temple (3) • Lindsley Register (9-10) • 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 (9-10) • Nadine Marissa (9-10) • 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) • Rutina Wesley (9) • Ryan Hurst (9-10) • Sabrina Gennarino (8) • Samantha Morton (9) • Scott Wilson (2-3) • Seth Gilliam (5-7) • Sonequa Martin-Green (3-5) • Steve Coulter (5) • Steve Kazee (9) • Steven Ogg (6-8) • Stuart Greer (6) • Sunkrish Bala (4) • Sydney Park (7-10) • Tate Ellington (4-5) • Thomas Francis Murphy (7-8) • Thora Birch (10) • 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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Start a Discussion Discussions about Scott Wilson

  • Scott Wilson Left Out of Oscars In Memoriam:

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    • Here's who was left out from 2018: Jerry Van Dyke Bradford Dillman Olivia Cole Dorothy Malone Connie Sawyer Mark Salling John Mahon...
    • Even though he wasnt featured on the oscars. Just be glad that he was featured on the SAG Awards memoriam, and the IMDb memoriam.
  • Rest in Peace, Scott Wilson

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    • Hopefully next week on Talking Dead they will have a tribute for him, since they couldn't do it tonight. Hopefully the cast members includ...
    • We'll all miss him very dearly... ))): <3 He was a great actor. I want to punch Leukemia in the face, but I still understand.
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