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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.
- 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)
- Scott Wilson began his acting career when he accidentally signed up for an acting class while drunk. 
- 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.
- ↑ DP/30 Emmywatch: The Walking Dead, actor Scott Wilson TheHotButton (March 20, 2012)
- ↑ The Walking Dead season 9 spoilers: Greg Nicotero spills on returning character scenes Express (October 29, 2018)