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Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor

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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 thoughtful fathers in "Junebug" (2003) and a mobster-turned-long-lost father on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ). 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.

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 thoughtful fathers in "Junebug" (2003) and a mobster-turned-long-lost father on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000- ). 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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 Open Window (2007)
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 Host, The (2006)
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 Saving Shiloh (2006)
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 Junebug (2005) Cast
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 Monster (2004) Horton/Last "john"
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Raised in Thomasville, GA
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Attended college on a basketball scholarship, intending to become an architect, but an injury forced him to leave school
1962:
Moved to Los Angeles, where he enrolled in an acting class on a bet (date approximate)
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Spent five years working in various stage productions, often in the Los Angeles area (dates approximate)
1967:
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
1967:
Played first leading role in a feature in "In Cold Blood"
1976:
Acted in first non-US production, the Israeli-made "The Passover Plot"
1986:
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"
1988:
Earliest TV-movies roles included that of Red Jack Stillwell in the HBO film, "The Tracker"
1991:
Appeared in the Comedy "Pure Luck," with Martin Short and Danny Glover
1993:
Was seen in the film "Flesh and Bone"
1995:
Appeared in the award winning "Dead Man Walking," directed and written by Tim Robbins
1998:
Portrayed Sheriff Mooney in the film "Clay Pigeons"
2001:
Had a small role in the blockbuster "Pearl Harbor," starring Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett
2003:
Featured in "Monster" with Charlize Theron
2003:
Also seen in Edward Zwick's "The last Samurai," starring Tom Cruise
2005:
Co-starred in the southern drama "Junebug"; Premiered at Sundance
2006:
Cast opposite Timothy Olyphant in Victor Nunez' "Coastlines" (lensed 2001)
2006:
Co-starred with Ashley Judd in Joey Lauren Adams' screenwriting and directing debut, "Come Early Morning"
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wife:
Heavenly Wilson.

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