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Also Known As: Theodore Scott Glenn Died:
Born: January 26, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor

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An intense and highly respected performer who excelled in a variety character roles, Scott Glenn struggled for nearly a decade before breaking through as the main antagonist in the box office hit, "Urban Cowboy" (1980). Prior to that, Glenn first became a known commodity with a standout turn in Robert Altman's large ensemble classic "Nashville" (1975), but in the ensuing decade he catapulted to fame as an Olympic track coach in "Personal Best" (1982), astronaut Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff" (1983), and one of four accused outlaws out for revenge in "Silverado" (1985). After playing a submarine commander who joins "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), he was the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in the Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). Glenn kept busy with appearance in a variety of low-profile features before turning up with character parts as a murderous Secret Service agent in "Absolute Power" (1997), a cop-turned-drug dealer who meets a grizzly fate in "Training Day" (2001), and the Director of the CIA in both "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) and "The Bourne Legacy" (2012). Though he never quite became a leading man, Glenn was a vibrant character actor who routinely...

An intense and highly respected performer who excelled in a variety character roles, Scott Glenn struggled for nearly a decade before breaking through as the main antagonist in the box office hit, "Urban Cowboy" (1980). Prior to that, Glenn first became a known commodity with a standout turn in Robert Altman's large ensemble classic "Nashville" (1975), but in the ensuing decade he catapulted to fame as an Olympic track coach in "Personal Best" (1982), astronaut Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff" (1983), and one of four accused outlaws out for revenge in "Silverado" (1985). After playing a submarine commander who joins "The Hunt for Red October" (1990), he was the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in the Oscar-winning thriller "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991). Glenn kept busy with appearance in a variety of low-profile features before turning up with character parts as a murderous Secret Service agent in "Absolute Power" (1997), a cop-turned-drug dealer who meets a grizzly fate in "Training Day" (2001), and the Director of the CIA in both "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007) and "The Bourne Legacy" (2012). Though he never quite became a leading man, Glenn was a vibrant character actor who routinely surprised with the depth of his performances.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Red Machine (2013)
2.
 Paperboy, The (2012)
3.
4.
 Sucker Punch (2011)
5.
 Magic Valley (2011)
6.
 Secretariat (2010)
7.
 Camille (2008)
8.
9.
 W. (2008)
10.
 Surfer, Dude (2008)
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Joined U.S. Marines after college
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Worked roughly five months as a reporter for the <i>Kenosha Evening News</i> in Wisconsin
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Moved to New York to pursue acting career
1965:
Made Broadway debut in "The Impossible Years"
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Joined George Morrison's acting class; helped direct student plays to pay for his studies
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Appeared onstage in La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club productions
1970:
Made film debut in "The Babymaker"
1971:
First worked with Jonathan Demme, who produced and co-wrote, on the low-budget biker film "Angels Hard As They Come"
1972:
Made TV-movie debut in "Gargoyles" (CBS)
1975:
Appeared in Robert Altman's "Nashville"
1979:
Cast in a small role in Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now"
1980:
Returned to features as ex-convict Wes Hightower in James Bridge's "Urban Cowboy"
1982:
First starring role in major feature, "The Challenge"
1983:
Portrayed astronaut Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff"
1984:
Co-starred with Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek in "The River"
1985:
Joined an ensemble cast for Lawrence Kasdan's action Western "Silverado"
1988:
Returned to Broadway in "Burn This"
1988:
Narrated PBS documentary series "Discoveries Underwater"
1990:
Cast as Commander Bart Mancuso in "The Hunt for Red October"
1991:
Portrayed a longtime firefighter in "Backdraft"; performed own stunts
1991:
Cast as Agent Jack Crawford opposite Jodie Foster in "The Silence of the Lambs"
1992:
Cast in Robert Altman┬┐s ensemble film "The Player"
1996:
Cast in Ken Loach's socio-political declaration "Carla's Song"
1997:
Acted in political thriller "Absolute Power," directed by and starring Clint Eastwood
1998:
Appeared off-Broadway in "Killer Joe"
2000:
Co-starred in "Vertical Limit"
2001:
Played lead in CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "The Seventh Stream"
2001:
Played the newspaper owner in "The Shipping News"
2003:
Co-starred in the dark comedy "Buffalo Soldiers"
2007:
Co-starred with Hilary Swank in "Freedom Writers," a drama directed by Richard LaGravenese
2007:
Cast in "The Bourne Ultimatum," starring Matt Damon and based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel
2008:
Portrayed former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Oliver Stone's controversial film "W."
2010:
Portrayed Christopher Chenery, the owner of "Secretariat," the horse that won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1973
2011:
Co-starred in "Sucker Punch," an action-fantasy film written and directed by Zack Snyder
2012:
Cast alongside Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Matthew McConaughey in Lee Daniels' "The Paperboy"
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Education

The College of William and Mary: Williamsburg , Virginia -
The Actors Studio: New York , New York - 1968

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wife:
Carol Glenn. Artist, potter, former fashion model. Met and married in 1967.

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father:
Theodore Glenn. Businessman. Was Snap-on Tools executive.
mother:
Elizabeth Glenn.
sister:
Bonnie Glenn. Homemaker.
brother:
Terry Glenn. Executive. Worked at Merrill Lynch.
daughter:
Dakota Glenn. Actor. Born c. 1970.
daughter:
Rio Glenn. Actor. Born c. 1974.
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