March 29, 1942 – October 6, 2018

Age: 76
Hometown: Thomasville, Georgia
Cause of Death: Leukemia

Probably best known for his role as Hershel Greene on “The Walking Dead,” Scott Wilson actually got his start in the Academy Award winning film “In the Heat of the Night” (1967). He would later star in films like “The Great Gatsby” (1974) and “The Right Stuff” (1983). His later films would include memorable titles like “G.I. Jane” (1997), “Pearl Harbor” (2001), and his last theatrical role, “Hostiles” (2017). His television appearances would range from “The Twilight Zone” and “The X-Files” to “Justified” and Netflix’s “The OA,” in which he played the father of Brit Marling. Although he will truly be missed, his legacy will live on forever.


1967 In the Heat of the Night Harvey Oberst
1967 In Cold Blood Dick
1969 Castle Keep Cpl. Clearboy
1969 The Gypsy Moths Malcolm Webson
1971 The Grissom Gang Slim Grissom
1972 The New Centurions Gus
1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX Thrush
1974 The Great Gatsby George Wilson
1976 The Passover Plot Judah
1979 La ilegal Police Officer
1980 The Ninth Configuration Capt. Billy Cutshaw
1983 The Right Stuff Scott Crossfield
1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun Norman
1984 On the Line Mitch
1985 The Aviator Jerry Stiller
1986 Blue City
Perry Kerch
1987 Malone Paul Barlow
1989 Johnny Handsome Mikey Chalmette
1990 Young Guns II Governor Lewis Wallace
1990 The Exorcist III Dr. Temple
1990 Legion Dr. Temple
1990 La cruz de Iberia Johnson
1991 Femme Fatale Dr. Beaumont
1991 Pure Luck
Frank Grimes
1993 Flesh and Bone Elliot
1993 Geronimo: An American Legend Redondo
1995 Tell Tale Zeb
1995 Judge Dredd
Pa Angel (uncredited)
1995 The Grass Harp Eugene Fenwick
1995 Dead Man Walking Chaplain Farley
1996 Shiloh Judd Travers
1996 Our God’s Brother Adam Chmielowski
/ Brother Albert
1997 G.I. Jane C.O. Salem
1998 Puraido: Unmei no toki Prosecutor Joseph B. Keenan
1998 Clay Pigeons Sheriff Dan Mooney
1999 Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Judd Travers
1999 The Debtors n/a
2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell Clete Monroe
2000 The Way of the Gun Hale Chidduck
2001 The Animal Mayor
2001 Pearl Harbor
Gen. George C. Marshall
2002 Bark! Harold
2002 Coastlines Pa Mann
2002 Don’t Let Go
Jimmy Ray Stevens
2003 Monster Horton / Last “John”
2003 The Last Samurai
Ambassador Swanbeck
2005 Junebug Eugene
2006 Open Window Eddie Delaney
2006 Come Early Morning Lowell Fowler
2006 Saving Shiloh Judd Travers
2006 The Host
US Doctor in Morgue
2006 Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Eugene
2006 The Sensation Of Sight
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Boo
2007 Big Stan
Warden Gasque
2009 Saving Grace B. Jones Reverend Potter
2009 Bottleworld Murray
2009 For Sale By Owner
Dr. Banks
2010 Radio Free Albemuth President Fremont
2011 Dorfman in Love Winston Cooke Sr.
2017 Hostiles Cyrus Lounde


1986 The Twilight Zone Matthew Foreman Episode: “Welcome to Winfield/Quarantine”
1988 Dead Or Alive
John ‘Red Jack’ Stillwell Television movie
1988 Jesse Sam Maloney Television movie
1993 Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story Vernon Presley Television movie
1995 Soul Survivors Bradley Facemeyer Television movie
1995 Mother Dr. Chase Video
1999 The Jack Bull Governor Television movie
2000 The X-Files
Rev. Orison Episode: “Orison”
2001-2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sam Braun 9 Episodes
2002 Guide Season
Charlie Hurnyak Television movie
2003 Karen Sisco Homer Episode: “Dumb Bunnies”
2005 Law & Order
Ben Chaney Episode: “Sport of Kings”
2011 Justified Frank Reasoner Episode: “Blaze of Glory”
2011 Five Bill (Older) Television movie
2011 Enlightened Marv Episode: “Someone Else’s Life”
2011-2014 The Walking Dead
Hershel Greene 37 Episodes
2014-2015 Bosch Dr. Guyot 3 Episodes
2016 Damien John Lyons 5 Episodes
2016 The OA
Abel Johnson 8 Episodes
2017 Robot Chicken Hershel Greene (voice) Episode: “The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking”

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