Scott Wilson Height and Weight Stats

Actor Scott Wilson was born on March 29, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1961, when he was 19 years old, he impulsively hitchhiked to California and enrolled in acting classes there. Five years later, he was cast in the film In the Heat of the Night(1967), co-starring with Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. The movie won four Academy Awards, including for best picture. Over his long career, Wilson has acted in nearly 50 films. He’s known for playing killer Dick Hickok in Richard Brooks’s 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. After numerous appearances as a character actor in television dramas, Wilson landed the role of zombie killer Dr. Hershel Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead.


Scott Wilson at 'Bosch' Screening in Hollywood

Scott Wilson at ‘Bosch’ Screening in Hollywood

Name: Scott Wilson

Nickname: scottywilson

Date of Birth: March 29, 1942

Place of Birth: Thomasville, Georgia, United States

Place of Residence: Los Angeles, California

Zodiac Sign: Aries

Education: Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia

Body Stats:

Height:  5’11’ /1.80 cm

Weight: 172 lbs /78 kilo

Shoe size: 10

Dress size: 12

Ethnicity: White

Hair Color: Grey

Eye Color: Blue

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Fun Facts:

Relationships: His wife, Heavenly Koh Wilson, an attorney and artist, whom he married in 1977.

Children: –

Awards and Honors: 

  • 1968   Laurel Award for Male New Face, Nominated
  • 1981   Golden Globe, Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture, Nominated
  • 1998   Florida Film Festival , Special Achievement Award, Won
  • 2007  Ralph Morgan Award, Won
  • 2015   People’s Choice Award,  Favorite TV Character We Miss Most, Nominated

    Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson

Hobbies and Interests:  Travel, little golf.

Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Food: Spaghetti, Chicken

Favorite Music: The Beatles

Favorite Movie: A Night at the Roxbury 2

Favorite Book: Good to Great

Favorite Sport: Golf, basketball

Interesting Facts:

  • In August 2012, Wilson was arrested and charged with drunk driving in Peachtree, Georgia, where The Walking Dead was being filmed.
  • He got started as an actor while very, very drunk: Scott told that he originally hitchhiked to California at age 19 — in the early 1960s — to become “a songwriter or something.” One of his roommates, however, was convinced that he should be a movie star. “I was so drunk one weekend that he physically carried me to an acting class,” Scott remembered.
  • Wilson’s character acting won him guest spots on several television dramas, including The X-FilesThe Twilight Zone and CSI. He portrayed Elvis’s father in the TV movie Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story in 1993, and a governor from Wyoming in The Jack Bull in 1999.
  • In 2007, he played Reverend Potter on the TNT series Saving Grace.
  • In 1974 he appeared on the movie called The Great Gatsby, his role in this movie was also highly appreciated by the audiences.
  • He was murdered by Charlize Theron: Scott played Horton in 2003’s Monster, the last john that Charlize’s based-on-real-life character Aileen Wuornos killed.
  • Some of his notable films are The Gypsy Moths, The Right Stuff, The Host, Monster,  The Host, Open Window, Come Early Morning, The Last Samurai, The Animal, Flesh and Bone,Pearl Harbor, The Grass Harp.
  • He likes music very much.

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