Celebrity Scott Wilson was born on March 29, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia. Over his long career, Wilson has played in almost 50 movies. After numerous appearances as a character actor in television dramas, Wilson got the part of zombie killer Dr. Hershel Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Celebrity Scott Wilson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 29, 1942, to parents Jewel and Thomas Wilson.
Wilson registered at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, on an athletic scholarship, but left due to health problems. Five years after, he was cast in the movie In the Heat of the Night (1967), costarring with Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier. The film won four Academy Awards, including for best picture.
Some say that his likeness to the real life killer led Wilson to win the part of Dick Hickok in Richard Brooks’s 1967 film adaptation of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. Because of the movie’s black popularity, Wilson made the cover of LIFE magazine in 1967, as well as costar Robert Blake and writer Capote, depicting the three guys standing on a barren stretch of highway in Kansas.
In 1984, Wilson tied with another performer to find the best actor honour at the Cartagena Film Festival in Colombia for his work in On the Line. The performer’s later works contain Dead Man Walking (1995), Pearl Harbor (2001), Monster (2003) and Junebug (2005).
Wilson’s character playing won him guest spots on several television dramas, including The X-Files, The Twilight Zone and CSI. He impersonated Elvis’s dad in the TV movie Elvis and the Colonel: The Untold Story in 1993, as well as a governor from Wyoming in The Jack Bull in 1999. In 2007, he played Reverend Potter about the TNT show Saving Grace.
Wilson’s popularity soared, yet, together with his portrayal of Herschel Greene, a veterinarian, farmer and recovering alcoholic who helps his comrades live following a zombie apocalypse, on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He made his debut on the favorite drama show in 2011, during its second season.
He lives in La, California, along with his own wife, Heavenly Koh Wilson, an lawyer and artist, whom he wed in 1977.