Quick Facts Scott Wilson

  • NameScott Wilson
  • Birth PlaceThomasville, Georgia, United States
  • ProfessionActor
  • Marriedyes
  • Married toHeavenly Koh Wilson
  • Educationouthern Polytechnic State University
  • AwardsFlorida Film Festival Special Achievement Award, Ralph Morgan Award

An American film and television actor, Scott Wilson was born on March 29, 1942, in Thomasville, Georgia, United States. Wilson has obtained his graduation degree from Southern Polytechnic State University.


Wilson began his professional acting career in the late 60s. Wilson made his screen debut portraying a character that is suspected of murder in his first three films. In 1976 he made his debut from the movie In the Heat of the Night. In the same year, he was seen in another movie called Cold Blood, which was the adaptation of the novel by the same name Cold Blood by Truman Capote. His role gets highly appreciation from the audiences and he was on the cover of the Life Magazine, published on May 12, 1967.

In 1974, Scott Wilson appeared in the movie called The Great Gatsby, his role in this movie was also highly appreciated by the audiences. He got highly praised for his role in The Ninth Configuration. In 1955 Wilson got attention and praise from the audience and the critics for his role and acting as a prison chaplain in Dead Man Walking. In June 2011, Wilson was seen in the second season of The Walking Dead. The role has earned his positive reviews. In 2014, Wilson was cast in the Amazon series Bosch.

Wilson is very active in the films and the television series and 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, The Great Gatsby and much more.  His notable television series are The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Karen Sisco, Law & Order, Justified, Enlightened, The Walking Dead, Bosch and much more.

“It’s been up and down. It’s always been. You have dry spells. At different times, you are starting over. If you love it, you stay with it. That’s what I’m doing. I’ve accomplished more than I would have hoped to have accomplished. I don’t want to be a big movie star. I can be someone who walks the streets and not get mobbed. I want to be a fine actor as I can be. I am still striving to be as good actor/person as I can be” –Scott Wilson



In 1977, Wilson got married to Heavenly Koh Wilson. He has recently celebrated his 72nd birthday. Scott Wilson height is about 5’11’ (1.80m).

In 1980, Scott Wilson received a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor-Motion Picture.  On March 15, 2014, Wilson appeared in Sparta to celebrate the city’s 175th anniversary. In 1968 he was nominated for the Laurel Award for the male new face. In 19978 he has won Florida Film Festival Special Achievement Award. Similarly, in 2007 he has won Ralph  Morgan Award.

Wilson official twitter account is by the name @scottdescending. He has been followed by more than 17.7K+ followers and has tweeted more than 700+ times. Scott Wilson net worth is about $2 million dollars.