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One chillingly infamous screen role for Scott Wilson in 1967 set the tone for an actor who went on to prove himself an invaluable character player for the past five decades. The Georgia-born native (Atlanta born and raised) was awarded a basketball scholarship following high school at Georgia's Southern Tech University to study architecture. ... See full bio »

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 2011 Dorfman in Love
Winston Cooke Sr.
 2010 Radio Free Albemuth
President Fremont
 2009 For Sale by Owner
Dr. Banks
 2009 Bottleworld
 2009 Saving Grace B. Jones
Reverend Potter
 2007 Big Stan
Warden Gasque
 2007 The Heartbreak Kid
 2006 The Sensation of Sight
 2006 Open Window
Eddie Delaney
 2006 Come Early Morning
Lowell Fowler
 2005 Junebug
 2003 Monster
Horton / Last "John"
 2002 Don't Let Go
Jimmy Ray Stevens
 2002 Bark!
 2001 The Animal
 2000 The Way of the Gun
Hale Chidduck
 2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell
Clete Monroe
 1999 The Debtors
 1998 Clay Pigeons
Sheriff Dan Mooney
 1998 Puraido: Unmei no toki
Prosecutor Joseph B. Keenan
 1997 Our God's Brother
Adam Chmielowski, Brother Albert
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Chaplain Farley
 1995 The Grass Harp
Eugene Fenwick
 1995 Judge Dredd
Pa Angel (uncredited)
 1995 Tall Tale
 1993 Flesh and Bone
 1991 Pure Luck
Frank Grimes
 1990 La cruz de Iberia
 1990 The Exorcist III
Dr. Temple
 1987 Malone
Paul Barlow
 1986 Blue City
Perry Kerch
 1985 The Aviator
Jerry Stiller
 1984/I On the Line
 1984 A Year of the Quiet Sun
 1979 La ilegal
Police officer
 1976 The Passover Plot
 1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
 1972 The New Centurions
 1969 The Gypsy Moths
Malcolm Webson
 1969 Castle Keep
Cpl. Clearboy
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I will say this: the first film that I was on was 'In the Heat of the Night', that Norman Jewison directed with Sidney Poitier. I'm on the set, and I'm totally taking it for granted. Everyone is working for everyone else and pulling for the very best, and it makes everyone better because you feel that effort and concern and appreciation. See more »

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