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Scott Glenn was born January 26, 1939, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Hope Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn, a salesman. As he grew up in Appalachia, his health was poor; he was bedridden for a year and doctors predicted he would limp for the rest of his life. During long periods of illness, Glenn was reading a lot and "dreaming of becoming Lord ... See full bio »

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Backdraft John Adcox
The Silence of the Lambs Jack Crawford
Sucker Punch Wise Man


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 2022 The Hill (post-production)
Red Murff
 2020 Greenland
 2018 Castle Rock (TV Series)
Alan Pangborn
- Romans (2018) ... Alan Pangborn
- Henry Deaver (2018) ... Alan Pangborn (voice)
- The Queen (2018) ... Alan Pangborn
- Filter (2018) ... Alan Pangborn
- Harvest (2018) ... Alan Pangborn
 2017 The Defenders (TV Mini Series)
- Fish in the Jailhouse (2017) ... Stick
- Ashes, Ashes (2017) ... Stick
- Take Shelter (2017) ... Stick
- Royal Dragon (2017) ... Stick
- Worst Behavior (2017) ... Stick
 2014-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series)
Kevin Garvey, Sr.
- Certified (2017) ... Kevin Garvey, Sr.
- G'Day Melbourne (2017) ... Kevin Garvey, Sr.
- Crazy Whitefella Thinking (2017) ... Kevin Garvey, Sr.
- Don't Be Ridiculous (2017) ... Kevin Garvey, Sr.
 2015-2016 Daredevil (TV Series)
- Guilty as Sin (2016) ... Stick
- A Cold Day in Hell's Kitchen (2016) ... Stick
- .380 (2016) ... Stick
- Stick (2015) ... Stick
 2015/V Mara (Short)
 2015 Into the Grizzly Maze
 2014/II The Barber
Eugene Van Wingerdt
 2012 The Bourne Legacy
Ezra Kramer
 2012 The Paperboy
W.W. Jansen
 2011 Magic Valley
Ed Halfner
 2011 Sucker Punch
Wise Man
 2010 Secretariat
Chris Chenery
 2008/I W.
Donald Rumsfeld
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
Robert Torrelson
 2008 Surfer, Dude
Alister Greenbough
 2008/I Camille
Sheriff Foster
 2008 Monk (TV Series)
Sheriff Rollins
- Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 2 (2008) ... Sheriff Rollins
- Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 1 (2008) ... Sheriff Rollins
 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum
Ezra Kramer
 2007 Freedom Writers
Steve Gruwell
 2005 Code Breakers (TV Movie)
Coach Earl 'Red' Blaik
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (Documentary short)
Charles Duke (voice)
 2005 Faith of My Fathers (TV Movie)
Jack McCain
 2005 Gone But Not Forgotten (TV Movie)
Martin Darius / Peter Lake
 2004 Homeland Security (TV Movie)
Joe Johnson
 2004 Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
Clayton Price
 2003 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Bataan Rescue (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
- Seabiscuit (2003) ... Narrator (voice)
 2003 A Painted House (TV Movie)
Eli 'Pappy' Chandler
 2001 The Shipping News
Jack Buggit
 2001 The Seventh Stream (TV Movie)
Owen Quinn
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers
Sergeant Lee
 2001 Training Day
 2000 Vertical Limit
Montgomery Wick
 1999 The Last Marshal
 1999 The Virgin Suicides
Father Moody
 1998 Naked City: A Killer Christmas (TV Movie)
Sgt. Daniel Muldoon
 1998 Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (TV Movie)
Sgt. Daniel Muldoon
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Voice characterizations
- Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life (1998) ... Voice characterizations (voice)
 1998 Firestorm
 1997 Larga distancia
Senor Grem
 1997 Lesser Prophets
 1997 Absolute Power
Bill Burton
 1996 Carla's Song
 1996 Courage Under Fire
 1996 Edie & Pen
 1995 Reckless
 1995 The Spy Within
William B. Rickman
 1995 Tall Tale
J.P. Stiles
 1995 Night of the Running Man
David Eckhart
 1994 Past Tense (TV Movie)
Gene Ralston
 1993 Slaughter of the Innocents
Stephen Broderick
 1993 Extreme Justice
Dan Vaughn
 1993 Shadowhunter
John Cain
 1992 The Player
Scott Glenn
 1991 Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules (TV Movie)
Henry (segment "Mara")
 1991 Backdraft
John Adcox
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Jack Crawford
 1990 The Hunt for Red October
Bart Mancuso
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Mac Sam
 1989 The Outside Woman (TV Movie)
Jesse Smith
 1988 Intrigue (TV Movie)
 1988/I Off Limits
Colonel Dexter Armstrong
 1987 Man on Fire
 1987 The Verne Miller Story
Verne Miller
 1986 As Summers Die (TV Movie)
Willie Croft
 1985 Silverado
 1985 Wild Geese II
John Haddad
 1984 The River
Joe Wade
 1984 Countdown to Looking Glass (TV Movie)
Michael Boyle
 1983 The Keep
 1983 The Right Stuff
Alan Shepard
 1982 Personal Best
Terry Tingloff
 1982 The Challenge
 1980 Urban Cowboy
Wes Hightower
 1979 Apocalypse Now
Lieutenant Richard M. Colby
 1979 She Came to the Valley
Bill Lester
 1976 Fighting Mad
Charlie Hunter (as Scott Glen)
 1975 Baretta (TV Series)
- A Bite of the Apple (1975) ... Dave
 1975 Nashville
Pfc. Glenn Kelly
 1975 Khan! (TV Series)
- Triad (1975)
 1973 Hex
 1971-1973 Ironside (TV Series)
Frank Lenox / Lonnie Burnett
- Another Shell Game (1973) ... Frank Lenox
- Escape (1971) ... Lonnie Burnett
 1973 Emergency! (TV Series)
Forklift Driver
- Seance (1973) ... Forklift Driver (uncredited)
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Mark Hall
 1972 Gargoyles (TV Movie)
James Reeger
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Junkie Gambler
- The Thirty-Year Pin (1972) ... Junkie Gambler (uncredited)
 1971 Angels Hard as They Come
Long John
 1971 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Nick Field
- The Outspoken Silence (1971) ... Nick Field
 1970 The Baby Maker
Tad Jacks
 1969 The Edge of Night (TV Series)
Calvin Brenner
- Episode #1.3490 (1969) ... Calvin Brenner
- Episode #1.3374 (1969) ... Calvin Brenner
- Episode #1.3368 (1969) ... Calvin Brenner
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- The Pink Gumdrop (1967) ... Roddy
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Hal Currin
- Wall of Silence (1966) ... Hal Currin
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Waiter / Harry
- Cathy, the Rebel (1965) ... Waiter
- The Perfect Hostess (1965) ... Harry
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Other Works:

(1990s) Series of TV commercials for the US Navy (voiceover). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Scott Glen


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Carol Schwartz  (2 children)


Dakota Glenn | See more »


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There are many different reasons why people take parts. For me, there are basically two: one is economic -- you have to keep working, pay the rent; that's a given. The other one, for me, usually has nothing to do with the overall film - whether the script is good, whom I'm working with, whether it's going to get good reviews -- it's just the part, the character. Is this somebody whose shoes I ... See more »


His The Silence of the Lambs (1991) character, Jack Crawford, was written out of the adaptation of the sequel, Hannibal (2001). Nevertheless, later that year he appeared in The Shipping News (2001) with Julianne Moore. See more »


Often plays raspy-voiced men of few words See more »

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