George C. Scott (1927–1999)

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George C. Scott was an immensely talented actor, a star of the big screen, stage and television. He was born on October 18, 1927 in Wise, Virginia, to Helena Agnes (Slemp) and George Dewey Scott. At the age of eight, his mother died, and his father, an executive at Buick, raised him. In 1945, he joined the United States Marines and spent four ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Patton General George S. Patton Jr.
The Changeling John Russell
The Hustler Bert Gordon
The Exorcist III Kinderman


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 1999 Inherit the Wind (TV Movie)
Matthew Harrison Brady
 1999 Rocky Marciano (TV Movie)
Pierino Marchegiano
 1999 Gloria
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Juror #3
 1996 Titanic (TV Mini Series)
Captain Edward J. Smith
- Part 2 (1996) ... Captain Edward J. Smith
- Part 1 (1996) ... Captain Edward J. Smith
 1996 Country Justice (TV Movie)
Clayton Hayes
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
Ollie Herman
- Yankee Glory ... Ollie Herman
- Past Imperfect ... Ollie Herman
- Cost of Living ... Ollie Herman
 1995 Angus
Grandpa Ivan
 1995 Tyson (TV Movie)
Cus D'Amato
 1994 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
Judge Walker
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... Judge Walker
 1994 The Whipping Boy (TV Movie)
Blind George
 1994 Traps (TV Series)
Joe Trapchek
- Make Way for Duckling (1994) ... Joe Trapchek
- Triage (1994) ... Joe Trapchek
- White Center (1994) ... Joe Trapchek
- Retirement Party (1994) ... Joe Trapchek
- The 24/24 Hour Rule (1994) ... Joe Trapchek
 1993 Malice
Dr. Kessler
 1993 Curacao (TV Movie)
Cornelius Wettering
 1991 Finding the Way Home (TV Movie)
Max Mittelmann
 1990 Descending Angel (TV Movie)
Florian Stroia
 1990 The Rescuers Down Under
McLeach (voice)
 1990 The Exorcist III
 1990 Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (TV Short)
Smoke (voice)
 1989 The Ryan White Story (TV Movie)
Charles Vaughan Sr.
 1987-1988 Mr. President (TV Series)
President Samuel Arthur Tresch
- Get a Job (1988) ... President Samuel Arthur Tresch
- All About Jean (1988) ... President Samuel Arthur Tresch
- A Royal Send Off (1988) ... President Samuel Arthur Tresch
- Insecurity (1988) ... President Samuel Arthur Tresch
- The Christmas Story (1987) ... President Samuel Arthur Tresch
 1987 Pals (TV Movie)
Jack Stobbs
 1986 The Murders in the Rue Morgue (TV Movie)
Auguste Dupin
 1986 The Last Days of Patton (TV Movie)
General George S. Patton Jr.
 1986 Choices (TV Movie)
Evan Granger
 1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV Mini Series)
Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
 1984 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
Ebenezer Scrooge
 1984 Firestarter
John Rainbird
 1983 China Rose (TV Movie)
Burton Allen
 1982/I Oliver Twist (TV Movie)
 1981/I Taps
General Harlan Bache
 1980 The Formula
Barney Caine
 1980 The Changeling
John Russell
 1979 Hardcore
Jake VanDorn
 1978 Movie Movie
Gloves Malloy (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Spats Baxter (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
 1977 Crossed Swords
 1977 Islands in the Stream
Thomas Hudson
 1976 Beauty and the Beast (TV Movie)
The Beast
 1975 The Hindenburg
Colonel Franz Ritter
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
Louis Nizer
 1974 The Savage Is Loose
 1974 The Bank Shot
Walter Upjohn Ballentine
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin
Jake Terrell
 1973 Oklahoma Crude
 1972 Rage
Dan Logan
 1972 The New Centurions
 1971 The Hospital
Dr. Herbert Bock
 1971 The Last Run
Harry Garmes
 1971 They Might Be Giants
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Victor Franz
- The Price (1971) ... Victor Franz
 1971 The Price (TV Movie)
Victor Franz
 1970 Jane Eyre (TV Movie)
Edward Rochester
 1970 Patton
General George S. Patton Jr.
 1969 Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall (TV Movie)
Max Maxwell / N.Y. Rome
 1969 This Savage Land (TV Movie)
Jud Barker
 1968 Petulia
Dr. Archie Bollen
 1967 The Flim-Flam Man
 1967 The Crucible (TV Movie)
John Proctor
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't!
'Tank' Martin
 1966 The Road West (TV Series)
Jud Barker
- This Savage Land: Part 2 (1966) ... Jud Barker
- This Savage Land: Part 1 (1966) ... Jud Barker
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Captain Vince McGuire
- A Time for Killing (1965) ... Captain Vince McGuire
 1965 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Hardship
 1964 The Yellow Rolls-Royce
Paolo Maltese
 1963-1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Neil Brock
- Here Today (1964) ... Neil Brock
- The Givers (1964) ... Neil Brock
- Nothing But the Half Truth (1964) ... Neil Brock
- The Name of the Game (1964) ... Neil Brock
- Take Sides with the Sun (1964) ... Neil Brock
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Anthony Gethryn
 1962 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Anton Novak
- I Don't Belong in a White-Painted House (1962) ... Anton Novak
 1962 The Virginian (TV Series)
Arthur Lilly
- The Brazen Bell (1962) ... Arthur Lilly
 1962 Monitor (TV Series documentary)
- Stratford-On-The-Subway (1962) ... Shylock
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Kermit Garrison
- Strike a Statue (1962) ... Kermit Garrison
 1961 Golden Showcase (TV Series)
Lord Henry Wotton
- The Picture of Dorian Gray (1961) ... Lord Henry Wotton
 1961 The Power and the Glory (TV Movie)
Police lieutenant
 1961 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Karl Anders
- I Remember a Lemon Tree (1961) ... Dr. Karl Anders
 1961 The Hustler
Bert Gordon
 1960 Dow Hour of Great Mysteries (TV Series)
 1960 Don Juan in Hell (TV Movie)
The Devil
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
The Devil
- Don Juan in Hell (1960) ... The Devil
 1959 Winterset (TV Movie)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Juan de la Torre
- Target for Three (1959) ... Juan de la Torre
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Dr. Richard Bryan
- People Kill People Sometimes (1959) ... Dr. Richard Bryan
 1959 Anatomy of a Murder
Claude Dancer
 1959 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Marshal Gulliver
- Trap for a Stranger (1959) ... Marshal Gulliver
 1959 The Hanging Tree
George Grubb
 1958 Omnibus (TV Series) (segment)
- The Empty Chair (1958) ... (segment)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Nicholas Dreydel / Mr. Oakhurst
- We Haven't Seen Her Lately (1958) ... Nicholas Dreydel
- The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1958) ... Mr. Oakhurst
 1958 The Outcasts of Poker Flat (TV Movie)
John Oakhurst
 1958 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
- A Tale of Two Cities (1958) ... Jacques
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Andersonville Trial" on Broadway. Drama. NOTE: Scott was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

George Campbell Scott


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Trish Van Devere  (his death) | See more »


George D. Scott | Helena Agnes Scott

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Personal Quote:

My violent behavior is some sort of aberration, a character defect I'm not particularly proud of. See more »


He joined the United States Marines Corps as a 17-year old in 1945, but the atomic bomb brought an end to World War II before he could see combat. After the war, he served time at Arlington National Cemetery. According to the March 22, 1971 Time magazine cover-story on Scott, this was the time that he began to drink heavily, as the grave detail was extremely depressing. See more »


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