Scott Glenn Biography

Birthday: 1941-01-26
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Scott Glenn was born January, 26, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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 Byron". He challenged his illness by intense training programs and eventually got rid of his limp. Glenn entered William and Mary College where he majored in English. He spent three years in the Marines and then tried to combine his passion for storytelling with his passion for adventures by working for five months as a criminal reporter at the Kenosha Evening News. Glenn planned to become an author but found out he had "problems with dialogs", so he decided to overcome it by studying acting. In 1966, he headed to New York where he joined George Morrison acting class. He helped in directing student plays to pay for his studies and appeared onstage in La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club productions. Soon after arriving in New York, Glenn became a fan of martial arts. In 1968, he joined The Actors Studio and began working in professional theater and TV. In 1970, James Bridges offered him his first movie work in The Baby Maker (1970). Glenn left for L.A., where he spent seven of the "most miserable years of [his] life". He couldn't find interesting film roles and, doing brief TV stints, he felt "like a person who had to paint the Sistine Chapel with a house-painter's brush". On a brighter side, he worked episodically with Jonathan Demme (Angels Hard as They Come (1971), Fighting Mad (1976)), Robert Altman (Nashville (1975)) and Francis Ford Coppola (Apocalypse Now (1979)). In 1978, Glenn got tired of Hollywood and moved his family to Ketchum, Idaho, where he worked as a barman, huntsman and mountain ranger for two years (occasionally acting in Seattle stage productions). James Bridges once more changed the course of Glenn's life in 1980 when he offered him the role of John Travolta's rival in Urban Cowboy (1980) and made him a star. Glenn's acting abilities and physical presence helped him to excel both in action (Silverado (1985), The Challenge (1982)) and drama (The Right Stuff (1983), Countdown to Looking Glass (1984) (TV), The River (1984)) as he alternately played good guys and bad guys. In the beginning of the '90s, his career was at its peak - he appeared in such indisputable masterpieces as The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and The Hunt for Red October (1990). Established as one of Hollywood's most solid and respected character actors he has appeared in a wide variety of films, such as the black Freudian farce Reckless (1995), the tragicomedy Edie & Pen (1996) and Ken Loach's socio-political declaration Carla's Song (1996), alternating mainstream (Courage Under Fire (1996), Absolute Power (1997)) with independent projects (Lesser Prophets (1997) and Larga distancia (1998)), written by his daughter Dakota Glenn), and TV (Naked City: A Killer Christmas (1998) (TV)). Continuing into the 21st century, Glenn has also appeared in Training Day (2001), W. (2008/I) (as Donald Rumsfeld), Secretariat (2010), Sucker Punch (2011), The Paperboy (2012), and two of the Bourne films: The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and The Bourne Legacy (2012).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The River 1984 Drama
Off Limits Colonel Dexter Armstrong 1988 Action
Absolute Power Bill Burton 2003 - 2008 Crime
Training Day Roger 2017 Action
Nashville Pfc. Glenn Kelly 2018 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Nashville Pfc. Glenn Kelly 1975 Drama, Music
Apocalypse Now Lieutenant Richard M. Colby 1979 Romance
Urban Cowboy Wes 1980 0, Biography
The Keep Glaeken Trismegestus 1983 Reality Tv, Game Show
Personal Best Terry Tingloff 1983 Drama, Sport
The Right Stuff Alan Shepard 1983 Adventure, Drama, History
Countdown to Looking Glass 1984 Drama
The River 1984 Drama
Silverado Emmett 1985 0, Fantasy, 0
Wild Geese II 1985 Adventure, Thriller, Action
As Summers Die 1986 Drama
Man on Fire Creasy 1987 Action, Drama, Thriller
Off Limits Colonel Dexter Armstrong 1988 Action, Thriller
The Verne Miller Story Verne Miller 1988 Drama
Miss Firecracker Mac Sam 1990 Comedy
The Hunt for Red October Bart Mancuso 1990 Action, Adventure, Thriller
Backdraft John 'Axe' Adcox 1991 0, Comedy, 0
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys H.D. Dalton 1991 Fantasy
The Silence of the Lambs Jack Crawford 1991 Thriller
Slaughter of the Innocents Stephen Broderick 1993 Crime, Horror, Mystery
Extreme Justice Dan Vaughn 1994 Action, Crime, Drama
Night of the Running Man David Eckhart 1995 0, 0, Game Show
Tall Tale J.P. Stiles 1995 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Reckless Lloyd 1995 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Courage Under Fire Gartner 1996 0, Game Show, Romance
The Flight of the Dove William B. Rickman 1996 Thriller
Edie & Pen Harry 1996 Comedy
Buffalo Soldiers Sergeant Lee 1997 0, 0
Absolute Power Bill Burton 1997 Comedy, 0, Game Show
Lesser Prophets Iggy 1997 Crime, Drama
Firestorm 1998 Thriller, Action
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet 1998 Crime, Drama
The Last Marshal Cole 1999 Action, Thriller
The Virgin Suicides Father Moody 2000 0
Vertical Limit Montgomery Wick 2000 0
The Shipping News Jack Buggit 2001 0
Training Day Roger 2001 0, Comedy, 0
A Painted House 2003 Drama, Family
Puerto Vallarta Squeeze 2005 Crime, Drama, Romance
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary, Animation
Code Breakers Coach Earl 'Red' Blaik 2005 Drama, Family, Sport
Journey to the End of the Night Rosso 2007
The Bourne Ultimatum Ezra Kramer 2007 0, Game Show
Freedom Writers Steve Gruwell 2007 Crime, Drama
Surfer, Dude Alister Greenbough 2008
Surfer Dude Alister Greenbough 2008
W. Donald Rumsfeld 2008
Nights in Rodanthe Robert Torrelson 2008 Drama, Romance
W Donald Rumsfeld 2008 Drama
Camille Sheriff Foster 2009 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Secretariat Chris Chenery 2010
Magic Valley Ed Halfner 2011 Drama
The Bourne Legacy Ezra Kramer 2012 0
The Paperboy W.W. Jansen 2012 Thriller
Red Machine Sully 2013 Action, Thriller
The Barber Eugene Van Wingerdt 2015 Thriller