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Poll: The Passing of Scott Wilson

IMDb is saddened to report the death of perennial actor Scott Wilson from cancer at the age of 76.

While many younger viewers will recognize him as Hershel, the one-legged farmer/father figure, on The Walking Dead (2010), Wilson had pivotal roles in many classic films and TV shows. His first part as a young thug in In the Heat of the Night (1967) was followed up the same year by a co-starring role as one of the two murderers of the Clutter family in In Cold Blood (1967). From then on Wilson had placed both feet firmly onto the road to Hollywood and his career continued for the next 50 years.

In which role do you think Wilson did his best work?

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Results of 252 votes:

  1. 1.

    Scott Wilson in The Walking Dead (2010)

    As Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead (2010)
  2. 2.

    Gerald S. O'Loughlin and Scott Wilson in In Cold Blood (1967)

    As Dick Hickock in In Cold Blood (1967)
  3. 3.

    Scott Wilson in Hostiles (2017)

    As Cyrus Lounde in Hostiles (2017)
  4. 4.

    Scott Wilson in In the Heat of the Night (1967)

    As Harvey Oberst in In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  5. 5.

    Scott Wilson in The Great Gatsby (1974)

    As George Wilson in The Great Gatsby (1974)
  6. 6.

    Richard Lynch and Scott Wilson in The Ninth Configuration (1980)

    As Capt. Billy Cutshaw in The Ninth Configuration (1980)
  7. 7.

    Scott Wilson in The Exorcist III (1990)

    As Dr. Temple in The Exorcist III (1990)
  8. 8.

    Scott Wilson and Frannie The Dog in Shiloh (1996)

    As Judd Travers in Shiloh (1996) and its sequels
  9. 9.

    Terry Bozeman and Scott Wilson in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

    As Sam Braun on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
  10. 10.

    Scott Wilson in The Grissom Gang (1971)

    As Slim Grissom in The Grissom Gang (1971)
  11. 11.

    Scott Wilson in Dead Man Walking (1995)

    As Chaplain Farley in Dead Man Walking (1995)
  12. 12.

    Scott Wilson in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

    As Eugene in Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
  13. 13.

    Scott Wilson in The OA (2016)

    As Abel Johnson on The OA (2016)
  14. 14.

    Scott Wilson in Pure Luck (1991)

    As Frank Grimes in Pure Luck (1991)
  15. 15.

    Scott Wilson in Junebug (2005)

    As Eugene in Junebug (2005)
  16. 16.

    Scott Wilson and Bradley James in Damien (2016)

    As John Lyons on Damien (2016)
  17. 17.

    Scott Wilson in Castle Keep (1969)

    As Cpl Clearboy in Castle Keep (1969)
  18. 18.

    Scott Wilson in Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)

    As Thrush in Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)
  19. 19.

    Scott Wilson in Clay Pigeons (1998)

    As Sheriff Dan Mooney in Clay Pigeons (1998)
  20. 20.

    Juliette Lewis and Scott Wilson in The Way of the Gun (2000)

    As Hale Chidduck in The Way of the Gun (2000)

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