Campbell Scott –

Scott in The Exorcism of Emily Rose.

About Campbell Scott (1961 – ____)

Campbell Scott was born on July 19, 1961, in New York City, the son of actors George C. Scott and Canadian-born Colleen Dewhurst. He graduated from Lawrence University in 1983. His brother is Alexander Scott.

In 1990, Scott played a lead role in the ground-breaking film Longtime Companion, which chronicles the early years of the AIDS/HIV epidemic and its impact upon a group of American friends. In the following year, Scott co-starred in the movie Dying Young (in which his mother also appeared) alongside Julia Roberts. He also appeared in the 1992 Cameron Crowe movie Singles alongside Bridget Fonda and Kyra Sedgwick, and in 1996, he teamed up with Stanley Tucci to direct the film Big Night. The film met with critical acclaim and was nominated for the "Grand Jury Prize" at the Sundance Film Festival. For their work, Scott and Tucci won both the New York Film Critics Circle Award and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director.

In 2002, he was awarded the Best Actor prize from the National Board of Review for his notable performance in Roger Dodger. Scott starred in Six Degrees on ABC in 2006.

In 2005-2006, Scott served as the reader for the audiobook versions of Stephen King's bestsellers The Shining and Cell.

In 2007, Scott lent his voice for the narration of a Chevron Corporation television ad, as well as the critically acclaimed Iraq War documentary film, No End in Sight. Next up for Scott was the 2009 drama Handsome Harry. Scott also had a recurring role on the USA drama Royal Pains, as Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz.

On August 28, 2009, confirmed Scott was cast for the third season of Damages. Scott was a series regular, playing Joe Tobin, the son of indicted Bernie Madoff-like Louis Tobin (Len Cariou). The season aired from January to April 2010.

In May 2010, Scott provided the voice-over for a new Häagen-Dazs TV commercial called "Ode to Flavor". The ad was created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, directed by Noah Marshall with art direction by Croix Cagnon. He played the role of Richard Parker, the father of Peter Parker, in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. Scott reprised his role in the 2014 film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

From December 2015 to March 2016, Scott appeared as Lloyd Dallas in the Broadway revival of Noises Off.

Campbell Scott's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
1987Five CornersPoliceman
1990The Sheltering SkyGeorge Tunner
1990The Kennedys of MassachusettsJoseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
1990Longtime CompanionWilly
1991Dead AgainDoug
1991Dying YoungVictor Geddes
1992SinglesSteve Dunne
1993The InnocentLeonard
1994Mrs. Parker and the Vicious CircleRobert Benchley
1995Let It Be MeDr. Gabriel Rodman
1996The DaytrippersEddie Masler
1996Big NightBob
1997The Spanish PrisonerJoseph A. ‘Joe’ Ross
1998The Love LetterScott Corrigan
1998The Tale of Sweeney ToddBen Carlyle
1998The ImpostorsMeistrich
1999Top of the Food ChainDr. Karel Lamonte
1999Spring ForwardFredrickson
1999LushLionel 'Ex' Exley
2000Other VoicesJohn
2001Delivering MiloKevin
2001Follow the Stars HomeDavid McCune
2002The Pilot's WifeRoger Hart
2002Roger DodgerRoger Swanson
2003The Secret Lives of DentistsDavid Hurst
2003Off the MapN/A
2004Saint RalphFather George Hibbert
2004Marie and BruceTommy
2005LoverboyPaul's Father
2005The Exorcism of Emily RoseEthan Thomas
2005The Dying GaulJeffery Tishop
2006Final Days of Planet EarthWilliam Phillips
2006Six DegreesSteven Caseman
2007Music and LyricsSloan Cates
2007CrashingRichard McMurray
2007No End in SightNarrator
2008Phoebe in WonderlandPrincipal Davis
2008One WeekNarrator
2009Handsome HarryDavid Kagan
2009The National Parks: America's Best IdeaVarious Historical Figures
2009–2016Royal PainsBoris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz
2010DamagesJoe Tobin
2010Beware the GonzoArthur Gilman
2010God in AmericaNarrator
2010Eye of the HurricaneBill Folsom
2011Love, Lots of ItThe Man
2012The Amazing Spider-ManRichard Parker
2012Still MineGary
2012The Men Who Built AmericaNarrator
2014The Amazing Spider-Man 2Richard Parker
2014The BlacklistOwen Mallory / Michael Shaw
2016Manhattan NightSimon Crowley
2016Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollHimself
2017House Of Cards

Memorable Quotes by Campbell Scott

“ I hate to tell you this, but there's an entire subset of people out there who think of me as quite a dull actor. And that's the word used, and often — dull. ”

[On his first date with Patricia Clarkson] “ Patty and I were always acquaintances. We didn't really know each other, but we respected each other. And then we just saw each other one night — it was after the Roger Dodger (2002) premiere at Tribeca — and we hooked up. ”

“ Working hard is great, being lazy sometimes is great, but failed potential is the worst. ”

“ I think people tend to live, whether they like it or not, influenced by what's next door to them. ”

“ What we do at its very, very best, at its very, very most, will shift us slightly in our seat. If only for two hours, great. If for the rest of our lives, even better. ”

“ If you're playing a good guy, you show some darkness. If you're playing a dark guy, you show something different, like humor, that will mix it up and hopefully surpass the audience's expectations. What I'm battling all the time is complacency in the audience. I try to bring a little mystery to what might happen because that engages people more. ”

Things You May Not Know About Campbell Scott

He played Ethan Thomas in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). His father, George C. Scott, played Lt. William 'Bill' Kinderman in The Exorcist III (1990). His mother, Colleen Dewhurst, was the voice of Satan in The Exorcist III (1990).

He was mortally wounded onscreen on both sides of Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg: as a Confederate officer in The Perfect Tribute (1991), and as a Union officer in The Love Letter (1998).

He is the voice on the "People do" commercials touting Chevron's environmental commitments.

He was partly named after his father: the "C" in George C. Scott stands for Campbell.

He has appeared with his mother, Colleen Dewhurst, in three different Broadway productions. The first was his Broadway debut, in "The Queen and the Rebels." In the second two productions, "Ah, Wilderness!" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night," they played mother and son. The original Broadway version of the latter was the play that originally propelled his father, George C. Scott, into stardom.

After appearing in Dead Again (1991) with Kenneth Branagh, he later starred in and co-directed Hamlet (2000), and Branagh starred in and directed Hamlet (1996).

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Campbell Scott in The Love Letter (1998).
Campbell Scott with Alfred Molina, Billy Connolly, Dana Ivey,
Hope Davis, Lily Taylor, and Matt McGrath in The Impostors (1998).
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Scott in The Blacklist (2014).
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As Peter Parker's father, Richard Parker, in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
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In The Spanish Prisoner (1997)... top picture with Steve Martin.
Scott in Singles (1992).
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In The Miracle of Saint Ralph (2004)... bottom two pictures with Adam Butcher.
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In Royal Pains (2009-2016)... bottom picture with Mark Feuerstein.
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With Jesse Eisenberg in Rodger Dodger (2002).
In a live theatrical production of Our Town (2010).
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In a live theatrical production of On the Bum (1992).
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With Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant in Music and Lyrics (2007).
With Kyra Sedgwick in Loverboy (2005).
With Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in House of Cards (2017).
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Scott in Hamlet (2000).
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In Dying Young (1991).
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In Duma (2005)... top picture with Hope Davis and Alexander Michaletos...
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Campbell Scott in a live theatrical production of Copperhead (1987).