Fast Facts

  • Despite being born to acting royalty (his parents are George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst), intended to be a teacher when he went to college, where he majored in history.
  • Costarred with his mother on Broadway in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Ah! Wilderness.
  • Nominated twice for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1995) and Rodger Dodger (2003). Also nominated in the Best First Feature category along with high-school friend Stanley Tucci for their codirectorial effort Big Night (1997).
  • Met wife, Kathleen McElfresh, in 2007 when they were appearing in different plays (Scott in The Atheist; McElfresh in Brendan) by the same playwright, Ronan Noone, at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.


  • 1995, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Male Lead: Nominee
  • 2005, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee


  • Devon Scott — Half Sister
  • Victoria Scott — Half Sister
  • Malcolm Scott — Son
  • Patricia Clarkson — Ex-significant Other
  • Kathleen McElfresh — Wife
  • Colleen Dewhurst — Mother
  • Matthew Scott — Half Brother
  • Alexander Scott — Brother
  • Anne Scott — Ex-wife
  • George C. Scott — Father


  • Lawrence University, Appleton, WI (1983)


  • Birth Name: Campbell Whalen Scott
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Birthday: July 19, 1961, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Producer
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