Fast Facts

  • Made his film debut in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
  • Romanced his future wife, The Graduate star Katharine Ross, on the set of the 1979 mystery The Legacy. Although the two had both worked on Butch Cassidy, he as a bit player and she as the female lead, they had never met.
  • Vocal performance of Ben the Cow in the 2006 animated feature Barnyard included a cover of the Tom Petty-Jeff Lynne tune "I Won't Back Down."
  • Additional vocal credits: was the voice of Smokey the Bear in a series of wildfire-prevention PSA's; introduced the teams at the 2011 Super Bowl.

Awards

  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Voice-Over Performance: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee

Relationships

  • Katharine Ross — Wife
  • Cleo Rose Elliott — Daughter

College

  • Attended University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Details

  • Birth Name: Samuel Pack Elliott
  • Birth Place: Sacramento, CA
  • Birthday: August 9, 1944, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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