Fast Facts

  • As a youngster, nearly died of scarlet fever, which kept him bedridden for a year; walked with a limp after recovery.
  • After college and a stint in the Marines, worked as a newspaper reporter in Kenosha, WI, and was almost fired for turning a biography about a prominent local businessman into an obituary.
  • Took a friend's advice to study acting in New York City in order to sharpen his ear for dialogue, which he had difficulty writing; his teacher was Oscar nominee William Hickey (1985's Prizzi's Honor), and he's been acting ever since.
  • Did enough of his own stunts for Backdraft (1991) to earn a credit as part of the stunt crew.
  • Since the late 1970s, has called Ketchum, ID, home.


  • Elizabeth Glenn — Mother
  • Dakota Glenn — Daughter
  • Theodore Glenn — Father
  • Rio Glenn — Daughter
  • Bonnie — Sister
  • Terry Glenn — Brother
  • Carol Schwartz — Wife


  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (BA in English, 1963)

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  • Birth Name: Theodore Scott Glenn
  • Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Profession: Actor

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