Fast Facts

  • Attended college on a basketball scholarship.
  • Appeared on the cover of Life magazine on May 12, 1967, with his In Cold Blood costar Robert Blake and the book's author, Truman Capote.
  • Was offered the opportunity to join the TV series The Walking Dead, which shoots in Senoia, GA, when he was visiting Atlanta in 2011 for his mother's 97th birthday.
  • Played Polish saint Brother Albert in Our God's Brother, a film adapted from a drama written by Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope John Paul II and granted Wilson a private audience.
  • Received the Exemplary Achievement Award from the Floating Film Festival in 2006.
  • Received the Ralph Morgan Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2007.

Awards

  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jewell McMickle — Mother
  • Heavenly Koh Wilson — Wife
  • Thomas Wilson — Father
  • Dana Wilson — Sister
  • Hugh Dorsey McMickle — Stepfather

College

  • Attended Southern Polytechnic State University, Marietta, GA

Details

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
  • Birthday: March 29, 1942, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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