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Scott Glenn Biography

Birth Name:
Theodore Scott Glenn
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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


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