The Following From the SAG /AFTRA Website:
October 7, 2018
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 7, 2018) – Legendary character actor and more than 50-year SAG-AFTRA member Scott Wilson has died at 76.
Wilson, who was perhaps most recognizable around the globe for his iconic role as Hershel Greene on The Walking Dead, served on the national and Hollywood Division boards of Screen Actors Guild. He was passionate about the issues facing actors and generously gave his time and expertise in service to the membership and all actors.
Screen Actors Guild presented Wilson with the Ralph Morgan Award in 2007, an honor given for distinguished service.
“Scott was an extraordinary actor and a dedicated union activist whose efforts during the union’s Global Rule One campaign helped secure important provisions for actors working internationally on union contracts. His performance as Hershel on The Walking Dead was an emotional core of that show, ” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. “Scott’s career embodies the inscription on his Ralph Morgan Award: ‘devotion to the cause of actors, courage to fight for the right, and sacrifice of self for others.’ Our hearts go out to his wife, family and friends.”
In addition to his work on The Walking Dead, Wilson’s credits include In the Heat of the Night, In Cold Blood, The Great Gatsby, The Right Stuff, G.I. Jane and Monster. He also appeared in numerous episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in the recurring role of Sam Braun, a crooked Las Vegas casino owner and father of Marg Helgenberger’s Catherine Willows.
Thank you Scott
The Ol’ SAG Watchdog
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