Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961) is an American actor, producer and director. His roles include Steve Dunne in Singles, Mark Usher in House of Cards, Joseph Tobin in Damages, and Richard Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as narration in The Men Who Built America.

Campbell Scott
Scott in 2009
Born (1961-07-19) July 19, 1961 (age 62)
New York City, U.S.
Alma materLawrence University
Occupations
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
Years active1986–present
Spouses
Anne Scott
(m. 1991; div. 2002)
Kathleen McElfresh
(m. 2009)
Children2
Parent(s)George C. Scott
Colleen Dewhurst
RelativesDevon Scott (paternal half-sister)

Early life

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Scott was born on July 19, 1961, in New York City,[1] the son of American actor George C. Scott (1927–1999) and Canadian-American actress Colleen Dewhurst (1924–1991).[2] He graduated from John Jay High School with friend Stanley Tucci[3] before graduating from Lawrence University in 1983.[4] His brother is Alexander Scott.[2][5] One of his paternal half-sisters is actress Devon Scott.[6]

Career

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Scott's first film appearance was in the 1987 movie Five Corners,[7] as a policeman. In 1990, Scott played a lead role in the ground-breaking film Longtime Companion, which chronicles the early years of the AIDS/HIV epidemic and its impact upon a group of American friends.[8] In the following year he appeared briefly in Kenneth Branagh-directed, Dead Again, and co-starred in the movie Dying Young (in which his mother also appeared) alongside Julia Roberts.[9] He also appeared in the 1992 Cameron Crowe movie Singles alongside Bridget Fonda and Kyra Sedgwick,[10] and in 1996, he teamed up with Stanley Tucci to direct the film Big Night. The film met with critical acclaim and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. For their work, Scott and Tucci won both the New York Film Critics Circle Award[11] and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director.[11]

In 2002, he was awarded the Best Actor prize from the National Board of Review for his performance in Roger Dodger.[12] Scott starred in Six Degrees on ABC in 2006.[13]

In 2004, he starred alongside Adam Butcher, in Saint Ralph.[14]

In 2005–2006, Scott served as the reader for the audiobook versions of Stephen King's bestsellers The Shining[15] and Cell, and for Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls.[16]

In 2007, Scott lent his voice for the narration of a Chevron Corporation television ad,[17] as well as the Iraq War documentary film, No End in Sight. He also appeared in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Next up for Scott was the 2009 drama Handsome Harry. Scott also had a recurring role on the USA drama Royal Pains, as Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz.

On August 28, 2009, TVGuide.com confirmed Scott was cast for the third season of Damages. Scott was a series regular, playing Joe Tobin, the son of indicted Bernie Madoff-like Louis Tobin (Len Cariou). The season aired from January to April 2010.[18]

In May 2010, Scott provided the voice-over for a new Häagen-Dazs TV commercial called "Ode to Flavor".[19] The ad was created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, directed by Noah Marshall with art direction by Croix Cagnon.[20] He played the role of Richard Parker, the father of Peter Parker, in the 2012 film The Amazing Spider-Man. Scott reprised his role in the 2014 film The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

From December 2015 to March 2016, Scott appeared as Lloyd Dallas in the Broadway revival of Noises Off.

In 2017, he collaborated with Dutch DJ and producer Ferry Corsten on Blueprint, an album combining Trance music and science fiction, in which he can be heard as the story's narrator.[21]

In 2019 Scott portrayed the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge in a Broadway adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol written by Jack Thorne and directed by Matthew Warchus.[22]

Scott plays Dr. Lewis Dodgson (replacing Cameron Thor) in Jurassic World Dominion, the sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise, which was released in June 2022.

Personal life

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Scott has been married twice.

Scott met his current wife Kathleen McElfresh, in 2007 when the two were working on separate plays at the Huntington Theater, in Boston. Scott was working on The Atheist, while McElfresh was working on Brenden.[23]

Scott has two sons. He lives with his family in northwest Connecticut.[5][better source needed]

Filmography

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Film

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Year Title Role Notes
1987 Five Corners Policeman
1988 From Hollywood to Deadwood Bobby
1989 Longtime Companion Willy
1990 Ain't No Way Back Fletcher Kane
The Sheltering Sky George Tunner
1991 Dead Again Doug
Dying Young Victor Geddes Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
1992 Singles Steve Dunne
1993 The Innocent Leonard
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Robert Benchley Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor
1995 Let It Be Me Dr. Gabriel Rodman
1996 The Daytrippers Eddie Masler Also executive producer
Big Night Bob Also co-producer and co-director with Stanley Tucci
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director
New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best New Director
Nominated—Deauville Film Festival Grand Special Prize Award
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best First Film
Nominated—Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Dramatic Feature
1997 The Spanish Prisoner Joseph A. "Joe" Ross
1998 Hi-Life Ray
The Impostors Meistrich
1999 Top of the Food Chain Dr. Karel Lamonte
Spring Forward Fredrickson
Lush Lionel 'Ex' Exley
2000 Other Voices John
2001 Delivering Milo Kevin
Final Director and producer
2002 Roger Dodger Roger Swanson National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor
2003 The Secret Lives of Dentists David Hurst Also producer
Off the Map Director and producer
2004 Saint Ralph Father George Hibbert Nominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Marie and Bruce Tommy
2005 Loverboy Paul
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Ethan Thomas
Duma Peter
The Dying Gaul Jeffery Tishop Also producer
2007 Music and Lyrics Sloan Cates
Crashing Richard McMurray
No End in Sight Narrator
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland Principal Davis
One Week Narrator Voice
2009 Handsome Harry David Kagan
The National Parks: America's Best Idea Various Historical Figures Voice
Company Retreat Director
2010 Beware the Gonzo Arthur Gilman
God in America Narrator Voice
Eye of the Hurricane Bill Folsom
2011 Love, Lots of It The Man
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Richard Parker
Still Mine Gary
Clinton Narrator Voice
2013 Before I Sleep Young Eugene
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Richard Parker
2016 Manhattan Night Simon Crowley
2017 A Lotus 'Til Reckoning Pete
A Long Time for Lovers News Reporter
2018 The Chaperone Alan Carlisle
2020 The 11th Green Jeremy Rudd
2022 Jurassic World Dominion Dr. Lewis Dodgson

Television

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Year Title Role Notes
1986 L.A. Law Officer Clayton Episode: "Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer"
1987 Family Ties Eric Matthews Episode: "Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers"
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. TV miniseries
1991 The Perfect Tribute Carter Blair TV film
1997 Liberty! Thomas Jefferson Documentary miniseries
1998 The Love Letter Scott Corrigan TV film
The Tale of Sweeney Todd Ben Carlyle TV film
2000 Hamlet Hamlet TV film; also director and producer
2001 Follow the Stars Home David McCune TV film
2002 The Pilot's Wife Roger Hart TV film
2006 Six Degrees Steven Caseman TV series (13 episodes)
Final Days of Planet Earth William Phillips TV film
2009–2016 Royal Pains Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz TV series
2010 Damages Joe Tobin TV series (13 episodes)
2012 The Men Who Built America Narrator Four part miniseries docudrama
2014 The Blacklist Owen Mallory / Michael Shaw TV series (1 episode: "The Cyprus Agency")
2015 Allegiance Mysterious Date Episode: "Pilot" (Uncredited)
2016 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Himself (Campbell Scott) Recurring
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Election Party Guest Segment: "Harding"
Lore George Brown Episode: "They Made a Tonic"
2017–2018 House of Cards Mark Usher Main role; 19 episodes
2018 Dietland Stanley Austen Recurring role; 3 episodes
The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen Narrator Four part miniseries docudrama
2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris Yves St Au Jus Episode: "Creativity"
Instinct Pasternack Episode: "Grey Matter"
Soundtrack Frank Main cast
2019–2023 The Food That Built America Narrator TV series
2021 Prodigal Son Professor Delaney Episode: "Alma Mater"
2022 Billions Colin Drache Recurring
WeCrashed Jamie Dimon Apple TV+ miniseries; 2 episodes

Video games

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Year Title Role Notes
2022 Jurassic World Evolution 2 Lewis Dodgson Biosyn Dominion expansion

Music albums

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Year Title Artist Role Notes
2017 Blueprint Ferry Corsten Narrator

References

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  1. ^ "The buttery voice behind a bittersweet biker flick". The Globe and Mail. March 6, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "At Carnegie Hall, Martin Beck Theatre Tributes to Rudolf Serkin, Colleen Dewhurst" by Allan Wallach, Newsday (September 24, 1991) [Nassau and Suffolk edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 278418624
  3. ^ "Bringing 'Hamlet' Home" by John Swansburg, The New York Times (March 10, 2002) [Page 14 of the National edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 2231112607
  4. ^ Kahn, Toby (January 22, 1996). "Touch of Evil". People. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Campbell Scott Biography". Net Glimse. Archived from the original on April 8, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "George C. Scott, Celebrated for 'Patton' Role, Dies at 71" by Mel Gussow, The New York Times (September 24, 1999) Retrieved from ProQuest 431237334
  7. ^ "Dark corners suit Scott: Top of the Food Chain's dim-witted scientist is played by an actor who relishes smaller, strange roles in film." by Katherine Monk, The Vancouver Sun (March 14, 2000) [Final Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 242709571
  8. ^ "Longtime overdue; Hollywood breaks its silence on AIDS with Longtime Companion" by Marc Horton, Edmonton Journal (August 31, 1990) [Final Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 251692849
  9. ^ Cwelich, Lorraine (April 27, 2011). "Campbell Scott on Roberts, Rossellini, and How to Stay Fresh". Interview Magazine. Archived from the original on April 29, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  10. ^ Singles review by Suzan Ayscough variety.com
  11. ^ a b "Actor Campbell Scott in 'revolutionary' show" Greenwich Time, (May 18, 2008) Retrieved from ProQuest 346026242
  12. ^ "'The Hours' earns season's first nod; The Board of Review also honors Campbell Scott and Julianne Moore" by Susan King, Los Angeles Times (December 5, 2002) [Home Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 421746983
  13. ^ "Artful 'Six Degrees' Deserves A Winning Fate" by Matthew Gilbert, The Boston Globe (September 21, 2006) [Third Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 405035594
  14. ^ Saint Ralph review by Joe Leydon at variety.com
  15. ^ "Listen at Your Own Peril: 3 Chilling Audiobooks for Halloween" by Concepción De León at www.nytimes.com
  16. ^ "Ex Libris: For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Margaret Clay at columbiametro.com
  17. ^ "Chevron's 150-Second Spot" by Stuart Elliott, The New York Times (September 28, 2007) Retrieved from ProQuest 2222985524
  18. ^ Adam Bryant (August 28, 2009). "Campbell Scott Joins Third Season of Damages". TVGuide.com. Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  19. ^ Gagnon, Croix (April 26, 2010). "Häagen Dazs – Ode To Flavor" – via Vimeo.
  20. ^ "The Sweetshop". The Sweetshop.
  21. ^ "Ferry Corsten – Blueprint (2017, CD)". May 26, 2017 – via discogs.com.
  22. ^ Peikert, Mark (November 6, 2019). "Star Campbell Scott Makes Scrooge Fresh for Broadway's New A Christmas Carol". Playbill. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "Campbell Scott on Roberts, Rossellini, and How to Stay Fresh". Interview Magazine. April 26, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2023.
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