Campbell Scott

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Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Scott at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of Handsome Harry
Born (1961-07-19) July 19, 1961 (age 60)
Alma mater Lawrence University
  • Actor
  • producer
  • director
Years active1986–present
Anne Scott
(m. 1991;div. 2002)

Kathleen McElfresh
(m. 2009)
Parent(s) George C. Scott
Colleen Dewhurst
Relatives Devon Scott (paternal half-sister)

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 .


Early life

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


Scott's first role was in the 1987 film Five Corners , 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. In the following year, he appears briefly in Kenneth Branagh-directed, Dead Again , and co-starred in the movie Dying Young (in which his mother also appeared) alongside Julia Roberts. He also appeared in the 1992 Cameron Crowe movie Singles alongside Bridget Fonda and Kyra Sedgwick, 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 and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best New Director.

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

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

In 2007, Scott lent his voice for the narration of a Chevron Corporation television ad, as well as the Iraq War documentary film, No End in Sight . He also appears 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, 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. [3]

In May 2010, Scott provided the voice-over for a new Häagen-Dazs TV commercial called "Ode to Flavor". [4] The ad was created by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, directed by Noah Marshall with art direction by Croix Cagnon. [5] 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. [6]

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. [7]

Personal life

Scott has two sons. He lives with his family in northwest Connecticut. [2] [ better source needed ]



1987 Five Corners Policeman
1988 From Hollywood to Deadwood Bobby
1989 Longtime Companion Willy
1990Ain't No Way BackFletcher Kane
1990 The Sheltering Sky George Tunner
1991 Dead Again Doug
1991 Dying Young Victor GeddesNominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
1992 Singles Steve Dunne
1993 The Innocent Leonard
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Robert BenchleyNominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor
1995 Let It Be Me Dr. Gabriel Rodman
1996 The Daytrippers Eddie MaslerAlso executive producer
1996 Big Night BobAlso 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
1998 The Love Letter Scott CorriganTV film
1998 The Tale of Sweeney Todd Ben CarlyleTV film
1998 The Impostors Meistrich
1999 Top of the Food Chain Dr. Karel Lamonte
1999 Spring Forward Fredrickson
1999 Lush Lionel 'Ex' Exley
2000 Other Voices John
2000 Hamlet Hamlet TV film; also director and producer
2001 Delivering Milo Kevin
2001 Follow the Stars Home David McCuneTV film
2001 Final N/ADirector and producer
2002 The Pilot's Wife Roger HartTV film
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 HurstAlso producer
2003 Off the Map N/ADirector and producer
2004 Saint Ralph Father George HibbertNominated—Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
2004 Marie and Bruce Tommy
2005 Loverboy Paul
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Ethan Thomas
2005 Duma Peter
2005 The Dying Gaul Jeffery TishopAlso producer
2006 Final Days of Planet Earth William PhillipsTV film
2007 Music and Lyrics Sloan Cates
2007CrashingRichard McMurray
2007 No End in Sight Narrator
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland Principal Davis
2008 One Week NarratorVoice
2009 Handsome Harry David Kagan
2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea Various Historical FiguresVoice
2009Company RetreatN/ADirector
2010 Beware the Gonzo Arthur Gilman
2010God in AmericaNarratorVoice
2010Eye of the HurricaneBill Folsom
2011Love, Lots of It [8] The Man
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Richard Parker
2012 Still Mine Gary
2012 Clinton NarratorVoice
2013 Before I Sleep Young Eugene
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Richard Parker
2016 Manhattan Night Simon Crowley
2017A Lotus 'Til ReckoningPete
2017A Long Time for LoversNews Reporter
2018 The Chaperone Alan Carlisle
2020 The 11th Green Jeremy Rudd
2022 Jurassic World: Dominion Lewis DodgsonPost-production


1986 L.A. Law Office ClaytonEpisode: "Sidney, the Dead-Nosed Reindeer"
1987 Family Ties Eric MatthewsEpisode: "Invasion of the Psychologist Snatchers"
1990 The Kennedys of Massachusetts Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. TV miniseries
1997 Liberty! Thomas Jefferson Documentary miniseries
2006 Six Degrees Steven CasemanTV series (13 episodes)
2009–2016 Royal Pains Boris Kuester von Jurgens-RateniczTV series
2010 Damages Joe TobinTV series (13 episodes)
2012 The Men Who Built America NarratorFour part miniseries docudrama
2014 The Blacklist Owen Mallory / Michael ShawTV series (1 episode: "The Cyprus Agency")
2015 Allegiance Mysterious DateEpisode: "Pilot" (Uncredited)
2016 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Himself (Campbell Scott)Recurring
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Election Party GuestSegment: "Harding"
2017–2018 House of Cards Mark UsherMain role; 19 episodes
2017 Lore George BrownEpisode: "They Made a Tonic"
2018 Dietland Stanley AustenRecurring role; 3 episodes
2018 The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen NarratorFour part miniseries docudrama
2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris Yves St Au JusEpisode: "Creativity"
2019 Instinct PasternackEpisode: "Grey Matter"
2019 Soundtrack FrankMain cast
2021 Prodigal Son Professor DelaneyEpisode: "Alma Mater"

Music albums

2017Blueprint Ferry Corsten Narrator

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