Campbell Scott

Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist. He is known for his roles as George Tunner on The Sheltering Sky, Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz on Royal Pains, Mark Usher on House of Cards, Joseph Tobin on Damages, and Richard Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, as well as numerous stage appearances.

Campbell Scott
Scott at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival for the premiere of Handsome Harry
Born (1961-07-19) July 19, 1961
ResidenceNorthwest Connecticut
Alma materLawrence University
OccupationActor, director, producer, voice artist
Years active1986–present
Anne Scott
(m. 1991; div. 2002)

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

Early life

Scott was born on July 19, 1961, in New York City, the son of American actor George C. Scott and Canadian-American actor Colleen Dewhurst. 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] 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 notable 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.

In 2007, Scott lent his voice for the narration of a Chevron Corporation television ad, as well as the critically acclaimed 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, Malcolm and Callan. He lives with his family in northwest Connecticut.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Five Corners Policeman
1990 Ain't No Way Back Fletcher Kane
1990 The Sheltering Sky George Tunner
1990 Longtime Companion Willy
1991 Dead Again Doug
1991 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
1996 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
1998 The Love Letter Scott Corrigan TV film
1998 The Tale of Sweeney Todd Ben Carlyle TV 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 McCune TV film
2001 Final N/A Director and producer
2002 The Pilot's Wife Roger Hart TV 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 Hurst Also producer
2003 Off the Map N/A Director and producer
2004 Saint Ralph Father George Hibbert Nominated — Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
2004 Marie and Bruce Tommy
2005 Loverboy Paul's Father
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Ethan Thomas
2005 Duma Peter
2005 The Dying Gaul Jeffery Tishop Also producer
2006 Final Days of Planet Earth William Phillips TV film
2007 Music and Lyrics Sloan Cates
2007 Crashing Richard McMurray
2007 No End in Sight Narrator
2008 Phoebe in Wonderland Principal Davis
2008 One Week Narrator Voice
2009 Handsome Harry David Kagan
2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea Various Historical Figures Voice
2010 Beware the Gonzo Arthur Gilman
2010 God in America Narrator Voice
2010 Eye of the Hurricane Bill Folsom
2011 Love, Lots of It[8] The Man
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man Richard Parker
2012 Still Mine Gary
2012 Clinton Narrator Voice
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Richard Parker
2016 Manhattan Night Simon Crowley
2018 The Chaperone Alan Carlisle


Year Title Role Notes
1986 L.A. Law Office 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
1997 Liberty! Thomas Jefferson Documentary miniseries
2006 Six Degrees Steven Caseman TV series (13 episodes)
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")
2016 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Himself (Campbell Scott) Recurring
2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Segment: "Harding"
2017–2018 House of Cards Mark Usher Recurring role; 19 episodes
2017 Lore George Brown Episode: "They Made a Tonic"
2018 Dietland Stanley Austen Recurring role; 3 episodes
2019 At Home with Amy Sedaris Yves St Au Jus Episode: "Creativity"
2019 Instinct Pasternack Episode: "Grey Matter"
2019 Soundtrack Frank Main cast

Music albums

Year Title Artist Role Notes
2017 Blueprint Ferry Corsten Narrator


  1. Kahn, Toby (January 22, 1996). "Touch of Evil". People. Archived from the original on September 28, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  2. "Campbell Scott Biography". Net Glimse. Archived from the original on April 8, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2013.
  3. Adam Bryant (August 28, 2009). "Campbell Scott Joins Third Season of Damages". Retrieved August 28, 2009.
  7. Peikert, Mark (November 6, 2019). "Star Campbell Scott Makes Scrooge Fresh for Broadway's New A Christmas Carol". Playbill. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  8. Cwelich, Lorraine. "Campbell Scott on Roberts, Rossellini, and How to Stay Fresh". Interview Magazine. Retrieved September 20, 2011.

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