Scott Wilson was a well known American movie and TV actor that had a great and lengthy career. Sadly though, the man passed away in 2018. However, that does not negate the fact that he managed to live life to the full when he was alive. So what was Scott Wilson net worth in 2018? What were Scott Wilson’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Scott Wilson was born on March 29, 1942 in Thomasville, Georgia, U.S. His real birth name is actually William Delano Wilson, but he changed his name to just Scott throughout his long entertainment industry career. The first film he got a chance to star in was the movie called In the Heat of the Night released in 1967. The movie was about suspected killers and he played one of the characters that were accused of the crime. It wasn’t a huge part, but it managed to put his foot in the door at Hollywood.
The murder theme followed Scott Wilson in his second film role as he played the role of real life killer Richard Kickock in the movie called In Cold Blood. The film was well received during its launch. The reason why he was cast in the movie was because the director liked the fact that he was unknown at the time. Originally the main roles of the movie were meant for Steve McQueen and Paul Newman but the director got his way at the end. Another film people may remember him in is the film adaptation of The Great Gatsby released in 1974 opposite Robert Redford. He played the role of George Wilson which was based on the novel of the same name.
The only award he was recognized for was a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He didn’t win, but his role in the 1980 film called The Ninth Configuration helped him boost his acting career. Over the years, he’d continue to be cast in many other movies and TV shows including the likes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Walking Dead and more. Sadly, he was not able to reprise the role of Hershel in The Walking Dead for its ninth season due to his death.
On October 6th, 2018, it was reported that Scott Wilson died of leukemia by TMZ. Still, he did live a full life and earned a lot of money throughout his acting career.
In all, we estimate Scott Wilson net worth in 2018 at $2 million.