Campbell Scott biography
Music and Lyrics
Date of Birth: July 19, 1961
The son of actors George C. Scott and Colleen Dewhurst, Scott was born in New York City. Campbell attended John Jay High School in New York, where he acted in the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. He majored in Theater and Performing Arts at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and graduated in 1983.
Scott has been associated with several projects linked with the Grim Reaper: the PBS AIDS-related drama Longtime Companion (1991), the Civil War-based TV movie Perfect Tribute (1991), Dead Again (1991) and Dying Young (1992). One of most curious film assignments for the handsome, lithe Scott was as the plain and portly humorist Robert Benchley in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994).
In 1996, Campbell submitted an entry at Sundance Film Festival, Big Night with high school friend, actor/director Stanley Tucci, about two brothers running an Italian restaurant. They won a Boston Society of Film Critics Award as Best New Filmmaker for their efforts, as well as Best New Director from the New York Film Critics Circle. Campbell's fourth directorial effort, Off the Map (2003), won the Audience Award at the Sarasota Film Festival and the Taos Land Grant Award at the Taos Talking Picture Festival. Campbell has also won a National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for his work in Roger Dodger (2002).
Scott has since continued acting in both film and television. He made appearances in the big-budget reboot The Amazing Spider-Man and its follow up The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014). He also enjoyed a recurring role as Boris Kuester von Jurgens-Ratenicz on the series Royal Pains until its end in 2016. The actor can now be seen in the crime drama Manhattan Night (2016) starring Adrien Brody, and the dramedy A Long Time for Lovers (2016).
Scott is divorced and has one son.