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Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Jan. 26, 1942, Scott Glenn spent a portion of his childhood in poor health; fighting doctors' predictions that he would always walk with a limp, he focused on honing his physical fitness.

After taking to the New York stage in the 1960s, he made his film debut in The Babymaker (1970), which led to largely unforgettable fare until he appeared in Urban Cowboy (1980) and The Right Stuff (1983), in which he played astronaut Alan Shepard. The 1990s brought high-profile roles as a submarine commander in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Clarice Starling's boss in The Silence of the Lambs, an arsonist firefighter in Backdraft and a reporter in Courage Under Fire (1996).

Working regularly in the new millennium, Glenn has also appeared in Training Day (2001), The Shipping News (2001), and the television movies Homeland Security (2004) and Code Breakers (2005).

Scott Glenn in The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy

2012 PG-13

Following the Jason Bourne debacle, the CIA finds itself dealing with a familiar threat when another estranged operative surfaces. Jeremy Renner stars alongside Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz and Joan Allen.

  • Scott Glenn in Secretariat Secretariat
  • Scott Glenn in The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Scott Glenn in Nights in Rodanthe Nights in Rodanthe
  • Scott Glenn in The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs
  • Scott Glenn in The Right Stuff The Right Stuff
  • Scott Glenn in The Hunt for Red October The Hunt for Red October
  • Scott Glenn in Sucker Punch Sucker Punch
  • Scott Glenn in Courage Under Fire Courage Under Fire
  • Scott Glenn in The Paperboy The Paperboy
  • Scott Glenn in Silverado Silverado
  • Scott Glenn in Training Day Training Day
  • Scott Glenn in The Virgin Suicides The Virgin Suicides
  • Scott Glenn in Freedom Writers Freedom Writers
  • Scott Glenn in Urban Cowboy Urban Cowboy
  • Scott Glenn in Into the Grizzly Maze Into the Grizzly Maze
  • Scott Glenn in Nashville Nashville
  • Scott Glenn in The River The River
  • Scott Glenn in Faith of My Fathers Faith of My Fathers
  • Scott Glenn in More American Graffiti More American Graffiti
  • Scott Glenn in Backdraft Backdraft
  • Scott Glenn in Gone But Not Forgotten Gone But Not Forgotten
  • Scott Glenn in W. W.
  • Scott Glenn in The Barber The Barber
  • Scott Glenn in Gargoyles Gargoyles
  • Scott Glenn in Personal Best Personal Best
  • Scott Glenn in Buffalo Soldiers Buffalo Soldiers
  • Scott Glenn in Seabiscuit: American Experience Seabiscuit: American Experience
  • Scott Glenn in Surfer, Dude Surfer, Dude
  • Scott Glenn in Camille Camille
  • Scott Glenn in The Patty Duke Show: Season 2 The Patty Duke Show: Season 2
  • Scott Glenn in Homeland Security Homeland Security
  • Scott Glenn in Puerto Vallarta Squeeze Puerto Vallarta Squeeze
  • Scott Glenn in Code Breakers Code Breakers
  • Scott Glenn in Journey to the End of the Night Journey to the End of the Night