Theodore Scott Glenn was born on 26 January 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, of Native American and Irish descent. Scott is an actor, best known for appearing in films such as “The Right Stuff”, “Urban Cowboy”, and “Silence of the Lambs”. He was also a part of “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Daredevil”, and “Training Day”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Scott Glenn? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $3 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s worked on numerous projects for both film and television in a career dating back to the 1970s. He has also tried his hand at writing, and all of these have ensured the position of his wealth.
Scott Glenn Net Worth $3 million
Glenn attended Pittsburgh High School and after matriculating, went to The College of William and Mary. He graduated with a degree in English and then become part of the US Marine Corps for three years. After his service, he tried his hand at reporting for “Kenosha Evening News” and then writing, eventually going to acting classes. In 1965, he appeared in the Broadway production of “The Impossible Years”, and continued to appear in theatre productions for the next few years before joining The Actors Studio to find on-screen work. One of his first roles during this time was “The Edge of Night” which led to his first movie role in “The Baby Maker”. His net worth was established.
He spent a lot of years in small roles, most notably making an appearance in 1979’s “Apocalypse Now”. He then moved to Idaho, working various jobs while doing occasional acting work. In 1980 he appeared in “Urban Cowboy”, and this led him to be cast in other projects such as “The Keep”, “Silverado”, “The Right Stuff”, and “The River”. During this period, he transitioned from doing protagonist and antagonist roles, but his career would really take off in the 1990s, after he became a part of “The Hunt for Red October” and “The Silence of the Lambs”. He was then cast in “Night of the Running Man” with his performance receiving critical acclaim. Afterwards, he was cast in more challenging roles, mixing mainstream films and independent projects. He appeared in “Reckless”, “Absolute Power”, “Larga distancia”, and “Lesser Prophets”. In 2001, he had a supporting role in “Training Day” alongside Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke.
A few of his more recent roles include “Sons of Anarchy”, and he also played CIA Director Erza Kramer in “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “The Bourne Legacy”. One of his latest roles is the character Stick in Neflix’s “Daredevil”. His net worth is still rising.
For his personal life, it is known that he married Carol Schwartz in 1968, and converted to Judaism for their marriage. They have two children and his wife works as a ceramist. Aside from that, it is also known that Scott had a lot of problems growing up as he was sickly and was bed-ridden for a year. He also had a limp that recovered thanks to training programs.
He had initially wanted to be an author but found that he had trouble writing dialogue. To learn more about it, he began taking acting classes and then started acting.
Scott converted to Judaism in the 1960s, when marrying his wife, Carol.
In response to an AFI survey, Glenn named "Ashes and Diamonds" as his favorite film of all-time.
Appeared in two movies with Denzel Washington, Courage Under Fire and Training Day. Both played the role of John Creasy, though Denzel was close to 50 while he played the part and Scott Glenn was in his mid 40s when he starred as John Creasy in Man on Fire in the 80s.
Once an opponent of the death penalty, he converted to supporting it after briefly listening to an audio tape of the torture and murder of two teenage girls while preparing for his role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Was considered for the role of Sam Bowden in Cape Fear (1991).
Typically does his own thorough research for his roles, not trusting advisers or coaches.
As a former member of the United States Marine Corps, he is the only actor playing a member of the Bush administration in W. (2008) who has actual military experience (in addition to the director Oliver Stone).
In preparation for the filming of Backdraft (1991), he rode along with the firemen in the Chicago area and was injured when exposed to active fire.
Father, with Carol, of two girls named Dakota Glenn (Dakota Ann Glenn), a writer, and Rio Glenn (Rio Elizabeth Glenn), an actress.
Brother of Bonnie Glenn and Terry Glenn.
Son of Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn.
Received a BA in English at William & Mary College.
Did 2,000 push-ups (at one time) on the set of Urban Cowboy (1980).
Rode along with the Chicago Fire Dept.'s Squad 5 in preparation for his role in Backdraft (1991).
Often plays raspy-voiced men of few words
Tough characters with a militaristic background
There are many different reasons why people take parts. For me, there are basically two: one is economic -- you have to keep working, pay the rent; that's a given. The other one, for me, usually has nothing to do with the overall film - whether the script is good, whom I'm working with, whether it's going to get good reviews -- it's just the part, the character. Is this somebody whose shoes I want to live in for four months? If I don't instinctively answer 'yes' to that question, I shouldn't be doing the movie.
Essentially what actors do is put colors on a palette for directors to paint with.