Wilson was born in Atlanta on March 29, 1942, and moved to Los Angeles after high school to pursue an acting career, according to NBC.
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Wilson joined AMC's zombie smash in Season 2 and was written out in the middle of Season 4.
Showrunner Angela Kang revealed the details at the show's New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, confirming Shane (Jon Bernthal), Hershel (Scott Wilson) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) would be making appearances despite their characters being dead.
Wilson might have departed the show after the show's fourth season saw his character taken down in particularly grizzly fashion by the Governor, but clearly, Wilson left an indelible mark on everyone he worked with. "You end up with two main characters sort of chest bumping saying I'm going to kill you", he said explaining the previous tone of the show.
Over the years, he amassed more than 50 movie credits, including in The Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor and Dead Man Walking. He had a recurring role in several episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Sam Braun. He also nabbed a Golden Globe nod for Best Supporting Actor for the 1980 film The Ninth Configuration.
The site states Wilson resided in L.A. with his wife, Heavenly, an attorney, artist and writer.