Campbell Scott

Scott in 2015, photo by vonora/

Birth Name: Campbell Whalen Scott

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 19, 1961

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, Danish

Campbell Scott is an American actor, director, producer, and voice over artist.

Campbell is the son of actors Colleen Dewhurst (born Colleen Rose Dewhurst), who was born in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and George C. Scott (born George Campbell Scott), who was born in Virginia. Campbell is married to Kathleen McElfresh, and has two children.

Campbell’s father had English, Irish, Scottish, and German (with roots in Rhineland-Palatinate) ancestry. Campbell’s mother, who was born in Canada, was of Irish, and Danish, English, and German, descent.

Campbell’s paternal grandfather was George Dewey Scott (the son of William Henderson Scott and Hettie McPeak/McPeek). George was born in Virginia. William was the son of Lilburn Jackson Scott and Mary Caroline Berry. Hettie was the daughter of James Troy McPeek and Julia Ann Austin.

Campbell’s paternal grandmother was Helen/Helena Agnes Slemp (the daughter of Judge Campbell Slemp and Martha Helen Baker). Helen was born in Virginia. Judge Campbell was the son of John B. Coldiron Slemp and Eliza Jane Dorton. Martha was the daughter of William Jefferson Baker and Mary Agnes Mullins.

Campbell’s maternal grandfather was Ferdinand Augustus “Fred” Dewhurst (the son of Edward Rosenorn Dewhurst and Sarah Latimer). Ferdinand was born in Ontario, Canada. Edward was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to parents from St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Ferdinand Augustus Dewhurst and Pouline/Pauline Henriette Rosenoern/Rosenørn, of English and German, and Danish, descent, respectively. Campbell’s great-grandmother Sarah was born in Ottawa, Canada, to parents from Ireland, William Latimer and Mary Alice.

Campbell’s maternal grandmother was Frances Marie Woods (the daughter of Thomas Woods and Elizabeth MacDonald). Frances was born in Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham, Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais, Québec. Thomas was the son of Archibald Woods, whose parents were Irish, with his father having been from County Armagh; and of Eliza Jane Livingstone, whose parents were also Irish. Campbell’s great-grandmother Elizabeth was the daughter of Duncan McDonald and Frances Ann Johnston.

Sources: Genealogies of Campbell Scott –

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