Scott Shepherd (actor)

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Scott Shepherd

Scott Shepherd is an American film, theater, and television actor, best known for his appearances in the films Bridge of Spies, Side Effects and Jason Bourne.


Shepherd began his acting career in theater. He has appeared in several productions of The Wooster Group and is also known for his work as narrator in the play Gatz by Elevator Repair Service.[1][2][3]

In 2014, Shepherd appeared in the comedy film And So It Goes as Luke, along with Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, and Sterling Jerins. Rob Reiner directed the film, which was released on July 25, 2014.[4] In 2015, Shepherd played a supporting role of a CIA operative named Hoffman in the Cold War-era spy film Bridge of Spies opposite Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance.[5] The film was directed by Steven Spielberg, which released on October 16, 2015 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.[6]

Shepherd has also played the role of Cardinal Dussolier in the HBO series The Young Pope along with Jude Law.[7][8] He was seen in the thriller film Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer along with Richard Gere.[9] Shepherd had a supporting role as Director of National Intelligence, opposite Matt Damon, in the thriller film Jason Bourne, which was released on July 29, 2016.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Throwing Down Wade
2011 Brief Reunion Teddy
2011 Meanwhile Joe's Brother
2013 Side Effects NYPD Detective
2014 And So It Goes Luke
2015 The Family Fang Art Critic
2015 Bridge of Spies Hoffman
2015 Ithaca Corbett
2016 Jason Bourne Director of National Intelligence Edwin Russell
2016 Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Bruce Schwartz
2017 Hostiles Wesley Quaid
2019 The Report Senator Mark Udall
2019 Dark Phoenix John Grey


Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Young Pope Cardinal Dussolier 8 episodes
2017 Elementary Anson Gephardt 2 episodes
2017 Wormwood Lt. Col. Vincent Ruwet
2019 True Detective Harris James Season 3


  1. ^ Zinoman, Jason (October 28, 2007). "Hamlet - Wooster Group - Scott Shepherd - Theater". The New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Kennedy, Mark (March 16, 2012). "The Man Who Knows All 49,000 Words Of 'The Great Gatsby' By Heart". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Time Out with Gatz star Scott Shepherd". Time Out Los Angeles. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Butler, Karen (July 11, 2014). "Michael Douglas says he didn't like his canine co-star in 'And So It Goes'". UPI. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Dziemianowicz, Joe (October 19, 2015). "The Broadway connections in 'Bridge of Spies'". NY Daily News. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bridge of Spies (2015)". Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  7. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (August 4, 2015). "Paolo Sorrentino's 'Young Pope' Rounds Out Cast With James Cromwell And Slew Of Top International Talent". Variety. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  8. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (August 26, 2015). "First Look: Jude Law As 'The Young Pope' - Edinburgh". Deadline. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  9. ^ a b Kroll, Justin (October 20, 2015). "'Bridge of Spies' Actor Joins Matt Damon in 'Bourne' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 5, 2016.

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