The star’s wife, Cheri, confirmed his passing to Fox News on Tuesday.
“He loved to ski and that’s why he spent his last years in Colorado,” Cheri shared. “His career enabled him to do a lot of outdoor sports. That’s what he loved.”
She added: “He was an incredible athlete.”
Perhaps his best-known role was playing the president in Ang Lee’s “Hulk,” which was also his final role.
His first Hollywood role was a bit part on “General Hospital” before moving on to appear in several high-profile television shows.
Scott appeared in episodes of “Dark Shadows,” “Dallas,” “Baywatch,” “The Love Boat,” “Married… with Children” and more.
He was also active in commercials and recorded over 100, appearing in ads for products like Marlboro cigarettes and Maxwell House coffee, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Scott was born in Los Angeles in 1942. His father was a manager at Lockheed producing planes while his mother was a housewife, per the outlet. He grew up near Clark Gable and would often jump into the family’s pool uninvited.
He is survived by Cheri and their 22-year-old twins Christopher and Matthew.