David Morse Biography

Birthday: 1953-10-11
Place of Birth: Hamilton, Massachusetts USA
Height: 6' 4" (1.93 m)
Wiki Biography: David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, became established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead. He was born the first of four children to Charles and Jacquelyn Morse on October 11, 1953, in Beverly, Massachusetts. He grew up with three younger sisters. After graduating from high school, Morse studied acting at the William Esper Studio. In 1971, he began his professional acting career appearing in over 30 productions with the Boston Repertory Company from 1971 to 1977. In the late 1970s, Morse continued his stage career with the Circle Repertory Company in New York before moving into television and film. In the late 1990s, he returned to the Off-Broadway stage starring in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, "How I Learned to Drive" (1997), for which he won the Drama Desk Award and the Obie. Morse made his big screen debut in 1980 co-starring as "Jerry Maxwell", a cheerful bartender turned basketball player, opposite John Savage and Diana Scarwid in Inside Moves (1980), written by Barry Levinson and directed by Richard Donner. Although Inside Moves (1980) was nominated for an Oscar, Morse had to wait a few years until his career took off. His big break came in 1982 when he was cast as Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison, a young doctor who struggles as a single parent after the death of his wife, in "St. Elsewhere" (1982), a medical drama that ran for six seasons. He co-starred as opposite Jodie Foster and young Jena Malone in the Oscar nominated Sci-Fi drama Contact (1997). In 1999, he appeared in Stephen King's The Green Mile (1999), with Tom Hanks. A year later, he played a supporting role as a kidnapped husband of Meg Ryan in Proof of Life (2000). In 2002, Morse became the first English-speaking actor nominated for the Golden Horse Award, the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars, for his superb performance as FBI expert "Kevin Richter" in Double Vision (2002). From 2002 to 2004, Morse had a regular gig starring as "Mike Olshansky", an ex-Philadelphia policeman turned cab driver, in the TV series "Hack" (2002) which ran three seasons and was filmed in Philadelphia, close to his home. In 2006-2007, he has a recurring role on season 3 of an Emmy award-winning medical drama "House M.D." (2004). David Morse has been married to fellow actress Susan Wheeler Duff since 1982. They have three children, one daughter and twin sons. In 1994, after the the Northridge earthquake destroyed his home in Sherman Oaks, Morse moved from LA to Philadelphia with his family, and is currently residing in his wife's hometown.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
St. Elsewhere Dr. Jack Morrison 1982 Drama
Big Wave Dave's Dave Bell 1993 Comedy
Hack Mike Olshansky 2002 - 2004
Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story Palmer 2005 Drama
John Adams George Washington 2008 Drama
Treme Terry Colson 2010 Drama
Wereldwijnen Ex-CIA Agent 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Passenger Arkin 1961
The Bait Edgar Clenteen 1973
Inside Moves 1981 Drama
When Dreams Come True 1985 Thriller
The Indian Runner Joe Roberts 1991 Drama
The Good Son Jack 1993 Drama, Thriller
The Getaway Jim Deer Jackson 1994 Action, Adventure, Crime
Magic Kid II Jack 1994 Comedy, Family
The Crossing Guard John Booth 1995 0, Game Show
The Langoliers Captain Brian Engle 1995 Drama, Horror, Mystery
The Rock Major Tom Baxter 1996 0
Extreme Measures 1996 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Long Kiss Goodnight Luke 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
George B. George 1997 Comedy
Contact Ted Arroway 1997 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
The Negotiator 1998 Comedy, 0, Game Show
The Green Mile Brutus 'Brutal' Howell 1999 0, 0
Crazy in Alabama Dove Bullis 1999 0, 0
Proof of Life Peter Bowman 2000 0, 0, Biography
Dancer in the Dark Bill Houston 2000 0, Comedy
Hearts in Atlantis Adult Bobby Garfield 2001 0, Game Show
Diary of a City Priest Father John McNamee 2001 Drama
The Slaughter Rule 2002
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Palmer 2005 Drama, Family, Sport
Down in the Valley 2005 Drama, Romance, Thriller
16 Blocks Det. Frank Nugent 2006 Game Show, 0
Nearing Grace 2006
Hounddog 2007
Disturbia Mr. Turner 2007 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The Passenger Arkin 2008
The Hurt Locker Colonel Reed 2008 0, Game Show, Romance
Passengers Arkin 2008 Biography, 0
Shanghai 2010
Ironmen Mr. Sparks 2010 Biography, Drama
Mint Julep Karl 2010 Comedy, Drama
Eager to Die Prime Minister Nizzell 2010 Drama, Thriller
Drive Angry Webster 2011 Action, Crime, Fantasy
Bait Edgar Clenteen 2012 0, Reality Tv
Collaborator Gus Williams 2012 Comedy, Drama
The Odd Life of Timothy Green James Green, Sr. 2012 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Yellow Psychologist 2013 Drama
Winter in the Blood Airplane Man 2013
World War Z Ex-CIA Agent 2013 Action, Adventure, Horror
McCanick Eugene 'Mack' McCanick 2014 Comedy, 0
Concussion Mike Webster 2015 Drama, Sport