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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 of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on October 11, 1953, in Beverly, Massachusetts. He grew up ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Outsiders (TV Series) (filming)
Big Foster
- Doomsayer (2016) ... Big Foster
- Day Most Blessed ... Big Foster
- It's Good to Be King ... Big Foster
- Demolition ... Big Foster
- Weapons ... Big Foster
 2016 The Gettysburg Address (Documentary) (post-production)
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
 2015/I The Boy
 2014 Untitled Wall Street Project (TV Movie)
 2013 McCanick
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick
 2013 Horns
Dale Williams
 2013 Winter in the Blood
Airplane Man
 2013 World War Z
Ex-CIA Agent
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
The Lorax / Robin Hood
- Butchered in Burbank (2012) ... The Lorax / Robin Hood (voice)
 2012 Makete, katsu: Sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru (TV Mini-Series)
Douglas MaCarthur
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Douglas MaCarthur
 2012/I Yellow
 2011 Collaborator
Gus Williams
 2010/I The Pond (Short)
Adam 11
 2010 Shanghai
Richard Astor
 2010 Mint Julep
 2009 Empire State (TV Movie)
James Cochrane
 2008 Passengers
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
George Washington
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... George Washington (uncredited)
- Reunion (2008) ... George Washington
 2007 Hounddog
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short)
 2005 Nearing Grace
Shep Nearing
 2005 Down in the Valley
 2002 Double Vision
Kevin Richter
 2002 The Slaughter Rule
Gideon Ferguson
 2001 Diary of a City Priest
Father John McNamee
 1998 The Negotiator
Adam Beck
 1997 Murder Live! (TV Movie)
Frank McGrath
 1997 George B.
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Luke / Daedalus
 1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie)
 1995 The Langoliers (TV Mini-Series)
Brian Engle
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Brian Engle
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Brian Engle
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Jim Bayliss
- Colors (1995) ... Jim Bayliss
 1994 Magic Kid II
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Lenny Sutter
- SeaWest (1993) ... Lenny Sutter
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Dr. Jim Betts
 1993 The Hat Squad (TV Series)
- Frankie Stein (1993)
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Rick Steiner - Fishermen
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Edward Durrell
- Moment of Doubt (1992) ... Edward Durrell
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Tom McMurdo
- Showdown (1992) ... Tom McMurdo
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie)
Tom McMurdo (segment "Showdown")
 1991 Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (TV Movie)
Bicycle Pete
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie)
Klell Henry
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
- Wait Until Midnight (1989) ... Chandler
 1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series)
 1988 Winnie (TV Movie)
 1987 Personal Foul
 1987 Downpayment on Murder (TV Movie)
Det. Jackson
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
Marvin Hubbard
 1985 When Dreams Come True (TV Movie)
Robert Wynton
 1984 Shattered Vows (TV Movie)
Father Tim
 1983 Prototype (TV Movie)
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Shoe Store Cop
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Kevin Mallory
- Equal Opportunity (1981) ... Kevin Mallory
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
 1980 Inside Moves
Jerry Maxwell
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Stage: "Wayne and Shuster", as Shuster (1974). See more »

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6' 4" (1.93 m)

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(On Proof Of Life) Well the scandal with Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe is what everyone remembers, but we were so unaware of it while it was going on. It was like the world found out about it before we did. The first thing that comes to mind to me is that Taylor Hackford, when he asked me to do it, said he wanted an actor that could go to the edge of the cliff with him, because this role was going ... See more »


Frequently cast in book-to-movie/television works by Stephen King. See more »

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