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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 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Green Mile
The Green Mile Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
(1999)
Contact
Contact Ted Arroway
(1997)
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker Colonel Reed
(2008)
The Rock
The Rock Major Tom Baxter
(1996)

Filmography

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 2017/I Trouble
Gerry
 2015/I The Boy
John Henley
 2014 Wall Street (TV Movie)
Conklin
 2013 McCanick
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick
 2013 Horns
Dale Williams
 2013 Winter in the Blood
Airplane Man
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
The Lorax / Robin Hood
- Butchered in Burbank (2012) ... The Lorax / Robin Hood (voice)
 2012/I Yellow
Psychologist
 2011 Collaborator
Gus Williams
 2010/I The Pond (Short)
Adam 11
 2010 Shanghai
Richard Astor
 2010 Mint Julep
Karl
 2009 Empire State (TV Movie)
James Cochrane
 2008 Passengers
Arkin
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
George Washington
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... George Washington (uncredited)
- Reunion (2008) ... George Washington
 2007 Hounddog
Daddy
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short)
Marquette
 2005 Nearing Grace
Shep Nearing
 2005 Down in the Valley
Wade
 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.
George
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Luke / Daedalus
 1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie)
Galloway
 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
Jack
 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
 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)
Chandler
- Wait Until Midnight (1989) ... Chandler
 1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Remus
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Remus
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Remus
 1988 Winnie (TV Movie)
Thomas
 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)
Michael
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Shoe Store Cop
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Kevin Mallory
- Equal Opportunity (1981) ... Kevin Mallory
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
Phil
 1980 Inside Moves
Jerry Maxwell
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Other Works:

: Played James "Sharky" Harkin in "The Seafarer" play by Conor McPherson (Booth Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On his role in House) It's going to sound so weird saying this, but I had so little responsibility on that series, other than to go in there and give House a hard time. It was really fun. David Shore, who had worked on Hack and created House, called me and asked me if I would be interested in doing it if they came up with a character, because they really needed somebody that could go toe-to-toe ... See more »

Trivia:

He is the only actor to date to play both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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