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Sam Waterston


Sam Waterston was born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Samuel Atkinson Waterston. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Man in the Moon (1991). He has been married to Lynn Louisa Woodruff since January 26, 1976. They have three children. He was previously married ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Law & Order
Law & Order Jack McCoy
(1994-2010)
The Killing Fields
The Killing Fields Sydney Schanberg
(1984)
The Man in the Moon
The Man in the Moon Matthew Trant
(1991)
Serial Mom
(1994)

Filmography

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 2017 Godless (TV Series)
Marshal John Cook
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Marshal John Cook
 2016 Miss Sloane
George Dupont
 2015 And It Was Good
Judge Alexander Baas / Doctor / Gravedigger
 2014 Please Be Normal
Dad
 2013 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Poncho Denews / Charlie Skinner
- Peter Baker (2013) ... Poncho Denews / Charlie Skinner
 2013 Jo (TV Series)
David Zifkin
- Le Marais (2013) ... David Zifkin
 2013 The Path to Violence (TV Series)
Narrator (2013) (voice)
 1994-2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Jack McCoy
- Rubber Room (2010) ... Jack McCoy
- Love Eternal (2010) ... Jack McCoy
- Immortal (2010) ... Jack McCoy
- Crashers (2010) ... Jack McCoy
 2000-2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Jack McCoy
- Torch (2010) ... Jack McCoy
- Blinded (2007) ... Jack McCoy
- Entitled (2000) ... Jack McCoy
 2007 Masters of Science Fiction (TV Series)
Havelman
- A Clean Escape (2007) ... Havelman
 2000 A House Divided (TV Movie)
David Dickson
 2000 Family Guy (TV Series)
Dr. Kaplan
- Road to Rhode Island (2000) ... Dr. Kaplan (voice, uncredited)
- Brian in Love (2000) ... Dr. Kaplan (voice)
 1997-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Jack McCoy
- Sideshow (1999) ... Jack McCoy
- Baby, It's You (1997) ... Jack McCoy (as Sam Waterson)
 1998 Exiled (TV Movie)
Jack McCoy
 1998 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Dr. Karl Koster
- Miracle at Midnight (1998) ... Dr. Karl Koster
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy
The President
 1996 The Proprietor
Harry Bancroft
 1995 Nixon
CIA Director Richard Helms
 1995 The Journey of August King
Mooney Wright
 1994 The Enemy Within (TV Movie)
President William Foster
 1994 Serial Mom
Dad
 1994 David's Mother (TV Movie)
John Nils
 1993 A Dog Race in Alaska (Short)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
G.G. Devoe
- As Ye Sow (1993) ... G.G. Devoe
 1992 Warburg: A Man of Influence (TV Mini-Series)
Siegmund Warburg
 1991 The Man in the Moon
Matthew Trant
 1990 Mindwalk
Jack Edwards
 1990 A Captive in the Land
Royce
 1989 Welcome Home
Woody
 1989 Lantern Hill (TV Movie)
Andrew Stuart
 1989 The Nightmare Years (TV Mini-Series)
Bill Shirer
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Bill Shirer
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Bill Shirer
- Part 2 (1989) ... Bill Shirer
- Part 1 (1989) ... Bill Shirer
 1988 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Views of a Vanishing Frontier (1988) ... Narrator (voice)
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Abraham Lincoln
 1988 A Walk in the Woods (TV Movie)
John Honeyman
 1987 September
Peter
 1987 The Room Upstairs (TV Movie)
Travis Coles
 1986 Flagrant désir
Inspecteur Gerry Morrison
 1986 Just Between Friends
Harry Crandall
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Jordan Manmouth
- Mirror, Mirror (1986) ... Jordan Manmouth
 1986 The Fifth Missile (TV Movie)
Capt. Allard Renslow
 1986 Hannah and Her Sisters
David (uncredited)
 1985 Warning Sign
Cal Morse
 1985 Love Lives On (TV Movie)
Bernie
 1985 Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie)
Paul Broadbent
 1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls (TV Movie)
Ofoeti
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
Doc Kearns
 1983 In Defense of Kids (TV Movie)
Paul Wilcox
 1983 Freedom to Speak (TV Mini-Series)
Theodore Roosevelt
 1982 Games Mother Never Taught You (TV Movie)
David Bentells
 1980 Hopscotch
Cutter
 1980 Sweet William
William McClusky
 1979 Eagle's Wing
White Bull
 1979 Friendly Fire (TV Movie)
C.D. Bryan
 1978 Interiors
Mike
 1977 Capricorn One
Peter Willis
 1976 Sweet Revenge
Le Clerq
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Mr. Graham
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
Cecil Colson
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie)
Michael Elliott
 1973 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
Benedick
 1972 Mahoney's Estate
Felix
 1972 Savages
James, the Limping Man
 1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?
Alex Monte
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (segment "Foul!")
- Foul!/Actor's Choice (1970) ... (segment "Foul!") (as Sam Waterson)
 1970 Cover Me Babe
Cameraman
 1969/I Three
Taylor
 1969 Generation
Desmond
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series)
- Foul! (1969)
 1967 Fitzwilly
Oliver
 1967 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Marco
- Murder for Infinity (1967) ... Marco
 1966 Hawk (TV Series)
Peter Moreland
- The Living End of Sisterbaby (1966) ... Peter Moreland
 1966 Camera Three (TV Series)
Man 2
- In Search of Ezra Pound: Part 1 (1966) ... Man 2
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Mark
- Enough La Boheme for Everybody (1965) ... Mark
- Life in the Dance Hall (1965) ... Mark
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for AT&T (1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Waterson | Samuel A. Waterston

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like I might be able to make a living in 1972. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2016, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Killing Fields (1984) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). See more »

Trademark:

Jack McCoy in the Law & Order (1990) franchise and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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