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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 20 July 1948Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Muse Watson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech on a music stipend for two years before transferring to Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, where he performed for the first time on stage as Petruchio in "Taming of the Shrew". During and after his years at Berea, he worked in outdoor dramas, dinner theaters, and small repertory groups before going on to pursue a career in film.

His theater credits include Hamlet in "Hamlet", Stanley in "A Streetcar Naned Desire", Pale in "Burn This", Cervantes in "Man of La Mancha", and directing "Ain't MisBehavin". In 1989, with a new commitment to acting, Muse began pursuing roles in feature film. By 2010, he had appeared in 51 feature length films sharing scenes with Julia Roberts, Jason Robards, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Patrick, Hilary Swank, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard Gere. In television, he appeared as the wise Charles Westmoreland/DB Cooper in the award winning first season of Prison Break (2005) with Wentworth Miller and 11 episodes of NCIS (2003) as Mark Harmon's mentor. Muse also gave an unforgettable performance with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a special guest on Saturday Night Live. Muse and his wife and daughter now divide their time between their home in Los Angeles and their "hide-out" in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Priscilla for MuseWatson.com

Trivia (12)

Honored as a Kentucky Colonel in 2001.
Founded the East Tennessee Conservatory for the Arts to promote awareness of the arts in the region.
Legendary V.P. of Casting for Warner Brothers, Marion Dougherty, encouraged Muse to move to Hollywood and arranged for his first Hollywood agent in 1994.
Worked as a driver, captain, and coordinator in transportation departments and rented equipment to film productions on 19 films while he auditioned for his first roles.
Actually rode the horse thru the jumps in the Gran Prix course in the Julia Roberts film Something to Talk About (1995) as horse trainer 'Hank Corrigan'.
Played in the marching band at Louisiana Tech on a music stipend when Terry Bradshaw was quarterback.
Was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Berea College, Berea, Kentucky in 2001.
Working to restore the historic 900 seat 'Princess Theater' in Harriman, Tennessee.
When his Grandfather, Muse Watson Keller, died, the flag was flown at half staff over the capitol of Louisiana.
Worked in Black voter registration and detained by police for the bombing of the Wallace campaign headquarters during the Humphrey campaign for President.
Honored at Sundance Film Festival, with the rest of the cast, for his role playing Parley Gentry in "Songcatcher" with Grand Jury Award for Ensemble Acting.
Served on panel of experts at the Family Focus Resource and Empowerment Center's Conference entitled "A Lifetime of Choices: Parenting the Child With A Disability".

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