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David Morse stars in "Treme" on HBO as Lieutenant Terry Colson.

David Morse is an Emmy-nominated actor whose versatility and talent make him one of the most well-respected performers working in film, television and theater. In 2008, Morse played George Washington in the acclaimed HBO miniseries "John Adams," opposite Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney. He also recently starred opposite Anne Hathaway in Rodrigo Garcia's "Passengers." Other recent credits for Morse include roles in "Drive Angry," alongside Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard and William Fichtner, "Mother and Child," starring Naomi Watts and Annette Bening; "Shanghai," with John Cusack and Chow Yun-Fat; and the TV series "Medium," starring Patricia Arquette.

Morse played James "Sharky" Harkin in Conor McPherson's "The Seafarer," which went to Broadway after receiving its world premiere at London's National Theatre in 2006, receiving two Olivier Award nominations, including Best New Play. Earlier stage credits include the 1997 off-Broadway production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, "How I Learned to Drive." His performance won him the Drama League Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Obie Award. He made his Broadway debut in the role of Father Barry in the theater adaptation of "On the Waterfront" and won a DramaLogue Award for his performance in the Los Angeles production of "Of Mice and Men." Other stage appearances include the off-Broadway productions of "The Trading Post," "Threads" and "A Death in the Family."

On the silver screen, Morse was recently seen in the hit thriller "Disturbia" and Richard Donner's action-thriller "16 Blocks," opposite Bruce Willis and Mos Def. The film marked Morse's reunion with Donner, who directed him in his motion picture debut, "Inside Moves," more than 25 years ago.

In 1991, Morse starred with Viggo Mortensen in Sean Penn's directorial debut, "The Indian Runner." Morse re-teamed with Penn a few years later to star opposite Jack Nicholson, Anjelica Huston and Robin Wright Penn in "The Crossing Guard." The performance earned Morse an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male.

Over the next several years, Morse appeared in multiple films that grossed over $100 million, including "The Rock," with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage; Robert Zemeckis's "Contact," opposite Jodie Foster; and Frank Darabont's "The Green Mile," with Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan, based on the novel by Stephen King. The ensemble cast was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture.

Morse has starred in films by some of Hollywood's most acclaimed directors. Other credits include Terry Gilliam's "Twelve Monkeys," opposite Bruce Willis; F. Gary Gray's "The Negotiator," opposite Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson; Lars von Trier's "Dancer in the Dark," with Catherine Deneuve (which won the Palme d'Or at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival); and Taylor Hackford's "Proof of Life," opposite Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe.

Additional film credits include "Desperate Hours," with Anthony Hopkins; Joseph Ruben's "The Good Son"; Michael Apted's "Extreme Measures," opposite Gene Hackman; "The Long Kiss Goodnight," with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson; "Crazy in Alabama," directed by Antonio Banderas; Antoine Fuqua's "Bait," opposite Jamie Foxx; Scott Hicks' "Hearts in Atlantis," with Anthony Hopkins and Hope Davis; Alex and Andrew Smith's "The Slaughter Rule," opposite Ryan Gosling; Kuo-fu Chen's "Double Vision" (which broke box office records in Taiwan and garnered Morse a Golden Horse Award nomination, the Chinese equivalent of the Oscar, for Best Supporting Actor); "Down in the Valley," opposite Edward Norton and Evan Rachel Wood; Dreamer, with Kurt Russell and Kris Kristofferson; and Deborah Kampmeier's "Hounddog."

On television, Morse was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his multi-episode story arc as Detective Tritter on the hit FOX show "House." But Morse is probably best known for his role as Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison on the Emmy-winning ensemble drama "St. Elsewhere." He also starred for two seasons on the CBS crime drama "Hack."




DAVID MORSE: FACTS

How tall is David Morse? How old is David Morse? Find out here.

Age: 63 years old
Birthday: October 11, 1953
Height: 6' 4"
Full Name / Real Name: David Bowditch Morse
Birthplace: Hamilton, MA
Wife: Susan Wheeler Duff (6/19/1982)





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