David Morse

David MorseDavid Morse (born October 11, 1953) is an American stage, television, and film actor. He first came to national attention as Dr. Jack Morrison in the medical drama St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. Morse continued his movie career with roles in Dancer in the Dark, The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Rock, Extreme Measures, Twelve Monkeys, 16 Blocks, and Hounddog.
In 2006, Morse had a recurring role as Detective Michael Tritter on the medical drama House, receiving an Emmy Award nomination. He also had a supporting role in the recent movie Disturbia. In 2008, Morse portrayed George Washington in the HBO Miniseries John Adams for which he received his second Emmy nomination. Morse has received acclaim for his portrayal of Uncle Peck on the Off-Broadway play How I Learned to Drive for which he earned a Drama Desk and Obie Award. He also had success on Broadway, portraying James “Sharky” Harkin in The Seafarer.
In addition to his film and television career, Morse has continued to appear 0000047350_20080314180013on stage. For his performance in the 1997 Off-Broadway production of Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama How I Learned to Drive, he received an Obie Award, a Drama League Award, a Drama Desk Award and a Lucille Lortel Award. That same year Morse played Father Barry in the play adaptation of On the Waterfront along with James Gandolfini and Penelope Ann Miller. The play only ran for a week, with just eight performances. From 2007 to 2008, Morse appeared on Broadway in Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer.
Morse has been married to actress Susan Wheeler Duff since June 19, 1982. They have three children, one daughter and twin boys. In 1994, Morse moved to Philadelphia with his family after the 1994 Northridge earthquake to be near his wife’s family. Morse stated that out of all of the films he has done, his favorites are The Green Mile, The Crossing Guard and The Indian Runner.