David Morse

David Morse

Highest Rated: 97% The Hurt Locker (2008)

Lowest Rated: 4% Shanghai (2010)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1953

Birthplace: Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA

A reliable and versatile character actor, and occasional lead in television and film for almost two decades, David Morse rose to fame in the early 1980s as a tragedy-plagued doctor on "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88). The sympathetic role led to a string of similar performances on television and features, including Michael Cimino's "The Desperate Hours" (1990) and Sean Penn's "The Indian Runner" (1991). After several celebrated runs in off-Broadway productions in the late 1990s, Morse settled into a string of impressive performances in features and television. Tall and stoic in delivery and demeanor, Morse was best used as an imposing authority figure like his prison guard in "The Green Mile" (1999), a kidnapped husband in "Proof of Life" (2000), a tough football coach in "The Slaughter Rule" (2001) and a detective with an axe to grind in several episodes of "House" (Fox, 2004-12), which earned him an Emmy nomination. He netted a second Emmy nod with his portrayal of George Washington in the HBO miniseries "John Adams" (2008), marking Morse as one of the more a formidable performers working in Hollywood.

Highest rated movies

The Hurt Locker
Mother and Child
The Green Mile
The Crossing Guard
The Slaughter Rule
The Negotiator
The Indian Runner
Collaborator

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
19% 30% The Virtuoso The Deputy (Character) - 2021
50% 30% Trouble Gerry (Character) - 2017
68% 38% The Boy John (Character) - 2015
58% 74% Concussion Mike Webster (Character) $33.8M 2015
13% 15% McCanick Eugene "Mack" McCanick (Character),
Producer
- 2013
43% 49% Horns Dale Williams (Character) $164.5K 2013
66% 72% World War Z Burt Reynolds (Character) $202.4M 2013
67% 76% Winter in the Blood Airplane Man (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 33% Yellow Unknown (Character) - 2012
36% 67% The Odd Life of Timothy Green Big Jim (Character) $51.9M 2012
48% 37% Drive Angry Webster (Character) $10.7M 2011
73% 61% Collaborator Gus (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mint Julep Karl (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pond Adam Eleven (Character) - 2010
4% 37% Shanghai Richard Astor (Character) $44.7K 2010
78% 75% Mother and Child Tom (Character) $1.1M 2009
97% 84% The Hurt Locker Colonel Reed (Character) $15.7M 2008
19% 35% Passengers Arkin (Character) $270.7K 2008
69% 77% Disturbia Turner (Character) $80.1M 2007
15% 48% Hounddog Daddy (Character) $128.1K 2007
56% 57% 16 Blocks Frank Nugent (Character) $36.9M 2006
45% 50% Nearing Grace Shep Nearing (Character) - 2005
64% 78% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Palmer (Character) $32.7M 2005
52% 53% Down in the Valley Wade (Character) $568.7K 2005
60% 44% Double Vision Kevin Richter (Character) - 2002
74% 43% The Slaughter Rule Gideon Ferguson (Character) $13.1K 2002
49% 64% Hearts in Atlantis Adult Bobby Garfield (Character) $24.2M 2001
39% 43% Proof of Life Peter Bowman (Character) $32.6M 2000
69% 91% Dancer in the Dark Bill (Character) $4.2M 2000
No Score Yet 40% Diary of a City Priest Father John McNamee (Character) - 2000
26% 40% Bait Edgar Clenteen (Character) - 2000
78% 94% The Green Mile Brutus "Brutal" Howell (Character) $136.8M 1999
30% 64% Crazy in Alabama Dove Bullis (Character) $2M 1999
74% 79% The Negotiator Cmdr. Adam Beck (Character) $44.7M 1998
66% 78% Contact Ted Arroway (Character) $100.9M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Live! Frank McGrath (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet George B. George (Character) - 1997
68% 85% The Rock Major Tom Baxter (Character) $134.1M 1996
56% 41% Extreme Measures FBI Agent Frank Hare (Character) $17.4M 1996
70% 70% The Long Kiss Goodnight Luke/Daedalus (Character) $33.4M 1996
75% 53% The Crossing Guard John Booth (Character) $771.7K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tecumseh: The Last Warrior Galloway (Character) - 1995
30% 28% The Getaway Jim Deer Jackson (Character) $15.5M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle on I-880 Dr. Jim Betts (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 33% Magic Kid 2 Jack (Character) - 1993
26% 54% The Good Son Jack (Character) $44.4M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two-Fisted Tales Tom McMurdo (Character) - 1992
74% 81% The Indian Runner Joe Roberts (Character) $152.9K 1991
No Score Yet 50% Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann Bicycle Pete (Character) - 1991
36% 23% Desperate Hours Albert (Character) $2.6M 1990
No Score Yet 69% Cross of Fire Klell Henry (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brotherhood of the Rose Remus (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winnie Thomas (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Six Against the Rock Marvin Hubbard (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Downpayment on Murder Det. Jackson (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Personal Foul Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Dreams Come True Robert Wynton (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shattered Vows Father Tim (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Prototype Michael (Character) - 1983
71% 68% Max Dugan Returns Shoe Store Cop (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Family Business Phil (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 77% Inside Moves Jerry Maxwell (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chair Dean Paul Larson (Character) 2021
98% 72% The Good Lord Bird Dutch Henry Sherman (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 70% Blindspot Hank (Guest Star) 2020 2017-2018
No Score Yet 81% Outsiders Big Foster (Character) 2016-2017
78% 76% True Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
97% 94% Treme, New Orleans Terry Colson (Character) 2010-2013
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet 77% Medium Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
81% 86% John Adams George Washington (Character) 2008
90% 96% House Michael Tritter (Guest Star) 2006-2007
20% No Score Yet Hack Mike Olshansky (Character),
Director
2002-2004
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
50% No Score Yet Big Wave Dave's Dave Bell (Character) 1993
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series Director 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Elsewhere Dr. Jack Morrison (Character) 1982-1988

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