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      Joe Morton

      Joe Morton

      Highest Rated: 97% Of Mice and Men (1992)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Oct 18, 1947

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      American actor Joe Morton crafted an award-winning career that brought him acclaim on stage, television, and film. A native of Harlem in New York City, he began his professional acting career with a role in the Broadway production of "Hair." Shortly after, he landed his first roles on television with guest spots on "Mission: Impossible" (CBS, 1966-73) and "Bracken's World" (NBC, 1969-70). As his stage career continued, he added to his resume with a role on the daytime soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" (CBS, 1951-86), and appearances on "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-83) and "What's Happening!!" (ABC, 1976-79). An earlier guest role on "Sanford and Son" (NBC, 1972-77), led to his being cast as one of the leads in the short-lived spinoff series "Grady" (NBC, 1975-76). He followed with a starring role in another short-lived TV effort, "Watch Your Mouth" (PBS, 1978). His big break in features came with the title role in John Sayles' "The Brother From Another Planet" (1984). The inner city sci-fi tale quickly gained a cult following, and gave Morton his calling card. He continued stringing together TV appearances, including a recurring role on "The Equalizer" (CBS, 1985-89), before another foray into sci-fi again raised his profile. Playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, he appeared as Miles Dyson, the unwitting developer of the evil Skynet, in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (1991). Returning to television, he was part of the ensemble cast of the drama "Equal Justice" (ABC, 1990-91), had a recurring role on "A Different World" (NBC, 1987-93), was a series regular on Robert De Niro's anthology show "Tribeca" (Fox, 1993), and starred opposite James Earl Jones on "Under One Roof" (CBS, 1995). In films, he played the police captain in "Speed" (1994) and starred in "The Inkwell" (1994). Morton had the opportunity to show off his musical side when he joined Dan Aykroyd and John Goodman for "Blues Brothers 2000" (1998). He continued pursuing television, starring in the short-lived series "Mercy Point" (UPN, 1998-99) and "Prince Street" (NBC, 1997). After another string of guest appearances on shows like "JAG" (CBS, 1995-2005) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), he found sustained success as scientist Henry Deacon on "Eureka" (SyFy, 2006-2012). After contributing to a story arc on "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16), Morton began an award-winning turn on Shonda Rhimes' political drama "Scandal" (ABC, 2012-18). Playing the duplicitous father of Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope, he earned the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2014. He also appeared as a series regular in the drama "Proof" (TNT, 2015). Morton later joined the DC superhero universe, playing the scientist father of Cyborg first in Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016) and more extensively in "Justice League" (2017). Returning to television, he joined the cast of the spiritual drama "God Friended Me," playing the pastor father of Brandon Michael Hall's lead character.

      Highest rated movies

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      City of Hope
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      Between the Lines
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      Terminator 2: Judgment Day poster Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Brother From Another Planet poster
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      39% 68% Justice League Silas Stone (Character) $227.0M 2017
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      No Score Yet 53% Cleveland Abduction Agent Solano (Character) - 2015
      88% 82% Home Donald Hall (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 80% The Mulberry Tree Samuel R. Freeman (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 19% The Line Hodges (Character) - 2008
      63% 100% Lifelines Dr. Livingston (Character) - 2008
      16% 54% Badland Max (Character) - 2007
      81% 88% American Gangster Charlie Williams (Character) $130.1M 2007
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      12% 39% Stealth Cmdr. Clint "Hud" Huddle (Character) $31.7M 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mitchellville Executive Producer - 2004
      No Score Yet 32% Lenny the Wonder Dog Dr. Island (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 37% Breaking Dawn Prof. Simon (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 58% Back in the Day Reverend Packer (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday on the Rocks Director - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator Narrator - 2003
      No Score Yet 71% Jasper, Texas Unknown (Character) - 2003
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      No Score Yet 76% Thoughtcrimes Jon Harper (Character) - 2003
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      15% 33% The Astronaut's Wife Sherman Reese (Character) $10.7M 1999
      No Score Yet 27% Mutiny Thurgood Marshall (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Y2K Martin Cromwell (Character) - 1999
      53% 56% Apt Pupil Dan Richler (Character) $8.8M 1998
      46% 37% Blues Brothers 2000 Commander Cabel Chamberlain/Cab Blues (Character) $14.0M 1998
      No Score Yet 71% Miss Evers' Boys Dr. Sam Brodus (Character) - 1997
      4% 67% The Pest Mr. Kent (Character) $3.5M 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble on the Corner Detective Bill (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Gordon Thomas (Character) - 1996
      92% 83% Lone Star Colonel Delmore Payne (Character) $13.1M 1996
      63% 53% Executive Decision Sergeant "Cappy" Matheny (Character) $55.7M 1996
      0% 62% The Walking Dead Sgt. Barkley (Character) $5.2M 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Shadow of Evil Lt. Royce (Character) - 1995
      94% 76% Speed Lt. Herb 'Mac' McMahon (Character) $121.2M 1994
      22% 83% The Inkwell Kenny Tate (Character) $8.9M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No Ordinary Summer Kenny Tate (Character) - 1994
      97% 82% Of Mice and Men Crooks, Stable Buck (Character) $5.0M 1992
      54% 53% Forever Young Cameron (Character) $55.0M 1992
      94% 82% City of Hope Wynn (Character) $1.3M 1991
      92% 95% Terminator 2: Judgment Day Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson (Character) $552.8K 1991
      No Score Yet 43% Challenger Unknown (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Equal Justice Mike James (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Skin Unknown (Character) - 1990
      56% 69% Tap Nicky (Character) $8.6M 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder Cederic Sandiford (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet 60% Zelly and Me Earl (Character) $8.7K 1988
      No Score Yet 40% Alone in the Neon Jungle Ken Fraker (Character) - 1988
      50% 29% The Good Mother Frank Williams (Character) $4.6M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story: Burnout Sgt. Jeff Allen (Character) - 1988
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      No Score Yet 27% Stranded Sheriff McMahon (Character) - 1987
      75% 82% Crossroads Scratch's Assistant (Character) $5.2M 1986
      80% 63% Trouble in Mind Solo (Character) - 1985
      89% 75% The Brother From Another Planet The Brother (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 24% The Clairvoyant Detective Rich (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet We're Fighting Back Elgin Jones (Character) - 1981
      82% 81% ...And Justice for All Prison Doctor (Character) - 1979
      94% 53% Between the Lines Ahmed (Character) - 1977


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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2016 2021
      No Score Yet 59% Bull Director 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2015 2020
      59% 86% God Friended Me Reverend Arthur Finer (Character),
      No Score Yet 29% The Daily Show Guest 2016 2019
      93% 72% Scandal Mysterious Man/Rowan (Character),
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      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 100% NOVA Narrator 2017
      90% 85% Grace and Frankie Jason (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      53% 82% Proof Dr. Charles Russell (Character) 2015
      100% 29% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore Guest 2015
      No Score Yet 7% The View Guest 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coma Unknown (Character) 2012
      82% 89% Eureka Henry Deacon (Character) 2006-2012
      93% 90% The Good Wife Daniel Golden (Guest Star) 2009-2011
      96% 92% White Collar Kyle Bancroft (Guest Star) 2010
      79% 83% Brothers & Sisters Peter Madsen (Guest Star) 2009
      86% 93% Boston Legal Attorney Steve Duprey (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      15% No Score Yet E-Ring Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: New York Chief Dwight Hillborne (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      90% 96% House Senator Gary H. Wright (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 2000 2004-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ray Bevins (Guest Star) 2003
      78% 68% Smallville Dr. Steven Hamilton (Guest Star) 2001-2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
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      30% No Score Yet Mercy Point Unknown (Character) 1998-1999
      0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      86% No Score Yet Under One Roof Ron Langston (Character) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      100% No Score Yet Tribeca Unknown (Character) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Challenger Doctor Ronald McNair (Character) 1990
      No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1989
      71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's Happening!! Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Grady Hal Marshall (Character) 1975-1976
      No Score Yet 90% M*A*S*H Captain Saunders (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet 100% Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975