David Morse Biography (1953-)

Born October 11, 1953, in Beverly (one source says Hamilton), MA; son of Charles (a sales manager) and Jacquelyn (a teacher) Morse; married Susan WheelerDuff von Moschzisker (an actress), June 19, 1982; children: three. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency Inc., 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills,CA 90212; Tisherman Agency, 6767 Forest Lawn Dr., Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA90068.; Contact: Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA90212; Lasher, McManus, Robinson & Kipperman, 1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite400, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Publicist: Mara Buxbaum, I/D PR NY, 9 Desbrosses St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013.

Actor, director
Birth Details
October 11, 1953
Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison, St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1982-1988
  • Host and narrator, Knowzone, PBS, 1987
  • Dave Bell, Big Wave Dave's, CBS, 1993
  • Pepito, Madeline, 1995
  • Pepito, The New Adventures of Madeline, 1995
  • Fire Marshall, Patti, 2002
  • Mike Olshansky, Hack, CBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Michael, Prototype, CBS, 1983
  • Father Tim, Shattered Vows, NBC, 1984
  • Robert Wynton, When Dreams Come True, ABC, 1985
  • Marvin Hubbard, Six against the Rock, NBC, 1987
  • Detective Jackson, Downpayment on Murder, NBC, 1987
  • Tom Williams, A Place at the Table, NBC, 1988
  • Thomas, Winnie (also known as Winnie: My Life in the Institution), NBC, 1988
  • Bicycle Pete, Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann, NBC, 1991
  • Dr. Jim Betts, Miracle on I-880, NBC, 1992
  • Rick Steiner, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (also known asDisaster at Valdez and Three Days at Valdez), HBO, 1992
  • Galloway, Tecumseh: The Last Warrior, TNT, 1995
  • Frank McGrath, Murder Live!, NBC, 1997
  • Episodic
  • "Wait until Midnight," Midnight Caller, 1989
  • Tom McMurto, "Showdown," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1992
  • Edward Durrell, "Moment of Doubt," Reasonable Doubts, 1992
  • Lenny Sutter, "Seawest," SeaQuest DSV, 1993
  • Jim Bayliss, "Colors," Homicide: Life on the Street, 1995
  • Action Man, 1995
  • Television Appearances: Pilots
  • Phil, Our Family Business, ABC, 1981
  • Two-Fisted Tales, Fox, 1992
  • Mike Olshansky, Hack, CBS, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Chris Kilmoonie (some sources cite Remus), Brotherhood of the Rose, NBC, 1989
  • Clell Henry, Cross of Fire, NBC, 1989
  • Captain Brian Engle, The Langoliers (also known as Stephen King's The Langoliers), ABC, 1995
  • Voice of Abraham Lincoln, Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided (documentary), PBS, 2001
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1987
  • Friday the 13th (also known as Friday the 13th: The Seriesand Friday's Curse), 1987
  • Film Appearances
  • Jerry Maxwell, Inside Moves, Associated, 1980
  • Shoe store cop, Max Dugan Returns, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983
  • Ben, Personal Foul, Personal Foul Ltd., 1987
  • Albert, Desperate Hours, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)/United Artists,1990
  • Joe Roberts, The Indian Runner, MGM/Pathe, 1991
  • Jack, The Good Son, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Jim Deer Jackson, The Getaway, Universal, 1994
  • Jack, Magic Kid II, 1994
  • The Taming Power of the Small, 1995
  • John Booth, The Crossing Guard, Miramax, 1995
  • Dr. Peters, Twelve Monkeys, Universal, 1995
  • Major Tom Baxter, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Agent Frank Hare, FBI, Extreme Measures, Columbia, 1996
  • Luke/Daedalus, The Long Kiss Goodnight, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Theodore "Ted" Arroway, Contact, Warner Bros., 1997
  • George, George B., Tango West, 1998
  • Commander Adam Beck, The Negotiator (also known as Verhandlungssache), Warner Bros., 1998
  • The Legend of Pig Eye, 1998
  • Aberdeen, 1998
  • Dove, Crazy in Alabama, Columbia, 1999
  • Brutus Howell, The Green Mile (also known as Stephen King's theGreen Mile), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Marquette, A.W.O.L., Bipolar, 1999
  • Bill, Dancer in the Dark, Fine Line, 2000
  • Edgar Clenteen, Bait (also known as Piege), Warner Bros., 2000
  • Von Trier's 100 onje (also known as Von Trier's 100 Eyes),Trust, 2000
  • Peter Bowman, Proof of Life, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Father John P. McNamee, Diary of a City Priest, City Story, 2000
  • Bobby Garfield (as an adult), Hearts in Atlantis, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Gideon Ferguson, The Slaughter Rule, Solaris, 2002
  • Kevin Richter, Shuang tong (also known as Double Vision), Columbia TriStar, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Jim, The Trading Post, WPA Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Nub and Clyde, Threads, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1981
  • The Wild Duck, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, 1990-1991
  • The Redwood Curtain (world premiere), Seattle Repertory Theatre, 1991
  • An Almost Holy Picture (world premiere), La Jolla Playhouse, 1995
  • Father Barry, On the Waterfront, produced on Broadway, 1995
  • How I Learned to Drive, Century Theatre for the Performing Arts, New York City, 2002
  • Also appeared as the reporter, How I Got That Story, Los Angeles Public Theatre, Los Angeles; as the junkie, A Hatful of Rain, Boston Repertory Company, Boston, MA; and in the title role, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, Boston Repertory Company; appeared in A Death in the Family, off-Broadway, Of Mice and Men, Los Angeles, The Little Prince, The Point, Boston Repertory Company, Waiting for Godot, and Twelfth Night; appeared in more than thirty other productions, 1971-77.

Further Reference


    • Los Angeles Times, December 17, 1998, pp. 12, 14-15

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