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

    User Contributions:

    zeljko vukmirica
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    Aug 30, 2014 @ 5:17 pm
    Dear Mr. MORSE, my name is Ĺželjko VUKMIRICA, I am an actor, director and author in Croatia. Now I work as a profesor of acting on Academy of drama art in Zagreb (capital of Croatia) The point is I was born 11th Octobre 1953. THATIS RARE, ISNT IT. Same date, same ocupation, same profession. One in the leading country on the world, and another one in one small comunist country somewhere nowhere in socoled thirdworld. LETS MAKE SOME DOCUMENTARY ABOTH IT. i dontnow howtofind your contact, and thiswas only thing I find on theweb. Greetings fromZagreb, Zeljko Vukmirica

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