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David Morse

Birth Place: Hamilton, MA, USA

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David Morse received Emmy nominations for his roles on “House” and HBO’s “John Adams,” and has appeared in numerous television shows, including Emmy-nominated “Escape at Dannemora,” “Hack,” “Treme,” “True Detective,” “Outsiders,” and “St. Elsewhere.” Morse’s film credits include The Green Mile (1999), 16 Blocks (2006), The Hurt Locker (2009), World War Z (2013), and Concussion (2015). A stage veteran, Morse was most recently seen on Broadway in the 2018 revival of The Iceman Cometh, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. His other notable stage performances include the 1984 Los Angeles production of Of Mice and Men; Lanford Wilson’s Redwood Curtain, in which he originated the role of Lyman; Heather MacDonald’s An Almost Holy Picture; the Broadway production of The Seafarer; the Off-Broadway production of The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin; and the original Off-Broadway production of How I Learned to Drive, for which he won a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk Award, and an Obie Award. He can also be seen in Apple’s “The Morning Show,” HBO’s “The Deuce,” and Showtime’s “The Good Lord Bird.” He is represented by UTA, Kipperman Management, and Katz, Golden & Rosenman LLP.

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Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Premiere, 2022
Uncle Peck

Broadway Revival Production, 2018
Larry Slade

Invictus Theater Company Reading, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company Production, 2013
Tom Durnin

Original Broadway Production, 2007
James "Sharky" Harkin


Father Barry


David Morse Movies

[1980]Inside Moves Jerry Maxwell

[1981]Our Family Business Phil

[1983]Prototype Michael

[1983]Max Dugan Returns Shoe Store Cop

[1984]Shattered Vows Father Tim

[1985]When Dreams Come True Robert Wynton

[1987]Six Against the Rock Marvin Hubbard

[1987]Personal Foul Ben

[1987]Downpayment on Murder Det. Jackson

[1988]A Place at the Table Tom Williams

[1988]Winnie Thomas

[1989]Cross of Fire Klell Henry

[1990]Desperate Hours Albert

[1991]The Indian Runner Joe Roberts

[1991]Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann Bicycle Pete

[1992]Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster Rick Steiner - Fishermen

[1992]Two-Fisted Tales Tom McMurdo

[1993]The Good Son Jack

[1993]Miracle on Interstate 880 Dr. Jim Betts

[1994]The Getaway Jim Deer Jackson

[1994]Magic Kid II Jack

[1995]Tecumseh: The Last Warrior Galloway

[1995]Twelve Monkeys Dr. Peters

[1995]The Crossing Guard John Booth

[1996]The Rock Major Tom Baxter

[1996]Extreme Measures FBI Agent Frank Hare

[1996]The Long Kiss Goodnight Luke / Daedalus

[1997]Contact Ted Arroway

[1997]George B. George

[1997]Murder Live! Frank McGrath

[1998]The Legend of Pig Eye

[1998]The Negotiator Adam Beck

[1999]The Green Mile Brutus 'Brutal' Howell

[1999]Crazy in Alabama Dove

[2000]Proof of Life Peter Bowman

[2000]Dancer in the Dark Bill Houston

[2000]Bait Edgar Clenteen

[2001]Hearts in Atlantis Adult Bobby Garfield

[2001]Diary of a City Priest Father John McNamee

[2002]The Slaughter Rule Gideon Ferguson

[2002]Double Vision Kevin Richter

[2005]Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Palmer

[2005]Down in the Valley Wade

[2005]Nearing Grace Shep Nearing

[2006]16 Blocks Frank Nugent

[2007]Hounddog Daddy

[2007]Disturbia Mr. Turner

[2008]Passengers Arkin

[2008]The Hurt Locker Colonel Reed

[2009]Mother and Child Tom

[2010]Shanghai Richard Astor

[2010]Mint Julep Karl

[2011]Collaborator Gus Williams

[2011]Drive Angry Webster

[2012]The Odd Life of Timothy Green James Green, Sr.

[2012]Yellow Psychologist

[2013]McCanick Eugene 'Mack' McCanick

[2013]Horns Dale Williams

[2013]Winter in the Blood Airplane Man

[2013]World War Z Ex-CIA Agent

[2014]Wall Street Conklin

[2015]The Boy John Henley

[2015]Concussion Mike Webster

[2017]Thank You for Your Service Fred Gusman

[2017]Trouble Gerry

[2021]The Virtuoso The Deputy

David Morse TV Shows

Nurse Kevin Mallory

[ 1982-1988]St. Elsewhere Dr. Jack Morrison

Brotherhood of the Rose Remus

Midnight Caller Chandler

Tales from the Crypt Tom McMurdo

Reasonable Doubts Edward Durrell

The Hat Squad Frankie Stein

Seaquest DSV Lenny Sutter

Big Wave Dave's Dave Bell

The Langoliers Brian Engle

Homicide: Life on the Street Jim Bayliss

[ 2002-2004]Hack Mike Olshansky

Tvist Dr. Jack Morrison

[ 2006-2007]House M.D. Michael Tritter, Detective Michael Tritter

John Adams George Washington

Medium Douglas Lydecker

Lights Out Jerry 'The Rainmaker' Raines

Makete, katsu: Sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru Douglas MacArthur

Robot Chicken The Lorax, Robin Hood

[ 2010-2013]Treme Lt. Terry Colson

True Detective Eliot Bezzerides

[ 2016-2017]Outsiders Big Foster Farrell

Escape at Dannemora Gene Palmer

The Deuce Matthew Rouse

The Morning Show Mr. Jackson

[ 2018-2019]Blindspot Hank Crawford

The Good Lord Bird Dutch Henry Sherman

[ 2017-2020]Blindspot Hank Crawford

The Chair Dean Paul Larson

David Morse Videos

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Listen: Young Playwrights Ukraine Chat on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS With Ilana Levine

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. In this week's episode,  Levine talks with two Ukrainian teens who are a part of a playwriting group that began during the war and how the pieces they wrote were helpful in their dealing with the trauma of war.

Ensemble Theatre Company Adds Performance of SEARED Next Weekend

Due to popular demand, Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has announced a special added performance of its critically-acclaimed production of SEARED on Saturday, June 24 at 2:00pm.  SEARED performs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. 

Photos: First Look at SEARED at Ensemble Theatre Company

Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) has released production photos for the final show of its 2022-2023 Season, SEARED, written by acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck and directed by ETC Artistic Director Jonathan Fox. SEARED opens tonight, Saturday, June 10 at 8:00pm and runs through Sunday, June 25, 2023 at The New Vic Theatre. Check out the photos here!

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company The Cast And Creative Team Of Shakespeare's MACBETH For Shakespeare On The Common

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) and Steven Maler, Artistic Director, announce the complete cast and creative team for this summer's production of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth on the Boston Common.

Danny DeVito Will Return to Broadway in Theresa Rebeck's I NEED THAT; Roundabout Announces 2023-2024 Season

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced the Broadway and Off-Broadway line-up for the 2023-2024 season. Check out all the details on who, what, when, and where!

Anthony Rapp's WITHOUT YOU Opens Tonight at New World Stages

Without You, written and performed by Anthony Rapp, directed by Steven Maler with musical direction by Daniel A. Weiss opens on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at New World Stages. See how to purchase tickets!

Photos: First Look at Jessie Davidson as Vivian Ward in PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL National Tour

The producers of the first national tour of PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL have released first look photos of Jessie Davidson as Vivian Ward after her debut performance in Memphis, TN. Check out the photos here!

IG LIVE: Hablamos los protagonistas de PRETTY WOMAN en directo

Roger Berruezo y Cristina Llorente nos cuentan todo sobre esta comedia musical que ya se puede ver en el Teatre Apolo de Barcelona.

Review: PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL Plays Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center Through Sunday, 10/02

Pretty Woman The Musical – the latest offering in the 2022-23 Broadway at TPAC Series – is one of those shows that almost defies explanation and proves even more difficult to review. (Case in point: I’ve rewritten that sentence 758 times in the past 22 hours and it’s still not “singing,” is it?) Pretty Woman The Musical is a pleasant enough diversion, entertaining even, but there is little in the show’s first act to convince most people that the 1990 rom com, which starred Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, needed to be transformed into a glitzy and glittering Broadway musical (a term we use loosely in this case), with Olivia Valli and Adam Pascal in the leading roles.

PHOTO FLASH: Saludos finales de PRETTY WOMAN en la noche de estreno

Roger Berruezo, Cristina Llorente, Erika Bleda y Rubén Yuste protagonizan el musical.

PHOTO FLASH: Los invitados llegan al estreno de PRETTY WOMAN en Barcelona

El musical basado en la película de los 90 ya se puede ver en el Teatre Apolo de Barcelona.

PRETTY WOMAN se estrena hoy oficialmente en Barcelona

El musical protagonizado por Roger Berruezo y Cristina Llorente se puede ver en el Teatre Apolo.

Comienzan las previas de PRETTY WOMAN en el Apolo de Barcelona

Cristina Llorente como Vivian y Roger Berruezo como Edward protagonizan el show que se estrena oficialmente el 27 de septiembre.

PHOTOS: La compañía de PRETTY WOMAN se presenta en el Apolo de Barcelona

El musical basado en la famosa comedia romántica comienza funciones esta semana en la Ciudad Condal.

Photos: Roger Berruezo y Cristina Llorente en ensayos de PRETTY WOMAN EL MUSICAL

Asistimos a los ensayos del musical que se prepara para su estreno en el Teatre Apolo de la Ciudad Condal el 22 de septiembre.

Vineyard Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season Featuring Three World Premieres

Vineyard Theatre has announced the company’s upcoming 40th Anniversary Season which will include three world-premiere productions. Kicking off the season will be David Cale’s Sandra, which reunites Cale and director Leigh Silverman following the acclaimed Harry Clarke, which premiered at the Vineyard in 2017.

CASTING CALL: Se convocan nuevas audiciones para PRETTY WOMAN EL MUSICAL

La nueva producción se podrá ver en el Apolo de Barcelona a partir del 22 de septiembre.

VIDEO: PRETTY WOMAN's Christian Brailsford Dishes All About the National Tour on Survival Jobs

Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the mega- talented and grounded actor Christian Brailsford, who is currently starring as David Morse in the  Broadway National tour of the hit 90’s film PRETTY WOMAN. Christian shares the audition process for booking the tour and how he juggles multiple roles!

Vineyard Theatre Resumes Performances Of LESSONS IN SURVIVAL: 1971 With Reggie D. White

Vineyard Theatre has announced that Lessons in Survival: 1971 will resume performances on Wednesday, June 15 with Reggie D. White temporarily stepping into the role of James Baldwin. White is a co-conceiver of the show as one of the members of The Commissary and the Vineyard Theatre's 2022-2023 Colman Domingo Award recipient. 

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!


David Morse's next show will be How I Learned to Drive which opens on 4/19/2022 on Broadway.

David Morse has appeared on Broadway in 4 shows.

David Morse has not appeared in the West End

Distinguished Performance Awards (Drama League Awards) for How I Learned to Drive , Special Achievement Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive , Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for How I Learned To Drive , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Iceman Cometh , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Iceman Cometh , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin , Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for How I Learned to Drive Best Actor - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive and Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for How I Learned to Drive .

Special Achievement Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How I Learned to Drive Outstanding Actor - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for How I Learned to Driveand Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for How I Learned to Drive.

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