David Morse
David Morse
Name: David Bowditch Morse
Age: 65
Birthdate: October 11, 1953
Birthplace: Beverly, Massachusetts,
United States of America

David Bowditch Morse (born October 11, 1953) is an American actor, singer, director, and writer. He first came to national attention as Dr. Jack Morrison in the medical drama series St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. He continued his film career with roles in Dancer in the Dark, The Indian Runner, The Negotiator, Contact, The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Crossing Guard, The Rock, Extreme Measures, 12 Monkeys, 16 Blocks, and Hounddog.

In 2006, Morse had a recurring role as Detective Michael Tritter on the medical drama series House, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. He portrayed George Washington in the 2008 HBO miniseries John Adams, which garnered him a second Emmy nomination. He has also received acclaim for his portrayal of Uncle Peck on the Off-Broadway play How I Learned to Drive, earning a Drama Desk Award and Obie Award. He had success on Broadway too, portraying James "Sharky" Harkin in The Seafarer. From 2010 to 2013, he portrayed Terry Colson, an honest police officer in a corrupt New Orleans police department, on the HBO series Treme.


Year Title Role Note
2008 John Adams George Washington Nominated – Monte-Carlo Television Festival for Outstanding Actor in a Mini Series
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2017 The Gettysburg Address Abraham Lincoln

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List of portrayalsEdit

No. Photo Historical Figure Portrayed in Year Media Number of Times Portrayed Character
1 George Washington played by David Morse George Washington John Adams 2008 Television Miniseries 1
2 George Washington voiced by David Morse George Washington
The Hall of Presidents 2009 – present Amusement Ride 2
3 100px Abraham Lincoln
The Gettysburg Address 2017 Documentary 1

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