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David Morse, a 6' 4" tall blue-eyed blond who performed on stage for 10 years before breaking into film, became established as a respected supporting, character actor and second lead. He was born the first of four children of Charles, a sales manager, and Jacquelyn Morse, a schoolteacher, on October 11, 1953, in Beverly, Massachusetts. He grew up ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Green Mile
The Green Mile Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
(1999)
Contact
Contact Ted Arroway
(1997)
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker Colonel Reed
(2008)
The Rock
The Rock Major Tom Baxter
(1996)

Filmography

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 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
Gene Palmer
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... Gene Palmer
 2017 The Gettysburg Address (post-production)
Abraham Lincoln (voice)
 2017/I Trouble
Gerry
 2016-2017 Outsiders (TV Series)
Big Foster Farrell
- Unbroken Chain (2017) ... Big Foster Farrell
- What Must Be Done (2017) ... Big Foster Farrell
- The Run (2017) ... Big Foster Farrell
- Stranger in a Strange Land (2017) ... Big Foster Farrell
- Loyal to the Bone (2017) ... Big Foster Farrell
 2015 Concussion
Mike Webster
 2015 True Detective (TV Series)
Eliot Bezzerides
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... Eliot Bezzerides
- Down Will Come (2015) ... Eliot Bezzerides
- The Western Book of the Dead (2015) ... Eliot Bezzerides
 2015/I The Boy
John Henley
 2014 Wall Street (TV Movie)
Conklin
 2010-2013 Treme (TV Series)
Lt. Terry Colson
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... Lt. Terry Colson
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... Lt. Terry Colson
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... Lt. Terry Colson
- This City (2013) ... Lt. Terry Colson
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... Lt. Terry Colson
 2013 McCanick
Eugene 'Mack' McCanick
 2013 Horns
Dale Williams
 2013 Winter in the Blood
Airplane Man
 2013 World War Z
Ex-CIA Agent
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
The Lorax / Robin Hood
- Butchered in Burbank (2012) ... The Lorax / Robin Hood (voice)
 2012 Makete, katsu: Sengo wo tsukutta otoko Yoshida Shigeru (TV Mini-Series)
Douglas MacArthur
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Douglas MacArthur
 2012/I Yellow
Psychologist
 2012 The Odd Life of Timothy Green
James Green, Sr.
 2011 Collaborator
Gus Williams
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series)
Jerry 'The Rainmaker' Raines
- Rainmaker (2011) ... Jerry 'The Rainmaker' Raines
 2011 Drive Angry
Webster
 2010/I The Pond (Short)
Adam 11
 2010 Shanghai
Richard Astor
 2010 Mint Julep
Karl
 2009 Mother and Child
Tom
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Douglas Lydecker
- How to Make a Killing in Big Business: Part 3 (2009) ... Douglas Lydecker
- How to Make a Killing in Big Business: Part 2 (2009) ... Douglas Lydecker
- How to Make a Killing in Big Business: Part 1 (2009) ... Douglas Lydecker
 2009 Empire State (TV Movie)
James Cochrane
 2008 Passengers
Arkin
 2008 The Hurt Locker
Colonel Reed
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
George Washington
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... George Washington (uncredited)
- Unite or Die (2008) ... George Washington
- Reunion (2008) ... George Washington
- Independence (2008) ... George Washington
 2007 Disturbia
Mr. Turner
 2007 Hounddog
Daddy
 2006-2007 House M.D. (TV Series)
Michael Tritter / Detective Michael Tritter
- Words and Deeds (2007) ... Michael Tritter
- Merry Little Christmas (2006) ... Michael Tritter
- Finding Judas (2006) ... Michael Tritter
- Son of Coma Guy (2006) ... Michael Tritter
- Que Será Será (2006) ... Michael Tritter
 2006 A.W.O.L (Short)
Marquette
 2006 16 Blocks
Frank Nugent
 2005 Nearing Grace
Shep Nearing
 2005 Down in the Valley
Wade
 2002-2004 Hack (TV Series)
Mike Olshansky
- The Reckoning (2004) ... Mike Olshansky
- One for My Baby (2004) ... Mike Olshansky
- Misty Blue (2004) ... Mike Olshansky
- Extreme Commerce (2004) ... Mike Olshansky
- Fog of War (2004) ... Mike Olshansky
 2002 Double Vision
Kevin Richter
 2002 The Slaughter Rule
Gideon Ferguson
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis
Adult Bobby Garfield
 2001 Diary of a City Priest
Father John McNamee
 2000 Proof of Life
Peter Bowman
 2000 Bait
Edgar Clenteen
 2000 Dancer in the Dark
Bill Houston
 1999 The Green Mile
Brutus 'Brutal' Howell
 1999 Crazy in Alabama
Dove
 1998 The Negotiator
Adam Beck
 1997 Contact
Ted Arroway
 1997 Murder Live! (TV Movie)
Frank McGrath
 1997 George B.
George
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight
Luke / Daedalus
 1996 Extreme Measures
FBI Agent Frank Hare
 1996 The Rock
Major Tom Baxter
 1995 Twelve Monkeys
Dr. Peters
 1995 The Crossing Guard
John Booth
 1995 Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie)
Galloway
 1995 The Langoliers (TV Mini-Series)
Brian Engle
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Brian Engle
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Brian Engle
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Jim Bayliss
- Colors (1995) ... Jim Bayliss
 1994 The Getaway
Jim Deer Jackson
 1994 Magic Kid II
Jack
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Lenny Sutter
- SeaWest (1993) ... Lenny Sutter
 1993 The Good Son
Jack
 1993 Big Wave Dave's (TV Series)
Dave Bell
- Him (1993) ... Dave Bell
- The Adventures of Ozzie and Marshall (1993) ... Dave Bell
- Dave's Big Wave (1993) ... Dave Bell
- Making Up Is Hard to Do (1993) ... Dave Bell
- The Six Stages of Marshall (1993) ... Dave Bell
 1993 Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie)
Dr. Jim Betts
 1993 The Hat Squad (TV Series)
- Frankie Stein (1993)
 1992 Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster (TV Movie)
Rick Steiner - Fishermen
 1992 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Edward Durrell
- Moment of Doubt (1992) ... Edward Durrell
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Tom McMurdo
- Showdown (1992) ... Tom McMurdo
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie)
Tom McMurdo (segment "Showdown")
 1991 Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (TV Movie)
Bicycle Pete
 1991 The Indian Runner
Joe Roberts
 1990 Desperate Hours
Albert
 1989 Cross of Fire (TV Movie)
Klell Henry
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Chandler
- Wait Until Midnight (1989) ... Chandler
 1989 Brotherhood of the Rose (TV Mini-Series)
Remus
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Remus
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Remus
 1988 Winnie (TV Movie)
Thomas
 1982-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Morrison
- The Last One (1988) ... Dr. Jack Morrison
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... Dr. Jack Morrison
- Split Decision (1988) ... Dr. Jack Morrison
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1988) ... Dr. Jack Morrison
- The Naked Civil Surgeon (1988) ... Dr. Jack Morrison
 1988 A Place at the Table (TV Movie)
Tom Williams
 1987 Personal Foul
 1987 Downpayment on Murder (TV Movie)
Det. Jackson
 1987 Six Against the Rock (TV Movie)
Marvin Hubbard
 1985 When Dreams Come True (TV Movie)
Robert Wynton
 1984 Shattered Vows (TV Movie)
Father Tim
 1983 Prototype (TV Movie)
Michael
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Shoe Store Cop
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
Kevin Mallory
- Equal Opportunity (1981) ... Kevin Mallory
 1981 Our Family Business (TV Movie)
Phil
 1980 Inside Moves
Jerry Maxwell
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Was a member of the Boston Repetory Theater in the mid-1970's. Appeared in "The Little Prince", among other roles. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

Disturbia was a surprise. And I don't know why I was surprised, because I knew when I was asked to do it that there were good people involved. D.J. Caruso and Shia LaBeouf and Carrie-Anne Moss. And Steven Spielberg, obviously, who was producing it. I had been asked to do a lot of those movies that are made to make a lot of money on the first weekend-there's a franchise of "first-weekend movies" ... See more »

Trivia:

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1980" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 32. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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