David Morse

David Bowditch Morse (born October 11, 1953) is an American stage, television, and film actor. He first came to national attention as Dr. Jack Morrison in the medical drama St. Elsewhere from 1982 to 1988. Morse continued his movie career with roles in Dancer in the Dark, The Negotiator, The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Crossing Guard, The Rock, Extreme Measures, Twelve Monkeys, 16 Blocks, and Hounddog. In 2006, Morse had a recurring role as Detective Michael Tritter on the medical drama House for which he received an Emmy Award nomination.  Morse portrayed George Washington in the 2008 HBO Miniseries John Adams, which garnered him a second Emmy nomination. Morse has received acclaim for his portrayal of Uncle Peck on the Off-Broadway play How I Learned to Drive for which he earned a Drama Desk and Obie Award. He also had success on Broadway, portraying James "Sharky" Harkin in The Seafarer. As of 2011, Morse is a regular on the HBO series, "Treme". Description above from the Wikipedia article David Morse, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Green Mile (1999)

Tear-jerkerIntenseDramaticPowerful

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Darabont
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Bonnie Hunt  •  David Morse

World War Z (2013)

Action-packedAdventurousEpicFuturistic

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Forster
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mireille Enos  •  James Badge Dale  •  Elyes Gabel

16 Blocks (2006)

Fast pacedAction-packedEnjoyableThrilling

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Yasiin Bey  •  David Morse  •  Jenna Stern

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Donner
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Yasiin Bey  •  David Morse  •  Jenna Stern

Bait (2000)

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  David Morse  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  David Paymer

Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get out of prison and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  David Morse  •  Robert Pastorelli  •  David Paymer

Contact (1997)

EpicThought provoking

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  David Morse  •  Matthew McConaughey  •  James Woods

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

DepressingDarkEmotionalTear-jerker

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Desperate Hours (1990)

A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Lindsay Crouse

A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Cimino
CAST:  Mickey Rourke  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Mimi Rogers  •  Lindsay Crouse

Disturbia (2007)

ScaryMind blowingAction-packedThrilling

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't come back out. Kale and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  D. J. Caruso
CAST:  Shia LaBeouf  •  Sarah Roemer  •  Carrie-Anne Moss  •  David Morse

Double Vision (2002)

An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuo-Fu Chen
CAST:  David Morse  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  René Liu  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

An FBI Agent pairs with a troubled Taiwan cop to hunt for a serial killer who's embedding a mysterious fungus in the brains of victims.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kuo-Fu Chen
CAST:  David Morse  •  Tony Leung Ka-fai  •  René Liu  •  Yang Kuei-Mei

Down in the Valley (2005)

On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is suspicious of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jacobson
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  David Morse  •  Rory Culkin

On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is suspicious of her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Jacobson
CAST:  Edward Norton  •  Evan Rachel Wood  •  David Morse  •  Rory Culkin

Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story (2005)

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gatins
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Ben Crane believes that a severely injured racehorse deserves another chance. He and his daughter Cale adopt the mare and save it from being sacrificed by the owner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Gatins
CAST:  Kurt Russell  •  Dakota Fanning  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Elisabeth Shue

Extreme Measures (1996)

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  David Morse

Guy Luthan, a British doctor working at a hospital in New York, starts making unwelcome enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. After the trail leads Luthan to the door of an eminent surgeon at the hospital, Luthan soon finds ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Gene Hackman  •  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  David Morse

Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Hope Davis  •  Mika Boorem

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Scott Hicks
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Anton Yelchin  •  Hope Davis  •  Mika Boorem

Nearing Grace (2006)

Having recently lost his mother, teenager Henry Nearing develops a crush on seductive classmate Grace, who toys with him. Though he has been friends with Merna for a long time, he fails to see her sincere attraction to him, and instead wastes time with the uncaring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Jordana Brewster  •  Ashley Johnson  •  David Moscow

Having recently lost his mother, teenager Henry Nearing develops a crush on seductive classmate Grace, who toys with him. Though he has been friends with Merna for a long time, he fails to see her sincere attraction to him, and instead wastes time with the uncaring ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Rosenthal
CAST:  Gregory Smith  •  Jordana Brewster  •  Ashley Johnson  •  David Moscow

Proof of Life (2000)

GrippingBrilliantThrillingIntense

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Russell Crowe  •  David Morse  •  Pamela Reed

Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Meg Ryan  •  Russell Crowe  •  David Morse  •  Pamela Reed

The Good Son (1993)

A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Elijah Wood  •  Wendy Crewson  •  David Morse

A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph Ruben
CAST:  Macaulay Culkin  •  Elijah Wood  •  Wendy Crewson  •  David Morse

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Fast pacedAction-packedCleverFun

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Yvonne Zima  •  Craig Bierko

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Renny Harlin
CAST:  Geena Davis  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Yvonne Zima  •  Craig Bierko

The Negotiator (1998)

Action-packedFast pacedViolentBrainy

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Kevin Spacey  •  David Morse  •  Ron Rifkin

The Rock (1996)

Action-packedFunAdventurousSuspenseful

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 million in war ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Bay
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Nicolas Cage  •  Ed Harris  •  John Spencer

The Slaughter Rule (2002)

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Smith  •  Andrew J. Smith
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  David Morse  •  Clea DuVall  •  David Cale

A young man finds solace with a young woman, his mother, and a high-school football coach who recruits him to quarterback a six-man team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Smith  •  Andrew J. Smith
CAST:  Ryan Gosling  •  David Morse  •  Clea DuVall  •  David Cale
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