David Morse
actor
David Morse
David Bowditch Morse 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 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.
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David Morse Turns Mountain Man for New TV Series ‘Outsiders’
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Coal and moonshine fuel the new TV drama "Outsiders," a cable series starring David Morse as a leader of a clan of Appalachian mountain rebels.
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Movie Review: Concussion... Fumbles
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Concussion is a dramatic thriller which begins like a murder mystery. A puffy and peculiar acting David Morse who portrays Hall of Fame football player Mike Webster is living in his jalopy in Pittsburgh with mylar covering one window, his worldly possessions in his backseat and is homeless. Alcoholic, he visits a doctor and complains of memory problems, headaches, suicidal thoughts and begs for help. The doctor gives him Haldol and a pat on the back. Webster commits suicide. David Morse's performance is Oscar- worthy. Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu performs an autopsy on Webster. Two-times Oscar nominee Smith is barely recognizable as Dr. Omalu. With an almost sing-song speech pattern, Smith owns the character of this proud, well-educated forensic neuropathologist raised in Nigeria who longs for recognition in American medicine. Dr. Omalu does not use the same knife on different cadavers out of respect for the dead. He talks to his corpses asking them to tell him how they died and pl ...
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Knowing What To Do If There's A School Shooting Still Hazy At Colleges
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds. The AP looked at public colleges and universities in more than 40 states after yet another shooting rampage, the killing of nine people at an Oregon community college Oct. 1. On Friday, there was more bloodshed, with one person killed and three wounded at an Arizona university. At some institutions, such as the Colorado School of Mines and Arkansas State University, training on how to respond to an armed intruder has become as much a part of fall orientation as lessons on alcohol abuse. Students hear presentations covering their options, such as running, hiding or fighting back. Other schools have purely voluntary training. Or they put information on what to do ...
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'Treme' Final Season Trailer: It's All Coming To An End
The Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's all coming to an end for "Treme." The HBO drama is returning for a final season of five episodes to say goodbye to New Orleans. "Treme" Season 4 kicks off 38 months after Hurricane Katrina with Barack Obama being elected to the White House. Look for big changes as the new Obama administration brings attention and aid to the battered city. The final season of "Treme," which stars Melissa Leo, Wendell Pierce, Khandi Alexander, Clarke Peters, Rob Brown, Steven Zahn, Kim Dickens, Michiel Huisman, David Morse, Jon Seda, India Ennenga and Chris Coy, debuts on Sunday, Dec. 1. Read More... More on Reality-Free
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How to Talk Your Way Into a First Class Upgrade
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We've all done that walk past the first class passengers, and no matter how many times you do it, it still stings just a little, doesn't it? Seeing the fluffy blankets and comfy chairs, hearing the sound of ice tinkling happily in glasses not made out of toxic plastic... it just makes the parade to the back of the plane -- the place where old coffee and baby vomit are forever joined -- all the more painful. I fly often for work and pleasure and have been in first class a time or two. I always assumed this was due to my stunning good looks and sparkling personality -- until my husband reminded me it was because of my ginormous amount of miles, tomatoes/tomahtos. Turns out, though, there is an art to securing an upgrade, and it should not include bribes... though my mother did arrive to the Frontier gate with Harry and David's Moose Munch and miraculously found her way to a first class window seat on an overbooked holiday flight. Just a little something to keep in mind. I asked R ...
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Cory Monteith's McCanick Movie Review: "Daring Performance" Before Death
US Magazine - over 3 years
Cory Monteith's memory will live on through his intense final performance in McCanick. The 31-year-old late Glee actor, who died from a heroin and alcohol overdose on July 13, stars in the Josh C. Waller-directed film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, Sept. 9. Monteith has a meaty role in the small, dark, dreary and slow-moving drama. Monteith plays small-time drug dealer and hustler Simon Weeks, who had a tough-luck childhood and turned to working the streets. Monteith is first seen in a hoodie with stringy hair, talking tough and smoking a cigarette. It is a startling change from those used to seeing him sing and dance as Finn Hudson on Glee. PHOTOS: Stars gone too soon Simon is being relentlessly targeted by a grizzled, tortured detective, played by David Morse. It is unclear as to why the cop is obsessed with him, though he may possibly have been linked with a congressman's murder. Confusing flashbacks muddle the story further, and the ...
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Video: Cory Monteith's 'McCanick' clip shows him as street hustler
LATimes - over 3 years
In his career as an actor, Cory Monteith wasn¿t known for his film roles. But the ¿Glee¿ star, who died over the weekend at 31,  was starting to beef up his movie resume, and in September shot a film in which he played a man who struggled with addiction. Titled ¿McCanick¿ and directed by Josh Waller, the movie follows a cop by that name ( David Morse ) as he tries to solve a murder, and enlists Monteith¿s character, a street hustler who has just been paroled after a seven-year prison stint, to help him. PHOTOS: Celebrities who died young In a new clip, above, Monteith can be seen in hoodie and long hair as he leans in to McCanick¿s car, insisting he has a job and nervously deliberating on how much to tell the law-enforcement agent what he knows about a crime. The role was personal to Monteith, who had spent years battling his own addiction issues. "He didn't say it was a cathartic experience, but you could sense it," Waller told my colleague Amy Kaufman. ALSO: 'Glee ...
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Zaki Hasan: Zaki's Review: World War Z
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For the past several years we've seen the tropes, vernacular and iconography of the "zombie apocalypse" worm their way into the mainstream. What had always been a niche of a niche until now, typified by writer/director George A. Romero's trailblazing 1969 shocker Night of the Living Dead, has given way in the past decade to such genre-busting efforts as 2004's parody Shaun of the Dead, and AMC TV drama The Walking Dead, which enjoys the kind of ratings usually reserved for doctor and lawyer shows on the broadcast nets. In that sense, World War Z, director Marc Forster's big budget, big spectacle star vehicle for Brad Pitt, feels very much like the culmination of that mainstreaming, and thus can't help but seem watered down and ordinary when compared with some of the boundary-breakers that have come before it. Arriving with a hefty price tag in the vicinity of $200 million, World War Z proudly brandishes its blockbuster bona fides. Gone is much of the visceral horror and und ...
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Steven Suskin: Aisle View: Skeleton in the Closet
Huffington Post - over 3 years
There's a skeleton in the closet in Steven Levenson's moderately interesting but ultimately unsatisfying new play, The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin. Levenson keeps us guessing -- and keeps us curious about his secret -- for about two-thirds of the evening. The secret finally spills out, immediately followed by the most engrossing scene in the show. After which the tension, and our attention, dissipates and the 100-minute play starts to seem overlong. We know within a few minutes that the middle-aged stranger who turns up in James Durnin's cluttered living room is his father, direct from five years in prison. But why was he sent away? Something so bad happened -- seemingly -- that the viewer's mind might reasonably stray from the plot at hand, and not to the play's advantage. When the pair get into an intense scene, we wonder: was Tom Durnin put away for molesting this now-grown boy? When Tom plays a scene with a naive twenty-something girl, we wonder: Is ...
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Poignant Scene Turns Actor's Head
Wall Street Journal - over 3 years
Curtain Raisers: Last Tuesday, actor David Morse opted to see "Pippin," directed by Diane Paulus, at the Music Box Theatre.
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5 Things: Boards of Health, Electric Light, Rotary Club Meeting
Braintree Patch - over 4 years
Fred Trump, father of Donald Trump, was born on this day in 1905. Also born today in history: famous crime novelist Elmore Leanard (1925), actor and Hamilton, MA native David Morse (1953), actress Joan Cusack (1962), and golfer Michelle Wie (1989). 1. The Municipal Light Board meets at 5 p.m. on the second floor of 150 Potter Rd. this evening. 2. The Rotary Club of Braintree meets at Mastrangelo Family Catering at 12:15 p.m. 3. The Board of Health meets at 7 p.m. in the upstairs Johnson Chambers at Town Hall. 4. The Tri-Town Board of Water Commissioners meets in the Johnson Chambers at 10 a.m. 5. Activities today at the Senior Center on Cleveland Avenue include: 9 a.m. Chess 9:30 a.m. Chair Yoga 10 a.m. Photography Group Noon Pool Players 1 p.m. Art Group, Knit/Crochet, Bid Whist and Eye Screenings (free) by appointment
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Good Morning Brighton - Mark Gougherty and Claudia Roblee
Brighton Patch - over 4 years
Here are five tidbits of news and information we hope you'll find useful or entertaining. We're looking for people to participate by filming a video wishing everyone "good morning!" Email Editor Nicole Krawcke at nicole.krawcke@patch.com for more information. Today's greeting comes from Mark Gougherty and Claudia Roblee from ArtVentures. 1. The weather Today will be cloudy, with an 80 percent chance of showers before 8 a.m., and a high near 49 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 33 degrees. 2. Gasoline prices Here's a quick survey of the lowest per-gallon prices for regular gasoline in the Brighton area as of Tuesday night, ...
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Review: Garner's 'Timothy Green' is bad Capra-corn
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Review: Garner's 'Timothy Green' is bad Capra-corn Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 7:30 a.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The movie from novelist and filmmaker Peter Hedges, author of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" and creator of Katie Holmes' lovely independent feature "Pieces of April," strains to Disney-ize the family dysfunction territory he explored so well in those works. Adapting a short story by Ahmet Zappa (son of Frank), writer-director Hedges tries for old-fashioned wholesomeness only to flounder amid a well-intended but sappy tale of a childless couple mystically granted a test run at parenthood. [...] after a dark and stormy night, during which it rains nowhere else in their little town except the Green homestead, a boy named Timothy (CJ Adams, who had a small part in Hedges' "Dan in Real Life") emer ...
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Dark Horse Brewing Said “No Thanks” To Nickelback Endorsement in 2010
Blogger News Network - over 4 years
It happened two years ago, but wasn’t made public until this week. Thanks to a Reddit user, it was revealed that Dark Horse Brewing Company based out of Marshall, Michigan had turned down an endorsement offering from the rock band Nickelback in 2010. Adweek reported this week that though Dark Horse owner David Morse knew that the [...]
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Juanita MORE!: The Bottomless Closet of Juanita MORE!
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I was recently trying to organize my closet -- again. After living in my tiny Tenderloin apartment for 20 years, I long ago ran out of closet space. As a result, between my storage unit (which is packed from floor to ceiling with clear plastic bins highlighted by dress color) and my decent sized walk-in, I am housing major amounts of couture. Some pieces sit in garbage bags while others still have a place hanging on my rack -- and honestly, I can't tell you how many nights that one perfect dress that I was looking for was to be found at the bottom of a garbage bag while a bursting rack of dresses was hanging front of me -- go figure! But, no matter where the clothes end up, they all have the same origins. For the past 20 years I've exclusively worn clothes made by designer Mr. David -- the indefatigable New York-born transplant that has helped influence and create the look and style that has come to define Juanita today. Last year, I curated an exhibition of works by art ...
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Twitter Masturbation Comment Causes School To Cancel Classes
Hard Cop - almost 5 years
I'll bet school officials feel like complete boneheads with egg on their faces after cancelling classes over a tweet about masturbation. I think the school's reaction was a bit premature and things could get messy if the kid milks the situation. Officials say that messages on social media that led to the cancelation of classes at Hartland High School were not threats, but were rather about masturbation. According to a report by The Livingston Daily , Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse says the statement that really started the controversy was "I'm polishing my rifle." Comments
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of David Morse
    FIFTIES
  • 2011
    Age 57
    He was promoted to series regular starting with the show's second season, which began in April 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Morse won the best actor award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for his role in Collaborator. He played an ex-CIA agent in the film World War Z (2013). He played the late NFL player, Mike Webster, in Concussion the biopic of Dr. Bennet Omalu starring Will Smith. In addition to his film and television career, Morse has continued to appear on stage. For his performance in the 1997 Off-Broadway production of Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama How I Learned to Drive, he received an Obie Award, a Drama League Award, a Drama Desk Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award. That same year, he played Father Barry in the play adaptation of On the Waterfront. The play ran for only eight performances. From 2007 to 2008, Morse appeared on Broadway in Conor McPherson's play The Seafarer.
  • 2010
    Age 56
    Morse has stated that out of all of the films he has done, his favorites are The Green Mile, The Crossing Guard, and The Indian Runner. In 2010, he guest starred in two episodes of the HBO drama series Treme, as Lt. Terry Colson of the New Orleans Police Department.
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    From 2010 to 2013, he portrayed Terry Colson, an honest police officer in a corrupt New Orleans police department, on the HBO series Treme.
    More Details Hide Details He currently stars in the WGN America series Outsiders.
  • 2008
    Age 54
    In 2008, Morse portrayed George Washington in the HBO miniseries John Adams, for which his nose was made bigger.
    More Details Hide Details Morse commented: "The first thing that comes to mind is my nose; it was my big idea to do that nose. We didn't have a lot of time, because they asked me to do this about three weeks before they started shooting, and I just kept looking at these portraits and thinking 'this man's face is so commanding'. And I did not feel that my face was very commanding in the way his was. So I convinced them that we should try the nose, and we tried it on, and everybody went 'wow, that's Washington'." Morse's portrayal earned him his second Emmy Award nomination. He is currently reprising the role of Washington in voice form as part of The Hall of Presidents show in Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom.
  • 2006
    Age 52
    In 2006, Morse received a phone call from David Shore, having previously worked with him on the Hack series, who asked him if he would be interested in having a guest role on House.
    More Details Hide Details When Morse watched the show, he could not understand why people watched the show, because he believed that "this House guy is a total jerk". When he told some of his friends about the offer, however, their excited reactions convinced him to accept the role. Morse portrayed Michael Tritter, a detective with a vendetta against Gregory House. He earned his first Emmy Award nomination for his work on the series.
  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 48
    For his role in the 2002 crime-drama film Shuang Tong, Morse was nominated as Best Supporting Actor in the Golden Horse Awards, the first ever nomination for an English-speaking actor.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared as questionable neighbor Mr. Turner in the 2007 release Disturbia. Film critic and commentator John Podhoretz wrote that Morse is a "largely unsung character actor who enlivens and deepens every movie fortunate enough to have him in the cast".
    In 2002, Morse starred as Mike Olshansky, an ex-Philadelphia police officer turned cab driver, in the television film Hack.
    More Details Hide Details The film was so well received that a television series with the same name was created.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 34
    Morse appeared in a number of supporting roles following the finale of St. Elsewhere in 1988.
    More Details Hide Details He is quoted as saying: "I made the decision that I didn't care if there was any money in the role or not. I had to find roles that were different from what I had been doing." His turn in Desperate Hours as antagonist showed a darker Morse. He later starred in The Indian Runner and The Crossing Guard. He has appeared in three adaptations of Stephen King stories: The Langoliers, Hearts in Atlantis, and The Green Mile. He was a guest star on Homicide: Life on the Street, playing the racist cousin of Detective Tim Bayliss.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 28
    Morse's big break came in 1982 when he was cast in the television medical drama St. Elsewhere.
    More Details Hide Details He played Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison, a young physician who is forced to deal with the death of his wife and the struggles of a single parent professional.
  • 1980
    Age 26
    During that time, Morse was listed as one of the twelve most "Promising New Actors of 1980" in John A. Willis' Screen World, Vol. 32.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1971
    Age 17
    After graduating from high school in 1971, Morse studied acting at the William Esper Studio.
    More Details Hide Details He began his acting career in the theater as a player for the Boston Repertory Theatre in the early 1970s. In the mid-1970s, Esquire Jauchem, artistic director of the Boston Repertory Theater, adapted and directed a stage musical version of The Point! that starred 18-year-old David Morse as Oblio. The production later toured to the Trinity Square Repertory Company in Providence. He spent some time in New York's theater community in the early 1980s, before moving into television and film.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Morse was born October 11, 1953, in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of Jacquelyn, a school teacher, and Charles Morse, a sales manager.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised in Essex, Massachusetts and Hamilton, Massachusetts. His middle name, Bowditch, comes from mathematician Nathaniel Bowditch.
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