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Born Oct. 11, 1953, in Beverly, Mass., David Morse spent the bulk of the 1970s on the Boston stage, performing in more than 30 productions with the Boston Repertory Company. In 1980, the 6-foot-4-inch actor made his film debut opposite John Savage in the Richard Donner drama Inside Moves. But his big break came in 1982 with the role of Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison in the NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere."

By the late 1990s, Morse was landing bigger supporting roles such as Jodie Foster's father in Contact, the kidnapped husband in Proof of Life and a prison guard in The Green Mile. His other movies include The Rock, Dancer in the Dark, The Long Kiss Goodnight and Disturbia.

For the 2002 film Double Vision, Morse became the first English-speaking actor to ever be nominated for a Golden Horse, the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars. In 2006, he delivered a critically acclaimed guest turn on "House, M.D.," and in 2008 earned an Emmy nod for his portrayal of George Washington in the "John Adams" miniseries.

David Morse in Passengers

Passengers

2008 PG-13

When therapist Claire Summers starts working with the surviving passengers of a plane crash, she discovers that their individual accounts of the tragedy differ significantly from the airline's official version.

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  • David Morse in 12 Monkeys 12 Monkeys
  • David Morse in The Odd Life of Timothy Green The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • David Morse in World War Z World War Z
  • David Morse in Horns Horns
  • David Morse in Mother and Child Mother and Child
  • David Morse in The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker
  • David Morse in The Green Mile The Green Mile
  • David Morse in Contact Contact
  • David Morse in Disturbia Disturbia
  • David Morse in The Long Kiss Goodnight The Long Kiss Goodnight
  • David Morse in The Rock The Rock
  • David Morse in Dancer in the Dark Dancer in the Dark
  • David Morse in Outsiders Outsiders
  • David Morse in Proof of Life Proof of Life
  • David Morse in Hearts in Atlantis Hearts in Atlantis
  • David Morse in The Langoliers The Langoliers
  • David Morse in Bait Bait
  • David Morse in John Adams John Adams
  • David Morse in Drive Angry Drive Angry
  • David Morse in Dreamer Dreamer
  • David Morse in The Good Son The Good Son
  • David Morse in Hounddog Hounddog
  • David Morse in Crazy in Alabama Crazy in Alabama
  • David Morse in 16 Blocks 16 Blocks
  • David Morse in Inside Moves Inside Moves
  • David Morse in St. Elsewhere: Season 1 St. Elsewhere: Season 1
  • David Morse in Six Against the Rock Six Against the Rock
  • David Morse in Desperate Hours Desperate Hours
  • David Morse in Magic Kid 2 Magic Kid 2
  • David Morse in Murder Live! Murder Live!
  • David Morse in Diary of a City Priest Diary of a City Priest
  • David Morse in Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided
  • David Morse in The Slaughter Rule The Slaughter Rule
  • David Morse in Double Vision Double Vision
  • David Morse in Nearing Grace Nearing Grace
  • David Morse in The War That Made America The War That Made America
  • David Morse in Treme Treme
  • David Morse in Collaborator Collaborator
  • David Morse in McCanick McCanick
  • David Morse in Winter in the Blood Winter in the Blood
  • David Morse in Shanghai Shanghai