David Morse


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  • Birth Name: David Bowditch Morse
  • Birth Place: Beverly, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/11/1953, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; director
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The Beat Goes On: Treme Settles in for the "Long Haul" of Season 2

In an early episode of Treme's second season, a disc jockey asks one of the show's musician characters how his new album is selling. "Selling?" the musician replies in almost disbelief. "It's jazz, man."

The dialogue is a perfect metaphor for the HBO drama, whose co-creators, The Wire's David Simon and Eric Overmyer, have always favored atmosphere and character over plot. Like that incredulous musician, Simon is more concerned with art than television ratings, because he says it's the...read more

Cheers & Jeers: David Morse Does Knockout Work on Lights Out

Cheers to Lights Out for putting David Morse back into the spotlight.  

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 The 57-year-old actor is no stranger to quality TV drama, from his 1982-88 stint as...read more

Mega Buzz: New Faces and Places on Housewives, The Closer and Fringe

Every week, senior editors Mickey O'Connor and Adam Bryant satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com.

Do you know which Desperate Housewives kid was switched at birth? — Daniel
Our source is saying that the new season will raise several possibilities, and that we shouldn't jump to any conclusions based on this recasting. That said, Lynette's daughter Penny will have more heavy lifting to do this season, acting-wise...read more


Drive Angry
'Treme 09' Preview (HBO)
Down In The Valley

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Drive Angry
The Hurt Locker
World War Z

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Treme, Season 4: Invitation to the Set
Treme: Season 4 Invitation to the Set
...To Miss New Orleans
Sunset on Louisianne

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TV Listings



Year Title Description
2013 Mccanick Movie, Actor - Eugene "Mack" McCanick
2013 Mccanick Movie, Producer
2013 World War Z Movie, Actor - Ex-CIA Agent
2012 The Barnes Collection TV Show Series, Narrator
2011 Drive Angry Movie, Actor - Webster

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Treme's Finale Is About the Characters, Not New Orleans

From the beginning, Treme co-creator and executive producer Eric Overmyer has insisted that HBO's post-Katrina New Orleans drama is a different animal from The Wire.

And Overmyer says Sunday's 80-minute finale (10/9c on HBO) proves the point again. While Overmyer's co-creator David Simon often ended seasons of The Wire with big thematic statements, Overmyer says their approach with Treme was to remain solely focused on the characters... read more

Pilot News: Latest ABC Castings Include Angel Alum, David Morse

I have said it before, I say it again: The Buffyverse is en fuego these days.

Angel's Amy Acker, who currently is sporting some nassssty scars on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, has joined ABC's murder-mystery pilot Happy Town, playing the wife of Geoff Stults' top cop.

Elsewhere on the Alphabet network, both Michael Nouri and David Morse have taken residence in Empire State, playing ... read more

David Morse Remakes History in HBO's John Adams

In HBO's historical miniseries John Adams (Sundays at 9 pm/ET), David Morse is tasked with the role of recreating one of the United States' most legendary figures, George Washington. We chatted with him about playing the first president, brushing up on his history and remembering some favorite gigs on his résumé. TVGuide.com: How did you prepare to play George Washington?David Morse: I didn't have a lot of time. I found out about three weeks before shooting that I was going to do it. It was really a cram session. Obviously I was looking at every single portrait I could find just to get some feeling of how people saw him and how he held himself. Literally, I started reading from the moment I started to the day I wrapped. TVGuide.com: Describe your interpretation. Morse: When I looked at por read more

Casting About: Jamie Kennedy Goes... Bionic?!

OK, now this sounds funny: Per the Hollywood Reporter, in the Fox pilot Me & Lee?, Jamie Kennedy will play a guy whose aches and pains are are cured when he undergoes "bionic" back surgery in the basement of Six Million Dollar Man star Lee Majors' Bev Hills mansion. According to the plot, Farrah's ex — who'll play himself — built a secret lab down there after his series work left him fixated on bionics. In other casting news, Tom Wilkinson and David Morse have been added to the ensemble cast of HBO's John Adams miniseries, in which Paul Giamatti plays the second U.S. prez. Wilkinson will play ol' Ben Franklin; Morse, George Washington. read more

Is the ego-trippin’ guest ...

Question: Is the ego-trippin’ guest "star" David Morse from House?

Answer: No. BTW, the cast of the show-that-shall-remain-nameless is, according to my spy, "a hardworking bunch of pros who know how to put up with a lot. They don't complain lightly."

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