Joe Morton Celebrity

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Birth Name: Joseph Morton

Birth Place: New York, NY

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Decided to pursue a career in performing arts on his first day at Hofstra University.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1968 in the musical Hair.
  • Starred in John Sayles' 1984 cult classic, The Brother from Another Planet.
  • Was cast in two biopics about boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
  • Landed recurring roles on Law & Order and Smallville.
  • Was the reader for Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man audiobook.


  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1974, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner


  • Hopi Morton — Daughter
  • Seta Morton — Daughter
  • Evelyn Morton — Mother
  • Ara Morton — Son
  • Joseph T. Morton — Father
  • Nora Chavooshian — Wife


  • Attended Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY (Drama)