- 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.
- 1974, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
- 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 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)
- Birth Name: Joseph Morton
- Birth Place: New York, NY
- Profession: Actor
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