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Joe Morton Biography

Birth Name:
Joseph Morton
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

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


  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: winner


  • Hopi Morton -- Daughter
  • Seta Morton -- Daughter
  • Joseph T. Morton -- Father
  • Evelyn Morton -- Mother
  • Ara Morton -- Son