Biography

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Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor and occasional producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in 1984's The Killing Fields, and his Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe-, Screen Actors Guild-, BAFTA- and Emmy Awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his forty-five year career. Allmovie has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances."

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor and occasional producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in 1984's The Killing Fields, and his Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe-, Screen Actors Guild-, BAFTA- and Emmy Awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his forty-five year career. Allmovie has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances."

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 89

Birthday 1940-11-15

Place of Birth Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Man in the Woods as Headmaster Waldorf
2018 On the Basis of Sex as Erwin Griswold
2017 Godless(7 episodes) as Marshall John Cook
2017 Godless(0 episodes) as Marshal John Cook
2017 Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators as Narrator (voice)
2016 Miss Sloane as George Dupont
2016 Anesthesia as Prof. Walter Zarrow
2015 Grace and Frankie(52 episodes) as Sol Bergstein
2015 Please Be Normal as Dad
2013 Jo(1 episode)
2012 The Newsroom(27 episodes) as Charlie Skinner
2011 Prohibition(5 episodes) as Reader (voice)
2010 The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear as Himself
2007 Masters of Science Fiction(1 episode)
2005 The Colbert Report(1 episode)
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury(1 episode) as Jack McCoy
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury(1 episode)
2003 Le Divorce as Chester Walker
2002 The Matthew Shepard Story as Dennis Shepard
2000 A House Divided as David Dickson
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1 episode) as Jack McCoy
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(2 episodes)
1999 Family Guy(3 episodes)
1998 Exiled as Jack McCoy
1998 Miracle at Midnight as Dr. Karl Koster
1997 Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery(2 episodes) as Thomas Jefferson (voice)
1997 Thomas Jefferson(3 episodes) as Thomas Jefferson (voice)
1997 Shadow Conspiracy as The President
1996 The Proprietor as Harry Bancroft
1995 Nixon as Richard Helms
1995 The Journey of August King as Mooney Wright
1994 The Enemy Within as President William Foster
1994 Serial Mom as Eugene Sutphin
1994 David's Mother as John Nils
1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker as Daniel Chamberlain
1993 I'll Fly Away: Then and Now as Forrest Bedford
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(2 episodes)
1993 A Captive in the Land as Royce
1991 I'll Fly Away(39 episodes)
1991 The Man in the Moon as Matthew Trant
1990 The Civil War(17 episodes) as Abraham Lincoln
1990 Law & Order(368 episodes) as Jack McCoy
1990 Mindwalk as Jack Edwards
1989 The Nightmare Years(4 episodes) as Bill Shirer
1989 Crimes and Misdemeanors as Ben
1989 Welcome Home as Woody
1989 Lantern hill as Andrew Stuart
1989 Tales from the Crypt(1 episode)
1988 Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami as Prosecutor
1988 Lincoln(2 episodes) as Abraham Lincoln
1987 Devil's Paradise as Jones
1987 The Room Upstairs as Travis Coles
1987 September as Peter
1986 Flagrant Désir as Inspecteur Gerry Morrison
1986 Just Between Friends as Harry Crandall
1986 The Fifth Missile as Capt. Allard Renslow
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters as David
1985 Warning Sign as Cal Morse
1985 Love Lives On as Bernie
1985 Finnegan Begin Again as Paul Broadbent
1984 The Killing Fields as Sydney Schanberg
1984 The Boy Who Loved Trolls as Ofoeti
1983 Dempsey as Doc Kearns
1983 In Defense of Kids as Paul Wilcox
1982 Q.E.D.(7 episodes)
1980 Heaven's Gate as Frank Canton
1980 Oppenheimer(7 episodes) as Robert Oppenheimer
1980 Hopscotch as Jack Cutter
1980 Sweet William as William McClusky
1979 Eagle's Wing as White Bull
1979 Friendly Fire as C.D. Bryan
1978 Interiors as Mike
1977 Capricorn One as Lt. Col. Peter Willis
1976 Sweet Revenge as Le Clerq
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 Journey Into Fear as Mr. Graham
1975 Rancho Deluxe as Cecil Colson
1974 Reflections of Murder as Michael Elliott
1974 The Great Gatsby as Nick Carraway
1973 The Glass Menagerie as Tom Wingfield
1973 Much Ado About Nothing as Benedick
1972 Savages as James, the Limping Man
1972 Mahoney's Last Stand as Felix
1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? as Alex Monte
1970 Cover Me Babe as Cameraman
1969 Three as Taylor
1969 Generation as Desmond
1967 Fitzwilly as Oliver
1966 The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean
1964 Jeopardy!(1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare(2 episodes)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)

Production

1995 The Journey of August KingProducer

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