David Morse has long been recognized as an actor of great talent and versatility in film, television and theatre. Morse made his motion picture debut in Richard Donner’s acclaimed drama INSIDE MOVES, and then went on to star in two Sean Penn directed dramas, THE INDIAN RUNNER and THE CROSSING GUARD( Independent Spirit Award nomination – Best Supporting Actor). Morse has starred in countless standout film roles such as Alex and Andrew Smith’s independent film, THE SLAUGHTER RULE opposite Ryan Gosling; Scott Hicks’ HEARTS IN ATLANTIS with Anthony Hopkins and Hope Davis; Frank Darabont’s highly acclaimed prison drama, THE GREEN MILE (Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance); Lars Von Trier’s musical drama DANCER IN THE DARK (which won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival) opposite Bjork and Catherine DeNeuve; and Taylor Hackford’s thriller PROOF OF LIFE alongside Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe. Morse’s other feature film credits include: 16 BLOCKS, DOWN IN THE VALLEY, NEARING GRACE, THE DREAMER, CRAZY IN ALABAMA, THE NEGOTIATOR, THE ROCK, 12 MONKEYS, THE GOOD SON and PERSONAL FOUL. Morse has two films soon to be released: DISTURBIA, co-staring Shia LaBeouf and Carrie-Anne Moss,
and HOUNDDOG, in competition at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, with Dakota Fanning and Robin Wright Penn.
Morse most recently shot a multi-episode arc on the critically acclaimed television series HOUSE. In television, Morse is best known for his role as Dr. Jack “Boomer” Morrison in the Emmy- winning ensemble drama, ST. ELSEWHERE. His other TV series roles include CBS’s HACK, ABC’s OUR FAMILY BUSINESS and the sitcom, BIG WAVE DAVE’S. Morse also starred in the telefilms DIARY OF A CITY PRIEST, MURDER LIVE, PROTOTYPE, Stephen King’s THE LANGOLIERS, WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE, SIX AGAINST THE ROCK, DOWN-PAYMENT ON MURDER, A PLACE AT THE TABLE, WINNIE, BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE, CRY IN THE WILD, CROSS OF FIRE and TNT’s TECUMSEH: THE LAST WARRIOR.
On stage, David starred in the Seattle Rep world premiere presentation of “Redwood Curtain” and worked in over thirty
productions from 1971 to 1977 with the Boston Repertory Company. He made his Broadway debut in the role of Father Barry in the theatre adaptation of “On the Waterfront,” and triumphantly returned to the Off-Broadway stage in Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “How I Learned to Drive.” For this starring role, Morse won the Drama League Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Obie Award. Additionally, Morse won DramaLogue and LA Weekly awards for his performance in the Los Angeles production of “Of Mice and Men.” Other stage appearances include the Off-Broadway productions of “The Trading Post,” “Threads” and “A Death in the Family.”