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David Morse made his motion picture debut in Richard Donner's acclaimed drama, Inside Moves. He went on to star in George B. and two Sean Penn dramas, The Indian Runner and The Crossing Guard. He co-starred in F. Gary Gray's The Negotiator, Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, Robert Zemeckis' Contact and Renny Harlin's The Long Kiss Goodnight. Other feature credits include The Rock, Extreme Measures, The Good Son, Desperate Hours, The Getaway, and Personal Foul. He was recently seen in Antonio Banderas' directorial debut, Crazy in Alabama and the Lars Von Trier musical Dancer in the Dark opposite Björk and Catherine Deneuve. He is currently filming the Castle Rock action comedy Bait opposite Jamie Foxx and Doug Hutchison.

Morse is well known for his role as Dr. Jack Boomer Morrison in the Emmy-winning ensemble drama St. Elsewhere. Other TV series roles include ABC's Our Family Business and the sitcom Big Wave Dave's. Morse also starred in the telefilms Murder: Live, Prototype, Shattered Vows, Stephen King's ‘The Langoliers,' When Dreams Come True, Six Against the Rock, Downpayment on Murder, A Place at the Table, Winnie, The Brotherhood of the Rose, Cry in the Wild, Cross of Fire and TNT's Tecumseh: The Last Warrior. Most recently he completed the lead role in Diary of a City Priest for PBS.

Morse won a DramaLogue Award for his Los Angeles stage role in Of Mice and Men. Other stage appearances include the Off-Broadway productions of The Trading Post, Threads and A Death in the Family. He starred in the Seattle Rep world premiere presentation of Redwood Curtain and worked in over 30 productions between 1971-77 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 last season in Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, How I Learned to Drive. For his starring role, Morse won the DramaLogue Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Obie.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)