Actor David Morse arrives at the HBO premiere of "John Adams" at the Museum of Modern Art, Monday, March 3, 2008, in New York. Morse was born Oct. 11, 1953, in Hamilton, Mass. The tall (6'4"), blue-eyed actor is the son of a school teacher and a sales manager. He has three younger sisters. He is married to actress Susan Wheeler Duff and has three children.
Actor David Morse arrives at the movie premiere of "16 Blocks" in New York, Monday, Feb. 27, 2006. His acting career took off when he starred as Dr. Jack Morrison in the hit medical drama St. Elsewhere (1982-88). He subsequently secured roles in movies such as 16 Blocks, The Green Mile, Disturbia, The Long Kiss Goodnight, The Rock, Extreme Measures and Twelve Monkeys.
David Morse, center, as George Washington, and Paul Giamatti, left, as John Adams, in a scene from the HBO miniseries "John Adams" for which both men received Emmy Award nominations. In 2006, Morse had a recurring role as Det. Michael Tritter on the medical drama House, which also gained him an Emmy Award nomination.
Credit: HBO/Kent Eanes
Morse's nose was made bigger for his role as George Washington in "John Adams." He said "It was my big idea to do that nose. ... I just kept looking at these portraits and thinking 'This man's face is so commanding,' and I did not feel that my face was very commanding in the way his was. So I convinced them that we should try the nose, and we tried it on, and everybody went, 'Wow, that's Washington.'"