David Morse

  • Birth Name: David Bowditch Morse
  • Birth Place: Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director

Fast Facts

  • Studied acting with William Esper.
  • Joined the Boston Repertory Theater in 1971.
  • Directed two episodes of St. Elsewhere.
  • Moved with his family to Philadelphia—his wife Susan Wheeler Duff's hometown—after their Los Angeles home was destroyed in the 1994 earthquake.
  • Worked as a Boston taxi driver to make ends meet in 1972; 30 years later, he landed a role as a Philly cabbie in the drama series Hack.
  • Was the first English-speaking actor nominated for the Golden Horse Award (Taiwan's Chinese-language Oscar) for his supporting performance in the 2002 film Double Vision.
  • Appeared in the 2007 Broadway play The Seafarer, in which he was the only American in an all-Irish cast.
  • Has a number of allergies, which have hampered his ability to go out to restaurants and clubs while on location.


  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1996, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Charles Morse — Father
  • Jacquelyn Morse — Mother
  • Susan Wheeler Duff — Wife