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Sam Waterston

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." Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Waterston, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Nov 15, 1940 In Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Man in the Woods
Latest Project:
Movie On the Basis of Sex 2018-12-25
Known For
Poster of Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators
Poster of The Nightmare Years
Poster of Lincoln
Poster of A Walk in the Woods
Movie The Man in the Woods Headmaster Waldorf 2021
Movie The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science Charlie Mayo 2018-09-25
Movie On the Basis of Sex Erwin Griswold 2018-12-25
Movie Jane Fonda in Five Acts Himself 2018-01-21
Series Godless Marshall John Cook 2017-11-22
Movie Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Narrator (voice) 2017-06-17
Movie Anesthesia Prof. Walter Zarrow 2016-01-08
Movie Miss Sloane George Dupont 2016-11-25
Series Grace and Frankie Sol Bergstein 2015-05-08
Movie Please Be Normal Dad 2015-03-20
Series Jo Unknown 2013-01-17
Series The Newsroom Charlie Skinner 2012-06-24
Series Prohibition Voice (voice) 2011-10-02
Movie The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Himself 2010-10-30
Series Masters of Science Fiction Unknown 2007-08-03
Movie The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays John Honeyman (segment "A Walk in the Woods") 2006-05-02
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Jack McCoy 2005-03-03
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Le Divorce Chester Walker 2003-08-08
Movie The Matthew Shepard Story Dennis Shepard 2002-03-16
Movie A House Divided David Dickson 2000-07-30
Movie In Bad Taste Himself 2000-01-01
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jack McCoy 1999-09-20
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Miracle at Midnight Dr. Karl Koster 1998-03-17
Movie Exiled Jack McCoy 1998-11-08
Series Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Thomas Jefferson (voice) 1997-11-04
Movie Shadow Conspiracy The President 1997-01-25
Series Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (voice) 1997-02-18
Movie The Proprietor Harry Bancroft 1996-09-09
Movie Nixon Richard Helms 1995-12-22
Movie The Journey of August King Mooney Wright 1995-09-14
Movie David's Mother John Nils 1994-04-10
Movie Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Daniel Chamberlain 1994-02-26
Movie Serial Mom Eugene Sutphin 1994-04-13
Movie The Enemy Within President William Foster 1994-08-24
Movie Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage Tom Wingfield (archive footage) 1994-12-19
Movie I'll Fly Away: Then and Now Forrest Bedford 1993-10-11
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie A Captive in the Land Royce 1993-01-15
Series I'll Fly Away 1991-10-07
Movie The Man in the Moon Matthew Trant 1991-09-30
Series The Civil War Abraham Lincoln 1990-09-23
Series Law & Order Jack McCoy 1990-09-13
Movie Mindwalk Jack Edwards 1990-09-09
Series Tales from the Crypt Unknown 1989-06-10
Movie Lantern hill Andrew Stuart 1989-08-29
Movie Welcome Home Woody 1989-09-29
Movie Crimes and Misdemeanors Ben 1989-10-13
Series The Nightmare Years Bill Shirer 1989-11-17
Movie Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami Prosecutor 1988-12-30
Movie A Walk in the Woods John Honeyman 1988-01-01
Series Lincoln Abraham Lincoln 1988-03-27
Movie Devil's Paradise Jones 1987-05-07
Movie The Room Upstairs Travis Coles 1987-01-31
Movie September Peter 1987-12-18
Movie Flagrant Désir Inspecteur Gerry Morrison 1986-06-11
Movie Just Between Friends Harry Crandall 1986-03-21
Movie The Fifth Missile Capt. Allard Renslow 1986-02-23
Movie Hannah and Her Sisters David 1986-02-07
Movie Warning Sign Cal Morse 1985-08-23
Movie Finnegan Begin Again Paul Broadbent 1985-02-24
Movie Love Lives On Bernie 1985-03-31
Movie The Killing Fields Sydney Schanberg 1984-11-02
Movie The Boy Who Loved Trolls Ofoeti 1984-08-01
Movie Dempsey Doc Kearns 1983-09-28
Movie In Defense of Kids Paul Wilcox 1983-04-06
Series Q.E.D. 1982-03-23
Movie Hopscotch Jack Cutter 1980-09-26
Movie Sweet William William McClusky 1980-04-11
Series Oppenheimer Robert Oppenheimer 1980-10-29
Movie Friendly Fire C.D. Bryan 1980-11-09
Movie Heaven's Gate Frank Canton 1980-11-19
Movie Eagle's Wing White Bull 1979-11-23
Movie Interiors Mike 1978-08-02
Movie Capricorn One Lt. Col. Peter Willis 1977-12-10
Movie Sweet Revenge Le Clerq 1976-06-06
Movie Journey Into Fear Mr. Graham 1975-08-08
Movie Rancho Deluxe Cecil Colson 1975-03-14
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Reflections of Murder Michael Elliott 1974-11-24
Movie The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway 1974-03-27
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Benedick 1973-02-02
Movie The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield 1973-12-16
Movie Savages James, the Limping Man 1972-06-27
Movie Mahoney's Last Stand Felix 1972-01-01
Movie Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? Alex Monte 1971-12-11
Movie Cover Me Babe Cameraman 1970-10-01
Movie Three Taylor 1969-12-23
Movie Generation Desmond 1969-12-15
Movie Fitzwilly Oliver 1967-04-19
Movie The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean 1966-10-01
Series Jeopardy! Unknown 1964-03-30
Series Dr. Kildare Unknown 1961-09-27
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24