Actor David Morse

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on December 7, 2003

David Morse of Hack is one of my favorite dramatic actors. What can you tell me about him?

—Janette S., Texas

Hack isn’t David Morse’s first series. He played Dr. Jack Morrison on St. Elsewhere, which aired from 1982 to 1988. Morse, 50, has built up an impressive list of credits over the course of his career. He made his film debut in Inside Moves and has co-starred in The Green Mile, Proof of Life and Contact. Although he’s made movies with Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe and Sean Connery, Morse says the theater is his first love. He made his Broadway debut in On the Waterfront. He went on to win the Drama League Award, the Drama Desk Award and an Obie for his starring role in an off-Broadway production of How I Learned to Drive. He worked in more than 30 productions with the Boston Repertory Company from 1971 to 1977. Morse was born in Massachusetts and now lives in Philadelphia, where Hack is filmed, with his wife and children—twin sons and a daughter. He and his wife decided to move to Philly to be closer to his wife’s family after the 1994 earthquake in Los Angeles destroyed their home.