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Sam Waterston

Actor | * 11/15/1940 (78) | Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. 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 fifty-year career. He has also starred in numerous stage productions. AllMovie historian Hal Erickson characterized Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances." Waterston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2012. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Waterston

Emmy Award Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

Movies with Sam Waterston as Actor(67)

as Headmaster Waldorf2019 The Man in the Woods
as Erwin Griswold2018 On the Basis of Sex
as George Dupont2016 Miss Sloane
as Prof. Walter Zarrow2016 Anesthesia
as Dad2015 Please Be Normal
as Chester Walker2003 Le Divorce
as Dennis Shepard2002 The Matthew Shepard Story
as David Dickson2000 A House Divided
as Dr. Karl Koster1998 Miracle at Midnight
as Jack McCoy1998 Exiled
as The President1997 Shadow Conspiracy
as Harry Bancroft1996 The Proprietor
as Mooney Wright1995 The Journey of August King
as Richard Helms1995 Nixon
as Eugene Sutphin1994 Serial Mom
as John Nils1994 David's Mother
as President William Foster1994 The Enemy Within
as Tom Wingfield (archive footage)1994 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
as Forrest Bedford1993 I'll Fly Away: Then and Now
as Matthew Trant1991 The Man in the Moon
as Jack Edwards1990 Mindwalk
as Andrew Stuart1989 Lantern hill
as Woody1989 Welcome Home
as John Honeyman1988 A Walk in the Woods
as Travis Coles1987 The Room Upstairs
as Peter1987 September
as Jones1987 Devil's Paradise
as Harry Crandall1986 Just Between Friends
as Capt. Allard Renslow1986 The Fifth Missile
as Inspecteur Gerry Morrison1986 Flagrant Désir
as Bernie1985 Love Lives On
as Cal Morse1985 Warning Sign
as Paul Broadbent1985 Finnegan Begin Again
as Sydney Schanberg1984 The Killing Fields
as Paul Wilcox1983 In Defense of Kids
as Doc Kearns1983 Dempsey
as William McClusky1980 Sweet William
as Jack Cutter1980 Hopscotch
as Frank Canton1980 Heaven's Gate
as C.D. Bryan1979 Friendly Fire
as White Bull1979 Eagle's Wing
as Mike1978 Interiors
as Lt. Col. Peter Willis1977 Capricorn One
as Le Clerq1976 Sweet Revenge
as Mr. Graham1975 Journey Into Fear
as Cecil Colson1975 Rancho Deluxe
as Michael Elliott1974 Reflections of Murder
as Nick Carraway1974 The Great Gatsby
as Benedick1973 Much Ado About Nothing
as Tom Wingfield1973 The Glass Menagerie
as James, the Limping Man1972 Savages
as Cameraman1970 Cover Me Babe
as Desmond1969 Generation
as Taylor1969 Three
as Oliver1967 Fitzwilly

TV Shows/Series with Sam Waterston as Actor(27)

as Sol Bergstein2015 Grace and Frankie
2013 Jo
as Charlie Skinner2012 The Newsroom
as Reader (voice)2011 Prohibition
as Marshall John Cook2008 Eleventh Hour
as Jack McCoy2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury
as Thomas Jefferson (voice)1997 Thomas Jefferson
as Jack McCoy1990 Law & Order
as Bill Shirer1989 The Nightmare Years
as Abraham Lincoln1988 Lincoln
1982 Q.E.D.
as Robert Oppenheimer1980 Oppenheimer
as Abraham Lincoln1961 Supercar

Movies with Sam Waterston as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1995 The Journey of August King

Additional Information

Born: 11/15/1940 in Cambridge (current age: 78)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Paris, Yale University
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9266, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/30/2019