Sam Waterston

Film Director / Film Producer / Actor | * 11/15/1940 (80) | Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Waterston is known for his work in theater, television and film. Waterston, having studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the American Actors Workshop, started his career in theater on the New York stage, appearing in multiple revivals of Shakespeare. In 1977, he starred in an off-Broadway production of Measure for Measure as Duke Vincentio alongside Meryl Streep and John Cazale at the Delacorte Theatre. Throughout Waterston's theater career, he continued to appear alongside actors such as Raul Julia in Indians (1969), James Woods in The Trial of Catonsville Nine (1970), Liv Ullmann in A Doll's House (1975), Jane Alexander in Hamlet (1975), and Glenn Close in Benefactors (1980). In 1993, he portrayed Abraham Lincoln onstage in Abe Lincoln in Illinois where he received a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance. In 1974 Waterston played Nick Carraway in T..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Sam Waterston

Emmy Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

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Movies with Sam Waterston as Actor(80)

as Voice2021 Unstuck in Time
as Headmaster Waldorf2019 The Man in the Woods
as Erwin Griswold2018 On the Basis of Sex
as Narrator (voice)2017 Dateline: Saigon
as George Dupont2016 Miss Sloane
as Prof. Walter Zarrow2016 Anesthesia
as Narrator2015 Dean Smith
as Dad2015 Please Be Normal
as Judge Alexander Baas / Doctor / Gravedigger2015 And It Was Good
as J. Lee Rankin2003 The Commission
as Chester Walker2003 Le Divorce
as Dennis Shepard2002 The Matthew Shepard Story
as himself2000 In Bad Taste
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 C.D. Bryan1980 Friendly Fire
as C.D.B. Bryan1980 Friendly Fire
as Jack Cutter1980 Hopscotch
as Frank Canton1980 Heaven's Gate
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(28)

as Sol Bergstein2015 Grace and Frankie
2013 Jo
as Charlie Skinner2012 The Newsroom
as Reader (voice)2011 Prohibition
as Voice (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

Full Name: Samuel Sam Waterston
Born: Friday, 11/15 1940 (November) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 80 years + 344 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Paris, Yale University, Brooks School
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Lynn Louisa Woodruff, Barbara Rutledge Johns
Father: George Chychele Waterston
Mother: Alice Tucker Atkinson
Other names for Sam Waterston (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Samuel Atkinson Waterston"
Sam Waterston frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Phil LaMarr (28x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (28x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (26x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (25x, Actor)
Danny Smith (24x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Mae Whitman (21x, Actress)
Gary Cole (20x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (18x, Actress)
Woody Allen (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9266, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 10/09/2021