Person Details

Birthday: 1940-11-15 02:34:09

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Movie Involvements: 59

TV Involvements: 12


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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8
Law & Order
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8

Law & Order

(1990) Jack McCoy
Miss Sloane
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8

Miss Sloane

(2016) George Dupont
The Newsroom
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8

The Newsroom

(2012) Charlie Skinner
On the Basis of Sex
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7

On the Basis of Sex

(2018) Erwin Griswold
Godless
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8

Godless

(2017) Marshall John Cook
September
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6

September

(1987) Peter
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
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8

Law & Order: Trial by Jury

(2005) Jack McCoy

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Headmaster Waldorf
Himself
2018 Erwin Griswold
Charlie Mayo
Himself
2017 Marshall John Cook
Narrator (voice)
Narrator (voice)
2016 George Dupont
Prof. Walter Zarrow
2015 Judge Alexander Baas / Doctor / Gravedigger
Sol Bergstein
Narrator
Dad
2013 N/A
2012 Charlie Skinner
2011 Voice (voice)
2010 Himself
2007 N/A
2006 John Honeyman (segment "A Walk in the Woods")
2005 N/A
Jack McCoy
N/A
2003 J. Lee Rankin
Chester Walker
N/A
2002 Dennis Shepard
2000 David Dickson
Himself
1999 N/A
Jack McCoy
Himself / Host / Narrator
N/A
1998 Jack McCoy
Dr. Karl Koster
1997 Thomas Jefferson (voice)
Thomas Jefferson (voice)
The President
1996 Harry Bancroft
1995 Richard Helms
Mooney Wright
1994 Tom Wingfield (archive footage)
President William Foster
Eugene Sutphin
John Nils
Daniel Chamberlain
1993 Forrest Bedford
N/A
Royce
1992 N/A
N/A
1991 N/A
Matthew Trant
1990 Abraham Lincoln
Jack McCoy
Jack Edwards
1989 Bill Shirer
Ben
Woody
Andrew Stuart
N/A
1988 Prosecutor
Abraham Lincoln
John Honeyman
1987 Peter
Jones
Travis Coles
1986 Inspecteur Gerry Morrison
Harry Crandall
Capt. Allard Renslow
David
1985 Cal Morse
Bernie
Paul Broadbent
1984 Sydney Schanberg
N/A
Ofoeti
1983 Doc Kearns
Paul Wilcox
1982 N/A
1980 Frank Canton
C.D.B. Bryan
Robert Oppenheimer
Jack Cutter
William McClusky
1979 White Bull
1978 Mike
1977 Lt. Col. Peter Willis
1976 Le Clerq
1975 N/A
Mr. Graham
Cecil Colson
1974 Michael Elliott
Nick Carraway
1973 Tom Wingfield
Benedick
1972 James, the Limping Man
Felix
1971 Alex Monte
1970 Cameraman
1969 Taylor
Desmond
1967 Oliver
1966 Andy
1961 N/A
1951 N/A
Voice
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1995 Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

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