He's hard to miss as the crippled bartender in his very first movie, Inside Moves, as well as Doctor Jack Morrison in his first television show, St. Elsewhere. He starred in Sean Penn's powerful first two directorial features, The Indian Runner and The Crossing Guard, as well as memorable roles in The Green Mile, Dancer in the Dark and The Hurt Locker.
On the smaller screen, he's had two Emmy nominations. One for his recurring role on House, and the other for playing George Washington in the HBO miniseries, John Adams. Not to mention critically acclaimed performances off Broadway and on.
So why is David Morse not on the lips of movie and television lovers everywhere? That one is a head scratcher. I guess in the minds of the masses, a team player with a good, solid acting presence, takes a back seat to being an acting-on-the-surface movie star. Congratulations Mister Morse. You've made your profession proud.