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Joe Morton

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Gender Male
Age 74
Date of birth October 18,1947
Zodiac sign Libra
Born Harlem
New York
United States
Height 175 (cm)
Spouse Nora Chavooshian
Partner Christine Lietz
ChildrenHopi Morton
Seta Morton
Ara Morton
Job Actor
Film Producer
Singer-songwriter
Television director
Education Hofstra University
Campus Magnet Educational Campus
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Lead Performance
Current partner Christine Lietz
ParentsEvelyn Morton
Joseph Thomas Morton, Sr.
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Date of Upd.
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Joe Morton Life story


Joseph Thomas Morton Jr. is an American stage, television and film actor. He has worked with film director John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet, City of Hope and Lone Star.

Joseph Thomas Morton Jr. (born October 18, 1947) is an American stage, television and film actor. He has worked with film director John Sayles in The Brother from Another Planet (1984), City of Hope (1991) and Lone Star (1996). Other films he has appeared in include Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Of Mice and Men (1992), Speed (1994), Apt Pupil (1998), What Lies Beneath (2000), Ali (2001), Paycheck (2003), Stealth (2005), American Gangster (2007), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), and Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021).In 2014, Morton won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Eli Pope, Olivia Pope's father, in Scandal, and is known for playing the role of Henry Deacon on the popular TV series Eureka.

Early life


Morton was born in Harlem, the son of Evelyn, a secretary, and Joseph Thomas Morton Sr., a U.S. Army intelligence officer. Because of his father's military service, he spent parts of his childhood in West Germany and Okinawa. When Morton was 10 years old, his father died.Morton graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and studied drama at Hofstra University.

Career


Morton made his Broadway debut in Hair, appeared in Salvation, and was nominated for a Tony Award for Raisin. He has appeared in over 70 movies, including John Sayles' The Brother from Another Planet (as The Brother), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (as Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson) and Blues Brothers 2000 (as Cabel "Cab" Chamberlain, based upon the late Cab Calloway). His most notable breakthrough came when he portrayed Police Lieutenant Herb "Mac" McMahon in the 1994 film Speed. On daytime, Morton has had roles on Search for Tomorrow (Dr. James Foster, 1973–74), Another World (Dr. Abel Marsh and Leo Mars, 1983–84), and All My Children (Dr. Zeke McMillan, 2002). In 2002, he appeared on the London stage in the play Art.

Morton has made many notable TV guest appearances, including his appearances as Dr. Steven Hamilton in the first two seasons of Smallville. He starred in the Sanford and Son spin-off Grady (1975–76), M*A*S*H* (battalion aid surgeon Capt. Nick Saunders, 1976), Under One Roof (1995) and E-Ring (2005). He portrayed the jack-of-all-trades scientist Henry Deacon as a regular on Syfy Channel's Eureka (2006–12). Morton played the role of Eli Pope on the hit drama Scandal, a role for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.In 2016, Morton portrayed the activist and comedian Dick Gregory in the play Turn Me Loose at the Westside Theatre in Manhattan. Morton portrayed Dr. Silas Stone, father of Victor Stone/Cyborg, in a cameo role in the 2016 film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, part of the DC Extended Universe. He reprised the character in the film Justice League (2017) and more extensively in its director's cut.From 2018 to 2020, Morton has co-starred as Reverend Arthur Finer in the CBS series God Friended Me. Morton directed three episodes of God Friended Me, and has directing credits for four other TV series.

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External links


Joe Morton at IMDb

Joe Morton at TV Guide

Joe Morton at the Internet Broadway Database

Joe Morton at the Internet Off-Broadway Database

Joe Morton sings "The Devil's Lonely Fire" from Badland.

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