David Bowditch Morse is an American actor, singer, television director, and writer. He first came to national attention as Dr. Jack Boomer Morrison in the medical drama series St. Elsewhere (1982-88). He continued his film career with roles in 12 Monkeys (1995), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), The Rock (1996), Contact (1997), The Negotiator (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Double Vision
(2002) and Disturbia (2007).
In 2006, Morse had a recurring role as Detective Michael Tritter on the medical drama series House, for which he received an Emmy Award nomination. He portrayed George Washington in the 2008 HBO miniseries John Adams, which garnered him a second Emmy nomination. He has also received acclaim for his portrayal of Uncle Peck on the Off-Broadway play How I Learned to Drive, earning a Drama Desk Award and Obie Award. He has also had success on Broadway, portraying James "Sharky" Harkin in The Seafarer. From 2010 to 2013, he portrayed Terry Colson, an honest police officer in a corrupt New Orleans police department, on the HBO series Treme. He also appeared in the WGN America series Outsiders (2016-17) and in the Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora (2018).