Morton in July 2012
|Born||Joseph Thomas Morton, Jr.
October 18, 1947
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
(1984–present) 3 children
Joseph Thomas "Joe" 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 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) and American Gangster (2007). In 2014, Morton won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Scandal.
Morton was born in Harlem, New York City, New York. He is the son of Evelyn, a secretary, and Joseph Thomas Morton, Sr., a U.S. army intelligence officer. Because of his father's profession, he spent parts of his childhood in West Germany and Okinawa. Morton graduated from Hofstra University.
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).
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 has starred in the Sanford and Son spin-off Grady (1975–76), 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 is currently playing the role of Rowan Pope on the hit drama Scandal, a role for which he has received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
In October 1984, Morton married Nora Chavooshian, the production designer for The Brother from Another Planet. They have three children, daughters Hopi and Seta, and son Ara. They have a grandson named Moses.
|1973–74||Search for Tomorrow||James Foster|
|1975||Sanford and Son||Hal Marshall||The Family Man|
|1975–76||Grady||Hal Marshall||10 episodes|
|1976||M*A*S*H||Captain Saunders||"Der Tag"|
|1976||What's Happening!!||Department Store Manager||"The Birthday Present"|
|1977||Between the Lines||Ahmed|
|1978||Watch Your Mouth||Raymond Geeter||TV show|
|1983||Curse of the Pink Panther||Charlie||"Joseph Morton"|
|1984||The Brother from Another Planet||The Brother|
|1985||Miami Vice||Lt. Jack Davis||"The Maze"|
|1985||Trouble in Mind||Solo|
|1988||The Good Mother||Frank Williams|
|1990||Challenger||Dr. Ronald McNair||TV movie|
|1990–91||Equal Justice||Mike James||26 episodes|
|1991||Terminator 2: Judgment Day||Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson|
|1991||City of Hope||Wynn|
|1992||A Different World||Byron Douglas III||7 episodes|
|1992||Of Mice and Men||Crooks|
|1992||Nacht des Terrors - Mord in New York City||Cedric Sandiford|
|1993||TriBeCa||Carlton Thomas||7 episodes|
|1994||The Inkwell||Kenny Tate|
|1994||Homicide: Life on the Street||Sam Thorn||"A Model Citizen" and "Happy to be here"|
|1994||New York Undercover||Dean/Dinah||"Blondes Have More Fun"|
|1995||Under One Roof||Ron Langston||6 episodes|
|1995||The Walking Dead||Sergeant Barkley|
|1996||Executive Decision||Sergeant Matheny|
|1996||Touched by an Angel||Jake Stone and Martin||"Jacob's Ladder" and "The Impossible Dream"|
|1997–2000||Prince Street||Lieutenant Tom Warner||6 episodes|
|1997||The Pest||Mr. Kent|
|1997||Speed 2: Cruise Control||Lieutenant Herb McMahon||uncredited|
|1997||Trouble on the Corner||Detective Bill|
|1997||Miss Evers' Boys||Dr. Sam Brodus|
|1998||Mercy Point||Dr. Grote Maxwell||8 episodes|
|1998||Blues Brothers 2000||Cabel Chamberlain|
|1998||Final Act||IFC TV Short Film|
|1998||Apt Pupil||Dan Richler|
|1999||The Astronaut's Wife||Sherman Reese|
|2000||What Lies Beneath||Dr. Drayton|
|2000||The X-Files||Martin Wells||Redrum|
|2002||The Practice||Fire Proof|
|2002–03||Smallville||Dr. Steven Hamilton||4 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ray Bevins||"Grief"|
|2003||Jasper, Texas||Walter Diggles|
|2004||Breaking Dawn||Professor Simon|
|2005||Lenny the Wonder Dog||Dr. Island|
|2005||JAG||Elroy Johnson||Unknown Soldier|
|2005||House||Gary H. Wright||"Role Model"|
|2005||CSI: NY||Dwight Hillborne||"Supply and Demand" and "On the Job"|
|1992–2005||Law & Order||various episodes/roles|
|2005||E-Ring||Steve Algazi||9 episodes|
|2006||The Night Listener||Ashe|
|2006–12||Eureka||Henry Deacon||76 episodes|
|2007||American Gangster||Charlie Williams|
|2009||Warehouse 13||Reverend John Hill||Regrets|
|2009||The Good Wife||Daniel Golden||11 episodes|
|2010||White Collar||Kyle Bancroft|
|2013||Scandal||"Command" / Mysterious Man / Rowan Pope||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2014)|
- CNN Entertainment
- "Joe Morton : THE LINE (2008) | 44 films de Joe Morton". Yovideo. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- Joe Morton Biography (1947-).
- Joe Morton Biography. Yahoo! Movies.
- Andrew Maykuth Online | maykuth.com
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- Joe Morton sings "The Devil's Lonely Fire" from Badland.