Sam Waterston

Actor · Producer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 82
Samuel Atkinson Waterston is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. read more

Samuel Atkinson Waterston is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. 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 fifty-year career. He has also starred in numerous stage productions. AllMovie historian Hal Erickson characterized Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances."

Birth Name

Samuel Atkinson Waterston

Born

Friday, 15 November 1940

Actor Filmography

On the Basis of Sex Erwin Griswold 2018
The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science Charlie Mayo 2018
Jane Fonda in Five Acts Himself - Actor 2018
Godless Marshal John Cook 2017
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Narrator 2017
Miss Sloane George Dupont 2016
Anesthesia Walter Zarrow 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self, Self - Celebrity Arrest PSA 2015
Grace and Frankie Sol Bergstein, Sol Bergstein (credit only) / Sol Bergstein, Sol Bergstein (credit only) 2015
Dean Smith Narrator (voice) 2015
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

On the Basis of Sex Erwin Griswold 2018
The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science Charlie Mayo 2018
Jane Fonda in Five Acts Himself - Actor 2018
Godless Marshal John Cook 2017
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators Narrator 2017
Miss Sloane George Dupont 2016
Anesthesia Walter Zarrow 2016
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Self, Self - Celebrity Arrest PSA 2015
Grace and Frankie Sol Bergstein, Sol Bergstein (credit only) / Sol Bergstein, Sol Bergstein (credit only) 2015
Dean Smith Narrator (voice) 2015
Please Be Normal Dad 2015
Cooper And Hemingway: The True Gen Narrator 2013
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Jo David Zifkin 2013
The Newsroom Charlie Skinner 2012
Prohibition Reader 2011
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear Himself 2010
The National Parks: America's Best Idea Reader 2009
Red Carpet Report Self 2009
Masters of Science Fiction Havelman 2007
THE BEST OF THE TONY AWARDS: THE PLAYS John Honeyman (segment "A Walk in the Woods") 2006
The Colbert Report Himself, Poncho Denews 2005
Law & Order: Trial by Jury Jack McCoy 2005
Character Studies Himself 2005
The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003
The Divorce Chester Walker 2003
The Matthew Shepard Story Dennis Shepard 2002
Echoes from the White House 2001
Art in the Twenty-First Century Himself 2001
A House Divided David Dickson 2000
In Bad Taste Himself 2000
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit D.A. Jack McCoy, E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy, Jack McCoy 1999
Family Guy Dr. Kaplan (voice) 1999
The Directors Himself 1999
Exiled Jack McCoy 1998
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery Thomas Jefferson 1997
The Wonderful World of Disney Dr. Karl Koster 1997
The View Himself 1997
Liv Ullmann Scener Fra Et Liv 1997
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson 1997
Shadow Conspiracy The President 1997
The Proprietor Harry Bancroft 1996
Nixon CIA Director Richard Helms (recut version only) 1995
The Journey Of August King Mooney Wright 1995
Lost Civilizations Host / Narrator 1995
Friends Jack McCoy 1994
The Enemy Within President William Foster 1994
Serial Mom Dad 1994
David's Mother John Nils 1994
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Daniel Chamberlain 1994
I'll Fly Away: Then and Now Forrest Bedford 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself 1993
Homicide: Life on the Street Jack McCoy 1993
A Captive In The Land Royce 1993
HBO First Look Himself 1992
I'll Fly Away Forrest Bedford 1991
The Man In The Moon Matthew Trant 1991
The Civil War Abraham Lincoln 1990
Law & Order Jack McCoy 1990
Mindwalk Jack Edwards 1990
Crimes And Misdemeanors Ben 1989
Welcome Home Woody 1989
The Nightmare Years Bill Shirer 1989
Lantern hill Andrew Stuart 1989
Tales from the Crypt G.G. Devoe 1989
American Experience Narrator (voice) 1988
Lincoln Abraham Lincoln 1988
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami Jim Delmore 1988
September Peter 1987
American Masters Tom Wingfield (archive footage) 1986
Just Between Friends Harry Crandall 1986
Hannah and Her Sisters David 1986
The Fifth Missile Capt. Allard Renslow 1986
Amazing Stories Jordan Manmouth 1985
Warning Sign Cal Morse 1985
Love Lives On Bernie 1985
The Killing Fields Sydney Schanberg 1984
The Boy Who Loved Trolls Ofoeti 1984
Dempsey Doc Kearns 1983
Q.E.D. Prof. Quentin E. Deverill 1982
Nightcap Himself 1982
Heaven's Gate Frank Canton 1980
Oppenheimer Robert Oppenheimer 1980
Hopscotch Cutter 1980
Sweet William William McClusky 1980
Eagle's Wing White Bull 1979
Friendly Fire C.D. Bryan 1979
Interiors Mike 1978
Capricorn One Peter Willis 1977
Sweet Revenge Le Clerq 1976
Live from Lincoln Center Self - Host 1976
Journey Into Fear Mr. Graham 1975
Rancho Deluxe Cecil Colson 1975
Reflections of Murder Michael Elliott 1974
The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway 1974
Nova Self (narrator) 1974
The Glass Menagerie Tom Wingfield 1973
Savages James, the Limping Man 1972
Mahoney's Estate Felix 1972
Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? Alex Monte 1971
Cover Me Babe Cameraman 1970
Three Taylor 1969
Generation Desmond 1969
N.Y.P.D. Marco 1967
Fitzwilly Oliver 1967
The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean Andy 1966
Hawk Peter Moreland 1966
Jeopardy! Himself - Celebrity Contestant, Himself (archive footage), Himself 1964
NET Playhouse (segment "Foul!") (as Sam Waterson) 1964
Dr. Kildare Mark 1961
Camera Three Man 2 1956
Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

2000 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1999 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1997 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Informational Series Won
1995 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1994 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Won
1993 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1992 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1992 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1983 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer - Male Nominated
1974 Emmy Best Supporting Actor in Drama Nominated
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