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Joe Morton is a Actor American born on 18 october 1947 at New York City (USA)

Joe Morton

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Birth name Joseph Thomas Morton
Nationality USA
Birth 18 october 1947 (71 years) at New York City (USA)

Joseph Thomas Morton, Jr. (born October 18, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor, known professionally as Joe Morton. He 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 the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Scandal, and is known for playing the role of Henry Deacon on the popular TV series Eureka.

Biography

Joe Morton est né à Harlem (ville de New York). Il est le fils d'Evelyn, secrétaire, et de Joseph Thomas Morton Sr, un officier de renseignement de l'armée américaine.

En raison de la profession de son père, il passa la plupart de son enfance à Okinawa et dans l'ex-Allemagne de l'ouest (où son père mourut dans des circonstances mystérieuses).

Il a été diplômé de l'Université de Hofstra.
En octobre 1984, il se maria avec Nora Chavooshian dont il eut trois enfants (deux filles, Hopi et Sata, et un garçon, Ara), et un petit-fils nommé Moses.


Carrière
Joe Morton fit ses débuts à Broadway dans la comédie musicale Hair, l'opéra-rock Salvation, et fut nommé aux "Tony Award" pour son rôle dans la comédie musicale Raisin. Il apparut dans plus de 70 films, comme Terminator 2: Le Jugement Dernier (Rôle: Dr Miles Bennett Dyson), Speed (Rôle: Capitaine du LAPD, MacMahon), ou bien Blues Brothers 2000 (Rôle: Cabel "Cab" Chamberlain, caricature de feu le chanteur Cab Calloway), et fit des apparitions dans plusieurs séries télévisées comme le personnage de Dr Steven Hamilton dans les deux premières saisons de Smallville.

À la télévision, Joe Morton fit ses débuts en tant que vedette dans la série télévisée Sanford and Son et son Spin-off Grady (1975-1976), Equal Justice (1990-1991), Under one Roof (1995), DOS : Division des opérations spéciales (2005). Plus récemment, il obtint le personnage du scientifique touche-à-tout Henry Deacon dans Eureka (2006-2013). Il est également depuis trois saisons maintenant dans la série américaine Scandal dans lequel il joue le rôle d'Eli Pope.

Il fait également quelques apparitions en tant qu'avocat dans la série New York, police judiciaire ainsi que dans des Soap-opéra comme C'est déjà demain (Dr James Foster, 1973–74), Another World (Dr Abel Marsh et Leo Mars, 1983–84) ou La Force du destin (Dr Zeke McMillan, 2002)

Best films

Speed (1994)
(Actor)
Forever Young (1992)
(Actor)
Executive Decision (1996)
(Actor)
Lone Star (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

John Sayles
John Sayles
(3 films)
Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon
(2 films)
Maggie Renzi
Maggie Renzi
(3 films)
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Joe Morton (49 films)

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Actor

Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Directed by Michael Dougherty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Kaiju films, Films about magic and magicians, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Giant monster films, Godzilla films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Disaster films
Actors Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford
Roles Dr. Houston Brooks
Rating68% 3.421943.421943.421943.421943.42194
L'agence crypto-zoologique Monarch déploie de nombreux moyens pour combattre des créatures de tailles divines. Godzilla va affronter le papillon géant Mothra, le ptérosaure super-rapide Rodan, ainsi que son pire ennemi, le dragon King Ghidorah. Ces anciennes superespèces veulent toutes la suprématie et mettent en danger la survie de l'humanité. Mais laquelle d'entre elles va connaître la victoire sur les autres ?
Justice League, 2h
Directed by Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Batman films, Superman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jared Leto, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller
Roles Silas Stone
Rating64% 3.246643.246643.246643.246643.24664
Alimenté par sa foi restaurée en l’humanité et inspiré par l’acte désintéressé de Superman (alias Clark Kent ou Kal-El), Batman, de son vrai nom Bruce Wayne, constate l'arrivée d'êtres extraterrestres attirés par la peur de leurs victimes et comprend qu'une nouvelle attaque se prépare. Or Superman est mort et ne peut plus protéger l'humanité. Conscient de ses propres limites, il contacte Wonder Woman, de son vrai nom Diana Prince, et tente de former avec elle une ligue de super-héros. Il part retrouver Arthur Curry, dit Aquaman, qui habite les eaux, tandis que Diana va approcher Victor Stone (Cyborg), devenu à moitié machine après un accident et capable d'influer sur les technologies, mais les deux hommes refusent de les aider. Barry Allen (Flash), jeune homme doté de super-vitesse, accepte avec enthousiasme l'offre de Bruce Wayne.
All the Way, 2h12
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, Melissa Leo, Bradley Whitford, Stephen Root, Frank Langella
Roles Roy Wilkins
Rating72% 3.645123.645123.645123.645123.64512
Après l'assassinat de John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson devient le 36e Président des États-Unis le 22 novembre 1963. Sa première année passée à la Maison-Blanche est mouvementée : la guerre du Viêt Nam, les accords sur les droits civils, la guerre contre la pauvreté, etc..
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, 2h31
Directed by Zack Snyder
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Batman films, Superman films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane
Roles Silas Stone
Rating64% 3.242833.242833.242833.242833.24283
Gotham City-based vigilante Batman travels to Metropolis to preemptively combat Superman, fearing what would happen if the latter is kept unchecked, while another threat endangers humankind.
Wherever You Are, 1h31
Directed by Rob Margolies
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Jane Adams, Josh Pais, Joe Morton, Dreama Walker, Jacob Kogan
Roles Dr. Livingston
Rating72% 3.627483.627483.627483.627483.62748
The Line
The Line (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by James Cotten
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Ray Liotta, Andy García, Jordi Vilasuso, Esai Morales, Valerie Cruz, Bruce Davison
Roles Hodges
Rating54% 2.7175652.7175652.7175652.7175652.717565
Veteran assassin Mark Shields (Ray Liotta) is hired to track down the head of an elusive drug cartel centered in Tijuana, Mexico. Shields takes the assignment in a weary daze, as he is fresh off a case that claimed the life of a woman he continues to see in his mind.
American Gangster, 2h37
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ted Levine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, RZA
Roles Charlie Williams
Rating77% 3.8988953.8988953.8988953.8988953.898895
In 1968, Frank Lucas, the limo driver-turned-right-hand man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, inherits Johnson's gang when Johnson dies of a heart attack. Disliking the new, flashy gangsters of the neighborhood, Lucas decides to take control of Harlem's crime scene.
The Night Listener, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, Bobby Cannavale, Sandra Oh, Joe Morton
Roles Ashe
Rating58% 2.949232.949232.949232.949232.94923
Gabriel Noone (Robin Williams), a popular gay New York City radio show host, is dealing with a separation from his partner, Jess (Bobby Cannavale). Noone is given a memoir written by teenager Pete Logand (Rory Culkin), who chronicles the many years of sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of his parents and their friends. Diagnosed with AIDS, the youth has been adopted by Donna Logand (Toni Collette), the social worker who handled his case.
Back in the Day, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Joe Morton, Ja Rule, Ving Rhames, Tatyana Ali, Tia Carrere, Lahmard J. Tate
Roles Reverend Packer
Rating45% 2.271792.271792.271792.271792.27179
Reggie Cooper (Ja Rule) is a young man who lives with his father (Giancarlo Esposito) in order to avoid the violent gang activity that almost claimed his life when he was a teenager. However, when his recently paroled mentor, J-Bone (Ving Rhames) reconnects with Reggie, and when his father is murdered, Reggie slips back into a life of crime. Reggie murders a local preacher (Joe Morton), whose daughter (Tatyana Ali) later develops a relationship with him.
Lenny the Wonder Dog, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Michael Winslow, Sammy Kahn, Joe Morton, Evan Àdams, Andy Richter, Craig Ferguson
Roles Dr. Island
Rating35% 1.754881.754881.754881.754881.75488
Afin de préserver une micro-puce des mains d'un scientifique méchant, un employé du laboratoire décide de l'injecter dans... Lenny ! Jusqu'alors tout à fait normal, le chien Lenny se trouve doté de super pouvoirs, notamment celui de parler ! Afin de sauver son maître, la micro-puce, et le monde, il entraîne Zach, un jeune garçon croisé au parc, dans ses aventures. Elles les mèneront jusqu'à affronter le terrible psychopathe, réfugié sur son île secrète dans un seul but : accomplir son terrible dessein, transformer tous les enfants du monde en robot...
Stealth
Stealth (2005)
, 2h1
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton, Richard Roxburgh
Roles Capt. Dick Marshfield
Rating50% 2.5007352.5007352.5007352.5007352.500735
In the near future, the United States Navy develops an aviation program to deal with international terrorists and other enemies of the state quickly and quietly, and project controller Captain George Cummings (Sam Shepard) is authorized to develop new technology to achieve these objectives. The project's first brainchild are "F/A-37 Talon" single-seat fighters with impressive payload, speed, and stealth capabilities. Over 400 pilots apply to participate, but only three are chosen: smart hotshot Lieutenant Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas), tomboyish Lieutenant Kara Wade (Jessica Biel), and street-wise, philosophical Lieutenant Henry Purcell (Jamie Foxx). Their first test mission scores 100/100, inflicting maximum casualties with minimum collateral damage.
Breaking Dawn, 1h24
Directed by Mark Edwin Robinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Kelly Overton, James Haven, Sarah-Jane Potts, Hank Harris, Edie McClurg, Kathryn Joosten
Roles Prof. Simon
Rating56% 2.8026352.8026352.8026352.8026352.802635
Dawn, a young medical student is charged with uncovering the murder of a mental patient's mother. The patient, Don, holds many secrets and disturbs Dawn with his insane ramblings. As Dawn continues to investigate the murder, she believes Don's paranoia is out of control at the mention of a menacing figure named Malachi. She begins to question whether Malachi exists when she is stalked by a mysterious figure or if her imagination and Don's craziness are affecting her judgement.
Paycheck
Paycheck (2003)
, 1h58
Directed by John Woo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Medical-themed films, Transport films, Time travel films, Motocyclette, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick
Actors Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Paul Giamatti, Colm Feore, Michael C. Hall
Roles Agent Dodge
Rating62% 3.149083.149083.149083.149083.14908
In the near future, Michael Jennings (Affleck) is a reverse engineer; he analyzes his clients' competitors' technology and recreates it, often adding improvements beyond the original specifications. To protect his clients' intellectual property and himself, Jennings, with the aid of his friend Shorty (Giamatti), undertakes a memory wipe to remove knowledge of his engineering.
Thoughtcrimes, 1h26
Directed by Breck Eisner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Navi Rawat, Joe Flanigan, Peter Horton, Joe Morton, Jocelyn Seagrave, Kim Coates
Roles Jon Harper
Rating67% 3.396983.396983.396983.396983.39698
A high-school student named Freya McAllister (Navi Rawat) begins hearing voices in her head and is misdiagnosed with schizophrenic catalepsy. She spends nine years in an institution before a government doctor (Peter Horton) for the fictional "National Security Administration" realizes Freya might instead be telepathic – and he promptly whisks her away from the institution and commences training her on an isolated farm for the NSA (not the actual National Security Agency). Teamed up with Homeland Security agent Brendan Dean (Joe Flanigan) to track down an elusive assassin known as Gazal, Freya has been ordered not to reveal her powers to her new partner. They manage to uncover Gazal's identity and bring him to justice.