Sam Waterston



Place of birth:

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA:


Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor and occasional producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in 1984's The Killing Fields, and his Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order. 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 forty-five year career. Allmovie has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances." Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Waterston, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Film Credits

On the Basis of Sex (2018)
as Erwin Griswold
The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science (2018)
as Charlie Mayo
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)
as Himself
Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George's Creators (2017)
as Narrator (voice)
Dateline: Saigon (2017)
as Narrator (voice)
Miss Sloane (2016)
as George Dupont
Anesthesia (2016)
as Prof. Walter Zarrow
Dean Smith (2015)
as Narrator
Please Be Normal (2015)
as Dad
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear (2010)
as Himself
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays (2006)
as John Honeyman (segment "A Walk in the Woods")
Le Divorce (2003)
as Chester Walker
The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
as Dennis Shepard
A House Divided (2000)
as David Dickson
In Bad Taste (2000)
as Himself
Exiled (1998)
as Jack McCoy
Miracle at Midnight (1998)
as Dr. Karl Koster
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
as The President
The Proprietor (1996)
as Harry Bancroft
Nixon (1995)
as Richard Helms
The Journey of August King (1995)
as Mooney Wright
Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage (1994)
as Tom Wingfield (archive footage)
The Enemy Within (1994)
as President William Foster
Serial Mom (1994)
as Eugene Sutphin
David's Mother (1994)
as John Nils
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
as Daniel Chamberlain
I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (1993)
as Forrest Bedford
A Captive in the Land (1993)
as Royce
The Man in the Moon (1991)
as Matthew Trant
Mindwalk (1990)
as Jack Edwards
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
as Ben
Welcome Home (1989)
as Woody
Lantern Hill (1989)
as Andrew Stuart
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (1988)
as Prosecutor
A Walk in the Woods (1988)
as John Honeyman
September (1987)
as Peter
Des Teufels Paradies (1987)
as Jones
The Room Upstairs (1987)
as Travis Coles
Flagrant Désir (1986)
as Inspecteur Gerry Morrison
Just Between Friends (1986)
as Harry Crandall
The Fifth Missile (1986)
as Capt. Allard Renslow
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
as David
Warning Sign (1985)
as Cal Morse
Love Lives On (1985)
as Bernie
Finnegan Begin Again (1985)
as Paul Broadbent
The Killing Fields (1984)
as Sydney Schanberg
The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984)
as Ofoeti
Dempsey (1983)
as Doc Kearns
In Defense of Kids (1983)
as Paul Wilcox
Heaven's Gate (1980)
as Frank Canton
Hopscotch (1980)
as Jack Cutter
Sweet William (1980)
as William McClusky
Eagle's Wing (1979)
as White Bull
Friendly Fire (1979)
as C.D. Bryan
Interiors (1978)
as Mike
Capricorn One (1977)
as Lt. Col. Peter Willis
Sweet Revenge (1976)
as Le Clerq
Journey Into Fear (1975)
as Mr. Graham
Rancho Deluxe (1975)
as Cecil Colson
Reflections of Murder (1974)
as Michael Elliott
The Great Gatsby (1974)
as Nick Carraway
The Glass Menagerie (1973)
as Tom Wingfield
Much Ado About Nothing (1973)
as Benedick
Savages (1972)
as James, the Limping Man
Mahoney's Last Stand (1972)
as Felix
Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)
as Alex Monte
Cover Me Babe (1970)
as Cameraman
Three (1969)
as Taylor
Generation (1969)
as Desmond
Fitzwilly (1967)
as Oliver
The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean (1966)
The Man in the Woods ()
as Headmaster Waldorf

TV Series Credits

Godless (2017)
as Marshal John Cook
Godless (2017)
as Marshall John Cook
Grace and Frankie (2015)
as Sol Bergstein
Jo (2013)
The Newsroom (2012)
as Charlie Skinner
Prohibition (2011)
as Reader (voice)
Masters of Science Fiction (2007)
The Colbert Report (2005)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)
as Jack McCoy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
as Jack McCoy
Family Guy (1999)
Lewis & Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997)
as Thomas Jefferson (voice)
Thomas Jefferson (1997)
as Thomas Jefferson (voice)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)
I'll Fly Away (1991)
The Civil War (1990)
as Abraham Lincoln
Law & Order (1990)
as Jack McCoy
The Nightmare Years (1989)
as Bill Shirer
Tales from the Crypt (1989)
Lincoln (1988)
as Abraham Lincoln
Q.E.D. (1982)
Oppenheimer (1980)
as Robert Oppenheimer
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Jeopardy! (1964)
Dr. Kildare (1961)
Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951)