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Sam Waterston is an American celebrity, producer, and director with a net worth of $15 million. Sam Waterston’s wages per episode of The Newsroom is $50,000. Sam Waterston has brought in his net worth from many film and TV characters including Award winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order. The American actor was born in November of 1940 and first became known for his character of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields, which premiered in 1984.

Sam Waterston Net Worth $15 Million Dollars

Sam attained international recognition after playing character Jack McCoy in NBC’s drama series Law & Order. For his efforts he was nominated for a Golden Globe and given a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 2010, Waterston received the esteemed action of getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And in 2012 Waterston became an associate of the American Theater Hall of Fame. First to Barbara Rutledge-Johns, with whom he had one son, James, who’s likewise an actor. She’s a former model. The couple has three kids together, two daughters that are additionally performers, Katherine and Elisabeth, and one son Graham. Waterston can also be an enthusiastic humanitarian.

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 15, 1940
Birth place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Height:6' 1" (1.85 m)
Profession:Actor, Producer, Director
Education:Groton School, Yale University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lynn Louisa Woodruff (m. 1976), Barbara Rutledge Johns (m. 1964–1975)
Children:Katherine Waterston, James Waterston, Elisabeth Waterston, Graham Waterston
Parents:Alice Tucker Atkinson, George Chychele Waterston
Siblings:Roberta Waterston, George Waterston, Ellen Waterston
Awards:Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series, Obie Award for Performance, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Nominations:Academy Award for Best Actor, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, British Academy Television Award for Best Actor, Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Movies:The Killing Fields, The Man in the Moon, Heaven's Gate, Serial Mom, The Great Gatsby, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Rancho Deluxe, Anesthesia, Capricorn One, The Divorce, Eagle's Wing, Hopscotch, The Journey of August King, The Glass Menagerie, Sweet Revenge, Mindwalk, Journey into Fear, Shadow Conspiracy, Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker, The Matthew Shepard Story, The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean, The Enemy Within, Just Between Friends, Interiors, Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name?, Cover Me Babe, Miracle at Midnight, Sweet William, Savages, Friendly Fire, Swimming to Cambodia, Finnegan Begin Again, A Captive in the Land, David's Mother, The Room Upstairs, Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery, September, The Boy Who Loved Trolls, Warning Sign, A House Divided, Lantern Hill, Welcome Home, Please Be Normal, Three, The Fifth Missile, Love Lives On, Exiled: A Law & Order Movie, The National Parks: America's Best Idea, Dempsey, Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami, Mahoney's Estate
TV shows:The Newsroom, Law & Order, I'll Fly Away, The Civil War, Q.E.D., Oppenheimer, Grace and Frankie, Lincoln, Godless, Time Life's Lost Civilizations
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7040 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 7, 2010.
2Has appeared in four films with Mia Farrow: The Great Gatsby (1974), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), September (1987) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989). Of these four, only The Great Gatsby (1974) was not directed by Woody Allen. It was directed by Jack Clayton.
3Has appeared in four films directed by Woody Allen: Interiors (1978), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), September (1987) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989).
4As of 2016, has appeared in two films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Killing Fields (1984) and Hannah and Her Sisters (1986).
5Shared a $25-a-month Greenwich Village apartment in New York City with friend and fellow actor Tom Ligon in the early 1960s.
6Has appeared in 367 episodes of Law & Order (1990), more than anyone other than S. Epatha Merkerson.
7Has played five U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln three times, Lincoln (1988), The Civil War (1990) (voice only), and "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" on Broadway (1994); Thomas Jefferson (voice only) in Thomas Jefferson (1997); fictional President William Foster in The Enemy Within (1994); Theodore Roosevelt in Freedom to Speak (1983); and the unnamed fictional President in Shadow Conspiracy (1997).
8Has played the same character (Jack McCoy) on four different series and one TV movie: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) and Exiled (1998).
9Father of four children: Elisabeth Waterston, Katherine Waterston and Graham Waterston with his wife, Lynn Louisa Woodruff and James Waterston with his ex-wife, Barbara Rutledge-Johns.
10Eight cousin three times removed of George Bush and four times removed of George W. Bush and eighth cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
11Direct descendant of Richard Warren and wife Elizabeth Walker, Mayflower passengers.
12Father-in-law of Louis Cancelmi.
13Was good friends with Bruce Lee.
14Has a summer home in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts.
15Voices the television advertisement for "The Nation", a political commentary magazine with a progressive viewpoint. Included is the line "The Nation gives you that liberal media slant you can't get anywhere else.".
16Three of his children followed him into the show business industry: Elisabeth Waterston, Katherine Waterston and James Waterston.
17Winner of the 2003 Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement, awarded annually by the Lincoln Forum.
18Both he and his Rancho Deluxe (1975) and Heaven's Gate (1980) co-star Jeff Bridges were Oscar nominated for Best Actor in 1984, for The Killing Fields (1984) and Starman (1984) respectively.
19Has appeared in five films with Stockard Channing: David's Mother (1994), The Room Upstairs (1987), Sweet Revenge (2002), The Matthew Shepard Story (2002) and Le divorce (2003). In the last two, they played husband and wife.
20Has the distinction of starring on two television series in which he played a prosecutor -- District Attorney Forrest Bedford on I'll Fly Away (1991) and District Attorney Jack McCoy on Law & Order (1990).
21Has appeared in episodes of four different series with Richard Belzer: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
22Has appeared in episodes of three different television series with Jesse L. Martin: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
23Has appeared in episodes of four different series with Jerry Orbach: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
24Ranked #23 on Tropopkin magazine's Top 25 Most Intriguing People [Issue #100].
25Was nominated for Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for playing Abraham Lincoln in a revival of Robert E. Sherwood's "Abe Lincoln in Illinois".
26Is the official spokesperson for TD Waterhouse, the online investment company. He appears in most of their television commercials (2003/2004).
27Received an honorary degree (Doctor of Fine Arts) from the University of the South on October 12, 2004.
28Forrest Bedford, Waterston's character on I'll Fly Away (1991), was ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
29Received an honorary degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut (2001).
30He attended Groton Prep School and then entered Yale University on a scholarship (1958) where he studied French and History and graduated with a Bachelor's degree (1962). He spent his junior year studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. After failing to quash the acting bug, he studied at the American Actors Workshop in Paris. After leaving Yale, he spent some months at the Clinton Playhouse. He resides in Connecticut with his wife.
31Son of George Chychele Waterston aka G. Chychele Waterston or George C. Waterston (b. Leith, Scotland, 20 May 1904, d. Sharon, Connecticut, 13 May 1995), diplomat, linguist, and wife (m. Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, 6 July 1935) Alice Tucker Atkinson (b. Brookline, Massachusetts, 10 December 1905, d. Sharon, Connecticut, 29 November 1993), and maternal grandson of musician Robert Whitman Atkinson (b. Heath Street, Brookline, Massachusetts, 14 December 1868, d. Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, 21 August 1934), Harvard 1891, and wife (m. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5 March 1904) Elizabeth Bispham Page (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 March 1875, d. Middleborough, Massachusetts, January 1962).
32Once lived in a house previously owned by New Yorker writer James Thurber.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Jack McCoy in the Law & Order (1990) franchise and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).
2Frequently portrays Abraham Lincoln (three times) and other Presidents of the United States.


Quotes

#Quote
1The truth is that, at any time in this business, you could fall off the end of the world.
2If I have to be typecast, I'd like it to be Abraham Lincoln.
3My father said "Success is like smoking. It's wonderful if you don't inhale." That was his own aphorism and I think it's the very best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject.
4I came to New York in 1962 and it began to look like I might be able to make a living in 1972.
5[on lawyers] It's more fun to play one than to be one.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 7 January 2010. At 7040 Hollywood Blvd.
2002GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1996Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Informational SeriesLost Civilizations (1995)· Joel Westbrook (executive producer)
· Jason Williams (producer)
· Robert H. Gardner (producer/director/writer)
· William Morgan (coordinating producer)
· Ed Fields (writer)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Actor in a Dramatic SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1993Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaI'll Fly Away (1991)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesGrace and Frankie (2015)
2004ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Fred Dalton Thompson
2002ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Angie Harmon
· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
· Elisabeth Röhm
· Dianne Wiest
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Jesse L. Martin
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
· Dianne Wiest
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsActor of the Year in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
2000Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Series, DramaLaw & Order (1990)
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Benjamin Bratt
· Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Jesse L. Martin
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
2000TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite Actor in a DramaLaw & Order (1990)
2000Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1999ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Benjamin Bratt
· Angie Harmon
· Steven Hill
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
1999Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1999Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1998Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaLaw & Order (1990)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1998ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Benjamin Bratt
· Steven Hill
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
1998Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1997ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Benjamin Bratt
· Jill Hennessy
· Steven Hill
· Carey Lowell
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Jerry Orbach
1997Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Benjamin Bratt
· Jill Hennessy
· Steven Hill
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Chris Noth
· Jerry Orbach
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesLaw & Order (1990)· Jill Hennessy
· Steven Hill
· S. Epatha Merkerson
· Chris Noth
· Jerry Orbach
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaLaw & Order (1990)
1994Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialI'll Fly Away: Then and Now (1993)
1993Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1992Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Actor in a Quality Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1992Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaI'll Fly Away (1991)
1992Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesI'll Fly Away (1991)
1985BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorThe Killing Fields (1984)
1985OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Killing Fields (1984)
1985Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Killing Fields (1984)
1983Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionOppenheimer (1980)
1981BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest ActorOppenheimer (1980)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting Actor - Motion PictureThe Great Gatsby (1974)
1975Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - MaleThe Great Gatsby (1974)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Supporting Actor in DramaThe Glass Menagerie (1973)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Godless2017TV Series filmingMarshal John Cook
Grace and Frankie2015-2017TV SeriesSol Bergstein
Miss Sloane2016
Anesthesia2015Walter Zarrow
And It Was Good2015ShortJudge Alexander Baas / Doctor / Gravedigger
The Newsroom2012-2014TV SeriesCharlie Skinner
Please Be Normal2014Dad
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesPoncho Denews / Charlie Skinner
Jo2013TV SeriesDavid Zifkin
The Path to Violence2013TV SeriesNarrator (2013) (voice)
Law & Order1994-2010TV SeriesJack McCoy
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2000-2010TV SeriesJack McCoy
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV SeriesHavelman
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005TV SeriesJack McCoy
The Commission2003J. Lee Rankin
Le divorce2003Chester Walker
The Matthew Shepard Story2002TV MovieDennis Shepard
A House Divided2000TV MovieDavid Dickson
Family Guy2000TV SeriesDr. Kaplan
Homicide: Life on the Street1997-1999TV SeriesJack McCoy
Exiled1998TV MovieJack McCoy
Miracle at Midnight1998TV MovieDr. Karl Koster
Shadow Conspiracy1997The President
The Proprietor1996Harry Bancroft
The Journey of August King1995Mooney Wright
The Enemy Within1994TV MoviePresident William Foster
Serial Mom1994Eugene Sutphin, D.D.S.
David's Mother1994TV MovieJohn Nils
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker1994TV MovieDaniel Chamberlain
A Dog Race in Alaska1993Short
I'll Fly Away: Then and Now1993TV MovieForrest Bedford
Tales from the Crypt1993TV SeriesG.G. Devoe
I'll Fly Away1991-1993TV SeriesForrest Bedford
Warburg: A Man of Influence1992TV Mini-SeriesSiegmund Warburg
The Man in the Moon1991Matthew Trant
The Civil War1990TV Mini-Series documentaryPresident Abraham Lincoln
Mindwalk1990Jack Edwards
A Captive in the Land1990Royce
Crimes and Misdemeanors1989Ben
Welcome Home1989Woody
Lantern Hill1989TV MovieAndrew Stuart
The Nightmare Years1989TV Mini-SeriesBill Shirer
American Experience1988TV Series documentaryNarrator
Lincoln1988TV Mini-SeriesAbraham Lincoln
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami1988TV MovieJim Delmore
A Walk in the Woods1988TV MovieJohn Honeyman
September1987Peter
Devil's Paradise1987Jones
The Room Upstairs1987TV MovieTravis Coles
Flagrant désir1986Inspecteur Gerry Morrison
Just Between Friends1986Harry Crandall
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesJordan Manmouth
The Fifth Missile1986TV MovieCapt. Allard Renslow
Hannah and Her Sisters1986David (uncredited)
Warning Sign1985Cal Morse
Love Lives On1985TV MovieBernie
Finnegan Begin Again1985TV MoviePaul Broadbent
The Killing Fields1984Sydney Schanberg
The Boy Who Loved Trolls1984TV MovieOfoeti
Dempsey1983TV MovieDoc Kearns
In Defense of Kids1983TV MoviePaul Wilcox
Freedom to Speak1983TV Mini-SeriesTheodore Roosevelt
Games Mother Never Taught You1982TV MovieDavid Bentells
Q.E.D.1982TV SeriesProf. Quentin E. Deverill
Oppenheimer1980TV Mini-SeriesRobert Oppenheimer
Heaven's Gate1980Frank Canton
Hopscotch1980Cutter
Sweet William1980William McClusky
Eagle's Wing1979White Bull
Friendly Fire1979TV MovieC.D. Bryan
Interiors1978Mike
Capricorn One1977Peter Willis
Sweet Revenge1976Le Clerq
Journey Into Fear1975Mr. Graham
Rancho Deluxe1975Cecil Colson
Reflections of Murder1974TV MovieMichael Elliott
The Great Gatsby1974Nick Carraway
The Glass Menagerie1973TV MovieTom Wingfield
Much Ado About Nothing1973TV MovieBenedick
Mahoney's Estate1972Felix
Savages1972James, the Limping Man
Who Killed Mary Whats'ername?1971Alex Monte
NET Playhouse1970TV Series segment "Foul!"
- Foul!/Actor's Choice 1970 ... segment "Foul!" as Sam Waterson
Cover Me Babe1970Cameraman
Three1969/ITaylor
Generation1969Desmond
New York Television Theatre1969TV Series
Fitzwilly1967Oliver
N.Y.P.D.1967TV SeriesMarco
The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean1966Andy
Camera Three1966TV SeriesMan 2
Dr. Kildare1965TV SeriesMark

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A House Divided2000TV Movie producer
The Journey of August King1995producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'll Fly Away1992TV Series 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Charlie Rose2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Prohibition2011TV Mini-Series documentaryReader
President Lincoln's Inauguration Re-enactment2011TV MovieHimself
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV SpecialHimself
The Last Boat Out2010Documentary shortNarrator
The National Parks: America's Best Idea2009TV Mini-Series documentaryReader
Infanity2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2008TV Series
Live from Lincoln Center2007TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Play
Jeopardy!1997-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Celebrity Contestant
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Art in the Twenty-First Century2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest War Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHimself
Abraham Lincoln's Cooper Union Address2004TV Movie documentaryHimself - as Abraham Lincoln
Hammer and Cycle2004Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
Intimate Portrait2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Restore America Honors2003TV MovieHimself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Echoes from the White House2001TV Movie documentary
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHimself
In Bad Taste2000TV Special documentaryHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2000TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2000TV SeriesHimself
Moment of Impact: Stories of the Pulitzer Prize Photographs1999TV Movie documentaryNarrator
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Unfinished Journey1999Documentary shortNarration (voice)
5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Great Books1999TV Series documentaryInterview
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1997TV SpecialHimself
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery1997TV Special documentaryThomas Jefferson (voice)
Liv Ullmann scener fra et liv1997Documentary
Thomas Jefferson1997TV Mini-Series documentaryThomas Jefferson
Saturday Night Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
Lost Civilizations1995TV Series documentaryHost / Narrator
A Gala for the President at Ford's Theatre1994TV SpecialHimself
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
HBO First Look1994TV Series documentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Actress in a TV-Series - Drama
The Visionaries1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The 50th Annual Golden Globe Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Actor in a TV-Series Drama
Earth and the American Dream1992DocumentaryReader (voice)
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series & Co-Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries
The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards1992TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a TV-Series - Drama
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHimself
Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
The 42nd Annual Tony Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Nova1987TV Series documentaryHimself (narrator)
The 40th Annual Tony Awards1986TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHimself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Female Television Performer
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The 42nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
Nightcap1983TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Annual Obie Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Monkey Business: The Curious Adventures of George's Creators2017Documentary post-productionNarrator
Dateline: Saigon2015Documentary completedNarrator (voice)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The View2008-2015TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Dean Smith2015TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Colbert Report2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda2014TV MovieHimself
Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen2013DocumentaryNarrator
The Newsroom: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Never the Same: The Prisoner-of-War Experience2013DocumentaryGeneral Beebe (voice)
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Newsroom: Season 1 - Invitation to the Set2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jewish Soldiers in Blue & Gray2011DocumentaryAbraham Lincoln (voice)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2011TV MovieHimself - Audience Member
Rain Falls from Earth: Surviving Cambodia's Darkest Hour2011DocumentaryHimself (voice)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Marry Me2014TV SeriesJack McCoy
WRAL on the Record2014TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2014TV SeriesHimself
Visionado obligado2011TV SeriesEugene Sutphin, D.D.S.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Friends1999TV SeriesJack McCoy
Saturday Night Live1995-1996TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1994TV Series documentaryTom Wingfield
Swimming to Cambodia1987Additional cast from 'The Killing Fields'

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