About this star

  • Category: Television
  • Unveiled: 07 Jan 2010
  • Address:
    7038 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 417th
    Monthly Average: 417th
  • Notes: Selected for 2010, 2,397th star

Sam Waterston

Next star: Jack Webb
Previous star: Dick Jones


Waterston at the PaleyFest 2013 panel for The Newsroom

Source: Wikipedia

Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order (1994-2010). 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. Allmovie has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances."

Fact file

  • Born: Samuel Atkinson Waterston November 15, 1940 (age 74) Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Occupation: Actor, television producer, television director
  • Years active: 1964 – present
  • Spouse(s): Barbara Rutledge (1964–1975; divorced) Lynn Louisa Woodruff (1976–present)
  • Children: James Waterston Elisabeth Waterston Katherine Waterston Graham Waterston

Read more about Sam Waterston at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Sam Waterston goes Jane Fonda: Both arrested in D.C. climate change protests
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-10-18 19:52:10
Jane Fonda was detained again during a rally outside the U.S. Capitol Friday. Her "Grace & Frankie" costar Sam Waterston also was caught in the fray.

Variety, 2019-10-18 18:15:26
Jane Fonda was arrested again on Friday for protesting outside the Capitol in an effort to urge U.S. officials to take climate change seriously. This time, however, fellow “Grace and Frankie” actor Sam Waterston joined in on the protest and was also arrested. “Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested ...

Variety, 2019-01-15 20:31:52
Netflix has renewed “Grace and Frankie” for a sixth season ahead of the Season 5 premiere this Friday. The series stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as the titular characters who found their lives turned upside down when their husbands (played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston, respectively) revealed they ...

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