Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston  American Actor


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Sam Waterston and Lynn Louisa Woodruff
Sam Waterston and Lynn Louisa Woodruff have been married for 42 years since 26th Jan 1976. view relationship


Sam Waterston was previously married to Barbara Rutledge-Johns (1964 - 1975).


Sam Waterston is a 77 year old American Actor. Born Samuel Atkinson Waterston on 15th November, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, he is famous for Law & Order. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Sam Waterston has been in 3 on-screen matchups, including Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom (1994), Christine Lahti in Love Lives On (1985) and Stockard Channing in The Matthew Shepard Story (2002).

Sam Waterston is a member of the following lists: People from Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Male actors from Cambridge, Massachusetts and American Theater Hall of Fame inductees.


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Married2 43 years, 4 months 28 years 12 years, 8 months
Total2 43 years, 4 months 28 years 12 years, 8 months


First Name Sam
Middle Name Atkinson
Last Name Waterston
Full Name at Birth Samuel Atkinson Waterston
Age 77 years
Birthday 15th November, 1940
Birthplace Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Groton High -- Groton, MA
University Sorbonne University, B.A. Yale University --1962
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Law & Order
Year(s) Active 1964 –
Father Chychele Waterston
Mother Alice Atkinson Tucker
Family Member Katherine Waterston (Daughter) (Actress), Elisabeth Waterston (Daughter) (Actress), James Waterston (Son) (Actor)

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), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the long-running 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 has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances."

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Sam Waterston77 ScorpioActor
Lynn Louisa Woodruff-Model
Barbara Rutledge-Johns-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Graham C.MaleLynn Louisa Woodruff
Elizabeth P.FemaleLynn Louisa Woodruff
Katherine B.FemaleLynn Louisa Woodruff
James S.Male17th January, 196949 years oldBarbara Rutledge-Johns


Godless2017Marshal John CookTV Show
Miss Sloane2016George DupontMovie
Anesthesia2015Walter ZarrowMovie
Grace and Frankie2015Sol, Sol BergsteinTV Show
Please Be Normal2014DadMovie
Jo2013David ZifkinTV Show
And It Was Good2013Doctor, Gravedigger, Judge Alexander BaasMovie
The Path to Violence2013Narrator (2013) (voice)Movie
The Newsroom2012Charlie SkinnerTV Show
Masters of Science Fiction2007HavelmanTV Show
Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005Jack McCoyTV Show
The Colbert Report2005Charlie Skinner, Poncho DenewsTV Show
Le divorce2003Chester WalkerMovie
The Commission2003J. Lee RankinMovie
The Matthew Shepard Story2002Dennis ShepardTV Movie
A House Divided2000David DicksonTV Movie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Jack McCoyTV Show
Exiled1998Jack McCoyTV Movie
Family Guy1998Dr. KaplanTV Show
Shadow Conspiracy1997The PresidentMovie
The Wonderful World of Disney1997Dr. Karl KosterTV Show
The Proprietor1996Harry BancroftMovie
Nixon1995CIA Director Richard HelmsMovie
The Journey of August King1995Mooney WrightMovie
Serial Mom1994DadMovie
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker1994Daniel ChamberlainTV Movie
David's Mother1994John NilsTV Movie
The Enemy Within1994President William FosterTV Movie
A Dog Race in Alaska1993Short Film
I'll Fly Away: Then and Now1993Forrest BedfordTV Movie
Homicide: Life on the Street1993Jack McCoyTV Show
A Captive in the Land1993RoyceMovie
Warburg: A Man of Influence1992Siegmund WarburgTV Show
The Man in the Moon1991Matthew TrantMovie
I'll Fly Away1991Forrest BedfordTV Show
Mindwalk1990Jack EdwardsMovie
Law & Order1990Jack McCoyTV Show
The Civil War1990President Abraham LincolnTV Show
Crimes and Misdemeanors1989BenMovie
Welcome Home1989WoodyMovie
Lantern Hill1989Andrew StuartTV Movie
The Nightmare Years1989Bill ShirerTV Show
Tales from the Crypt1989G.G. DevoeTV Show
Lincoln1988Abraham LincolnTV Movie
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami1988Jim DelmoreTV Movie
American Experience1988NarratorTV Show
A Walk in the Woods1988John HoneymanTV Movie
Devil's Paradise1987JonesMovie
Hannah and Her Sisters1986David (uncredited)Movie
Just Between Friends1986Harry CrandallMovie
The Fifth Missile1986Capt. Allard RenslowTV Movie
Flagrant désir1986Inspecteur Gerry MorrisonMovie
Warning Sign1985Cal MorseMovie
Finnegan Begin Again1985Paul BroadbentTV Movie
Love Lives On1985BernieTV Movie
Amazing Stories1985Jordan ManmouthTV Show
The Killing Fields1984Sydney SchanbergMovie
The Boy Who Loved Trolls1984OfoetiTV Movie
Dempsey1983Doc KearnsTV Movie
In Defense of Kids1983Paul WilcoxTV Movie
Q.E.D.1982Prof. Quentin E. DeverillTV Show
Freedom to Speak1982Theodore RooseveltTV Show
Games Mother Never Taught You1982David BentellsTV Movie
Heaven's Gate1980Frank CantonMovie
Sweet William1980William McCluskyMovie
Oppenheimer1980Robert OppenheimerTV Show
Eagle's Wing1979White BullMovie
Friendly Fire1979C.D. BryanTV Movie
Capricorn One1978Peter WillisMovie
Sweet Revenge1976Le ClerqMovie
Journey Into Fear1975Mr. GrahamMovie
Rancho Deluxe1975Cecil ColsonMovie
The Great Gatsby1974Nick CarrawayMovie
Reflections of Murder1974Michael ElliottTV Movie
Much Ado About Nothing1973BenedickTV Movie
The Glass Menagerie1973Tom WingfieldTV Movie
Savages1972James, the Limping ManMovie
Mahoney's Estate1972FelixMovie
Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name?1971Alex MonteMovie
Cover Me Babe1970CameramanMovie
N.Y.P.D.1967MarcoTV Show
Hawk1966Peter MorelandTV Show
The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean1965AndyMovie
New York Television Theatre1965TV Show
NET Playhouse1964TV Show
Dr. Kildare1961MarkTV Show
Camera Three1955Man 2TV Show
On the Basis of SexErwin GriswoldMovie
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