Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1980" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 32.
Frequently cast in book-to-movie/television works by Stephen King.
Has three younger sisters.
Parents: Charles and Jacquelyn Morse.
Moved to Philly with his family after California earthquake of 1994, to be near wife's family.
Studied acting at the William Esper studio.
Broke several fingers during a fight scene in Disturbia (2007) but remained in character and finished the take.
Is allergic to most forms of sugar.
Stated that out of all of the films he's done, his favorites are The Green Mile (1999), The Crossing Guard (1995), The Indian Runner (1991), and The Rock (1996).
He is the only actor to date to play both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
His middle name, Bowditch, comes from Nathaniel Bowditch.
Has appeared in two films as a criminal connected to the prison island of Alcatraz: in Six Against the Rock (1987) he plays Marvin Hubbard, second-in-command to David Carradine's Bernard Coy; and in The Rock (1996) he is Major Tom Baxter, second-in-command to Ed Harris' Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel, USMC.
Best known by the public for his role as Dr. Jack Morrison on St. Elsewhere (1982).
Acting mentor was Norman Lloyd.
Has appeared in 'The Langoliers (1996)(TV)', The Green Mile (1999), and Hearts in Atlantis (2001), all based on novels by Stephen King. He also appeared in Horns (2013), based on a novel by King's son, Joe Hill.
Father of Eliza Morse, still photographer.