Name: Sam Waterston
Profession: TV Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 185 cm
Age: 83
Birth Place: Cambridge - Massachusetts
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston is a TV Actor, and he was born on 15 November - 1940(83 years old) in Massachusetts. Sam Waterston zodiac sign is Scorpio. More detailed information about Sam Waterston given below.

About Sam Waterston

Academy Award-wining actor who played the role of Jack McCoy on the television series Law & Order, and later played roles in the series Grace and Frankie and The Newsroom.


He won an Academy Award for his film The Killing Fields.

Sam Waterston before fame

On a scholarship, he attended Yale University and the Sorbonne in Paris.

Achievement of Sam Waterston

For his picture The Killing Fields, he earned an Academy Award.

Salary 2020

$65 Thousand Per Episode

Net Worth 2020

$15 Million

Sam Waterston family life

From 1964 to 1975, he was married to Barbara Rutledge, then in 1976, he married Lynn Louisa Woodruff. Katherine, James, Elisabeth, and Graham are his four children.

Associations of Sam Waterston

In Law and Order, he co-starred alongside Chris Noth.

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Sam Waterston Timeline

  • 1969

    The classically trained Waterston has numerous stage credits to his name. For example, he played an award-winning Benedick in Joseph Pappu0027s production of William Shakespeareu0027s Much Ado About Nothing and played the title role in Hamlet. Throughout Waterstonu0027s theater career, he continued to act alongside the best theater had to offer. On October 13, 1969, he starred in Arthur Kopitu0027s play Indians on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The play was directed by Gene Frankel, and acted alongside Stacy Keach as Buffalo Bill, Manu Tupou as Sitting Bull, Tom Aldredge, Kevin Conway, Charles Durning, Raul Julia. The play ran for 96 performances and 16 previews.

  • 1975

    Waterston and his first wife, Barbara Rutledge-Johns, divorced in 1975. They have one son, James, also an actor. Waterston married his second wife, former model Lynn Louisa Woodruff, in 1976. They have three children, daughters Katherine Waterston and Elisabeth Waterston, who are also actresses, and a son, Graham.

  • 1977

    In 1977, he starred in on off-broadway production of William Shakespeareu0027s Measure for Measure as Duke Vincentio alongside Meryl Streep and John Cazale at the Delacorte Theatre. In 1980, he starred in Benefactors alongside Glenn Close, Mary Beth Hurt, and Simon Jones at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway. In 1993, he portrayed Abraham Lincoln onstage in Abe Lincoln in Illinois where he received Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for his performance.

  • 1994

    In 1994, Waterston debuted as Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in the fifth season of the television series Law & Order. He played the role of McCoy, who would eventually become District Attorney, through the series finale in 2010, and has reprised the role throughout the Law and Order franchise. Upon the showu0027s cancellation, Waterston was the second longest-serving cast member (behind S. Epatha Merkerson), having reprised his role through 16 seasons. Due to the success of the New Yorku2013based TV series, Waterston and his fellow longtime Law & Order castmate Jerry Orbach were declared "Living Landmarks" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

  • 2006

    Waterston appeared on the 5,100th edition of Jeopardy!, on November 10, 2006, with Kathryn Erbe of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Christopher Meloni of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Waterston finished second to Meloni and received a $25,000 prize, which he donated to Refugees International and Oceana. He made a popular cameo appearance on an episode of Saturday Night Live as himself, extolling the virtues of Old Glory Insurance, meant to protect the elderly from robot attacks.

  • 2007

    Waterston is a longtime friend and fan of the Mark Morris Dance Group and hosted the television presentation of Mozart Dances on PBSu0027s Live from Lincoln Center on August 16, 2007.

  • 2008

    He continues live theater work during the summers, often seen acting at places like Long Wharf Theatre and the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven. Waterston appeared as Polonius in the 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production of Hamlet. His performance received excellent reviews in The New York Times and many other newspapers around the country, particularly in the northeast. In 2015, Waterston appeared as Prospero in a Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, directed by Michael Greif.He was a spokesman for the Unity08 movement, which unsuccessfully sought to run a non- or bipartisan presidential ticket in the 2008 presidential election. Waterston has stated that he was a Democrat until he left the party in disgust following the airing of Lyndon B. Johnsonu0027s "Daisy" election advertisement in 1964. However, he endorsed Democratic President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012, and is currently a registered Democrat.

  • 2009

    On February 12, 2009, Waterston joined the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College orchestra and chorus, along with the Riverside Inspirational Choir and NYC Labor Choir, in honoring Abraham Lincolnu0027s 200th birthday at the Riverside Church in New York City. Under the direction of Maurice Peress, they performed Earl Robinsonu0027s "The Lonesome Train: A Music Legend for Actors, Folk Singers, Choirs, and Orchestra" in which Waterston depicted Abraham Lincoln.

  • 2010

    On January 7, 2010, Waterston received the 2,397th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • 2012

    Waterston returned to television in 2012 as cable news president Charlie Skinner in The Newsroom, an HBO series by Aaron Sorkin.In 2012, he was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.In 2012, Waterston received the Goodermote Humanitarian Award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for his longtime support of refugees around the world.

  • 2015

    In 2015, Waterston joined the cast of the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, starring alongside Martin Sheen, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Waterston supported Tomlin and Fonda in demanding higher salaries than the supporting actors, saying, "I think theyu0027re being cheated."

  • 2019

    On October 18, 2019, Waterston was arrested with Grace and Frankie co-star Jane Fonda for protesting climate change outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

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Sam Waterston was born on 15 November, 1940.

Sam Waterston is from Cambridge - Massachusetts.

Sam Waterston is 83 year old.

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