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Joe Morton

Morton at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born Joseph Morton, Jr.
October 18, 1947 (1947-10-18) (age 62)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Nora Chavooshian
(1984–present) 3 children

Joseph Morton, Jr. (born October 18, 1947) is an American stage, television, and film actor.



Personal life

Morton was born in The Bronx, a borough of New York City, New York. He is the son of Evelyn, a secretary, and Joseph T. Morton, Sr., a U.S. army intelligence officer.[1][2] Because of his father's profession, he spent parts of his childhood in West Germany and Okinawa.[3] Morton graduated from Hofstra University. In October 1984, he married Nora Chavooshian. The couple has three children: daughters Hopi and Seta, and son Ara, as well as a grandson, named Moses.


Morton made his Broadway debut in Hair and was nominated for a Tony Award for Raisin. He has appeared in over 70 movies, including Terminator 2: Judgment Day (as Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson) and Blues Brothers 2000 (as 'Cabel "Cab" Chamberlain', based upon the late Cab Calloway), and has made many notable TV guest appearances, including his appearances as Dr. Hamilton in the first two seasons of Smallville.

On television, Morton has starred in the Sanford and Son spin-off Grady (1975-1976), Equal Justice (1990–91), Under One Roof (1995), and E-Ring (2005). More recently, he portrayed the jack-of-all-trades scientist, Henry Deacon, as a regular on Sci-Fi Channel's Eureka (2006-). Morton has also directed and produced. He has made several appearances as a defense attorney on Law & Order.

On daytime, Morton has had roles on Search for Tomorrow (Dr. James Foster, 1973-74), Another World (Dr. Abel Marsh and Leo Mars, 1983-84), and All My Children (Dr. Zeke McMillan, 2002).



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