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Muse Watson
Born July 20, 1948 (1948-07-20) (age 61)
Alexandria, Louisiana, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 1989–present
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Muse Watson (born July 20, 1948) is an American actor.

Watson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana. He attended Louisiana Tech on a music stipend for two years before transferring to Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, where he performed for the first time on stage as Petruchio in a production of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. During and after his years at Berea, he worked in outdoor dramas, dinner theaters, and small repertory groups.

His theater credits include acting as Hamlet in Hamlet, Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Pale in Burn This, Cervantes in Man of La Mancha. He also directed a production of Ain't Misbehavin'.

In 1989, with a new commitment to film, Watson began pursuing feature film roles. By 2005, he had appeared in 43 feature films such as Sommersby, Something to Talk About, Assassins, Dead Birds Rosewood, I Know What You Did Last Summer, From Dusk Till Dawn 2, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and Songcatcher. As of 2005, seven of the films he has appeared in, combined, have grossed over $850 million.

His television credits include eight made-for-television movies including Blind Vengeance and Justice in a Small Town; and the television series, American Gothic, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Matlock, The Lazarus Man, JAG, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Prison Break. Since 2005, he has appeared as a recurring cast member on NCIS as Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs's mentor and former superior in NCIS Mike Franks. Most recently he has appeared on episodes of Ghost Whisperer ("Delia's First Ghost") and CSI ("Who and What"). Watson also guest starred in an episode of The Mentalist in the 2008 episode "Carnelian, Inc."

Watson also gave a performance with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a special guest on Saturday Night Live, parodying his role in I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Watson recently joined the production company Shorris Film with Christopher Showerman and Clint Morris - their first film is the western Between the Sand and the Sky.

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