Robert Morse

Actor
An endearingly impish and multi-talented performer on stage, television and in films since the 1950s, Robert Morse was the Emmy- and Tony-winning powerhouse who defined self-confidence in "How To Succeed in Business ... Read more »
Born: 05/18/1931 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (41)

Mad Men 1999 - 2000, 2008 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

City of Angels 1998 - 2001, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1984 - 1985, 1998 - 2001, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1998 - 2000, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Union Square 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Tony Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tru 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Palms 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

ProStars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Hunk 1987 (Movie)

Garrison Gaylord (Actor)

Jack Frost 1987 (Movie)

(Voice)

The Emperor's New Clothes 1987 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Trapper John, M.D. 1979 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Day-to-Day Affairs 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cop and the Anthom 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Broadway Plays Washington! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack Frost 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Voice

The Secret Storm 1953 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boatniks 1970 (Movie)

Ensign Thomas Garland (Actor)

That's Life 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Actor

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? 1968 (Movie)

Waldo Zane (Actor)

A Guide For the Married Man 1967 (Movie)

Ed Stander (Actor)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 (Movie)

J Pierpoint Finch (Actor)

The Loved One 1964 (Movie)

Dennis Barlow (Actor)

Honeymoon Hotel 1963 (Movie)

Jay Menlow (Actor)

Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

Oliver Cromwell Cannon (Actor)

The Cardinal 1963 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

The Matchmaker 1958 (Movie)

Barnaby Tucker (Actor)

The Proud and the Profane 1956 (Movie)

2nd Casualty (Actor)

Calendar Girl Murders (TV Show)

Actor

Here Come the Munsters (TV Show)

Actor

Pound Puppies (TV Show)

Voice

The First Easter Rabbit (TV Show)

Voice

The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice
Director (1)

Friends and Lovers 1974 - 1975, 1984 - 1985, 1998 - 2001, 2008 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

An endearingly impish and multi-talented performer on stage, television and in films since the 1950s, Robert Morse was the Emmy- and Tony-winning powerhouse who defined self-confidence in "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967) and earned kudos for turns as Truman Capote in "Tru" and as Bertram Cooper on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). Morse's boundless energy and charm were his key strengths, but also a stumbling block for producers who frequently cast him in quirky roles rather than plucky her s like his "How to Succeed" character. Television and stage became his best venues for nearly four decades, culminating in a Tony win for "Tru" and multiple Emmy nominations for "Mad Men," where he appeared to play a worldly, wiser version of his most famous musical role. His body of work made him a favorite among theater habitués and drama enthusiasts well into his eighth decade.

Relationships

Carole D'Andrea Actor

Wife

Allyn Morse

Daughter
Born in April 1991 mother, Elizabeth Roberts

Andrea Morse

Daughter
Mother, Carole D'Andrea

Hilary Morse

Daughter
Mother, Carole D'Andrea

Robin Morse

Daughter
Born July 8, 1963 mother, Carole D'Andrea played Pamela Wagner on "As the World Turns" (CBS) from 1987-1989

Charles Morse

Son
Born July 11, 1996 mother, Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

Wife

EDUCATION

American Theatre Wing

New York , New York

Milestones

2007

Played the recurring role of Bertram Cooper on AMC's "Mad Men"; received an Emmy (2008, 2010) nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

2002

Played the role of The Wizard in the San Francisco run of the musical "Wicked"; replaced by Joel Grey when it opened on Broadway

2000

Cast as Edwin O'Malley on the CBS medical drama "City of Angels"

1995

Portrayed Grandpa in the Fox TV-movie "Here Comes the Munsters"

1995

Starred in the Canadian production of "Show Boat"

1993

Played featured role in the ABC miniseries "Wild Palms"

1992

Recreated his Broadway performance for a PBS adaptation of "Tru"

1989

Garnered critical acclaim for his one man stage portrayal of Truman Capote in "Tru"

1987

Returned to features in the comedy "Hunk"

1980

Joined the U.S. touring production of "Sugar Babies"

1976

Last appearence on Broadway for a decade, "So Long, 174th Street"

1972

Joined other performers, including Marlo Thomas, in creating the Free to Be... You and Me children's album

1972

Appeared in the original Broadway cast of "Sugar," the musical stage adaptation of "Some Like It Hot"; earned a Tony Award nomination

1969

Last film for seventeen years, Disney's "The Boatniks"

1968

Appeared in the comedy "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" opposite Doris Day

1968

TV series debut as regular, "That's Life" (ABC); received first Emmy nomination

1967

Reprised role of Finch for the film version of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

1965

Appeared in the black comedy "The Loved One," a movie that satirized the funeral business in Los Angeles

1961

Created the role of J. Pierpont Finch in the Broadway musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

1959

Received second Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway Musical "Take Me Along"

1958

First major film role, recreating stage role of Barnaby opposite Shirley Booth in the film adaptation of "The Matchmaker"

1958

Received a Tony nomination for his role in the Broadway play "Say, Darling"

1957

TV debut, "Rain in the Morning" episode of "Matinee Theater" (NBC)

1956

Feature debut, small role as a battle victim in "The Proud and the Profane"

1955

Created the role of Barnaby in "The Matchmaker" on Broadway; also made Broadway debut opposite Ruth Gordon

1954

Cast as one of original members of the CBS soap opera "The Secret Storm"

1949

Made stage debut in a New Hampshire production of "Our Town"

Served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War

Bonus Trivia

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Morse was one of three actors to receive Tony Awards as Best Actor in a Musical and Best Actor in a Play. Zero Mostel and Rex Harrison were the other two. Matthew Broderick has been honored for his work in plays and musicals but his first Tony was in the Featured Actor category.

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He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1999.

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