Joe Morton - Details


Among JOE MORTON's film credits are Bounce, What Lies Beneath, The Astronaut’s Wife, Blues Brothers 2000, Lone Star,Executive Decision,The Walking Dead, Speed, Of Mice and Men, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, City of Hope, and The Brother From Another Planet. Currently, Morton is preparing to launch his career as a feature film writer/director with an autobiographical project entitled Strangers.

Morton also portrayed Malcolm X in Ali, the upcoming biopic about the legendary boxer. He previously earned NAACP Image Award nominations for his work on the series Equal Justice and Tribeca, the latter produced by Robert De Niro. His television credits also include Miss Evers’ Boys, Challenger and Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder. He made his television directorial debut on the series Tribeca.
Morton made his Broadway debut in the seminal musical Hair, and later earned a Tony nomination and a Theater World Award for his work in Raisin, the musical adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun. He also starred in the Broadway musicals Two Gentlemen of Verona and Honky-Tonk Nights, as well as in King John and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New York Shakespeare Festival. More recently, Morton co-starred in both the New York and London productions of the Tony Award-winning play Art, with Judd Hirsch and George Wendt. Off-Broadway, Morton has directed productions of The Heliotrope Bouquet, Crumbs From the Table of Joy, and Fear Itself.


  • 18th October 1947 - Birth