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Joseph Thomas Morton, Jr was born on the 18th October 1947, in Harlem, New York City, USA, and is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor, probably best known for his roles in such movies as “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991), “Speed” (1994), and “American Gangster” (2007), while he’s currently playing in the TV series “Scandal” (2013 – present). Morton’s career started in 1970.

Have you ever wondered how rich Joe Morton is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Morton’s net worth is as high as $4 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to being a popular on-screen actor, Morton also works in theatre, which has improved his wealth too.

Joe Morton Net Worth $4 Million

Joe Morton is a son of Joseph Thomas Morton, Sr., a US Army intelligence officer, and Evelyn, a secretary. Due to the nature of his father’s work, Joe frequently moved with his family, so he lived in West Germany and on Okinawa Island, Japan among other locations. He returned to New York where he went to Andrew Jackson High School, and then graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in drama.

Morton started playing in local theatres, and later made it to Broadway, appearing in such plays as “Hair”, “Salvation”, and “Raisin”. He debuted on-screen in an episode of “Bracken’s World” in 1970, and then continued to get minor roles before he appeared in ten episodes of “Grady” from 1975 to 1976. In 1977, Morton played in his first featured movie called “Between the Lines”, with John Heard, Lindsay Crouse, and Jeff Goldblum. In 1979, Joe had a role in Norman Jewison’s Oscar-nominated thriller “…and justice for all.” starring Al Pacino, Jack Warden, and John Forsythe. His net worth was moving.

Morton played in more than 15 movies in the ‘80s, including his starring role in “The Brother from Another Planet” (1984), “Trouble in Mind” (1985) alongside Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine and Lori Singer, and “Crossroads” (1986) with Ralph Macchio, Joe Seneca, and Jami Gertz. He ended the decade with Leonard Nimoy’s “The Good Mother” (1988) starring Diane Keaton, Liam Neeson, and Jason Robards, and “Tap” (1989) with Gregory Hines, Suzzanne Douglas, and Sammy Davis Jr.

In 1991, Morton played Miles Dyson in James Cameron’s Oscar-winning sci-fi “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Edward Furlong; the blockbuster made over $500 million worldwide and helped Morton to increase his net worth significantly. Also in 1991, Joe appeared in “City of Hope” alongside Vincent Spano, and then he had roles in “Of Mice and Men” (1992) with Gary Sinise and John Malkovich, and in “Forever Young” (1992) starring Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Elijah Wood. In 1994, Morton had a part in Jan de Bont’s Oscar-winning action movie “Speed” alongside Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, and Sandra Bullock; this movie hit the box office with earnings of $350 million, and additionally improved Morton’s wealth. In 1996, Joe played in “Executive Decision” with Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, and Steven Seagal, and in John Sayles’ Oscar-nominated “Lone Star” starring Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Matthew McConaughey, and Kris Kristofferson. He ended the ‘90s with roles in Golden Globe Award-winning “Miss Evers’ Boys” (1997) with Alfre Woodard and Laurence Fishburne, and in “The Astronaut’s Wife” (1999) alongside Charlize Theron and Johnny Depp. His net worth was rising sreadily.

In the early 2000s, Morton appeared in “Bounce” (2000) starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow, and in Michael Mann’s Oscar-nominated biography “Ali” (2001) with Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, and Jon Voight. Joe continued with parts in “Dragonfly” starring Kevin Costner and in John Woo’s “Paycheck” (2003) with Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, and Paul Giamatti. From 2006 to 2012, Morton played Henry Deacon in 76 episodes of the TV series “Eureka”, while in 2007 he appeared in Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated “American Gangster” starring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe and Chiwetel Ejiofor – the film earned over $260 million worldwide. From 2009 to 2011, Morton played Daniel Golden in 11 episodes of Golden Globe Award-winning series “The Good Wife”.

Since 2013, Morton is playing in the ABC’s series called “Scandal”, and most recently he appeared in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, and Golden Globe Award-nominated TV movie “All the Way” (2016) starring Bryan Cranston.

Regarding his personal life, Joe Morton was married to Nora Chavooshian from 1984 to 2006 and has three children with her: Hopi Noel Morton, Seta Morton, and Ara Morton. He now lives with partner Christine Lietz.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grace and Frankie2015-2016TV SeriesJason
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016Silas
Proof2015TV SeriesDr. Charles Richmond
Cleveland Abduction2015TV MovieAgent Solano
Home2013/IDonald Hall
Coma2012TV Mini-SeriesDr. Nelson
Eureka2006-2012TV SeriesHenry Deacon
The Good Wife2009-2011TV SeriesDaniel Golden
The Mulberry Tree2010Samuel R. Freeman
White Collar2010TV SeriesKyle Bancroft
American Experience1999-2010TV Series documentaryNarrator
Brothers & Sisters2009TV SeriesPeter Madsen
Warehouse 132009TV SeriesReverend John Hill
Great Performances2009TV SeriesEugene Bullard
La linea2009Hodges
Lifelines2008Dr. Livingston
Boston Legal2008TV SeriesAttorney Steve Duprey
Badland2007Max Astin
Numb3rs2007TV SeriesPeter Lange
American Gangster2007Charlie Williams
Eureka: Hide and Seek2006TV SeriesHenry Deacon
The Night Listener2006Ashe
E-Ring2005-2006TV SeriesSteven Algazi
Lenny the Wonder Dog2005Dr. Island
Die Luftbrücke2005TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Stealth2005Capt. Dick Marshfield
Back in the Day2005Reverend Packer
CSI: NY2005TV SeriesChief Dwight Hillborne
JAG2005TV SeriesElroy Johnson
House M.D.2005TV SeriesSenator Gary H. Wright
Gone But Not Forgotten2005TV MovieReggie Stewart
Law & Order1992-2005TV SeriesLeon Chiles Roland Books
Breaking Dawn2004Prof. Simon
The Jury2004TV SeriesJames Byron Milton
Whoopi2004TV SeriesMartin James
Paycheck2003Agent Dodge
Thoughtcrimes2003TV MovieJon Harper
Ghost Hunter2003Video GameProfessor Richmond (voice)
Crossing2003/IShortUncle Stan
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesRay Bevins
War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator2003Video documentaryNarrator
Jasper, Texas2003TV MovieWalter Diggles
The Fritz Pollard Story2002TV MovieHost
Smallville2001-2002TV SeriesDr. Steven Hamilton
All My Children2002TV SeriesZeke McMillan
Touched by an Angel1996-2002TV SeriesMartin / Jake Stone
The Practice2002TV SeriesU.S. Attorney
Dragonfly2002Hugh Campbell
Ali2001Chauncey Eskridge
The X-Files2000TV SeriesMartin Wells
Bounce2000Jim Willer
Ali: An American Hero2000TV MovieMalcolm X
What Lies Beneath2000Dr. Drayton
Prince Street1997-2000TV SeriesLt. Tom Warner
Y2K1999TV MovieMartin Lowell
The Astronaut's Wife1999Sherman Reese, NASA Representative
Mercy Point1998-1999TV SeriesDr. Grote Maxwell
Mutiny1999TV MovieThurgood Marshall
When It Clicks1998ShortCato Caldwell Douglass
Apt Pupil1998Dan Richler
Blues Brothers 20001998Cabel Chamberlain
Dellaventura1998TV SeriesCouncilman Caulder
Trouble on the Corner1997Detective Bill
Speed 2: Cruise Control1997Lt. Herb 'Mac' McMahon (uncredited)
Miss Evers' Boys1997TV MovieDr. Sam Brodus
John Leguizamo: The Pest1997Mr. Kent
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance1996TV MovieGordon Thomas
Lone Star1996Del
Executive Decision1996Sergeant 'Cappy' Matheny
New York News1995TV SeriesMitch Cotter
Under One Roof1995TV SeriesRon Langston
The Walking Dead1995Sgt. Barkley
In the Shadow of Evil1995TV MovieLt. Royce
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesDinah / Dean
Homicide: Life on the Street1994TV SeriesSam Thorne
Speed1994Capt. McMahon
The Inkwell1994Kenny Tate
Tribeca1993TV SeriesOfficer Carleton Thomas
Forever Young1992Cameron
Of Mice and Men1992Crooks
A Different World1992TV SeriesByron Douglas III
Legacy of Lies1992TV MovieSamuel Flowers
The Good Policeman1991Sweets Montgomery
City of Hope1991Wynn
Equal Justice1990-1991TV SeriesMike James
Terminator 2: Judgment Day1991Miles Dyson
The Lost Platoon1990World War II Soldier
Challenger1990TV MovieDr. Ronald McNair
Howard Beach: Making a Case for Murder1989TV MovieCederic Sandiford
The Equalizer1987-1989TV SeriesCarter Brock / Slate
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesRev. Marvin Lewis
Tap1989Nicky
Police Story: Burnout1988TV MovieSgt. Jeff Allen
The Good Mother1988Frank Williams
Zelly and Me1988Earl
Alone in the Neon Jungle1988TV MovieKen Fraker
Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami1988TV MovieTandy
Stranded1987Sheriff McMahon
Who's the Boss?1986TV SeriesLimo Driver
Crossroads1986Scratch's Assistant
Trouble in Mind1985Solo
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesLt. Jack Davis
The Brother from Another Planet1984The Brother
A Good Sport1984TV Movie
Curse of the Pink Panther1983Charlie (as Joseph Morton)
American Playhouse1983TV SeriesCarl Hatch
Another World1983TV SeriesDr. Abel Marsh
The Clairvoyant1982Detective Rich
We're Fighting Back1981TV MovieElgin Jones
Death Penalty1980TV MovieWilliam Terry
Guiding Light1979TV SeriesDan Stennis
...and justice for all.1979Prison Doctor
Lawman Without a Gun1978TV MovieLouis
Watch Your Mouth1978TV SeriesMr. Raymond Geeter
Between the Lines1977Ahmed
What's Happening!!1976TV SeriesManager
M*A*S*H1976TV SeriesCaptain Saunders
Grady1975-1976TV SeriesHal Marshall
Sanford and Son1975TV SeriesHal Marshall, Grady's Son-In-Law
Feelin' Good1974TV SeriesJason
Mission: Impossible1970TV SeriesClerk
Bracken's World1970TV SeriesYule Buford
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesDr. James Foster (1973-1974)
All the Way2016TV MovieRoy Wilkins
Scandal2013-2016TV SeriesRowan Pope

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eureka2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lifelines2008performer: "Perfect Tomorrows" / writer: "Perfect Tomorrows"
Badland2007"THE DEVIL'S LONELY FIRE" / performer: "THE DEVIL'S LONELY FIRE" / producer: "THE DEVIL'S LONELY FIRE" / writer: "THE DEVIL'S LONELY FIRE"
Blues Brothers 20001998performer: "John The Revelator", "Funky Nassau", "Turn On Your Love Light"
The Brother from Another Planet1984performer: "Homeboy"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eureka2009-2012TV Series 3 episodes
Sunday on the Rocks2004
Tribeca1993TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Starbright2017producer pre-production
Survival2010/IShort consulting producer
Breaking Dawn2004associate producer
Mitchellville2004TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brett Gelman's Dinner in America2016TV ShortHimself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Panelist
Unsung Hollywood2015-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHimself
The Real2016TV SeriesHimself
The 47th NAACP Image Awards2016TV MovieHimself
Greatest Sci-Fi Movies2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2015TV SeriesHimself
The Chase2015TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHimself
The View2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The BET Honors2014TV MovieHimself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Datzhott2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Today2013TV SeriesHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Halves of a Dream: Making Trouble in Mind2010Video documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews2010DocumentaryHimself
American Experience2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Harnessing Speed2005Video documentaryHimself
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHimself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004DocumentaryOther Voices (voice)
Beyond Brown: Pursuing the Promise2004TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Nature2003TV Series documentaryNarrator
National Geographic Explorer2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Nova2001-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Additional narration
Africa2001TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
Beyond Human2001TV Movie documentaryNarrator
New York: A Documentary Film1999TV Series documentary
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords1999DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Making of 'Blues Brothers 2000'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Doubles: Japan & America's Intercultural Children1995Video documentaryHimself - Narrator
Blood & Iron: The Story of the German War Machine1995TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
American Cinema1995TV Series documentaryNarrator
Against the Odds: The Artists of the Harlem Renaissance1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
T2: More Than Meets the Eye1993Video short documentaryHimself
The Great Depression1993TV Series documentaryNarrator
Ebony/Jet Showcase1991TV SeriesHimself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Series
The Kissing Booth1988DocumentaryHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesScandal (2012)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesScandal (2012)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesScandal (2012)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesScandal (2012)
1984Caixa de CatalunyaSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest ActorThe Brother from Another Planet (1984)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesScandal (2012)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActorScandal (2012)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesEureka (2006)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican Gangster (2007)· Armand Assante
· Josh Brolin
· Russell Crowe
· Ruby Dee
· Chiwetel Ejiofor
· Idris Elba
· Cuba Gooding Jr.
· Carla Gugino
· John Hawkes
· Ted Levine
· Lymari Nadal
· John Ortiz
· RZA
· Yul Vazquez
· Denzel Washington
2004Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceJasper, Texas (2003)
1991Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorTerminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)


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#Fact
1One of several actors appearing in both Smallville (2001) and the DC Extended Universe films (he has a role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)).
2Father of Hopi Noel Morton, Seta Morton, and Ara Morton.
3Cousin of Walter Jones.
4His current, longtime, partner is Christine Lietz., aka LietzeeNut.
5He has three children and a grandson.
6Won NAACP Awards for his work in Equal Justice (1990) and Tribeca (1993).
7Made his Broadway debut in the play "Hair".
8Studied drama at Hofstra University on Long Island.
9Was nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Raisin." He also won a Theatre World Award for this role.
10Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.


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