Sam Waterson Net Worth

Born on 15, 1940, Sam Waterston is an American actor, producer, and director who is famous for the role of Sydney Schanberg in film, The Killing Fields which was released in 1984. The film had helped him earn the nomination for Academy Award. He is also known for playing Jack McCoy in the NBC television series Law & Order that was aired from 1994 to 2010. This role also helped him to bag Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. In his 50 years careers, Waterston has played over eighty films and TV series and has been nominated for Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Emmy Awards for multiple times. He was also rewarded with star in Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010, and in 2012, he was familiarized with American Theatre Hall of Fame.

Waterston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to mother Alice Tucker, a landscape painter and father George Chychele Waterston, who was semanticist and a language teacher. He is the third one from is four siblings: Roberta, George and Ellen. He joined Brooks School situated at North Andover, and later attended Groton School, Groton. In 1958, he attended Yale University at New Haven and graduated in Bachelor of Arts in the year 1962. Later, he joined Clinton Playhouse, Sorbonne in Paris and American Actors Workshop.

After completion of his studies, Waterston played a role of Bendick in William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing produced by Joseph Papp which helped him earn a prestigious award. Later he also did the main role in Hamlet along with other works. These works helped him earn a good prestige in the world of acting. In the year 1965, he made his debut with a film The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean, and was recognized from movie Fitzwilly, that was released in 1967. He later portrayed Tom in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie opposite to Katherine Hepburn. In 1975, he was casted in Rancho Deluxe alongside Jeff Bridges which came out to be his one of the prominent act.

Waterston, further, was seen in many movies like Savages (1972), The Great Gatsby (1974), Journey Into Fear (1975), Capricorn (1978), Heaven’s Gate, Hopscotch (1980), and The Killing Fields (1984/earned him nomination for Academy Award for Best Actor). In the year 1985, he appeared opposite to Mary Tyler Moore in Robert Preston’s Finnegan Begin Again. In 1998, he was casted alongside Moore in Lincoln, a TV film based on Gore Vidal’s novel “Lincoln”. Later he appeared in other movies Mindwalk, The Man in the Moon, and Serial Mom.

Waterston also got featured in I’ll Fly Away as D.A. Forrest Bedford which helped him bag 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Drama Series. He also appeared in an episode of television series Amazing Stories titled “Mirror Mirror”. In 1994, he portrayed as US President William Foster in the TV film The Enemy Within. Beside these movies and series, Waterson played in many other series and films that helped him earn net worth of $17 million US dollars.

Must Know Facts about Sam Waterston

Real Name: Samuel Atkinson Waterston
Date of Birth: 15th November, 1940
Profession: Actor, Producer, and Director
Height: 1.85 m
Married: Barbara Rutledge (Married: 1964-Divorced: 1975), Lynn Louisa Woodruff (Married: 1976-Present)
Children: James Waterston, Elisabeth Waterston, Katherine Waterston, Graham Waterston
Net Worth: $17 Million

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