Sam Waterston Height Weight Age Net Worth

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston
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Birth Date

November 15, 1940


82 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Salt and Pepper

Eye color



6 ft 1 in | 185 cm

Net Worth

$15 Million


72 kg | 158.5 lbs

Shoe size

Not available

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Sam Waterston was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, on November 15, 1940, is an American actor.

Young Sam Waterston began his professional acting career on the New York stage.

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" (1963) in role as Jonathan, at Morosco Theatre.

He made his big screen debut in drama film The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean (1965) in role as Andy.

He got his television debut in NBC medical drama series Dr. Kildare (1965) in episodes: "Life in the Dance Hall: F-U-N" and "Enough La Boheme for Everybody", in role as Mark.

Sam's breakthrough performance came as Benedick in the Public's New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Much Ado About Nothing" (1972).

Sam Waterston Height and Weight

How tall is Sam Waterston and what is his weight? Sam Waterston's height is 6' 1" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 185 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, his weight is 158.5 іn pоunds or 72 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Sam Waterston Age

Sam Waterston is 82 years old.

Sam Waterston Net Worth

Sam Waterston net worth is around 15 million dollars.

Best Movies

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Sydney Schanberg in biographical drama film The Killing Fields (1984).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Tom Wingfield in drama film The Glass Menagerie (1973).

He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year for his performance as Nick Carraway in romantic drama movie The Great Gatsby (1974).

Three (1969) drama as Taylor

Capricorn One (1978) thriller as Lieutenant Colonel Peter Willis, USAF

Heaven's Gate (1980) epic Western as Frank Canton

Hopscotch (1980) spy comedy as Joe Cutter

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) comedy drama as Ben

Serial Mom (1994) black comedy crime as Eugene Sutphin, DDS

The Man in the Moon (1991) coming of age drama as Matthew Trant

September (1987) drama as Peter

Rancho Deluxe (1975) Western comedy as Cecil Colson

Warning Sign (1985) science fiction horror as Cal Morse

The Glass Menagerie (1973) drama as Tom Wingfield

Shadow Conspiracy (1997) political thriller as President of the United States

Mindwalk (1990) drama as Jack Edwards

Miss Sloane (2016) political thriller as George Dupont

Best TV Shows

He was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor on Television and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for his role as J. Robert Oppenheimer in biographical miniseries Oppenheimer (1980).

He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for his role as Forrest Bedford in NBC drama series I'll Fly Away (1991–1993).

He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama for his role as Jack McCoy in NBC police procedural and legal drama series Law & Order (1994-2010).

Freedom to Speak (1982) biographical miniseries as Theodore Roosevelt

The Nightmare Years (1989) miniseries as William L. Shirer

He voiced Abraham Lincoln in documentary miniseries The Civil War (1990).

Warburg: A Man of Influence (1992) biographical miniseries as Siegmund Warburg

The Newsroom (2012-2014) HBO political drama series as Charlie Skinner

Grace and Frankie (2015-) Netflix comedy series as Sol Bergstein

Godless (2017) Netflix Western drama miniseries as Marshal John Cook

The Dropout (2022) Hulu biographical crime drama miniseries as George Shultz


Attended Brooks School and Groton School in Massachusetts.

Graduated from Yale University (1962) with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Studied at Clinton Playhouse, Sorbonne in Paris and American Actors Workshop.

Has two sisters and one brother.

He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Abraham Lincoln in a play "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (1993-1994), at Vivian Beaumont Theater.

He was good friend with Bruce Lee.

Fan of the Mark Morris Dance Group.

He was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2012.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 7040 Hollywood Boulevard in 2010.

Lives in Connecticut and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States.


He was married to Barbara Rutledge-Johns (1964-1975) they have one son, James.

He married Lynn Louisa Woodruff in 1976, they have two daughters: Elisabeth, Katherine and one son, Graham.

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