Robert Morse Biography
Robert Morse born as Robert Alan Morse is an American actor and singer, best known as the star of both the 1961 original Broadway production and 1967 film adaptation of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and as Bertram Cooper, from 2007 to 2015, in the AMC dramatic series Mad Men.
Robert Morse Age
He was born on 18 May 1931 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. He is 87 years old as at 2018.
Robert Morse Height
The American actor stands at a height of 1.65 m.
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Robert Morse Family
He was the second born of Charles Morse (father) and Mary Silver (mother).
Robert Morse Wife
He married is first wife Carole D’Andrea on 8 April 1961. They divorced later in 1981. They had three daughters together; Morse divorced Carole in 1981. He later married Elizabeth Roberts in 1989, they have two children together.
Robert Morse Children
He has three daughters with Carole D’Andrea Andrea Morse, Hilary Morse and Robin Morse; he had also two children with Elizabeth; Allyn Elizabeth, and a son, Charles Robert.
Robert Morse Career
Robert Morse made his debut stage appearance in’ On The Town,’ sometimes between 1944 and 1946. The Proud and Profane’ (1956) was his first movie, but it was a commercial failure. The critics highly appreciated his performance as Barnaby Tucker in the Broadway production of’ The Matchmaker.’
The play also proved to be a great success and was immediately adapted into a movie (1958), which saw Morse reprising his role in it.
Some of his most notable Broadway performances are’ Say, Darling’ (1958),’ Take Me Along’ (1959),’ Some Like It Hot’ (1959),’ How to Success in Business Without Really Trying’ (1961), and’ Sugar’ (1972).
Morse entered the world of cinema in 1956 with’ The Proud and Profane’ and then worked in’ The Cardinal’ (1963),’ Honeymoon Hotel’ (1964),’ The Loved One’ (1965),’ A Guide for the Married Man’ (1967),’ Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad’ (1967),’ Where Were You When The Lights Went Out’ (1968),’ How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ (11).
Morse made very few Broadway appearances in the 1970s, and was only seen in ‘Sugar’ (1972) and ‘So long, 174th Street’ (1976). Around this time, he took a break from Broadway for some years. He returned to stage with ‘Light up the Sky’ (1986), ‘Mike’ (1988) and ‘Tru’ (1989 – 90).
He also started making appearances on television when he enjoyed a very successful run on Broadway. Some of his TV roles include’ Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ (1959),’ Play of the Week’ (1959-1960),’ Naked City’ (1961),’ Car 54, Where Are You’ (1964),’ That’s Life’ (1968),’ Love, American Style’ (1971-74),’ Fantasy Island’ (1978),’ All My Children’ (1982),’
One Day at a Time’ (1983),’ The Dukes of Hazzard’ (1984),’ Murder, She Wrote’ (1985),’ Trapper John, M.D.’ (1985),’ Twilight Zone’ Morse also performed voice in animated films, and his most memorable performance was in the’ Pound Puppies ‘ series of Hanna Barbara between 1986 and 1987.
Robert Morse Movies And TV Shows
- 1956 The Proud and Profane as Casualty
- 1958 The Matchmaker as Barnaby Tucker
- 1963 The Cardinal as Bobby
- Honeymoon Hotel as Jay Menlow
- Quick, Before It Melts as Oliver Cromwell
- 1965 The Loved One as Dennis Barlow
- Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad as Jonathan.
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying as J. Pierpont Finch
- A Guide for the Married Man Edward L. Stander
- 1968 Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? as Waldo Zirrer
- 1970 The Boatniks as Ensign Garland
- 1987 Hunk as Garrison Gaylord
- 1987 The Emperor’s New Clothes The Tailor
- 2002 It’s All About You as Dr. Flowers
- 2012 The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez as Burt
- 2016 Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie as Walter Hoving.
- The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
- The Race Card — 2016
- Dominick Dunne 2016
- Person to Person — 2015
- The Milk and Honey Route — 2015
- Lost Horizon — 2015
- Jerque Du Soleil — 2000
- Dress for Success — 2000
- To Halve or Halve Not — 2000
- Suddenly Susan
- The Thanksgiving Episode — 1998
- Uncle Bert 1998
- Wild Palms
- Rising Sons — 1993
- Rising Sons — 1993
- Everything Must Go — 1993
- Chap Starfall 1993
- American Playhouse
- Tru — 1992
- Truman Capote 1992
Robert Morse Net Worth
As the Independent Director of Amkor Technology, the total compensation of Robert Morse at Amkor Technology is $246,286. The American actor has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Robert Morse Mad Men
He played the role of Bertram Cooper
Robert Morse Broadway
He played Marc Faber’s role.
Robert Morse Interview
Q: What is the significance of Bert Cooper not having an actual office at SCDP?
A: Not only does he not have an actual office, he never gets the girl. [Laughs] Everyone else has a date or is tumbling around from hotel room to another. Poor Bert, he sits in the corner and eats an apple and thinks about food… Because of the financial problems in the company, they had to cut down. They just didn’t have room for everybody. And I think he sacrificed his office.
Q: Did you miss the old Sterling Cooper office?
A: I certainly do because I could go in there at lunchtime and take a nap. Now there aren’t many places to hide while they’re filming scenes in other rooms… There is a chance it might happen this coming season that I might get my own office. I could buy back my Rothko.
Q: Now that the show is well into the ’60s, did costume designer Janie Bryant make any changes to Bert Cooper’s aesthetic?
A: Bert is pretty staid and pretty much stays the same. He’s very conservative and that extends to the costuming. I don’t think [Janie’s] going to start having Bert wear a bow tie with lights on it or anything like that. [Laughs]
Q: You’ve been on Mad Men for five seasons now. Are you still surprised by anything on the show?
A: What surprises me is that everybody has grown up. Kiernan Shipka, who started out as a six-year-old, is now a young woman. The women have become more beautiful and the men more handsome if that’s possible. And the brilliance of Matthew Weiner and the writers, what they come up with season after season… I’m always shocked by that…it’s remarkable.
Q: The writers have talked about how agonizing it was to kill off Lane. What was it like for the cast?
A: It was absolutely agonizing when we read that script. It was almost personal, and it was sad, I think, to most cast members because of our personal love for [Jared Harris]. Now, as far as the situation in the show, that’s completely different because that’s what makes the drama go. It was perfectly acceptable as far as I was concerned in the dramaturgy of this show.
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Q: You actually did some advertising and voice-over work on Madison Avenue in the ’60s. Did that work inform how you play your character in Mad Men?
A: A lot of actors would do voice-over work and they’d go over to the East Side [of Manhattan] to all the places that are mentioned in Mad Men and audition… So I know a lot of what went on during that time. People come up to me and say… “‘Could that have been?’ And I say, ‘Yes, I lived at that time.’”
Q: You starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which opened on Broadway in the ’60s…
A: That was back in the early ’60s and of course I was young and played Finch who started out as a window washer and who became chairman of the board. Last year, we went backstage with my son and daughter during the Tony season and met Daniel Radcliffe [who played Finch in the Broadway revival] and someone said, “Gee, you ought to come back and be in How to Succeed.” … But I’d rather not because that’s something I’ve done and I feel very close to it… I always like to do new things.
Q: How was lending your voice to the video game Prototype 2, which just came out?
A: My son was so excited. He was like, “Really, Dad? That’s a really big deal.” I said, “Do you know it?” And he was like, “Oh yeah…it is really popular. I’m so proud of you.” So I’ll have to go…on his birthday and buy it.
Q: Did you get any tips from Aaron Staton, who voiced the lead in the video game L.A. Noire?
A: No, but I think we both feel very proud that we were doing something in that business as an added attraction to just doing Mad Men. We were both like Don, like, “I’d like that account.” It was nice to do a game. [Laughs]