Sam Waterston

American actor, producer and director

Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is best known for playing Executive Assistant District Attorney Jack McCoy in Law & Order, and also for playing Sydney Schanberg in the 1984 movie The Killing Fields. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on Law & Order.[1] He has also been nominated for an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for that show. He has won other awards, too. He has also been nominated for a lot of awards.

Sam Waterston
Waterston in Los Angeles, January 7, 2010
Samuel Atkinson Waterston

(1940-11-15) November 15, 1940 (age 81)
OccupationActor, television producer, television director
Years active1964 - Present
Spouse(s)Barbara Rutledge (1964–1975) (divorced)
Lynn Louisa Woodruff (1976–present)
ChildrenJames Waterston
Elisabeth Waterston
Katherine Waterston
Graham Waterston


  1. "About Sam Waterston". Retrieved March 30, 2013.