Sam Waterston's Filmography

The films are listed in chronological order, from earliest to latest. Titles are followed by year of release, then the name of the character Sam played. Those with links lead to reviews!


Special! The Good, Bad, and Ugly--Sam's Performances in Bad Films! By Bluerose!
1. The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean(1965)...Andy
2. Fitzwilly (aka Fitzwilly Strikes Back, A Garden of Cucumbers) (1967)...Oliver
3. Three(1969)...Taylor
4. Generation (aka A Time for Caring, A Time for Giving) (1969)...Desmond
5. Cover Me Babe (aka Run Shadow Run) (1970)...Cameraman
6. Who Killed Mary What's 'Er Name? (aka Death of a Hooker) (1971)...Alex
7. Savages (1972)...James, the Limping Man
8. Mahoney's Estate (aka Mahoney's Last Stand) (1972)...Felix
9. Much Ado About Nothing (1973-TV)...Benedick
10. The Glass Menagerie (1973-TV)...Tom Wingfield
11. The Great Gatsby (1974)...Nick Carraway
12. Reflections of Murder (1974-TV)...Michael Elliott
13. Rancho Deluxe (1975)...Cecil Colson
14. Journey Into Fear(aka Burn Out) (1975)...Mr. Graham
15. Sweet Revenge (1977)...Le Clerq
16. Interiors (1978)...Mike
17. Capricorn One (1978)...Lt. Col. Peter Willis
18. Friendly Fire (1979-TV)...C.D.B. Bryan
19. Eagle's Wing (1979)...White Bull
20. Hopscotch (1980)...Joe Cutter
21. Heaven's Gate (aka Johnson County Wars) (1980)...Frank Canton
22. Sweet William (1980)...William McClusky
23. Games Mother Never Taught You (1982-TV)...David Bentells
24. In Defense of Kids (1983-TV)...Paul
25. Dempsey (1983)...Doc Kearns
26. The Boy Who Loved Trolls(1984-TV)...Ofoti the Troll
27. The Killing Fields (1984)...Sydney Schanberg
28. Finnegan Begin Again (1985-TV)...Paul Broadbent
29. Warning Sign (1985)...Cal Morse
30. Love Lives On (1985-TV)
31. Flagrant desir (aka A Certain Desire, Flagrant Desire, Trade Secrets)...Jerry Morrison
32. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)...David Tolchin (uncredited)
33. The Fifth Missle (aka Operation Fire) (1986-TV)...Allard Renslow
34. Just Between Friends (1986)...Harry Crandall
35. The Room Upstairs (1987-TV movie)...Travis Coles
36.
September (1987)...Peter
37. Des Teufels Paradies (aka Devil's Paradise) (1987)...Mr. Jones
38. Terrorist on Trial: The US vs. Salim Ajami (aka Hostile Witness) (1988)...Jim Delmore
39. Lincoln (aka Gore Vidal's Lincoln) (1988-TV)...Abraham Lincoln
Click here to read the New York Times article.
40. Welcome Home (1989)...Woody
41. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)...Ben
42. The Nightmare Years (1989-TV miniseries)...Bill Shirer
43. Mindwalk (1990)...Jack Edwards
44. The Civil War (1990-TV miniseries)...voice of President Lincoln
45. Lantern Hill (aka Jane of Lantern Hill) (1990)...Andrew Stuart
46. A Captive in the Land (1990)....Mr. Royce
47. The Man in the Moon (1991)...Matthew Trent
48. Warburg:A Man of Influence (1991-TV miniseries)...S.G. Warburg
Click here to read the New York Times article about the series.
49. I'll Fly Away: Then and Now (1993-TV)...Forrest Bedford
50. A Dog Race in Alaska (1993)...narrator
51. The Enemy Within (1994-TV)...President William Foster
52. Assault at West Point (1994-TV)...Daniel Chamberlain
53. David's Mother (1994-TV)...John Nils
54. Serial Mom (1994)...Eugene Sutphin,DDS
55. The Journey of August King (1995)...Mooney Wright
56. Lost Civilizations (1995-TV)...host/narrator
57. The Proprietor (aka La Proprietaire) (1996)...Harry Bancroft
58. Shadow Conspiracy (1997)...The President
59. Liv Ullmann Scener fa et liv (1997)
60. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (1997-TV miniseries)...voice of Thomas Jefferson
61. Thomas Jefferson (1997-TV miniseries)...voice of Thomas Jefferson
62. Exiled (aka Exiled: A Law & Order Movie) (1998-TV)...EADA Jack McCoy
63. Miracle at Midnight (1998-TV)...Dr. Koster
Click here to read a New York Times review.
64. The Unfinished Journey (1999)...Narrator
65. A House Divided (2000)...David Dickson
66. In Bad Taste (2000)...Himself
67. The Matthew Shepard Story (2001-TV)...Dennis Shepard
68. Le Divorce...Mr. Walker

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