After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, Morse began an intense theatrical career. He played the character of Barnaby in the work of Broadway “The Matchmaker“and returned to interpret this character in the film adaptation of 1958. That year he won the Theater World Award and was nominated for the award Tony What Best Actor.
Got his award Tony in 1967 in the category Best Actor in a Musical for the work “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying“; which also starred in his version for the cinema. He won the Tony in 1989, this time in the category Best Actor in a Play for his interpretation of Truman capote in the work “Tru“. For this role he also won the Drama Desk Award.
In 1992 he recreated this role in the series “American Playhouse“, getting an award Emmy What Best Actor in a Miniseries or Special.
Morse is one of the few actors in the history of the awards Tony in having won in both categories (best actor in a play and best actor in a musical), a distinction that you buy only with Rex harrison, Christopher Plummer Y Zero Mostel.
His best film performances came in the 1960s. Thus, it could be seen in “The Cardinal“(1963),”The Loved One“(1965),”A Guide for the Married Man“(1967) or”Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?“(1968).
Morse He has also worked on numerous television series beginning in 1955 on the soap opera “The Secret Storm“and continuing in many series of comedy, mystery, dramatic or variety like”Alfred Hitchcock Presents“,”Naked City“,”That’s life“,”All My Children“,”The Dukes of Hazzard“,”American Playhouse“,”Superman“,”City of Angels“and the miniseries of Oliver stone “Wild palms“, among other.
At the beginning of 2007, Morse joined the cast of the award-winning series “Mad men“, playing the advertising executive of the 60’s Bertrand Cooper.
In his personal life, Morse he was married to the actress Carole D’Andrea from 1961 to 1981 when he divorced. With her he had three children. In 1989 he married his current wife, Elizabeth roberts, with whom he has 2 children.