(born January 17, 1969) is an American film and television actor whose first role was playing Gerard Pitts in the 1989 film Dead Poets Society
Waterston's most recently appeared in three movies, Return to Cutter Gap, Christy: A Change of Seasons
and Christy: A New Beginning
as Rev. David Grantland.
Waterston grew up in New York City
and formed Malaparte
with Ethan Hawke
and Robert Sean Leonard
, where he did everything from directing to taking tickets. He formed an improv/sketch group called Circus Maximus. On the small screen, he played a doctor in a Law & Order
season nine episode, Refuge
. He appeared in a two-part episode of Murder
in which he plays a hot-headed intern. He also shot a series pilot called Shrinking Violet
. He also appeared on Special Victims Unit
season nine episode "Inconceievable" as a husband whose wife couldn't conceive without in-vitro fertilization
. He has starred in many off-Broadway plays in New York City, and New England. His most recent play is Buffalo Gals in New York City, which concluded in September.
James Waterston is on the Board of Directors of Providence Magazine
, with circulation in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, and has contributed photographs to the magazine. His mother, Barbara Waterston, is the editor of the magazine.
He is the son of Law & Order'
s Sam Waterston
and the older half-brother of actresses Elisabeth Waterston
and Katherine Waterston, and filmmaker Graham... Read More