Robert Morse

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Robert Morse

Robert Morse

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Robert Morse

Date of Birth

Birthday: May 18
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts

Robert Morse — known to Mad Men fans as Bertram Cooper — is one of the few actors to have won Tony® Awards for both Best Actor in a Play and Best Actor in a Musical.

His impressive career spans more than 6 decades, with notable roles across television, film and, of course, the stage.

Robert Morse — known to Mad Men fans as Bertram Cooper — is one of the few actors to have won Tony® Awards for both Best Actor in a Play and Best Actor in a Musical.

His impressive career spans more than 6 decades, with notable roles across television, film and, of course, the stage.

Morse won the Best Actor in a Musical award came in 1962 with his acclaimed performance as J. Pierrepont Finch in the Pulitzer Prize-winning romp How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He won the dramatic nod in 1990 for his turn as Truman Capote in the tour de force, one-man show, American Playhouse: Tru.

The PBS presentation of Tru later earned Morse a 1993 Primetime Emmy Award as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special as well.

Morse made his film debut in 1956’s The Proud and Profane. In addition to reprising his Tony-winning role in the 1967 film version of How to Succeed in Business for director David Swift, Morse also appeared as Walter Matthau’s philandering buddy and advisor in the Gene Kelly-directed A Guide for the Married Man, among other films.

Along with his Mad Men role, Morse's other television credits include a continuing role on medical drama City of Angels and numerous memorable guest appearances. 

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Awards & Nominations

7 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2014
  • Nominee
  • Robert Morse, as Bertram Cooper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Nominee
  • Robert Morse, as Bertram Cooper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Robert Morse, as Bertram Cooper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2010
  • Nominee
  • Robert Morse, as Bertram Cooper
  • Mad Men
  • "Shut The Door. Have A Seat."
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2008
  • Nominee
  • Robert Morse, as Bertram Cooper
  • Mad Men
  • AMC
  • Lionsgate Television
Mason Vale Cotton and Robert Morse of Mad Men arrive at the 66th Emmys.
Bob Newhart and Robert Morse at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Robert Morse of Mad Men arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Writer Matthew Weiner (C) with cast and crew of "Mad Men"
Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jarrod Harris, Robert Morse
Still of Robert Morse in Mad Men
Still of Robert Morse in Mad Men
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Mason Vale Cotton and Robert Morse of Mad Men arrive at the 66th Emmys.
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Mason Vale Cotton and Robert Morse of Mad Men arrive at the 66th Emmys.

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Bob Newhart and Robert Morse at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Bob Newhart and Robert Morse at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Robert Morse of Mad Men arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Robert Morse of Mad Men arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Writer Matthew Weiner (C) with cast and crew of "Mad Men"
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Elisabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, John Slattery, Jarrod Harris, Robert Morse
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Still of Robert Morse in Mad Men
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Still of Robert Morse in Mad Men
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