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Joe Morton


Miami Vice Character
Metro-Dade Lieutenant Jack Davis ("The Maze")
October 18, 1947, New York, New York
Nora Chavooshian (1984-2006, divorced), three children

Joseph Morton, Jr. (born October 18, 1947) is an American actor. He appeared in the show Miami Vice as Metro-Dade Lieutenant Jack Davis, a hostage standoff specialist, in the episode "The Maze".

Early Life/Career

Morton was born in the Bronx section of New York City. He made his Broadway debut in the play Hair, then received a Best Actor Tony nomination for his role in Raisin. Morton also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Rowan "Eli" Hope in Scandal.

Following are the highlights of his film & TV career:

  • Mission: Impossible (1970, first film/TV appearance)
  • Search for Tomorrow (1973-74)
  • Sanford and Son (1975, episode included Michael Talbott)
  • Grady (9 episodes, 1976)
  • Between the Lines (1977, first movie appearance, with John Heard)
  • ...and Justice For All (1979)
  • Death Penalty (1980 TV movie, with Dan Hedaya)
  • The Clairvoyant (1982 with Norman Parker, Jon Polito and Antone Pagan)
  • Another World (1983-84)
  • The Good Mother (1988, with Liam Neeson)
  • Challenger (1990 TV movie, with Richard Jenkins)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, with Xander Berkeley)
  • Equal Justice (TV, 1990-91)
  • Speed (1994) and Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
  • Executive Decision (1996, with Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo)
  • Ali (2001, with Mykelti Williamson and Giancarlo Esposito)
  • JAG (2005, episode with David Andrews and Margaret Avery)
  • Eureka (2006-2012)
  • The Good Wife (2009-2010)
  • Cleveland Abduction (TV movie, 2013, with Pam Grier)
  • Proof (TV, 2015)
  • Scandal (TV, 2013-2018)
  • Justice League (2017, most recent movie appearance)
  • God Friended Me (TV, 2018, most recent TV appearance)

Personal Life

Morton married Nora Chavooshian, a production designer and set decorator, in 1984 until their 2006 divorce, they have three children, daughters Hopi and Seta, and son Ara.