Joe Morton Biography

(Actor, Producer & Director)

Actor-Director-Producer Joe Morton is a father of three.

More about the relationship

Joe Morton’s current relationship status is possibly single.

Previously, he was married to Nora Chavooshian. Her ex-wife, Chavooshian is an art director by profession. The wedding took place on the 6th of October 1985.

Together, they have three children including a son, Ara Morton and Hopi and Sata Morton.

However, the former couple got separated from each other via divorce in 2006.

Relationship Facts of Joe Morton

  • Joe Morton is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Joe Morton?

Joe Morton is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning actor, director, and producer. Morton is renowned as Henry Deacon of A Town Called Eureka and Miles Dyson of Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Last, in 2020, he featured the series, The Politician as Marcus.

Upcoming Projects

Next, in 2020, he will make his appearance in the series, Vita as Monsignor Heck. The movie is in the stage of post-production. Also, his movie, Zack Snyder’s Justice League is post-produced.

Joe Morton: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Joe Morton was born Joseph Thomas Morton Jr. on the 18th of October 1947 in Harlem, New York City in a military background family.

His father, Lt. Joseph Thomas Morton Sr was a U.S. Armey intelligence officer. Morton Sr. passed away when Joe was just 10 years old. His mother, Evelyn Morton used to be a secretary by profession. They are of British-Scottish ethnicity.


Talking about his educational background, he attended Hofstra University. In the university, he studied Drama. Before that, he graduated from Andrew Jackson High School.

Joe Morton- Professional life, Career

Acting Career

Professionally, Joe Morton started his career as a theater actor. He made his Broadway debut with the play, Hair that took place in Salvation. Later, he acted in the play, Raisin for which he also received a Tony Award nomination too.

In 1970, he debuted on TV with the series Mission: Impossible in the role of clerk. To date, he has featured more than 50 series with major and minor roles that include series like Watch Your Mouth, The Equalizer, All My Children, and many more.

Joe Morton
Caption: Joe Morton and Christine Lietz (Source: Zimbio)

Apart from the TV, he is also extremely popular for his movies too. Back in 1977, he expanded his career towards the movies from the TV industry with the movie, Between the Lines.

Since then, he has featured in more than 70 movies. That includes movies like The Inkwell, The Astronaut’s Wife, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

Production & Direction Career

In 2004, he explored the production sector of the entertainment industry with the TV movie, Mitchellville. Later, he got associated with the movies Breaking Dawn, and Elliott’s To-Do List as associate producer.

Besides that, he has directed some episodes of the series like Scandal, A Town Called Eureka, and God Friended Me. 

Awards & Nominations

  • 2014- Primetime Emmy for Scandal.
  • 2019- Black Reel Awards for Scandal.
  • 2008- Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for American Gangster. 

Joe Morton- Net Worth, Salary

Throughout his career as an actor,Joe Morton has made a net worth of $4 million as of 2022. As an actor, he makes in the range of $20k to $214k. Besides that, his earnings as a TV director are in the range of $28k to $113k.

Apart from that, he also makes through his production works too.

Joe Morton- Controversy, Rumors

To date, Joe Morton has managed to remain far from any sort of controversy that created a buzz in the media. Also, there are no rumors linked with him.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Joe Morton has black eyes and black hair. His height is 5 feet 9 inches and has a decent weight.

Social Media

Joe Morton has over 121.8k followers on Twitter, over 76k followers on Facebook, and over 68.8k followers on Instagram.

On Twitter, he is following the personalities like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Ava DuVernay.


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