Morfogen, George 1933–

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MORFOGEN, George 1933


Born March 30, 1933, in New York, NY. Education: Graduated from Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa); Yale University, M.F.A., directing; studied with Eva Le Gallienne.

Addresses: Agent The Gersh Agency, 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010.

Career: Actor, producer, stage manager, and dialogue coach. Williamstown Theatre Festival, performer for 18 seasons, and executive director, 1989; Mint Theater Company, New York City, member of board of advisors.

Awards, Honors: Zony Award, best actor, 1990, for Amadeus; Fox Foundation Fellowship, 2000; Los Angeles DramaLogue Award, for Uncle Bob; WTICAlfred I. du Pont Fellowship.


Film Appearances:

Headwaiter, What's Up, Doc?, Warner Bros., 1972.

Rivera, The Thief Who Came to Dinner, Warner Bros., 1973.

Eugenio, Daisy Miller, Paramount, 1974.

Don Dowd, Times Square, Associated Film Distribution, 1980.

Sherman Sprat, Those Lips, Those Eyes, United Artists, 1980.

Leon Leondopolous, They All Laughed, 1981.

Max, Heartbreakers, Orion, 1984.

Judge Norman Meckel, Illegally Yours, United Artists, 1988.

Jack Holiday, Twenty Bucks, Triton Pictures, 1993.

Otto the printer, The Substance of Fire, Miramax, 1996.

Plaza manager, The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Father, Charlie Hoboken, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1998.

Film Work:

Dialogue coach, At Long Last Love, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1975.

Producer, Saint Jack, New World Pictures, 1979.

Producer, They All Laughed, 1981.

Associate producer, Mask (also known as Peter Bogdanovich's Mask ), Universal, 1985.

Coproducer, Illegally Yours, United Artists, 1988.

Television Appearances; Series:

Prisoner #65R814 Robert Redabow, Oz, HBO, 19972003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Stanley Bernstein, V (also known as V: The Original Miniseries ), NBC, 1983.

George De Santis, Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983.

(Uncredited) Stanley Bernstein, V: The Final Battle, NBC, 1984.

Vic Scalisi, Deadly Matrimony (also known as Shattered Promises ), NBC, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes (also known as Sherlock Holmes: The Strange Case of Alice Faulkner ), HBO, 1981.

Special Bulletin, NBC, 1983.

Salem, Sadat, syndicated, 1983.

Sordino, A Deadly Business, CBS, 1986.

Anatoli Golitsyn, Yuri Nosenko, KGB, HBO, 1986.

"Moose" Musumeci, Fatal Flaw, ABC, 1989.

Adult Michael, Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women, Showtime, 1997.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dr. Hamilton, Someone Had to Be Benny, HBO, 1996.

Voice of George Cukor, Judy Garland: By Myself (documentary), PBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charley, "Birthday Party," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

Dennis Baker, "Etched in Steele," Remington Steele, NBC, 1982.

Mr. Lukovic, "Rain," St. Elsewhere, NBC, 1983.

Vezray Holden, "The Distant Fire," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Everett Austin, "The Rehearsal," The Equalizer, CBS, 1987.

Dwight Anderson, "The Serpent's Tooth," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

"A Question of Truth," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Mr. Reyes, "Vaya Con Dios," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Also appeared as Dr. Hamilton, Lifestories: Families in Crisis, HBO.

Stage Appearances:

(OffBroadway debut) Court attendant, Trial of D Karamazov, Jan Haus Auditorium, New York City, 1957.

For the Time Being, Lucille Lortell Theatre, New York City, 1957.

Second gentleman, Othello, Shakespeare in the Park, 1958.

Bobby, The Visit, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1960.

Young man, Cave Dwellers, Greenwich Mews Theater, New York City, 1961.

Police informer, Good Soldier Schweik, Gate Theater, New York City, 1963.

Lawrence Vail, Once in a Lifetime, York Playhouse, New York City, 1964.

Clark, Arturo Ui, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1972.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Long Wharf Theater Company, New Haven, CT, 1974.

Etienne Carjat, Total Eclipse, Chelsea Theater Center of Brooklyn, NY, 1974.

The Cherry Orchard, Manitoba Theater Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 19741975, then Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 19751976.

Biography A Game, Seattle Repertory Company, Seattle, WA, 1975.

Paul, Ice Age, Chelsea Theater, New York City, 1975.

Count Hohenzollem, The Prince of Hamburg, Westside Theatre (Upstairs), New York City, 1976.

Voltaire, The Sorrows of Frederick, St. Clement's and the Next Stage, New York City, 1976.

Orgon, Tartuffe, Hartman Theater Company, Stamford, CT, 19761977.

Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1977.

Ossip, Platonov, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1977.

The Mousetrap, Hartman Theater Company, 19771978.

The Miracle Worker, Hartman Theater Company, 19771978.

A Doll's House, Manitoba Theater Center, 19781979.

Kurmann, Biography A Game, Westside Theatre (Upstairs), 1979.

Savinet, Hartman Theater Company, 1979.

Monsieur Ribadier's System, Hartman Theater Company, 1979.

Giuseppe Givola, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1979.

Baron de Charlus and Don Quixote, Camino Real, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1979.

Standby for the role of John Gabriel Borkman, John Gabriel Borkman, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1980.

Leonid Andreyevich Gayev, The Cherry Orchard, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1980.

Dr. Michael Emerson, Who's Life Is It Anyway?, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1980.

Comte de Guiche, Cyrano de Bergerac, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1980.

Watch on the Rhine, Philadelphia Drama Guild, 1980.

Cardinal Fesch and standby for the role of Pope Pius VII, Kingdoms, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Yalov Shalimov, Summerfolk, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1981.

Nicola, Arms and the Man, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1981.

Peleus, Odysseus, and King Polymester, The Greeks: Parts1&2, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1981.

Zakhar Bardin, Enemies, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Scott, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Nightingale, Vieux Carre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982, 1984.

Writer, The Lady of Larkspur Lotion, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Lawrence, I Rise in Flames Cried Phoenix, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Jacques/Quixote, Camino Real, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Tennessee Williams, A Celebration: Parts1&2, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Savages, Center Stage, 1982.

Reader, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, 1982.

James Telfer, Trelawny of the Wells, 1982.

Francois Buloz, George and Frederic, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1983.

Junius Booth, Booth Is Back in Town, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1983.

Dr. Lowe, A Knife in the Heart, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1983.

Count Matvey Semyonovich Shablesky, Ivanov, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1983.

Reader, My Art Belongs to Dada, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1984.

Button Molder, Peer Gynt, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1984.

Nicola, Arms and the Man, Circle in the Square, 1985.

Praed, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 19851986.

Alberto Fava, Principia Scriporiae, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1986.

Doctor, A Streetcar Named Desire, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1986.

Sir Oliver Surface, The School for Scandal, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1986.

Deputy Governor Danforth, The Crucible, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1987.

Gabriele d'Annunzio, Tamara, Park Avenue Armory, 19871989.

Grandpa, The American Clock, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1988.

Teiresias, The Legend of Oedipus, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1988.

Pavel, Fathers and Sons, Long Wharf Theater Company, 1988.

King Richard II, Henry IV, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1989.

Duke Lambert, Death Takes a Holiday, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1989.

Salieri, Amadeus, Arizona Theater Company, Tucson, AZ, 1990.

Barbantio, Othello, Delacorte Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1991.

Misha, Maggie and Misha, Vineyard 26th St. Women's Project & Productions, 1991.

Phil Cook, The Country Girl, Roundabout Theatre Company, 1991.

George, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Arizona Theater Company, 19911992.

Duke Senior, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1992.

A Month in the Country, Long Wharf Theater, 19921993.

Arnolphe, The School for Wives, Long Wharf Theater, 19921993.

Bob, Uncle Bob, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1993.

Arthur Birling, An Inspector Calls, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1993.

Isaac Geldhart, The Substance of Fire, The Emlin Theater, Mamaroneck, NY, 1993.

Azrielke, The Dybbuk, Pittsburgh Public Theater, 19931994.

Standby for the role of Arthur Birling, then Arthur Birling, An Inspector Calls, Royale Theatre, New York City, 19941995.

Title role, Uncle Bob, Mint Theater Company, 1995.

Veeche, The Hope Zone, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Mr. Justice Brandeis, The Magnificent Yankee, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1995.

Calvinu, Tuto, Aggi, Dinka, Bengie, Time of My Life, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1995.

Rabbi Moses ben Nachman, The Disputation, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1996.

King Charles VI, Henry V, Public Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Bob, Uncle Bob, Asylum Theater, Los Angeles, 1996.

Le Bret, Cyrano De Bergerac, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 19971998.

Storyteller and Cornelius, Cymbeline, Shakespeare in the Park Festival, New York City, 1998.

Player King and gravedigger, Hamlet, Public Theatre, 19992000.

Mr. Voysey, The Voysey Inheritance, Mint Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Edward, Farewell to the Theater, SoHo Playhouse, 20002001.

Title role, Uncle Bob, SoHo Playhouse, New York City, 2001.

Duke of Venice, Othello, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, then Anspacher Theater, New York City, 2001.

Accused Bednarek (specialduty prisoner) and witness, The Investigation, Center Stage, 2001.

Ivan Kuzmitch Ivanov, Fortune's Fool, Stamford Center for the Arts, Truglia Theater, Stamford, CT, 2002, then Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Captain Shotover, Heartbreak House, Theatre 80, New York City, 2003.

The Chekhov Circle, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 2003.

Lord Summerhays, Misalliance, Center Stage, 2003.

Karl Jaspers/prosecutor, Hannah & Martin, Epic Theatre Center, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Stage Work:

Coproducer and director, The Golem, St. Mark's Playhouse, 1959.

Stage manager, The Fun Couple, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1962.

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