Sam Waterston is an award-winning actor who has been in the film industry for over five decades. He is notable for his role as Nick Carraway in the 1974 drama film The Great Gatsby.
At the beginning of his career, he worked in several theatres, including Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Delacorte Theatre, and the Yale Repertory Theatre. With a passion for acting, he went to the Sorbonne in Paris and the American Workshop to enhance his skills as a performer.
In 1993, he worked on Broadway in Abe Lincoln in Illinois as Abraham Lincoln and earned a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. His acting career blessed him with the love of his fans from all over the globe.
What Disability/Disease does Sam Waterston have?
During a conversation on CBS This Morning News, Sam Waterston shared he had Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder causing difficulty with balance.
Since the past few years, there have been some debates in the cyber world regarding his having a stroke. Since Sam has mannerisms and slurs many of his words, many believe it’s due to a stroke; the actor is having problems with his speech.
On the other hand, Waterston hasn’t spoken anything on the matter so far now. And his representatives claim that the actor is completely okay at the moment.
“Law & Order” fame Sam Waterston suffered from Parkinson’s illness a few years ago; however, he is currently in good health. Last year, the actor saw in the biographical drama The Dropout, starring alongside Amanda Seyfried, Naveemn Andrews, Michaela Watkins, LisaGay Hamilton, Hart Bochner, and Rich Sommer.
In 2022, he made a return on NBC’s iconic drama Law & Order (season 21). As per online reports, he will also be part of its 22nd season, making him the longest-running actor in the show.
Meanwhile, there were recently some reports of Sam’s demise on the internet, which grabbed public attention on Facebook. Later, the actor’s representative confirmed the news as a death hoax.
Facts On Actor Sam Waterston:
|Real Name||Sam Atkinson Waterston|
|Age||82 years old|
|Date of birth||November 15, 1940|
|Father||George Chychele Waterston|
|Mother||Alice Tucker (nee Atkinson)|