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Muse WatsonBirthday: 20th July 1948
Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana
Height: 6 feet 1 inch
Children: 1 child
Spouse: married

Brief Bio on acting Career:
Muse Watson attended Louisiana Tech on a music stipend for two years before transferring to Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, where he performed for the first time on stage as Petruchio in "Taming of the Shrew". During and after his years at Berea, he worked in outdoor dramas, dinner theaters, and small repertory groups. His theater credits include Hamlet in "Hamlet", Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire", Pale in "Burn This", Cervantes in "Man of La Mancha", and directed "Ain't MisBehavin". In 1989, with a new commitment to film, Muse began pursuing roles in feature film. By 2004, he had appeared in 40 feature films.
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Dates / Number of Episodes
Episode # and Titles
(If applicable)

Mike Franks

10 episodes
Prison Break
Charles Westmoreland

18 episodes
American Gothic
Wash Sutpen

"Damned if You Don't"
Close to Home
Bob Peters

"A Father's Story"
Criminal Minds
Mickey Bates

Station Yard Controller

"Who & What"
Ghost Whisperer
Milt Charles

"Delia's First Ghost"
Admiral Fessenden

Walker, Texas Ranger
Freddy Forbes

2 episodes: "Team Cherokee 1 & 2"
Down in the Valley
Bill Snr.

Movie Iowa
Sherriff Walker

Movie House of Grimm


Movie Frankenfish

Movie Dead Birds


Movie A Day Without a Mexican
Louis McClaire.

Movie Season of the Hunted


Movie Hollywood Vampyr
Professor Fulton

Movie American Outlaws


Movie Songcatcher


Movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me


Movie From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money


Movie I Still Know What You Did Last Summer


Movie If I Die Before I Wake


Movie Break Up


Movie Heartwood


Movie I Know What You Did Last Summer
Benjamin Willis

Movie Rosewood


Movie Assassins


Movie Something to Talk About
Hank Corrigan

Movie Sommersby


Movie The Handmaid's Tale


Before Muse was famous:
He acted on stage, worked as a purchasing agent in steel and alloy manufacturing, was a manufacturer's rep, and drove rigs for movie transportation. Appeared in a couple of films doing vehicular stunts.

"I used to fish, hunt, ride horses, 4 wheelin', trail rides, hiking and camping.....and then my daughter was born. I love being with her and it won't be long before we will be fishing, 4 wheelin, hiking together." Muse Watson

Memorable Quotes:
  • I'm sixteen years sober after looking the devil right square in the face and have had brain surgery, heart and lung surgery and back surgery. My philosophy is that life is about facing your fears. If you want to scare somebody? You may wanta try somebody else.
  • (about being dyslexic and having any tricks to help memorize dialogue) I go to sleep with my lines playing on a tape machine that has a repeat function. I wake up totally off book. And when people send me scripts, my wife reads them and tells me whether I want to do them or not.
  • Are movies worse today and TV better...or is the audience so impatient, so immature, so interested in instant gratification that only the quick cuts of television are satisfying the public's need for stimulation? When is the last time you talked with someone that you weren't interrupting their sentences and they weren't interrupting yours? No one waits for an entire line of dialog in his or her personal lives. No wonder their perfect entertainment has become out of focus, ill lit, quick cuts at a pace that is faster than their real lives. Film has nuance...the audience doesn't have time for nuance anymore.
  • With film you have to go to a movie theatre and sit and watch someone have a conversation. In TV, 10 minutes after the broadcast you have 100,000 posts on your web site from the audience telling you what they liked and what they didn't like. In the next episode, you get what you want or the show is cancelled.
  • (talking about what convinced Muse to play in "House of Grimm") The barn needed a roof.

  • In 1982, Muse Watson won Best Play at a state wide competition of penitentiaries with his cast of Lonestar.
  • Muse Watson taught acting at a Georgia State Penitentiary.
  • Muse Watson left Berea College before graduation to work the dinner theater circuit performing in Man of LaMancha and Humbug and Holly.
  • After two years of attending Louisiana Tech, Muse Watson was asked to leave because of behavioral issues and was failing academically.
  • Muse Watson's father was diagnosed with diabetes and died of complications at 36 years of age.
  • Muse Watson went to Bolton High School.
  • When Muse Watson was thirteen, he was diagnosed with dyslexia.
  • Muse Watson is the youngest of four children.
  • Muse was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000 by Berea College in Berea, Kentucky where Muse started his acting career.
  • Muse Watson played Parley Gentry in "Songcatcher" which won a special jury prize for 'ensemble acting' at the Sundance Film Festival in 2000.
  • Legendary V.P. of Casting for Warner Brothers, Marion Dougherty encouraged him to move to Hollywood and arranged for his first Hollywood agent in 1994.
  • Muse Watson first went on stage while attending Berea College in Kentucky to perform as Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare.
  • Muse Watson has a daughter.
  • Muse guest starred on a episode of ICarly as a bull riding instructor.

    Charity Work:
    • CHIME Charter
    • Surfer's Healing

    Awards or Nominations:
    Sundance 2000: Grand Jury Award for Ensemble Acting in "Songcatcher"

      Muse Watson
      Muse on YouTube:
      Fan Club on Yahoo: musewatsonclub : Muse Watson Club
      Link to NCIS Moderators' Blog entry on Muse Watson
      Blog Entry: Muse Watson as Mike Franks
      Blog Entry: Make Mike Franks a Regular

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          KathleenPhelan Let's help Muse Watson 2 Oct 15 2011, 2:51 PM EDT by KathleenPhelan
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          He is currently on a campaign on facebook to rid the site of all phoney and false pages that are ID'ing themselves as Mark Harmon. He realises there are some that are honoring his probie but the others are clearly scamming people. He wants to protect Mark (righfully so) and the fans every where. If you have a facebook page or frequent that site please do what you can.
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          KathleenRomeo what happen 0 May 11 2011, 8:18 AM EDT by KathleenRomeo
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          are you off the show you and gibbs are great together. please don't say is true
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          AbleAmerican Muse Watson 0 Apr 12 2011, 1:54 PM EDT by AbleAmerican
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          When can we expect to see Frank..(Muse Watson) back in the cast fold of NCIS..?? Any person with ANY military background has experienced this guys character...A WARM & interesting addition to befitting story lines between he & "probie" Gibbs!!
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