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

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.
See more at his official website http://www.musewatson.com/index.html






(Please put in chronological order starting with the newest first.)
Movie/Stage/Television
(Indicate which one)

Title
Role
Dates / Number of Episodes
Episode # and Titles
(If applicable)

Television
NCIS
Mike Franks

(2006-)
10 episodes
Television
Prison Break
Charles Westmoreland

18 episodes
Television
American Gothic
Wash Sutpen

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

"A Father's Story"
Television
Criminal Minds
Mickey Bates

"Revelations"
Television
CSI
Station Yard Controller

"Who & What"
Television
Ghost Whisperer
Milt Charles

"Delia's First Ghost"
Television
JAG
Admiral Fessenden

"Innocence"
Television
Walker, Texas Ranger
Freddy Forbes

1999
2 episodes: "Team Cherokee 1 & 2"
Movie
Down in the Valley
Bill Snr.
2006

Movie Iowa
Sherriff Walker
2006

Movie House of Grimm

2005

Movie Frankenfish
Elmer
2004

Movie Dead Birds

2004

Movie A Day Without a Mexican
Louis McClaire.
2004

Movie Season of the Hunted

2003

Movie Hollywood Vampyr
Professor Fulton
2002

Movie American Outlaws

2001

Movie Songcatcher

2000

Movie Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

1999

Movie From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money

1999

Movie I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

1998

Movie If I Die Before I Wake

1998

Movie Break Up

1998

Movie Heartwood

1998

Movie I Know What You Did Last Summer
Benjamin Willis
1997

Movie Rosewood

1997

Movie Assassins

1995

Movie Something to Talk About
Hank Corrigan
1995

Movie Sommersby

1993

Movie The Handmaid's Tale

1990


































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.


Interests/hobbies:
"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.


Trivia:
  • 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"





      Links:
      Muse Watson
      Muse on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/musewatson
      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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