Thursday, April 11, 2024

Feel Good Interview Series: Joe Morton of "Scandal" and the New Film "Trinity's Triumph" - 9 Things to Know About Him

By: Markos Papadatos, #Powerjournalist

Acclaimed actor Joe Morton is a veteran of film, TV, and theatre. His credits include The Brother from Another PlanetCity of Hope, and Lone Star.

Nearly a decade ago, Morton earned the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series” for his portrayal of Rowan Pope, the father of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).

Most recently, Morton plays the role of Monsignor Heck in the new Amazon Prime film "Trinity's Triumph," which is available as of February 22nd. This movie chronicles the paths of three young seminarians that are guided by their wise and beloved mentor, Monsignor Heck.

Joe Morton's Favorite Movies

His favorite movies include Lawrence of Arabia, Oppenheimer, In the Heat of the Night, and Rebel Without a Cause.

His Favorite Series to Binge

On his favorite series to binge-watch, he shared, “I’ve been binging Bear for a while. It is really good.”

Favorite Cheat Meal

Morton listed “pizza” and “Chinese food” as his favorite cheat meal.

Joe Morton's Motto to Live by

Regarding his favorite motto to live by, he said, “There is nothing better than the truth.”

His Favorite Sports to Watch and to Play

“I don’t play tennis, but I really enjoy watching the sport. Singles in tennis reminds me of doing a scene in a film or a TV show.”

What Music Joe Morton Listens to....

His favorite music is "Jazz and blues."

If He Was not an Actor.....

When asked about his alternate career choice, he said, “I would be a singer-songwriter, if I wasn’t an actor.”

Guess What Award-winning Actress is his Dream Acting Partner?

He listed three-time Oscar Winner Meryl Streep as his dream acting partner in the entertainment industry.

What are Joe's Hobbies?

Morton revealed that his favorite hobby involves "playing the guitar."

To learn more about Joe Morton, follow him on Instagram and check out his IMDb page.

Photo Credit: Bobby Quillard Photography