Muse Watson

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Muse Watson
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Born July 20, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
Notable Roles Charles Westmoreland in Prison Break
NIS Agent Mike Franks in NCIS
Notable Episodes
Awards

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Biography

Muse Watson is an American actor, most recently known for his role as Charles Westmoreland on Prison Break.

He 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 Naned Desire, Pale in Burn This, Cervantes in Man of La Mancha, and directing Ain't MisBehavin.

In 1989, with a new commitment to acting, Muse began pursuing roles in feature film. By 2007, he had appeared in 44 feature length films sharing scenes with Julia Roberts, Jason Robards, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Don Cheadle, Richard Gere, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Patrick, Hilary Swank, and Kiefer Sutherland. In television, he appeared in the award winning first season of Prison Break (2005) and five episodes of Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003) as Mark Harmon's mentor. Muse also gave an unforgettable performance with Jennifer Love Hewitt as a special guest on Saturday Night Live.

Muse and his wife and daughter now divide their time between their home in Los Angeles and their "hide-out" in the foothills of the Smokie Mountains.

Roles

Starring Roles

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Matlock Patrol Officer 7x09 - The Debt March 18, 1993
Matlock Security Man 9x03 - The Dare October 27, 1994
American Gothic Wash Sutpen 1x04 - Damned If You Don't October 10, 1995
The Lazarus Man Dawkins 1x20 - Quality of the Enemy November 9, 1996
JAG Admiral Fessenden 4x03 - Innocence October 6, 1998
Walker, Texas Ranger Freddy Forbes 7x15 - Team Cherokee (1) February 13, 1999
Walker, Texas Ranger Freddy Forbes 7x16 - Team Cherokee (2) February 20, 1999
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x01 - Pilot August 29, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x02 - Allen August 29, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x05 - English, Fitz or Percy September 19, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x06 - Riots, Drills and the Devil (1) September 26, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x07 - Riots, Drills and the Devil (2) October 3, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x08 - The Old Head October 24, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x10 - Sleight of Hand November 7, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x11 - And Then There Were 7 November 14, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x12 - Odd Man Out November 21, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x13 - End of the Tunnel November 28, 2005
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x14 - The Rat March 20, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x15 - By the Skin and the Teeth March 27, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x17 - J-Cat April 10, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x18 - Bluff April 17, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x19 - The Key April 24, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x20 - Tonight May 1, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x21 - Go May 8, 2006
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 3x23 - Hiatus (1) May 9, 2006
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 1x22 - Flight May 15, 2006
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 3x24 - Hiatus (2) May 16, 2006
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 4x01 - Shalom September 19, 2006
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 4x04 - Faking It October 10, 2006
Close to Home Bob Peters 2x10 - A Father's Story November 24, 2006
Criminal Minds Mickey Bates 2x15 - Revelations (2) February 7, 2007
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 4x18 - Iceman March 20, 2007
Ghost Whisperer Milt Charles 2x19 - Delia's First Ghost April 6, 2007
CSI Station Yard Controller 8x06 - Who and What (1) November 8, 2007
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 5x18 - Judgment Day (1) May 20, 2008
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 5x19 - Judgment Day (2) May 20, 2008
Prison Break Charles Westmoreland 4x15 - Going Under December 15, 2008
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 6x15 - Deliverance February 10, 2009
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 7x06 - Outlaws and In-Laws November 3, 2009
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 7x24 - Rule Fifty-One May 25, 2010
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 8x01 - Spider and the Fly September 21, 2010
Castle Ivan Podofski 3x04 - Punked October 11, 2010
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 8x23 - Swan Song May 10, 2011
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 8x24 - Pyramid May 17, 2011
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 9x14 - Life Before His Eyes February 7, 2012
NCIS NIS Agent Mike Franks 10x24 - Damned If You Do May 14, 2013

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Blind Vengeance Varsac August 22, 1990
Leave of Absence Guy May 11, 1994
Justice in a Small Town D.A. Robert Stubbs September 23, 1994
Tad Tom Pendel February 12, 1995
Gramps Father May 20, 1995
Tecumseh: The Last Warrior Whitley June 4, 1995
The Last Cowboy Otis Bertram January 17, 2003
Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Captain Barnes March 4, 2006 Jane Doe

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Rosewood Henry Andrews February 21, 1997
I Know What You Did Last Summer Ben Willis October 17, 1997
If I Die Before I Wake Daryl 1998
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money C.W. Niles March 16, 1999
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me The Klansman June 11, 1999
Songcatcher Parley Gentry December 1, 2000

Memorable Moments

Muse Watson appeared as a surprise guest on "Saturday Night Live" when Jennifer Love Hewitt was hosting. The two ended up singing "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" to each other and dancing. This was truly a memorable moment which stunned the audience and lit up the NBC phone lines.

Awards and Accolades

  • Sundance 2000 Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting for "Songcatcher"

Trivia

  • Muse Watson worked in Transportation on 15 films before going on to appear in 44 films.

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