James Morris
James Morris
Status: Alive
Birthplace: United States of America
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Affiliation: MIT
US Geology Survey
Profession: Professor of Petroleum Geology
Played by: Steven Hack
Seasons: 1
First episode: "We Just Decided To"
Last episode: "We Just Decided To"

James Morris is the Professor of Petroleum Geology at MIT and a member of the US Geology Survey. He is interviewed by Will McAvoy on News Night regarding the British Petroleum Deep Horizon oil rig explosion. ("We Just Decided To")

Behind the scenesEdit

Dr. Moris is a minor character in the HBO series The Newsroom. He is played by co-star Steven Hack and only appears in "We Just Decided To". While the character is listed as "Dr. Morris" in the credits he is identified in dialogue as "James Morris".


Season 1
"We Just Decided To" "News Night 2.0" "The 112th Congress" "I'll Try to Fix You" "Amen"
"Bullies" "5/1" "The Blackout Part I: Tragedy Porn" "The Blackout Part II: Mock Debate" "The Greater Fool"