The Gist

The Physical Presence of Actor David Morse

How he assumed the character of Big Foster for a new TV drama about a family of outsiders in the hills of Appalachia.

David Morse as Big Foster in Outsiders.

WGN America

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On The Gist, actor David Morse tells us about his role as Big Foster in Outsiders, a new TV series from WGN America. For the Spiel, Mike finds a new appreciation for the furry-hooded coat.

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