Robert Alan Morrow (born September 21, 1962) is an American actor and director. He is known for his portrayal of Dr. Joel Fleischman on Northern Exposure, a role that garnered him three Golden Globe and two Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series, and later for his role as FBI agent Don Eppes on Numbers.
Robert Alan Morrow
September 21, 1962
|Occupation||Actor, director, singer, songwriter|
(m. after 1998)
Morrow was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Diane Francis (née Markowitz), a dental hygienist, and Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer. His parents divorced when he was nine years old. He attended Miami Sunset High School, but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year to begin his acting career.
Morrow's film career began when he appeared as an extra at 18 on Saturday Night Live. He co-starred alongside Johnny Depp in Private Resort (1985). Morrow played the lead role of Joel Fleischman in the award-winning television show Northern Exposure from 1990 to 1995. He left the CBS comedy-drama several episodes before its conclusion to act in movies. He starred in the critically acclaimed film Quiz Show as Dick Goodwin, a congressional investigator intent on uncovering the corruption behind the 1950s game show scandal. Morrow played the sports agent brother of Albert Brooks' character in Mother. At one point, he was slated to play the protagonist in the 1996 film version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, but he dropped out of the project and was replaced by David Thewlis. In 2000, he directed and starred in Maze, about an artist with Tourette syndrome.
In 2002, he played Kevin Hunter on the Showtime television series Street Time. He also appeared in the television film Custody. In 2007, he played Jack Nicholson's doctor, Dr. Hollins, in The Bucket List. From 2005 to 2010, he starred with David Krumholtz and Judd Hirsch, playing an F.B.I. agent in Numbers on CBS. On March 8, 2010, it was announced that Morrow had signed on to star in Jerry Bruckheimer's new series, The Whole Truth, on ABC. The series aired on September 13, 2010, but was pulled from the ABC schedule in December. Morrow filmed 13 episodes. Morrow starred as Henry Rearden in Atlas Shrugged: Part III, which was released September 12, 2014. In 2017, Morrow starred in the recurring role of reporter Abe Leonard in the first season of the ABC political drama Designated Survivor. He also starred in The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story as Barry Scheck. As of November 2018, news was released that a revival of Northern Exposure is in the works at CBS and that Rob Morrow will be returning as Joel Fleischman.
Morrow married actress Debbon Ayer on September 21, 1998 (Morrow's 36th birthday).
|1994||Quiz Show||Dick Goodwin|
|1996||Last Dance||Rick Hayes|
|1998||Into My Heart||Ben|
|2000||Labor Pains||Ryan Keene|
|2001||Sam the Man||Daniel Lenz|
|2002||The Guru||Josh Goldstein|
|2002||The Emperor's Club||James Ellerby|
|2002||Night's Noontime||Dr. William Minor||Short film|
|2007||The Bucket List||Dr. Hollins|
|2011||The Good Doctor||Dr. Waylans|
|2014||Atlas Shrugged: Part III||Henry Rearden|
|2015||Little Loopers||Big Earl Boyd|
|2015||Night of the Wild||Dave|
|2019||The Kill Team||William Briggman|
|1980||Saturday Night Live||Juror||Episode: "Rodney Dangerfield/The J. Geils Band"|
|1985||Fame||Joey Laurenzano||Episode: "The Ol' Ball Game"|
|1987||Spenser: For Hire||Danny||Episode: "Murder and Acquisitions"|
|1987||Everything's Relative||Eddie Dayton||Episode: "The Mom Who Came to Dinner"|
|1989||Monsters||Vito||Episode: "La Strega"|
|1990–95||Northern Exposure||Dr. Joel Fleischman||102 episodes|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (1992–94)
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1992–93)
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
|1992||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: "Rob Morrow/Nirvana"|
|1992||The Ben Stiller Show||Himself||Episode: "With Rob Morrow"|
|1998||The Day Lincoln Was Shot||John Wilkes Booth||Movie|
|1998||Only Love||Matthew Heller||Movie|
|2000||The Thin Blue Lie||Jonathan Neumann||Movie|
|2001||Jenifer||Dr. Richard Feldman||Movie|
|2002–03||Street Time||Kevin Hunter||33 episodes|
|2005–10||Numbers||Don Eppes||118 episodes|
|2009||The Grean Team||Robbie Blackman||Movie|
|2010–11||Entourage||Jim Lefkowitz||4 episodes|
|2010||The Whole Truth||Jimmy Brogan||13 episodes|
|2012||CSI: NY||Leonard Brooks||2 episodes|
|2012, 2014||Phineas and Ferb||Flea Market Salesman / Bernie (voices)||2 episodes|
|2014||Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle||Harry Mills||Movie|
|2015||Night of the Wild||Dave||Movie|
|2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Skip Peterson||Episode: "Devastating Story"|
|2015||Texas Rising||Colonel James Fannin||4 episodes|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||John||Episode: "Wingwoman"|
|2015||Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll||J.P.||Episode: "Because We're Legion"|
|2016–17||The Fosters||Will||4 episodes|
|2016||The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story||Barry Scheck||6 episodes|
|2016–20||Billions||Judge Adam DeGiulio||10 episodes|
|2017||Hell's Kitchen||Himself||Episode: "Leaving It on the Line"|
|2017||Designated Survivor||Abe Leonard||5 episodes|
|2017||Milo Murphy's Law||Mr. Brulee (voice)||Episode: "Family Vacation"|
|2018||Chicago P.D.||Evan Gilchrist||Episode: "Bad Boys"|
|2019||Hawaii Five-0||Wes Cullen||2 episodes|
|1993||The Silent Alarm||Short film|
|2000||Maze||Also producer and writer|
|2002||Oz||Episode: "Laws of Gravity"|
|2003||Street Time||3 episodes|
|2004||Joan of Arcadia||3 episodes|
|2012–13||Necessary Roughness||2 episodes|
|2015–17||The Fosters||6 episodes|
|2016||NCIS: New Orleans||Episode: "Man on Fire"|
|2019||Games People Play||2 episodes|
- "BIO". Robmorrow.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
- "Rob Morrow Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Naomi Pfefferman (January 7, 2009). "Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in Numb3rs". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- "Rob Morrow Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Schneider, Michael (8 March 2010). "Morrow set for Bruckheimer pilot". variety.com. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
- "Rob Morrow to recur". Spoiler TV. January 17, 2017. Archived from the original on April 13, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
- Spitz, Sarah A. (June 20, 2019). "Culturewatch – Attention Must Be Paid: Rob Morrow plays Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman"". Santa Monica Daily Press. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
- Mike Lipton (April 18, 2005). "All Adding Up". People.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
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