Rob Morrow

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.[1]

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Morrow in 2010
Robert Alan Morrow

(1962-09-21) September 21, 1962 (age 58)
OccupationActor, director, singer, songwriter
Years active1981–present
Debbon Ayer
(m. after 1998)

Early lifeEdit

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.[2] His parents divorced when he was nine years old.[3] He attended Miami Sunset High School, but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year to begin his acting career.[4]


Morrow playing at Rockwood Music Hall in July 2014

Morrow's film career began when he appeared as an extra at 18 on Saturday Night Live.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8]

He has a recurring role on the Showtime drama Billions as judge Adam DeGiulio.

Morrow is a teacher at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica. During the summer of 2019 he starred as Willy Loman in the theater's production of Death of a Salesman.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Morrow married actress Debbon Ayer on September 21, 1998 (Morrow's 36th birthday).[10]

Acting creditsEdit


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Private Resort Ben
1989 Tattingers Marco Bellini
1994 Quiz Show Dick Goodwin
1996 Last Dance Rick Hayes
1996 Mother Jeff Henderson
1998 Into My Heart Ben
2000 Other Voices Jeff
2000 Maze Lyle Maze
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
2005 Going Shopping Miles
2007 The Bucket List Dr. Hollins
2011 The Good Doctor Dr. Waylans
2011 Interception Matthew Short film
2013 Begin Again CEO
2014 Atlas Shrugged: Part III Henry Rearden
2015 Lost Soul himself documentary
2015 Little Loopers Big Earl Boyd
2015 Night of the Wild Dave
2019 The Kill Team William Briggman


Year Title Role Notes
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 Hudson's Law Unknown Movie
2001 Jenifer Dr. Richard Feldman Movie
2002–03 Street Time Kevin Hunter 33 episodes
2005–10 Numbers Don Eppes 118 episodes
2007 Custody David Gordon Movie
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

Directing creditsEdit

Year Title Notes
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
2006–10 Numbers 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


  1. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  2. ^ "Rob Morrow Biography (1968-)". Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  3. ^ Naomi Pfefferman (January 7, 2009). "Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in Numb3rs". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Rob Morrow Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Retrieved 2010-05-30.
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  6. ^ Schneider, Michael (8 March 2010). "Morrow set for Bruckheimer pilot". Retrieved 13 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Rob Morrow to recur". Spoiler TV. January 17, 2017. Archived from the original on April 13, 2017. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
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  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ Mike Lipton (April 18, 2005). "All Adding Up". Retrieved September 10, 2012.

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