Glenn Morshower

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Glenn Morshower
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Born Glenn Grove Morchower
(1959-04-24) April 24, 1959 (age 55)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Carolyn (m. 1978)
Children 2

Glenn Grove Morshower[1] (born April 24, 1959) is an American actor, best known for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce in 24. His character has developed a following among the show's fandom[citation needed], and appeared in every season of the show except its last two.

Early life[edit]

Morshower was born Glenn Grove Morchower[2] (he changed the spelling of his last name when he became an actor) in Dallas, Texas on April 24, 1959, and took up acting at the age of 12 at the Dallas Theater Center. At age 15 he began doing television commercials and moved into the feature film world at age 16, starring in the movie Drive-In. After graduating from Hillcrest High School in 1977, Glenn moved to Hollywood. He married his high school sweetheart Carolyn in 1978. Together they have two grown children. Over the years, he has appeared in small roles in high profile blockbusters, often playing characters who are in the military or law enforcement.

Career[edit]

Morshower has guest-starred on many TV series, including Charmed, The Dukes of Hazzard, Matlock, The West Wing, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Millennium, Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, King of the Hill, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Secret World of Alex Mack, JAG, Alias, Star Trek: Enterprise, Crossing Jordan, Deadwood, ER, NCIS, The Closer, Bones, Full House, Trauma, Criminal Minds, Dollhouse, Friday Night Lights and 24. It has been noted[by whom?] that Glenn's persona is that of a strong disciplined protective role, such as military, secret service or police man, which many of his roles are.[citation needed]

In addition to making guest appearances on three Star Trek series, he also had a small part in Star Trek Generations. Morshower has had recurring roles on The West Wing and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, voiced "Overlord" and Agent G in the video games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield 3, respectively.

Morshower appeared on an episode of World Poker Tour on May 5, 2008. He finished 6th place. He also is appearing in a film titled Walking Distance as Mr. Anderson. The film was released in 2011; it was written and directed by Mel House.

"The Extra Mile"[edit]

"The Extra Mile" is a series of performances which are written and performed by Glenn Morshower. The program is a combination of motivation speaking, story telling, dramatic and comedic performance, acting instruction, and life coaching. Thousands, including a good number of celebrities, have attended these events across the US.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Tango and Cash Cop
1990 84C MoPic Cracker
1990 By Dawn's Early Light F-18 pilot
1992 Under Siege Ensign Taylor
1993 12:01 Detective Cryers
1994 The River Wild Policeman
1994 Star Trek Generations Helmsman
1994 In the Army Now Sergeant Richard Day
1997 Runaway Car Captain Jim Louben
1997 Air Force One Agent Walters
1998 Godzilla State Department Official Kyle Terrington
2001 Pearl Harbor Admiral William Halsey, Jr.
2001 Black Hawk Down Lt. Colonel Tom Matthews
2002 Blood Work Captain
2003 The Core FBI agent
2004 The Last Shot Agent McCaffrey
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Colonel Anderson
2005 Hostage Lt. Leifitz
2005 The Island Medical courier
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Admiral Wheeler
2007 Transformers Colonel Sharp
2007 Chronicle of Purgatory: The Waiter Nigel Hamilton
2008 Grizzly Park Ranger Bob
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen General Morshower [3]
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Major General Holtz
2010 The Crazies Intelligence officer
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon General Morshower
2011 X-Men: First Class Colonel Hendry

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ensign Burke
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Administrator Orton
1997–98 C-16: FBI Andrew Pritchett
2000–01 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Brian Mobley
2001–02 The West Wing Mike Chysler
2001–09 24 Agent Aaron Pierce
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Sheriff MacReady
2004 Category 6: Day of Destruction 747 pilot
2005 Charmed Agent Keyes
2007 Friday Night Lights Mr. Clark
2010 Lie to Me Colonel Gorman
2010 Law & Order Police captain
2012 Dallas Lou
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Brian Adams
2013 Revolution Dan
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. General Jacobs
2014 Wild Card Mr. Gates

Video games[edit]

Video Games
Year Title Role Notes
2006 24: The Game Agent Aaron Pierce Voice
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Baseplate Voice
2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Overlord Voice
2011 Battlefield 3 Agent Gordon Voice & likeness

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At Ancestry.com
  2. ^ According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997. At Ancestry.com
  3. ^ http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=13451 (In English) Worstpreviews.com Retrieved May 17, 2009

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