Rob Morrow

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Rob Morrow
Rob Morrow 1.jpg
Morrow at the TCAs, 2010
Born Robert Alan Morrow
(1962-09-21) September 21, 1962 (age 52)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Director
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Debbon Ayer (1998-present; 1 child)

Robert Alan "Rob" Morrow (born September 21, 1962) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Don Eppes on Numb3rs and as Dr. Joel Fleischman on Northern Exposure, a role which garnered him three Golden Globes and two Emmy Award nominations for "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series."[1]

Personal life[edit]

Morrow playing at Rockwood Music Hall in July 2014.

Morrow was born in New Rochelle, New York, of Jewish ancestry,[2] the son of Diane Francis (née Markowitz), a dental hygienist, and Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer.[3] His parents divorced when he was nine.[4] He attended Miami Sunset High School, but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year to begin his acting career.[5] He married actress Debbon Ayer in October 1998, and together they have a daughter named Tu Simone Ayer Morrow (b. 2001).[6]


Morrow played the lead role of Joel Fleischman in the award-winning television show Northern Exposure from 1990-1995. Afterward, 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, and played Albert Brooks' sports agent brother 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 in Numb3rs on CBS. On March 8, 2010, it was announced that Morrow has signed on to star in Jerry Bruckheimer's new series, The Whole Truth, on ABC.[7] The series aired on September 13, 2010, but was pulled from the ABC schedule in December. Morrow filmed 13 episodes. Morrow starred in Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? as Hank Rearden on September 12, 2014.



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 The Day Lincoln Was Shot John Wilkes Booth Television movie
1998 Only Love Matthew Heller Television movie
1998 Into My Heart Ben
2000 Other Voices Jeff
2000 The Thin Blue Lie Jonathan Neumann Television movie
2000 Maze Lyle Maze
2000 Labor Pains Ryan Keene
2001 Hudson's Law Unknown Television movie
2001 Sam the Man Daniel Lenz
2001 Jenifer Dr. Richard Feldman Television movie
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 Custody David Gordon Television movie
2007 The Bucket List Dr. Hollins
2009 The Grean Team Robbie Blackman Television movie
2011 The Good Doctor Dr. Waylans


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"
1990–1995 Northern Exposure Dr. Joel Fleischman 102 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (1992–94)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1992–93)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Nominated—Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
1992 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Rob Morrow/Nirvana"
2002–2003 Street Time Kevin Hunter 33 episodes
2005–2010 Numb3rs Don Eppes 118 episodes
2010–2011 Entourage Jim Lefkowitz 4 episodes
2010 The Whole Truth Jimmy Brogan 13 episodes
2012 CSI: NY Leonard Brooks 2 episodes


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
2006–2010 Numb3rs 3 episodes
2012–2013 Necessary Roughness 2 episodes


  1. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ William B. Collins (25 April 1988). "Actor's 'Soulful Scream' Resounds". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Rob Morrow Biography (1962-)". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ Naomi Pfefferman (January 7, 2009). "Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in Numb3rs". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rob Morrow Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  6. ^ Mike Lipton (April 18, 2005). "All Adding Up". Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Schneider, Michael (8 March 2010). "Morrow set for Bruckheimer pilot". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 

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