Glenn Morshower

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Glenn Morshower
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Born (1959-04-24) April 24, 1959 (age 58)[1]
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Carolyn (m. 1978)
Children 2

Glenn Grove Morshower (born April 24, 1959) is an American actor, known for playing Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce in 24. He appeared in every season of the show except its last two. He has gone on to appear in several feature films and television series, such as the Transformers film series and X-Men: First Class, often playing the role of a General or military officer.

Background[edit]

Morshower was born on April 24, 1959 in Dallas, Texas. His parents separated early on. His stepfather, Harry Sidney Morchower, was a navy commander.[2][3] He was raised in the Jewish religion.[4] Morshower changed the surname's spelling from "Morchower" for his acting career. He took up acting at the age of 12 at the Dallas Theater Center, and at the age 15 he began doing television commercials. At age 16, Morshower began his film career, with his first role 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, and has two children. He has appeared in small productions as well as high-profile film and television programs, 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 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.

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]

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Drive-In Orville Hennigson
1981 Dead & Buried Jimmy
1984 The Philadelphia Experiment Mechanic
1988 Defense Play Bartender
1989 Tango & Cash Cop
1990 84C MoPic Cracker
1990 By Dawn's Early Light F-18 pilot
1992 Under Siege Ensign Taylor
1994 The River Wild Policeman
1994 Star Trek Generations Helmsman
1994 In the Army Now Sergeant Richard Day
1995 Dominion Lance
1997 Runaway Car Captain Jim Louben
1997 Air Force One Agent Walters
1998 Godzilla State Department Official Kyle Terrington
1998 Phoenix Anti-Abortionist
1998 12 Bucks Stocker
2001 Pearl Harbor Admiral William Halsey, Jr.
2001 Black Hawk Down Lt. Colonel Tom Matthews
2002 Blood Work Captain
2003 The Core FBI agent
2003 Gacy Ted Boyle
2004 The Last Shot Agent McCaffrey
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck Colonel Anderson
2005 Hostage Lt. Leifitz
2005 Disaster! General Washington / The President (voice)
2005 The Island Medical courier
2006 Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil Admiral Wheeler
2006 All the King's Men Commissioner
2006 Striking Range Ted Billings
2007 Transformers Colonel Sharp
2007 Delta Farce General
2007 Chronicle of Purgatory: The Waiter Nigel Hamilton
2008 Grizzly Park Ranger Bob
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen General Morshower [5]
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Major General Holtz
2009 ExTerminators Boss
2009 Desdemona: A Love Story Father Wade
2009 Fire from Below Father Wade
2010 The Crazies Intelligence officer
2010 The Waiter Nigel Hamilton
2010 Psychic Experiment Mr. Anderson
2011 X-Men: First Class Colonel Hendry
2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon General Morshower
2011 Moneyball Ron Hopkins
2011 In My Pocket Professor Taples
2011 The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy J.H. Gordon
2012 Backwards Coach Spriklin
2013 After Earth Commander Velan
2013 Parkland Mike Howard
2014 Flutter Mark
2015 Dark Places Jim Jeffreys
2015 Hoovey Dr. Kattner
2015 The Doo Dah Man Smitty
2016 When the Bough Breaks Martin Cooper
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight General Morshower
2017 Aftermath Matt

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation Ensign Burke Episode: Peak Performance
1991 Quantum Leap Grady Episode: "Justice"
1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation Administrator Orton
1993 12:01 Detective Cryers
1995 Star Trek: Voyager Mokra guard Episode: "Resistance"
1996 Viper Walter Powell
1996 Murder One Officer Greg Ladich
1997–98 C-16: FBI Andrew Pritchett
1998 The X-Files Aaron Starkey Episode: "All Souls"
1998 Millennium Richard Gilbert Episode: "The Time Is Now"
2000–01 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sheriff Brian Mobley Recurring role
2001–02 The West Wing Mike Chysler
2002 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mr. Newton Episode: "Help"
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
2009 Criminal Minds Lt. Kevin Mitchell
2010 Lie to Me Colonel Gorman
2010 Law & Order Police captain
2012 Dallas Lou
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Brian Adams
2013 Castle (TV series) Defense Secretary Michael Reed Episode: "Dreamworld" Season 6
2013 Revolution Dan
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. General Jacobs
2014 Wild Card Mr. Gates
2015 Bloodline Wayne Lowry
2015 Supergirl General Sam Lane
2017 Preacher Preacher Mike Episode: "On the Road"
2017 Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Ed Episode: "Kill All Others"

Video games[edit]

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
2012 Call of Duty: Black Ops II FBI announcer Voice
2017 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Rip Blazkowicz Voice

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