Morgan Spector

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Morgan Spector
Born
Morgan Michael Spector[1]

October 4, 1980 (1980-10-04) (age 38)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Spouse(s)
Rebecca Hall (m. 2015)
Children1

Morgan Michael Spector (born 4 October 1980) is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Dante Allen on the Showtime series Homeland.

Early life[edit]

Spector was born in Santa Rosa, in Northern California, and grew up in nearby Guerneville.[2] He acted for the first time in community theater at the age of 8; and later acted in high school and college productions.[3] After graduating from Reed College, in Portland, Oregon, he enrolled in the acting school of the American Conservatory Theater, in San Francisco, and then pursued work in regional theater, including a tour in The Lion King.[3] He moved to New York City in 2006.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2010 Spector made his Broadway debut as Rodolpho in Gregory Mosher's revival of Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge – a role he was unexpectedly called upon to play (having originally been cast in a bit part, as a longshoreman) when the actor scheduled for the role was injured during previews.[3] In 2012 he played the role of Boris, in The New Group's Off-Broadway production of The Russian Transport, by Erika Sheffer.[3]

In 2014 he co-starred with Rebecca Hall in a Broadway revival of Sophie Treadwell's Machinal. Later, after he and Hall married, they again appeared together on stage in New York, in Clare Lizzimore's play Animal, in June 2017.[4]

Personal life[edit]

As a child, Spector won third place in the California Jr. High State Spelling Bee in 1993. Through extensive speech therapy, he was able to overcome a pronounced lisp by the 7th grade. He spent the summers of 1995 and 1997 working as a park aide at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve near Guerneville.

In September 2015 Spector married actress Rebecca Hall, whom he had first met the year before, during their work together in the Broadway play Machinal.[5]

Morgan is a dedicated supporter of the San Francisco Giants.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Raspberry Heaven Kurt Callaway
2010 The Last Airbender Lead Fire Nation Soldier
2011 Musical Chairs Kenny
2013 All Is Bright Vladimir
2013 Burning Blue William Stephensen
2014 Grand Street Nino
2014 The Drop Andre
2016 Christine Dr. Parsons
2016 Chuck Stallone
2017 Split Derek
2017 Man with Van Kier
2017 Permission Reece
2018 A Vigilante Sadie's Husband

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Player #1 Episode: "All In"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tech Episode: "Disciple"
2010 How to Make It in America Scott 2 episodes
2011–13 Person of Interest Peter Yogorov 5 episodes
2013 Do No Harm Roman Spektor Episode: "Morning, Sunshine"
2013 Orange Is the New Black Patrick Episode: "Lesbian Request Denied"
2013 Boardwalk Empire Frank Capone 4 episodes
2013 Zero Hour Golem 3 episodes
2014 Unforgettable Dean Episode: "Cashing Out"
2015–16 Friday Night Tykes Voiceover 20 episodes
2015 Allegiance Victor Dobrynin 13 episodes
2016 Friday Might Tykes: Steel Country Voiceover 12 episodes
2017 The Mist Kevin Copeland 10 episodes
2018 Homeland Dante Allen 9 episodes
2018 Suits Mayor Bobby Golec Episode: “Good-Bye”
2019 Pearson Mayor Bobby Golec Main; upcoming series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morgan Michael Spector, Born 10/04/1980 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  2. ^ Blank, Matthew (January 21, 2014). "Playbill.com's Cue & A: Machinal Star Morgan Spector". Playbill. playbill.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  3. ^ a b c d e Soloski, Alexis (February 9, 2012). "Angel or Devil, an Actor Finds Peace With It All". New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  4. ^ Soloski, Alexis (May 25, 2017). Rebecca Hall and Morgan Spector: Together, Onstage and Off. New York Times. nytimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  5. ^ Jackson, Marc (September 27, 2015). "Rebecca Hall 'weds her Broadway co-star Morgan Spector' over a year after splitting from Bond director Sam Mendes". Daily Mail.

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