Morrow at the TCAs, 2010
|Born||Robert Alan Morrow
September 21, 1962
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Director|
|Spouse(s)||Debbon Ayer (1998-present; 1 child)|
Robert Alan "Rob" Morrow (born September 21, 1962) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of 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" and later for his role as FBI agent Don Eppes on Numbers (TV series).
Morrow was born in New Rochelle, New York, of Jewish ancestry, the son of Diane Francis (née Markowitz), a dental hygienist, and Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer. His parents divorced when he was nine. He attended Miami Sunset High School, but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year to begin his acting career. He married actress Debbon Ayer in October 1998, and together they have a daughter named Tu Simone Ayer Morrow (b. 2001).
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. 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.
|1994||Quiz Show||Dick Goodwin|
|1996||Last Dance||Rick Hayes|
|1998||Into My Heart||Ben|
|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|
|2007||The Bucket List||Dr. Hollins|
|2011||The Good Doctor||Dr. Waylans|
|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
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
|1992||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: "Rob Morrow/Nirvana"|
|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||Jenifer||Dr. Richard Feldman||Movie|
|2002–03||Street Time||Kevin Hunter||33 episodes|
|2005–10||Numb3rs||Don Eppes||118 episodes|
|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|
|2012–14||Phineas and Ferb||Flea Market Salesman/Bernie||Episodes: "Tri-State Treasure: Book of Secrets" and "Lost in Danville"|
|2015||Law and Order: Special Victims Unit||Skip Peterson||Episode: Devastating Story.|
|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|
|2012/13||Necessary Roughness||2 episodes|
|2015||The Fosters||Episode: "Now Hear This"|
- "BIO". Robmorrow.com. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
- William B. Collins (25 April 1988). "Actor's 'Soulful Scream' Resounds". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
- "Rob Morrow Biography (1962-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Naomi Pfefferman (January 7, 2009). "Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in Numb3rs". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- "Rob Morrow Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
- Mike Lipton (April 18, 2005). "All Adding Up". People.com. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
- Schneider, Michael (8 March 2010). "Morrow set for Bruckheimer pilot". variety.com. Retrieved 13 March 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Rob Morrow.|
- Rob Morrow at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Rob Morrow website
- Rob Morrow at Moosechick Notes: The Northern Exposure Archives
- Rob Morrow at the Internet Broadway Database
- Rob Morrow interview