Rob Morrow

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A stage-trained performer equally adept in both leading and supporting roles, actor Rob Morrow achieved success playing smart, but sometimes callow young professionals in films and on television. Following several false ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1962 in New Rochelle, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

American Crime Story 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Numb3rs 2004 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Texas Rising 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ben Stiller Show 1992 - 1993, 2004 - 2010, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? 2014 (Movie)

Hank Reardon (Actor)

Begin Again 2014 (Movie)

Ceo (Actor)

Phineas and Ferb 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

CSI: New York 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Doctor 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Waylans (Actor)

Entourage 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Whole Truth 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Custody 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bucket List 2007 (Movie)

Dr. Hollins (Actor)

Going Shopping 2005 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

Sam the Man 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Street Time 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Guru 2003 (Movie)

Josh Goldstein (Actor)

The Emperor's Club 2002 (Movie)

James Ellerby (Actor)

The Jenifer Estess Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Maze 2001 (Movie)

Lyle Maze (Actor)

Into My Heart 2000 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Labor Pains 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Other Voices 1999 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Erich Segal's Only Love 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Dance 1996 (Movie)

Rick Hayes (Actor)

Mother 1996 (Movie)

Jeff Henderson (Actor)

Northern Exposure 1989 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to Fame 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Richard Goodwin (Actor)

The 18th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Tattinger's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Resort 1985 (Movie)

Ben (Actor)

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (Tv Show)

Actor

The Day Lincoln Was Shot (TV Show)

Actor

The Thin Blue Lie (TV Show)

Actor
Director (6)

The Fosters 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Necessary Roughness 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Joan of Arcadia 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Oz 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Maze 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

The Silent Alarm 1993 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (2)

Maze 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Silent Alarm 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (2)

Maze 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Silent Alarm 1993 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A stage-trained performer equally adept in both leading and supporting roles, actor Rob Morrow achieved success playing smart, but sometimes callow young professionals in films and on television. Following several false stars, Morrow became an overnight star when he landed the career-transforming role of a hotshot medical school graduate and devoted New Yorker who relocates to a remote Alaskan town for a job to pay off his loans in the charming comedy-drama, "Northern Exposure" (CBS, 1990-95). Morrow moved easily between cool professionalism and prickly antagonism while displaying a sharp, sometimes peevish wit as hotshot Dr. Joel Fleischman. But his demands for a better contract pushed him out of the spotlight in favor of the show's other quirky characters, though he remained in his role for the show's entire run. While he held down his primetime job, he delivered one of his best feature performances, playing an idealistic government lawyer investigating rigged games shows in Robert Redford's acclaimed "Quiz Show" (1994). After several supporting roles and starting a second career as both a feature and television director, Morrow returned to small screen prominence with a successful starring role on the steady procedural, "Numb3rs" (CBS, 2005-2010), which allowed him to remain in-demand as a performer and director.

Relationships

Debbon Ayer

Wife
met in 1982 while both worked for the late director-choreographer Michael Bennett, she as a receptionist, Morrow a production assistant married in fall 1998

Murray Morrow

Father
parents divorced when Morrow was nine and living in Hartsdale, New York

Diane Morrow

Mother

Tu Morrow

Daughter
born on April 25, 2001

Carrie Morrow

Sister
older

Leslie Urdang

Companion
born c. 1957 cofounder of the nonprofit New York Stage and Film Company executive producer of Morrow's film, "The Silent Alarm" (1991) no longer together

EDUCATION

earned a Graduate Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)

studied acting with coach Melodie Sommers c. 1979

HB Studio

New York , New York

Edgemont High School

Westchester County , New York
dropped out senior year

attended college briefly

Milestones

2010

Joined Maura Tierney for the ABC legal drama "The Whole Truth"

2007

Played Jack Nicholson's doctor, Dr. Hollins, in "The Bucket List"

2005

Played an FBI agent who recruits his brother, a mathematician, to help the FBI solve crimes in "Numbers" (CBS); also directed episodes

2005

Co-starred in Henry Jaglom's "Going Shopping" with Victoria Foyt, Lee Grant and Bruce Davison

2003

Directed an episode of the CBS drama "Joan of Arcadia"

2002

Cast in the drama feature "The Emperor's Club"

2002

Returned to series TV as co-star of the Showtime drama "Street Time"

2001

Feature film directorial debut, "Maze" (filmed in 1999); also had lead role as a painter with Tourette Syndrome

2000

Starred in the Showtime fact-based drama "The Thin Blue Lie"

1998

Reunited onscreen with Jayne Brook (this time as his wife) in "Into My Heart"; released theatrically in 2000

1998

Returned to TV to play John Wilkes Booth in "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" (TNT)

1997

Starred in short-lived London stage production of "Birdy"

1996

Cast as Albert Brooks' successful brother in the comedy "Mother"

1996

Had featured role in "Last Dance"; love interest played by Jayne Brook

1994

Returned to feature-length films after nine years to co-star in "Quiz Show"

1990

Turned down chance at a role in proposed CBS series, "The Antagonists" to appear in the play "The Substance of Fire"

1990

Played the lead role of Dr. Joel Fleischman on the CBS series "Northern Exposure"

1988

Made debut as a series regular on the short-lived NBC series "Tattingers"

1987

Early TV appearances, had small guest spots on the sitcom, "Everything's Relative" (CBS) and the detective series, "Spenser: For Hire" (ABC)

1986

Co-founded the theater group Naked Angels

1985

Made film debut in the teen sex comedy "Private Resort"; played a lead role alongside Johnny Depp

1983

Worked as Michael Bennett's assistant for the Los Angeles stage production of "Dreamgirls"

1979

Moved to New York City to study acting at age 17

Made stage debut in the early 1980s in the gay-themed off-Broadway musical "Ragged Dick"

Directed a 20-minute film he wrote about a child reacting to his divorced mother's new relationship, "The Silent Alarm"; premiered at the Seattle Film Festival; released theatrically in 1993

Bonus Trivia

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He opened an organic restaurant, Josie's, in NYC with childhood friend, Louis Lanza.

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Professional name was changed to 'Rob Morrow' by Michael Bennett who decided that his full name took up too much space on a poster.

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