Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow Biography

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

Early life

Morrow was born in New Rochelle, New York, the son of Diane Francis (ne Markowitz), a dental hygienist, and Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer. His family is Jewish. His parents divorced when he was nine years old. He attended Miami Sunset High School, but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year to begin his acting career.


Morrow played the lead role of Joel Fleischman in the award-winning television show Northern Exposure from 1990 to 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' character's 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 as Henry Rearden in Atlas Shrugged: Part III, which was released September 12, 2014. In 2017, Morrow played the reporter Abe Leonard in three episodes of ABC's Designated Survivor.

Personal life

Morrow married actress Debbon Ayer in October 1998, and they have a daughter named Tu (born 2001).




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 Into My Heart Ben
2000 Other Voices Jeff
2000 Maze Lyle Maze
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
2005 Going Shopping Miles
2007 The Bucket List Dr. Hollins
2011 The Good Doctor Dr. Waylans
2011 Interception Matthew Short film
2013 Begin Again CEO
2014 Atlas Shrugged: Part III Henry Rearden
2015 Little Loopers Big Earl Boyd


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"
1990-95 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
1992 Saturday Night Live Host Episode: "Rob Morrow/Nirvana"
1992 The Ben Stiller Show Himself Episode: "With Rob Morrow"
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 Hudson's Law Unknown Movie
2001 Jenifer Dr. Richard Feldman Movie
2002-03 Street Time Kevin Hunter 33 episodes
2005-10 Numb3rs Don Eppes 118 episodes
2007 Custody David Gordon Movie
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, 2014 Phineas and Ferb Flea Market Salesman / Bernie (voices) 2 episodes
2014 Debbie Macomber's Mr. Miracle Harry Mills Movie
2015 Night of the Wild Dave Movie
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Skip Peterson Episode: "Devastating Story"
2015 Texas Rising Colonel James Fannin 4 episodes
2015 Inside Amy Schumer John Episode: "Wingwoman"
2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll J.P. Episode: "Because We're Legion"
2016-17 The Fosters Will 4 episodes
2016 American Crime Story Barry Scheck 6 episodes
2016-17 Billions Adam DeGiulio 8 episodes
2017 Hell's Kitchen Himself Episode: "Leaving It on the Line"
2017 Designated Survivor Abe Leonard 5 episodes
2017 Milo Murphy's Law Mr. Brulee (voice) Episode: "Family Vacation"


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
2006-10 Numbers 3 episodes
2012-13 Necessary Roughness 2 episodes
2015-17 The Fosters 6 episodes
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Episode: "Man on Fire"

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