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Overview (3)

Born in New Rochelle, New York, USA
Birth NameRobert Alan Morrow
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

As an Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, Rob Morrow is a critically acclaimed actor, writer, and director with an established career in television spanning over three decades.

Morrow starred in The Whole Truth (2010) opposite Maura Tierney. Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the legal drama chronicles how a case is built from the perspective of both the defense and the prosecution. The show aired Wednesday nights at 10:00PM on ABC.

On the big screen, Rob will next star in the independent film The Good Doctor (2011) opposite Orlando Bloom. He was recently seen in Rob Reiner's The Bucket List (2007) starring opposite Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, which grossed over $170 million worldwide.

Morrow's other film credits include: Michael Hoffman's critically acclaimed film, The Emperor's Club (2002) opposite Kevin Kline; Robert Redford's Oscar-nominated film Quiz Show (1994) opposite Ralph Fiennes and John Turturro; Daisy von Scherler Mayer's The Guru (2002) opposite Heather Graham; Albert Brooks' comedy Mother (1996); Bruce Beresford's Last Dance (1996)opposite Sharon Stone; and Sean Smith and Anthony Stark's Into My Heart (1998) opposite Claire Forlani and Jake Weber.

Morrow recently starred on the long running CBS hit drama, Numb3rs (2005). He is also well known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of New York doctor gone-to Alaska, Joel Fleischman, on the hit television series, Northern Exposure (1990), which garnered him three Golden Globes and two Emmy Award nominations for "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series." He also starred on the critically acclaimed Showtime original television series, Street Time (2002).

His other television credits include starring as John Wilkes Booth in the TNT movie The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998), Lifetime's Custody (2007) opposite James Denton, the CBS Hallmark Entertainment mini-series Only Love (1998) opposite Marisa Tomei, the Showtime movie The Thin Blue Lie (2000) opposite Randy Quaid and Paul Sorvino and the CBS movie, Jenifer (2001) opposite Laura San Giacomo, Annabella Sciorra, Jane Kaczmarek, and Marisa Tomei.

As a director, Rob's credits include three episodes of Numb3rs (2005), an episode of HBO's crime drama Oz (1997), three episodes of Showtime's original television series Street Time (2002), and three episodes of CBS' highly lauded drama Joan of Arcadia (2003). Morrow made his directorial debut with The Silent Alarm (1993), which premiered at the 1993 Seattle Film Festival, and went on to screen at the Hamptons, Boston, Edinburgh, and Sundance Film Festivals, with its television debut on Bravo. He also directed Maze (2000), an independent feature, which he wrote, produced and co-starred in with Laura Linney in November 2001.

A native New Yorker, Morrow began his theater career working for Tom O'Horgan and Norman Mailer. On Stage, Morrow starred in the hit Broadway show The Exonerated, a drama based on the true tales of six innocent death-row inmates, opposite Penn Jillette and Mia Farrow. Morrow also appeared in Third Street, at the Circle Repertory Theatre and London's West End production of Birdy. He has also been committed to the theater as a founding member of the nonprofit ensemble Naked Angels, along with Marisa Tomei, Fisher Stevens, Ron Rifkin and Nancy Travis, among others.

Morrow is on the Board of Directors of Project ALS. Co-founded by Jenifer Estess, who was diagnosed with ALS in 1997, Project ALS is committed to funding the research necessary for finding effective treatments and a cure for people living with ALS, a fatal neuromuscular disease.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Nonymous

Spouse (1)

Debbon Ayer (21 September 1998 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (9)

Was an extra as a jury member in court in a Saturday Night Live (1975) skit with Rodney Dangerfield as host.
Rob and his wife Debbon welcomed their first child, daughter Tu Simone Morrow. The baby weighed 7 lb 3 oz. [April 2001]
Son of Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer, and Diane Morrow, a dental hygienist. Rob's parents divorced when he was 9.
He has a production company named Bits and Pieces Pictures Co., which has produced films, including Maze (2000).
He is an avid skier, and he skies regularly with his close friend Fisher Stevens.
Morrow and his wife show an affinity for "pun" names. Her name, Debbon Ayer, is a homophone for the word debonair, which means "suave" and "snazzy" or "carefree." Their daughter's name, when spoken without her middle name, is a homophone for the word tomorrow.
He was cast as Douglas in The Island of Dr Moreau (1996) but dropped out just before filming and was replaced by David Thewlis.
He is of Russian Jewish descent.
On September 21 of every year, Rob and his wife Debbon Ayer celebrate their "Birth-a-versary". It is the date of both of their birthdays and their anniversary.

Personal Quotes (11)

I see lots of cycles, for sure. There's the whole post-Star Wars era, but I don't think it's the whole story.
I love the idea of rectitude.
I consider myself a student of Hollywood.
If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is - the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution - I think then as a society we're in better shape. I hope people are inspired to be the best.
I learned a lot about morality from fiction, from movies.
I'm into the idea of responsibility and edification and these things have found me and I have found them. I wanted to be in the movie and I made it known to Mike.
I'd like to think that the notion of inspiration will transcend cultural things that are going on. There's something classic about this movie that I'm hoping reaches kids.
I was a Sedgewick without the smarts. It infused its way into me and I feel like it formed my character in a big way because of what I was exposed to.
College on for sure... I'm scared to say it cause it sounds like a family movie, but if my kid was 7, 8, 9 I would take her to this quickly and gladly!
These are classic, perennial ideals we are dealing with.
It's a good time to be making movies, despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.

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