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Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of New York doctor-gone-Alaska, 'Joel Fleischman,' on the hit television series, Northern Exposure, which garnered him two Golden Globe and three Emmy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. In addition to being an established actor, Morrow has received critical acclaim as a writer and director.

Morrow's other television credits include his portrayal of John Wilkes Booth in the TNT movie The Day Lincoln was Shot, the CBS Hallmark Entertainment mini-series Only Love, opposite Marisa Tomei, the SHOWTIME movie THE THIN BLUE LIE, opposite Randy Quaid and Paul Sorvino as well as the CBS movie, Jenifer with Laura San Giacomo, Annabella Sciorra, Jane Kaczmarek, and Marisa Tomei.

Morrow recently starred in Michael Hoffman's critically acclaimed film, The Emperor's Club opposite Kevin Kline. In addition, he had a cameo in Daisy VonScherler Mayer's The Guru with Heather Graham. Morrow's upcoming film projects include Henry Jaglom's Shopping and Rajiv Maikhuri's short, Night's Noontime.

Morrow starred in his most ambitious project to date, Maze, an independent feature, which he also wrote, directed, and produced in November 2001. The film co-starred Laura Linney and Craig Sheffer.

Morrow's other film credits include starring in Robert Redford's Oscar-nominated film Quiz Show opposite Ralph Fiennes and John Turturro, Albert Brooks' comedy Mother, Bruce Beresford's Last Dance, opposite Sharon Stone, and Into My Heart opposite Claire Forlani and Jake Weber.

As a director, Morrow recently directed episodes of STREET TIME, in which he also stars, as well as an episode of HBO's Oz in January 2002. He made his directorial debut with The Silent Alarm, 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.

Native New Yorker, Morrow began his theater career working for Tom O'Horgan and Norman Mailer. Morrow recently starred on Broadway in The Exonerated, a drama based on the true tales of six innocent death-row inmates, opposite Penn Jillette and Mary Steenburgen. He has also established a commitment 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 has also appeared in Third Street, at the Circle Repertory Theatre and London's West End production of Birdy.

Morrow is on the Board of Directors of Project ALS. Co-founded by Jennifer 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.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Rob Morrow Facts

BirthdaySeptember 21, 1962 (61)
BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Numb3rs (2004) tv user recommendation as Don Eppes
The Emperor's Club (2002)
The Guru (2002) as Josh
Last Dance (1996)
Mother (1996)
Quiz Show (1994) as Dick Goodwin
Northern Exposure (1990) tv as Joel
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