Rob Morrow

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Rob Morrow
Rob Morrow 1.jpg
Morrow at the TCAs, 2010
BornRobert Alan Morrow
(1962-09-21) September 21, 1962 (age 52)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, Singer, Songwriter, Director
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Debbon Ayer (1998-present; 1 child)
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Rob Morrow
Rob Morrow 1.jpg
Morrow at the TCAs, 2010
BornRobert Alan Morrow
(1962-09-21) September 21, 1962 (age 52)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor, Singer, Songwriter, Director
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Debbon Ayer (1998-present; 1 child)

Robert Alan "Rob" Morrow (born September 21, 1962) is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of Don Eppes on Numb3rs and as 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."[1]

Personal life[edit]

Morrow was born in New Rochelle, New York, of Jewish ancestry,[2] the son of Diane Francis (née Markowitz), a dental hygienist, and Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer.[3] His parents divorced when he was nine.[4] He attended Miami Sunset High School, but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year to begin his acting career.[5] He married actress Debbon Ayer in October 1998, and together they have a daughter named Tu Simone Ayer Morrow (b. 2001).[6]


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.[7] The series aired on September 13, 2010, but was pulled from the ABC schedule in December. Morrow filmed 13 episodes. Morrow is starring in Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt? as Hank Rearden September 12, 2014.


Years of films/ TV showsTitleRoleNotes
1980Saturday Night LiveJurorEpisode: "Rodney Dangerfield/The J. Geils Band"
1985Private ResortBen
FameJoey LaurenzanoEpisode: "The Ol' Ball Game"
1987Spenser: For HireDannyEpisode: "Murder and Acquisitions"
Everything's RelativeEddie DaytonEpisode: "The Mom Who Came to Dinner"
1989MonstersVitoEpisode: "La Strega"
TattingersMarco Bellini
1990 – 1995Northern ExposureDr. Joel Fleischman102 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (1992–94)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1992–93)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
1992Saturday Night LiveHostEpisode: "Rob Morrow/Nirvana"
1994Quiz ShowDick Goodwin
1996Last DanceRick Hayes
MotherJeff Henderson
1998The Day Lincoln Was ShotJohn Wilkes BoothTelevision movie
Only LoveMatthew HellerTelevision movie
Into My HeartBen
2000Other VoicesJeff
The Thin Blue LieJonathan NeumannTelevision movie
MazeLyle Maze
Labor PainsRyan Keene
2001Hudson's LawUnknownTelevision movie
Sam the ManDaniel Lenz
JeniferDr. Richard FeldmanTelevision movie
2002The GuruJosh Goldstein
The Emperor's ClubJames Ellerby
2002Night's NoontimeDr. William MinorShort film
2002 – 2003Street TimeKevin Hunter33 episodes
2005 – 2010Numb3rsDon Eppes118 episodes
2005Going ShoppingMiles
2007CustodyDavid GordonTelevision movie
The Bucket ListDr. Hollins
Phineas and Ferb"Tri-State Treasure: Book of Secrets" and "Drusselseinoween"(voice)
2009The Grean TeamRobbie BlackmanTelevision movie
2010 – 2011EntourageJim Lefkowitz4 episodes
2010The Whole TruthJimmy Brogan10 episodes
2011The Good DoctorDr. Waylans
2012CSI: NYLeonard Brooks2 episodes


1993The Silent AlarmShort film
2000MazeAlso producer and writer
2002OzEpisode: "Laws of Gravity"
2003Street Time3 episodes
2004Joan of Arcadia3 episodes
2006 – 2010Numb3rs3 episodes
2012 – 2013Necessary Roughness2 episodes


  1. ^ "BIO". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ William B. Collins (25 April 1988). "Actor's 'Soulful Scream' Resounds". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Rob Morrow Biography (1962-)". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  4. ^ Naomi Pfefferman (January 7, 2009). "Judaism plus FBI add up for Rob Morrow in Numb3rs". Jewish Journal. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rob Morrow Biography - Yahoo! Movies". Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  6. ^ Mike Lipton (April 18, 2005). "All Adding Up". Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Schneider, Michael (8 March 2010). "Morrow set for Bruckheimer pilot". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 

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