Mostly Credited As: Rob Morrow
Birth Name: Robert Alan Morrow
Date Of Birth: September 21, 1962 (Age 53)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New Rochelle, New York
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
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" (1990), which garnered him three Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. Credits as an actor also include Quiz Show (1994), Mother (1996/II), Last Dance (1996), The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998) (TV), The Emperor's Club (2002), The Guru (2002), and Maze (2000), an independent feature in which he also wrote, directed, produced, and starred.
Rob 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. A native New Yorker, born in New Rochelle, Rob began his theater career working for Tom O'Horgan and Norman Mailer. Since then, he has 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. He has also appeared in "Third Street" at the Circle Repertory Theatre and London's West End production of "Birdy."
Most recently Rob starred in the Showtime original television series, "Street Time" (2002) as Kevin Hunter, a parolee who battles falling back into a life of crime while maintaining his family life, which premiered on June 23, 2002 and also stars Scott Cohen, Erika Alexander, and Terrence Howard. Rob directed several episodes of "Street Time" (2002), as well as an episode of HBO's "Oz" (1997) and CBS's "Joan of Arcadia" (2003). Rob is on the Board of Directors of Project ALS. Co-founded by Jenifer Estess, who was diagnosed with the disease 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.