Rob Morrow

Inside Biography

Rob Morrow is one of the versatile actors and directors of Hollywood. The actor is well recognized for his role Dr. Joel Fleishman Fleischman (a young Jewish physician) in CBS’ comedy-drama TV series, Northern Exposure. His performance in the series was highly appreciated and got him nominated for Golden Globe Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards. Morrow is also popular for portraying the role of an FBI agent Don Eppes in Numb3rs. Regarding his personal life, he is married to actress Debbon Ayer with whom he shares a daughter, Tu Simone Ayer Morrow.

Early Life And Education of Rob Morrow

Rob Morrow was born Robert Alan Morrow on 21st September 1962 in New Rochelle, New York under the birth sign Virgo. Morrow is the son of a dental hygienist mother, Diane Francis Markowitz and an industrial lighting manufacturer father, Murray Morrow. He has a sister, Carrie Morrow. When Morrow was nine years old, his parents divorced for some undisclosed reasons.


As per him, his childhood was complicated due to the divorce of his parents. He told,

‘’ It had a definite impact on me. I started cutting school and I’d get caught in petty, stupid things—I stole a baseball glove once.’’

Morrow attended Miami Sunset High School but dropped out at the beginning of his senior year in order to pursue a career in acting.

Rob Morrow’s Career

Rob Morrow started his theater career working for Norman Mailer and Tom O’Horgan. He worked in a hit Broadways show, The Exonerated which was based on the true tales of six innocent death-row inmates.

In 1986, he co-founded the Naked Angels Theater Company with Fisher StevensNicole BurdettePippin ParkerCharles LandryNancy Travis and Ned Eisenberg.

TV Series

Rob Morrow made his TV debut in 1980 in an episode of NBC’s late-night TV show, Saturday Night Live.  He then worked in several shows including Fame, Spencer: For Hire, Everything’s Relative and Monsters, however,  his roles were uncredited.

Morrow starred as Dr. Joel Fleischman (a young Jewish physician) in CBS’ comedy-drama TV series, Northern Exposure alongside Janine Turner, John Corbett, Cynthia Geary and Darren E. Burrows. He was a s sociated in the series from 1990-95 appearing in 102 episodes. His performance in the series helped him to get nominated for Golden Globe Awards, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Morrow is also popular for his role, Don Eppes (lead FBI agent at LA) in crime drama TV series, Numb3rs. The series starred David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Navi Rawat and Alimi Ballard. He appeared in over 118 episodes in the series.

Some of his other works include Custody, Entourage, The Whole Truth, Phineas and Ferb, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The Fosters among others.


Morrow made his movie debut in 1985 as Ben in the comedy film, Private Resort directed by George Bowers. He shared the screen with Johnny Depp, Leslie Easterbrook, and Hilary Shepard. Four years later, he worked in his second movie, Tattingers as Marco Bellini.

In 1994, Morrow worked as Richard ‘’Dick’’ Goodwin (American writer and presidential advisor) in the historical film, Quiz Show. The movie starred Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Paul Scofield and Martin Scorsese.

Morrow then worked in several movies including Sam the Man, The Guru, Going Shopping, Begin Again and Night of the Wild among others.

Directing Career

Morrow made his directional debut in 1993 from the short film, The Silent Alarm. In 2002, he worked as a producer and a writer in the romance film, Maze. Some of his directing credits include Joan of Acarda, NCIS: New Orleans, and The Fosters.

Rob Morrow’s Net Worth

Rob Morrow has an impressive net worth of $10 million. His major sources of income are his acting and career as a director. Morrow worked in several movies that made an impressive collection at the box office. Some of them are:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Cast Members
The Guru (2002) $11 million $24,128,852 5.4 Heather Graham, Marisa Tomei, Jimi Mistry and Christian Baranski.
The Emperor's Club (2002) $12.5 million $16,318,449 6.9 Kevin Kline, Emile Hrisch, Embeth Davidtz and Jesse Eisenberg.
The Bucket List (2007) $45 million $175.4 million 7.4 Jack Nicholson, Morga Freeman, Sean Hayes and Alfonso Freeman.
Begin Again (2014) $8 million $63.5 million 7.4 Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo and Hailee Steinfeld

Morrow owned a triple-storey Santa Monica Contemporary house which he sold for $4.5 million. Moreover, he has a modern house in LA.

Charity And Donations

Morrow is involved in several charity works. He is the BOD of Project ALS which was co-founded by Jenifer Estess in 1997. The main objective of the project is to fund the research necessary for finding treatments and cure for people with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), neuron disease.

Rob Morrow’s Personal Life

The talented actor married actress Debon Ayer on 21st September 1998 in a private ceremony attended by families and friends.

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On 25th April 2001, the couple welcomed their first child named, Tu Simone Ayer Morrow. When he was asked about the name of his daughter, he told,

‘’It’s a tradition. And if we have a son, I want to name him Bone, but I don’t think Debbon will let me.’’

Besides, Morrow is the founding member of Naked Angels, a nonprofit ensemble along with Nancy Travis, Rob Rifin, Marisa Tomei and Fisher Stevens.

Here is the video where Rob Morrow talks about his role in Numb3rs:

by saru, 13 Jun, 2018

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