Rob Morrow is best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Joel Fleishman on the hit series “Northern Exposure,” which garnered him three Golden Globe and two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Dramatic Series. Rob portrayed John Wilkes Booth in the TNT movie “The Day Lincoln Was Shot,” and starred in “Only Love,” opposite Marissa Tomei, for CBS and Hallmark Entertainment. He also starred in the Showtime original series “Street Time.”
In addition to being an established actor, Morrow has received critical acclaim as a writer and director. Morrow directed an episode of HBO's crime drama "Oz," three episodes of "Street Time," and three episodes of CBS' highly lauded drama "Joan of Arcadia." Morrow 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. In 2001, he starred in his most ambitious project, “Maze”, an independent feature he wrote, directed, and produced.
Acting film credits include lead roles in Robert Redford’s Oscar-nominated film “Quiz Show,” Albert Brooks’ comedy “Mother,” and Bruce Beresford’s “Last Dance,” opposite Sharon Stone.
A native New Yorker, Morrow starred off Broadway in “The Exonerated.” A founding member of the nonprofit theatre ensemble Naked Angels, Morrow’s additional stage credits include “Third Street” at the Circle Reparatory Theatre and London’s West End production of “Birdy.”
Morrow served on the Board of Directors of Project ALS, an organization committed to funding research for finding effective treatments and cures for people living with ALS, a fatal neuromuscular disease.