Before he became widely celebrated as FBI Agent Don Eppes on Numb3rs, Rob Morrow was best known for his critically acclaimed portrayal of New York doctor Joel Fleischman on the hit television series, Northern Exposure. For his work on this show, he received two Golden Globe and three Emmy Award nominations for "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series," and moved into writing and directing.
Son of Murray Morrow, an industrial lighting manufacturer, and Diane Morrow. Rob's parents divorced when he was 9. A native New-Yorker, he started his theatre career working for Tom O'Horgan and Norman Mailer.
Rob married actress Debbon Ayer in 1998, and they welcomed their first child, daughter Tu Simone Ayer Morrow, on April 25, 2001. Rob and Debbie also co-produced Maze in 2000, an independent feature in which he wrote, directed, produced and starred. Maze won the audience choice honorable mention award at Cinequest at the San Jose Film Festival in March 2001.
Credits as an actor also include Quiz Show (1994), Mother (1996/II), Last Dance (1996), The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998 ), The Emperor's Club (2002), and Guru (2002).
Rob 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. Rob directed several episodes of Street Time as well as an episode of HBO's Oz (1997) and CBS's Joan of Arcadia (2003).
Other film projects include Shopping and Night's Noontime.
He is committed to the theatre 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.
Rob is on the Board of Directors of Project ALS. Co-founded by Jenifer 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.