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Born: April 21, 1954 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bountiful, Utah, USA Profession: actor, playwright, director, high wire-walker, clown

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Morrison began his acting career as a clown and wire-walker for the Carson and Barnes Wild Animal Circus. He subsequently won kudos and awards for his many performances on the Los Angeles stage including "El Salvador," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and the world premiere of Lee Blessing's "Down the Road." An accomplished playwright, Morrison has seen his work produced at The Sundance Institute, Los Angeles Theatre Works and The MET Theatre.As an actor, Morrison appeared as a Green Beret on the miniseries "Fatal Vision" (NBC, 1984); played a deputy tracking the "Werewolf" (Fox, 1987); and turned in numerous guest appearances on drama and comedy shows, notably on "Frasier" (NBC, 1995) as the new husband of Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth). In the sci-fi military series "Space: Above and Beyond" (Fox, 1995-96), he played the enigmatic commander of a young marine squad confronting an alien aggressor.

Morrison began his acting career as a clown and wire-walker for the Carson and Barnes Wild Animal Circus. He subsequently won kudos and awards for his many performances on the Los Angeles stage including "El Salvador," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and the world premiere of Lee Blessing's "Down the Road." An accomplished playwright, Morrison has seen his work produced at The Sundance Institute, Los Angeles Theatre Works and The MET Theatre.

As an actor, Morrison appeared as a Green Beret on the miniseries "Fatal Vision" (NBC, 1984); played a deputy tracking the "Werewolf" (Fox, 1987); and turned in numerous guest appearances on drama and comedy shows, notably on "Frasier" (NBC, 1995) as the new husband of Lilith (Bebe Neuwirth). In the sci-fi military series "Space: Above and Beyond" (Fox, 1995-96), he played the enigmatic commander of a young marine squad confronting an alien aggressor.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I Am I (2014)
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 Abominable (2006)
4.
 American Gun (2005)
5.
 Jarhead (2005) Cast
7.
 Catch Me If You Can (2002) Pilot
8.
 ONE, THE (2001) 'A' World Inmate No 1; Aldrich
9.
 White Dwarf (1995) Peter
10.
 Where Are My Children? (1994) Handsome Man
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Born in Utah
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Raised in Anchorage, Alaska
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Performed with the Carson and Barnes Wild Animal Circus
1972:
Stage acting debut in "A Cry of Players" in Anchorage
1972:
Appeared in theater productions in Anchorage
1975:
NYC stage debut in "Jack, or The Submission"
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Made stage directing debut with the Salt Lake Acting Company during the 1976-1977 season with "The Holy Ghostly"
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Was an apprentice actor with the Alaska Repertory Theatre Company
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Moved to Los Angeles
1984:
TV debut in NBC miniseries "Fatal Vision"
1986:
Playwriting debut, "Idle Wheels", staged at the Salt Lake Acting Company
1987:
Played recurring role on the Fox supernatural drama "Werewolf"
1987:
Feature debut in "Unfinished Business"
1993:
First major film role, "Falling Down"
1994:
Wrote and directed short film, "Parking" (released in 1996)
1995:
Cast as the commanding officer on the Fox sci-fi military series "Space: Above and Beyond"
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Formed Fireweed, Inc.
2001:
Reteamed with James Wong and Glen Morgan (writer-producers of "Space: Above and Beyond") to play a supporting role in "The One", a sci-fi martial arts film starring Jet Li
2006:
Joined the cast of FOX's drama "24" in its fifth season
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wife:
Riad Galayini. Actor, producer. Married in 1996.

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