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Sure, he spent part of his youth in New York City. But does Rob Morrow have the street cred to play Kevin Hunter, an ex-con out on parole on Showtime's gritty new series Street Time? "At 19 or 20, I was on the street a lot. And I played a lot of street guys in TV guest shots [like Spenser: for Hire] and theater," says the actor, who went on to play fish-out-of-water Dr. Joel Fleischman on the '90s cult hit Northern Exposure. His exposure to the criminal life comes from hanging with Street Time executive producer Richard Stratton, a former drug smuggler who was paroled in 1990 after serving eight years. "Stratton was right there with me," says Morrow, 39, "when we were shooting" last winter in real Toronto jails. "Jails smell bad and dead," he says.
Life's a lot sweeter in New York and L.A., where Morrow shares homes with his actress wife, Debbon Ayer (Tadpole), 42, and their 1-year-old daughter Tu Morrow (puns are a family tradition). "Being the narcissist that I am," jokes Morrow, "the best cure for narcissism is to have kids. I have achieved a fair amount of things now, career and material things, and it would be easy to give them up for her."
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