American actor Glenn Morshower was born on April 24, 1959 in Dallas, Texas. He began his acting career when he was 12 years old, when he performed in productions staged by the Dallas Theater Center. Three years later, he began doing television commercials, and a year later, he made his film debut, playing a major role in the 1976 comedy Drive-In.
He has since landed many supporting roles in different films, mostly playing service type or military characters. His films include Under Siege, Star Trek: Generations, Air Force One, Godzilla, Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, The Commission, The Island, Good Night and Good Luck, All The Kings’ Men and Transformers.
Morshower has also appeared in numerous television shows. After his first small screen role, in a 1978 episode of Police Woman, he has appeared in shows such as The Dukes of Hazzard, Quantum Leap, Baywatch, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Babylon 5, NYPD Blue, Diagnosis Murder, Viper, The Secret World of Alex Mack, C-16: FBI, The Agency, ER, Alias, Charmed and The Closer. He also had significant recurring roles in JAG, as police officer Ned Bannon; The West Wing, as staffer Mike Chysler; and CSI, as sheriff Brian Mobley.
Morshower’s first prominent regular television role came through the action series 24. He plays the role of Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce, who is tasked in leading the teams that protect, at one point, David Palmer (Dannis Haysbert), John Keeler (Geoff Pierson) and Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin). He is, aside from Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), the only character to have appeared in all six seasons of the series, and possibly also appear in the seventh. Recently, Morshower took on a role in the sports drama Friday Night Lights, playing a police officer who is the father of Landry Clarke (Jesse Plemons).
He survived a car accident in December 2001.
He has traveled extensively as a motivational speaker. His program "The Extra Mile" teaches people how to embrace and express the fullness of their light.
He has played characters who have served two of TV's most famous fictional Presidents: President Jed Bartlet on "The West Wing" (1999), and President David Palmer on "24" (2001).
He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas, class of 1977.
His name is spelled Morchower in his high school yearbook.
Other than Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), Morshower's character (Agent Aaron Pierce) is the only one to appear in all 6 seasons of "24" (2001).
2010: Lie to Me - Colonel Gorman
2009: The Men Who Stare at Goats - Major General Holtz
2007: Friday Night Lights - Mr. Clark
2007: Chronicle of Purgatory: The Waiter - Nigel Hamilton
2007: Transformers - Colonel Sharp
2006: Shroud of Echoes - Ryan
2006: Behind Enemy Lines: Axis of Evil - admiral Wheeler
2005: Good Night, and Good Luck. - Colonel Anderson
2005: The Island - Medical Courier
2005: Hostage - Lt. Leifitz
2004: Homeland Security - General Eaton
2004: The Last Shot - Agent McCaffrey
2003: Gacy - Ted Boyle
2002: The Core - Agent FBI
2001-present: 24 - Agent Aaron Pierce
2001: Black Hawk Down - Lt. Colonel Tom Matthews
2000: Sole Survivor - Robert
1999: Jack Bull - Jeffries
1998: Godzilla - Kyle Terrington
1997: Air Force One - Agent Walters
1995: Sketch Artist II: Hands That See - Bill Loman
1994: Star Trek: Generations - Navigator
1994: The River Wild
1993: In the Line of Duty: Ambush at Waco - Conway LeBleu
1993: 12:01 - Cryers
1993: For Their Own Good
1992: Intruders - Air Force Captain
1990: By Dawns Early Light - F-18 Pilot
1976: Drive-In - Orville Hennigson