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Dr. Henry Morgan

played by Ioan Gruffudd

character

Dr. Henry Morgan is New York City's star medical examiner and a man whose plight is the exact opposite of our own. While we do everything to prolong our lives, Henry is a man who, no matter how hard he tries, can’t age even a single day. He's immortal. Henry doesn't know much about what happens when he "dies" except that everything on him disappears — his body, clothes and personal belongings and he reemerges in a body of water, naked.

Alongside NYPD Homicide Detective Jo Martinez, Henry uses his vast experience and two hundred years of medical knowledge to solve New York City's most intriguing homicide cases. Initially put off by Henry's presumptuous deductions, Jo has come to appreciate his expertise. As we enter the world of each victim and Henry unravels the unique natures of their deaths, layers of Henry's long and vibrant past are revealed. Despite his uncanny ability to dissect a person in seconds (not just bodies in the morgue) Henry spends most of his free time in his "medical lair" trying to find a way to actually die, much to the chagrin of his best friend Abe— the sole keeper of Henry’s secret.

actor

Welsh born actor, Ioan Gruffudd, began acting at age 11 in a Welsh language soap opera called Pobol Y Cwm (People of the Valley) for the BBC in Wales. He went on to study at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, when, at age 23, he was cast as Pip in a BBC adaptation of Great Expectations.

Ioan was introduced to an American audience when he played 5th Officer Harold Godfrey Lowe aboard James Cameron's Titanic in 1997. Soon after, he was cast as the title role in Horatio Hornblower, an adaptation of C.S. Forester novels for A&E. In 1999, Ioan met his wife, Alice Evans, on the set of 102 Dalmatians,
when he played Kevin Shephard opposite Glenn Close. He played Lt. Beales in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down and Dan Blakely in the horror thriller The Gathering alongside Christina Ricci. Having moved to Los Angeles in 2003, he immediately landed the part of Lukas Gold, one of the leading roles in the CBS drama Century City, alongside Viola Davis. Later that year, he appeared as Lancelot opposite Clive Owen, Keira Knightley, Hugh Dancy, and Joel Edgerton in Antoine Fuqua's epic retelling of King Arthur for Disney, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.

After playing the lead role of William Wilberforce in Michael Apted's Amazing Grace alongside Benedict Cumberbatch, Ioan became internationally known when he was cast as Dr. Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic in the Fantastic Four and The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer for 20th Century Fox. Both films grossed over $600 million dollars worldwide. In 2011, Ioan showed his comedic side when he appeared as the Wetwork Guy, alongside Jason Bateman, Jason Sudekis and Charlie Day in Seth Gordon's hilarious Horrible Bosses.

His other film credits include the quirky comedy The TV Set, co-starring David Duchovny and Sigourney Weaver, the British drama The Kid, directed by Nick Moran, and the fantasy adventure The Secret of Moonacre, alongside Tim Curry. He also voiced the title character in the animated film Agent Crush, was featured alongside Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds in Fireflies in the Garden and starred in the tragic love story Solomon & Gaenor, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Foreign Language Film.

In addition to his expertise in drama and comedy, Ioan displayed his musical proficiency in 2013 with a guest starring arc on Glee, where he appeared as Paolo San Pablo and performed songs and scenes from Funny Girl, with Lea Michele.

Next year, Ioan will return to the big screen in the earthquake-based action film San Andreas, opposite Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino.

Ioan was recently awarded the Welsh BAFTA's Sian Phillips award for significant contribution to film or television. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

PERSONAL INFORMATION
HOMETOWN - South Wales
BIRTHDATE - October 6