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Joe Morton          

Actor Best Known for the Role of Rowan Pope on "Scandal"

Morton made his Broadway debut in "Hair," appeared in "Salvation" and was nominated for a Tony Award for "Raisin." He has appeared in over 70 movies, including "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" (as Dr. Miles Bennett Dyson) and "Blues Brothers 2000" (as 'Cabel "Cab" Chamberlain', based upon the late Cab Calloway), and he has made many notable TV guest appearances, including his appearances as Dr. Steven Hamilton in the first two seasons of "Smallville."

On television, Morton has starred in the "Sanford and Son" spin-off "Grady," "Equal Justice," "Under One Roof" and "E-Ring." More recently, he portrayed the jack-of-all-trades scientist Henry Deacon as a regular on Sci-Fi Channel's "Eureka."

Morton is currently playing the role of Rowan Pope (Olivia Pope's father) on the hit drama "Scandal."

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'scandal's' joe morton talks olivia-rowan's dysfunctional relationship

ABC's Scandal will delve deep into Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Rowan's (Joe Morton) complicated father-daughter relationship with a flashback episode that ...

Joe Morton Talks “Scandal” Secrets | E! Online

Joe Morton dishes on knowing the secrets of “Scandal” before anyone else, and how Shonda Rhimes balances her busy life with a new baby!

Scandal Season 5's Joe Morton: "Rowan can't reach Olivia"
NAACP Image Awards honor black achievement in Hollywood

(CNN)The 47th annual NAACP Image Awards kicked off in Pasadena, California, Friday night. Anthony Anderson, star of the ABC sitcom "black-ish" hosted.

The awards honor the achievements of African Americans in television, music, literature and film. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith attended. The couple is boycotting this year's Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity and sparked a movement known as #OscarsSoWhite.

Stars took to their social media accounts to not only show off their fashions but to support fellow actors on their victories. Kerry Washington posted a picture with Michael B. Jordan saying his win was " so deserved."

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