A veteran character actor who was friends with the venerable filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich, George Morfogen was originally intended to make his feature film debut in Bogdanovich's metafictional thriller "Targets" (1968). After the filmmaker himself took the part in question, Morfogen began making appearances on series such as the fiery detective thriller "Kojak" and in films such as the punk-rock drama "Times Square." The actor built up viewer recognition with guest appearances on the crime adventure series "Remington Steele" and the acclaimed medical drama "St. Elsewhere" before delivering a memorable turn as the frightened Stanley Bernstein on the landmark sci-fi miniseries "V." In the '90s, Morfogen guested on the TV institution "Law & Order" and did hard time on the gritty prison drama "Oz," distinguishing the kindhearted but tortured inmate Bob Rebadow with a pair of hauntingly soulful eyes. As a sort of late fulfillment of the missed opportunity that was Bogdanivich's aforementioned film, Morfogen garnered supporting roles in several of the filmmaker's ensuing projects, including the period comedy-of-errors "Daisy Miller" (1974), the madcap caper "They All Laughed" (1981), and the romantic jury-duty farce "Illegally Yours" (1988).
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Made Off-Broadway debut in "Trial of D Karamazov"
Had early screen credit in Peter bogdanovich's "What's Up Doc?"
Reteamed with Bogdanovich on "Daisy Miller"
Was associate producer of "Saint Jack", also directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Featured in Allan Moyle's New York City-set feature "Times Square"
Played Nicola in the Circle in the Square production of George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" directed by John Malkovich
Co-produced and acted in the comedy "Illegally Yours", directed by Peter Bogdanovich
Originated title role in the stage production of "Uncle Bob", written especially for the actor by Austin Pendleton
Was a regular on the HBO prison-set series "Oz", playing aged inmate Rebadow
Starred in the Off-Broadway drama "The Vosey Inheritance"
Reprised role of a man dying of AIDS complications who is tended to by his homophobic nephew in the Off-Broadway play "Uncle Bob"