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Joe Morton: We Stayed In Character Most Of The Time

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Joe Morton knew. But none of the other actors did. Not even Kerry Washington knew that second season of "Scandal" would end last May with the revelation that Morton's character, the mysterious Rowan, is actually Olivia Pope's father.

"I knew from the moment I was hired."Joe says. "I, and maybe a couple of the producers, were the ones who kind of knew where we were going and what was happening."

The hardest part of keeping his on-screen identity hidden was hiding the truth from his co-stars – especially Kerry, who had no idea that she would soon be revealed as Rowan's daughter.

Joe Morton joins Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Joe Morton (Source: Wikipedia)

  • 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 has made many notable TV guest appearances, including his appearances as Dr. Steven Hamilton in the first two seasons of Smallville.
  • Morton was born in The Bronx, a borough of New York City, New York. He is the son of Evelyn, a secretary, and Joseph Thomas Morton, Sr., a U.S. army intelligence officer. Because of his father's profession, he spent parts of his childhood in West Germany and Okinawa.
  • Morton graduated from Hofstra University.

‘Scandal' airs tonight at 10:00pm on ABC.

You can follow Joe on Twitter: @JOEtheMORTON

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