The protagonist of ABC’s new TV pilot Forever is Doctor Henry Morgan, a medical examiner in New York City who carries a secret around town. He’s immortal! Every time he dies he resurfaces (in a body of water, naked!) with no memory of the intervening time. As an ME, Morgan’s effort to study the dead isn’t entirely altruist. He’s trying to solve the mystery of his own “inexplicable immortality.” The two-episode seaon premiere of Forever airs September 22 and 23, 10/9c on ABC.
Dr. Henry Morgan is portrayed by Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd. Americans might remember him on the big screen as Lt. John Beales in Black Hawk Down or Mister Fantastic in Fantastic Four. But before making it in Hollywood, Gruffudd was an accomplished oboist in his teens. He played in the South Glamorgan Youth Orchestra for several years and he also won prizes for his high baritone signing. He credits his early musical career for his confidence as an actor today.