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Garrett Morris

Biography

African-American comedian who was simply in the initial cast of Sunday Evening Live when it premiered in 1975. In another of his most widely known parts while on SNL, where he spent five years being a ensemble member, he was provided on Weekend Revise as “Leader of the brand new York College for the Hard of Hearing.” He went to the Juilliard College of Music to master his singing tone of voice. Early in his profession, he soloed using the Harry Belafonte performers and performed in several Broadway musicals. In 1994 he was shot within an obvious robbery attempt and acquired to discontinue his function in the sitcom Martin due to it. In 2011, he started playing Earl on it series 2 Broke Young ladies and he made an appearance in the 2015 film Ant-Man. He got wedded to Freda Morris on Sept 20, 1996. He was area of the first Saturday Evening Live ensemble with Gilda Radner.

Quick Facts


Full Name Garrett Morris
Salary 500 thousand dollars
Date Of Birth February 1, 1937
Place Of Birth New Orleans, LA
Height 1.73 m
Profession Comedian
Education Dillard University
Nationality American
Spouse Freda Morris
Nominations Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Movies The Stuff, Cooley High, Ant-Man, Coneheads, The Anderson Tapes, The Longshots, Car Wash, The Census Taker, Who's Your Caddy?, Black Scorpion, Jackpot, Severed Ties, Where's Poppa?, Santa with Muscles, Twin Falls Idaho, Critical Condition, Black Scorpion II, How High, How to Beat the High Cost of Living, Children of the Night, Black Rose of Harlem, Dog Gone, Palmer's Pick-Up, The Salon, Maid for Each Other, Motorama, Little Richard, Easter Fever, Pickin' & Grinnin', Let Go, Pawn Shop, Frank, War Dancing, Valley of the Sun, Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live, Almost Blue, Sonny Dreamweaver, Super Spy: The Final Exit
TV Shows 2 Broke Girls, The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Roc, Hunter, It's Your Move, Roll Out, Cleghorne!
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Was born on the same day as Don Everly (Isaac Donald Everly).
2A former schoolteacher, he taught at New York City's PS 71.
3He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
4Is portrayed by Dean Bernard in Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002).
5The first African-American cast member on Saturday Night Live (1975).
6Trained in voice at Juilliard, he appeared on stage in many musicals in his pre-SNL days, including "Porgy and Bess," "Hallelujah, Baby," "Show Boat," and others.
7First professional work was as a soloist and arranger with the Harry Belafonte singers.
8One of the original, albeit least heralded, Not Ready for Prime Time Players of Saturday Night Live (1975), he is best recalled for his characterizations, especially retired Latino baseball player Chico ("baseball been berry berry good to me!" Escuela, and his impressions of 'Sammy Davis Jr'' and Richard Pryor.
9Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
10Raised by his grandfather, a Baptist minister, and began singing in the church choir.
11Was an original cast member of Saturday Night Live (1975).
12(2/1/94) He was shot in the chest and arm by would-be robbers.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Big Finish2016announcedGonzo
Tru Dattt2014TV Series pre-productionGarrett Morris (2015)
Ant-Man2015Cab Driver
2 Broke Girls2011-2015TV SeriesEarl
Psych2013TV SeriesClizby
Freeloaders2012Mr. Abaeze
Pawn Shop2012Rey
Let Go2011/IDonuts
Valley of the Sun2011Joe
Shameless2011TV SeriesOld Priest
Pickin' & Grinnin'2010Richard A. Trophey
Sonny Dreamweaver2009GOD
Just Like Family2009ShortLeroy
Bed Ridden2009ShortBillings
The Longshots2008Reverend Pratt
Dog Gone2008Police Chief
Amenic2007ShortAmenic
Frangela2007TV MovieDave
Who's Your Caddy?2007The Reverend
Halfway Home2007TV SeriesJimmy the Mailman
Implanted2007ShortKadar
Frank2007/IBilly Hamilton
All of Us2006TV SeriesUncle Cyrus
Noah's Arc2005TV SeriesRev. Allen
The Salon2005Percy
Connecting Dots2003Henry
Maniac Magee2003TV MovieMr. Cobble
How High2001PCC Agent
The Hughleys2001TV SeriesFather Roberts
According to Jim2001TV SeriesLewis
Justice League2001TV SeriesAl McGee
Jackpot2001Lester Irving
The Jamie Foxx Show1996-2001TV SeriesUncle Junior King
Static Shock2000TV SeriesPreacher
Little Richard2000TV MovieCarl Rainey
City of Angels2000TV SeriesDr. Frank Hollister
Graham's Diner1999
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesKentucky McQuaid
Twin Falls Idaho1999Jesus
Palmer's Pick Up1999Tom
Black Scorpion II: Aftershock1997Argyle
Boston Common1997TV SeriesSammy Sutherland
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesBuzzard
Santa with Muscles1996Clayton
Almost Blue1996Charles
Black Rose of Harlem1996Wisdom
Cleghorne!1995TV SeriesSidney Carlson
Minor Adjustments1995TV SeriesWillie
Black Scorpion1995TV MovieArgyle
Martin1992-1995TV SeriesStan Winters
The Wayans Bros.1995TV SeriesUncle Leon / Garrett Morris
ER1994TV SeriesEdgar Luck
Daddy Dearest1993TV SeriesStan
Coneheads1993Captain Orecruiser
Severed Ties1992Stripes
Roc1991-1992TV SeriesWiz / Wix
Maid for Each Other1992TV MovieHarold Brown
Blackbird Fly1991Short
Motorama1991Andy
Children of the Night1991Matty
Earth Angel1991TV MovieJoey
City Rhythms1989
Hunter1986-1989TV SeriesSporty James
Married with Children1987-1989TV SeriesRuss
Who's the Boss?1988TV SeriesOfficer Audette
The Underachievers1987Dummont
2271987TV SeriesBob Winslow
Critical Condition1987Helicopter Junkie
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesGary Samuels
New Love, American Style1986TV Series
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1985TV SeriesAsam Ali Shamba
The Twilight Zone1985TV SeriesJake (segment "Dealer's Choice")
The Pound Puppies1985TV MovieChief Williams aka The Chief (voice)
The Stuff1985'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs
It's Your Move1984-1985TV SeriesPrincipal Dwight Ellis
Hill Street Blues1985TV SeriesDerelict / Street Denizen
Murder, She Wrote1985TV SeriesLafayette Duquesne
At Your Service1984TV MovieDwayne
The Jeffersons1983-1984TV SeriesJimmy
The Census Taker1984Harvey
The Invisible Woman1983TV MovieLieutenant Greg Larkin
Diff'rent Strokes1982TV SeriesSanta Claus / Mr. Jones
How to Beat the High Co$t of Living1980Power & Light Man
Saturday Night Live1975-1980TV SeriesVarious / Himself / Anwar Sadat / ...
Easter Fever1980TV MovieJack (voice)
ABC Weekend Specials1978TV SeriesFrank
Car Wash1976Slide
Cooley High1975Mr. Mason
Change at 125th Street1974TV Movie
Roll Out1973TV SeriesWheels
The Anderson Tapes1971Everson
Where's Poppa?1970Garrett
General Hospital1963TV SeriesMouth

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stealing Time2009performer: "Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005Video performer: "I've Gotta Be Me" - uncredited
Jackpot2001"Prelude in C"
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999Video performer: "Winter Wonderland" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live1975-1980TV Series performer - 18 episodes
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV Movie performer: "Nobody Does It Better"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1975TV Series written by - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tru Dattt2014TV Series executive producer pre-production

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHimself
Tavis Smiley2015TV SeriesHimself
The Real2014TV SeriesHimself
Tom Green Live2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Playboy Morning Show2014TV SeriesHimself
CBS Cares2014TV SeriesHimself
Hello! Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin2012TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHimself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy2009DocumentaryHimself
Family Guy2006TV SeriesHimself
Bid Whist Party Throwdown2005TV SeriesHimself
Ego Trip's Race-O-Rama2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1976-2003TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Audience Member / Police Officer / ...
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Test2001TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards2001Himself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
Comic Relief: Baseball Relief '931993TV MovieHimself
The Chevy Chase Show1993TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself
It's Howdy Doody Time1987TV SpecialGarrett Morris
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself
E.T. and Friends: Magical Movie Visitors1982TV Movie documentaryMerkon
Things We Did Last Summer1978TV MovieHimself
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Seventies2015TV Series documentary post-productionHimself
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialVarious
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV MoviePolice Officer
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving2013TV MovieThe Police Officer (uncredited)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2012TV Series documentary'Chocolate Chip' Charlie W. Hobbs
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Movie documentaryVarious
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV MovieChico Escuela (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dan Aykroyd2005VideoVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieRoyal Deluxe II Chauffeur (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of John Belushi2005TV MovieHimself / Various (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20042004TV MovieEarl Roland (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan2004Video documentaryCadet Garrett (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoHimself / Frank the Butler
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin1998TV SpecialCliff (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash1992TV MovieViolet Crawford (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial1991TV SpecialLimo Driver (uncredited)
The Best of Chevy Chase1987Video documentaryHimself
The Best of Dan Aykroyd1986VideoHimself / Various Characters
The Best of John Belushi1985VideoHimself / Various Characters

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleJackpot (2001)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy-Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· Lorne Michaels (producer)
· Dan Aykroyd (star)
· John Belushi (star)
· Jane Curtin (star)
· Bill Murray (star)
· Laraine Newman (star)
· Gilda Radner (star)

TitleSalary
Saturday Night Live (1975)$750 /week (1975 season)

#Quote
1[on what the worst job in Hollywood he's had is] I once did five horror films in a row. And one that was a cult favorite was called "The Stuff." I was an alien from another planet. Don't laugh!
2I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.


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