Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
- Trained 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.
- First professional work was as a soloist and arranger with the 'Harry Belafonte' (qv) singers.
- He was shot in the chest & arm by would-be robbers, Feb. 1, 1994.
- Was an original cast member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Raised by his grandfather, a Baptist minister, and began singing in the church choir.
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.