Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
- Was an original cast member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- First professional work was as a soloist and arranger with the 'Harry Belafonte' (qv) singers.
- The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.
- One of the original, albeit least heralded, Not Ready for Prime Time Players, he is best recalled for his SNL characterizations, especially retired Latino baseball player Chico ("baseball been berry berry good to me!" Escuela, and personalities Sammy Davis, Jr, and Richard Pryor.
- He was shot in the chest & arm by would-be robbers, Feb. 1, 1994.
- 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.