Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Live From New York!
2009 - Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
2008 - The Longshots
2005 - The Salon
2001 - How High
1997 - Black Scorpion II: Aftershock
1996 - Black Rose of Harlem
1993 - Coneheads
1993 - Motorama
1991 - Children Of The Night
1987 - Critical Condition
1985 - The Stuff
1976 - Car Wash
1975 - Cooley High
1971 - The Anderson Tapes
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- Currently, the oldest living cast member to be on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- 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.
- Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
- Raised by his grandfather, a Baptist minister, and began singing in the church choir.
- 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).
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.
- The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).