Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2008 - The Longshots
2007 - Who's Your Caddy?
2007 - Frank
2001 - How High
1997 - Black Scorpion II: Aftershock
1996 - Black Rose of Harlem
1996 - Santa With Muscles
1993 - Coneheads
1987 - Critical Condition
1985 - The Stuff
1976 - Car Wash
1975 - Cooley High
1971 - The Anderson Tapes
Guest TV Roles
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.
- First professional work was as a soloist and arranger with the 'Harry Belafonte' (qv) singers.
- Raised by his grandfather, a Baptist minister, and began singing in the church choir.
- 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."
- Was an original cast member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- He was shot in the chest & arm by would-be robbers, Feb. 1, 1994.
- Is portrayed by 'Dean Bernard' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).