Garrett Morris

Garrett Morris

Feb. 1st, 1937
Born in
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
5' 8"

Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
2 Broke Girls TV Show
2 Broke Girls
Hunter (1984) TV Show
Hunter (1984)
Martin TV Show
The Jamie Foxx Show TV Show
The Jamie Foxx Show
It's Your Move TV Show
It's Your Move

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


  • June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.
  • The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
  • Is portrayed by 'Dean Bernard' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).
  • Raised by his grandfather, a Baptist minister, and began singing in the church choir.
  • 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.
  • Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
  • First professional work was as a soloist and arranger with the 'Harry Belafonte' (qv) singers.
  • 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.

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