Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2015 - Live From New York!
2015 - Ant-Man
2010 - Pickin' and Grinnin'
2009 - Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy
2008 - The Longshots
2007 - Who's Your Caddy?
2005 - The Salon
2001 - How High
1996 - Black Rose of Harlem
1995 - Black Scorpion
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
- Was an original cast member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Currently, the oldest living cast member to be on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
- He was shot in the chest & arm by would-be robbers, Feb. 1, 1994.
- The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- 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.
- 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.