Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- Currently, the oldest living cast member to be 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.
- Raised by his grandfather, a Baptist minister, and began singing in the church choir.
- Was an original cast member of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.
- 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).