Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
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- 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.
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.
- 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).
- The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- He was shot in the chest & arm by would-be robbers, Feb. 1, 1994.