Feb. 1st, 1937
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Garrett Morris' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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- 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.
- The first African-American cast member on _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv).
- First professional work was as a soloist and arranger with the 'Harry Belafonte' (qv) singers.
- Is portrayed by 'Dean Bernard' (qv) in _Gilda Radner: It's Always Something (2002) (TV)_ (qv).
- Wrote plays on the side: "The Secret Place " and "Daddy Picou."
- 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.
- June 2009, appearing in commercials for Nintendo DS.