Garrett Morris

Garrett Morris

Highest Rated: 90% Where's Poppa? (1970)

Lowest Rated: 6% Who's Your Caddy? (2007)

Birthday: Feb 01, 1937

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

As a founding member of "The Not Ready for Primetime Players" on the ground-breaking sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ), Garrett Morris enjoyed mainstream notoriety even as he struggled with frustrations over his limited role on the program. After 10 years of training as a singer, musician and actor on the stages of New York, Morris came to "SNL" as an outsider, being the oldest and only African-American performer in the troupe. Although many of his contributions came in the form of broad stereotypes, he did manage to craft several memorable recurring characters, among them the President of the New York School for the Hard of Hearing, and ex-Mets baseball player, Chico Escuela. Overshadowed by the likes of John Belushi and Bill Murray, Morris left the show in 1980 along with the remaining original cast members. After a period of self-imposed exile, during which he overcame a serious drug addiction, Morris gradually returned with appearances on series such as "The Jeffersons" (CBS, 1975-1985) and in films like the horror satire "The Stuff" (1985). Later work found him regularly appearing on African-American-targeted sitcoms like "The Jamie Foxx Show" (The WB, 1996-2001). Despite his difficult and frequently unfulfilling tenure on "Saturday Night Live," Morris outlasted his detractors and was eventually abided a sort of fond reverence by later generations of performers and audiences who had grown up giddily quoting the childlike Escuela's famous catchphrase, "Base-a-boll been berry, berry good to me."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 86% Ant-Man Car Driver (Character) $180.2M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pawn Shop Rey (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% Valley of the Sun Joe (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 100% Pickin' & Grinnin' Richard A. Trophey (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 43% Diamond Dog Caper Police Chief (Character) - 2008
6% 59% Who's Your Caddy? The Reverend (Character) $5.7M 2007
No Score Yet 72% Frank Billy Hamilton (Character) - 2007
12% 66% The Salon Percy (Character) $92.4K 2005
29% 41% Jackpot Lester Irving (Character) $43.7K 2001
No Score Yet 61% Little Richard Carl Rainey (Character) - 2000
78% 84% Twin Falls Idaho Jesus (Character) $985.3K 1999
No Score Yet 40% Palmer's Pick-Up: An American Roadshow Odyssey Tom (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Machine Gun Blues Wisdom (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 41% Black Scorpion II: Ground Zero Argyle (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 30% Black Scorpion Argyle (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 45% Severed Ties Stripes (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 20% Almost Blue Charles (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maid for Each Other Harold Brown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 34% Children of the Night Matty (Character) - 1992
60% 61% Motorama Andy (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dance to Win Unknown (Character) $11.3K 1989
No Score Yet 35% Critical Condition Helicopter Junkie (Character) $20.1M 1987
71% 45% The Stuff 'Chocolate' Charlie (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Census Taker Harvey (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% How to Beat the High Cost of Living Power & Light Man (Character) - 1979
88% 60% Car Wash Slide (Character) - 1976
85% 89% Cooley High Mr. Mason (Character) - 1975
74% 53% The Anderson Tapes Officer Everson (Character) - 1971
90% 69% Where's Poppa? Central Park Mugger (Character) - 1970

TV

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68% 63% Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 59% Station 19 Earl (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Unknown (Character) 2019
93% 75% This Is Us Lloyd (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 70% MacGyver Willy (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 58% 2 Broke Girls Earl (Character) 2011-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
89% 92% Psych Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Himself (Guest Voice) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jamie Foxx Show Uncle Junoir King (Character) 1996-2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
33% No Score Yet Boston Common Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
40% No Score Yet Cleghorne! Unknown (Character) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Minor Adjustments Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Martin Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1992-1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Sporty James (Guest Star) 1986-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Married ... With Children Russ (Guest Star) 1989 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Your Move Principal Dwight Ellis (Character) 1984-1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Derelict (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Jimmy (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character) 1975-1980

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