Howard Morris

Howard Morris

  • Highest Rated: 100% Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Tom and Jerry: The Movie (1992)
  • Birthday: Sep 4, 1919
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Diminutive (5'7") comic actor Howard Morris was in his teens when, while attending the National Youth Administration's radio workshop in New York City, he befriended another aspiring actor named Carl Reiner. The two were reunited in Honolulu during World War II, when Morris was Reiner's sergeant in an entertainment unit. Both Morris and Reiner played supporting roles in Maurice Evans' army-camp tour of Hamlet and MacBeth; after the war, the two performers toured in the musical Call Me Mister before joining the cast of Sid Caesar's TV comedy-variety series. Only after finishing nine seasons with Caesar were Morris and Reiner able to establish their own individual showbiz identities: Reiner as a novelist, film supporting actor, director and creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Morris as one of the most prolific TV guest stars and directors of the 1960s. Relocating from New York to LA in 1961, Morris played the recurring role of goonish, rock-throwing Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show, and a whole slew of one-shot assignments on series ranging from The Danny Thomas Show to The Twilight Zone. Morris forever shed the "third banana" status he'd had during his Sid Caesar days by directing episodes of such TV weeklies as Andy Griffith, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Gomer Pyle USMC, and the unforgettable black-and-white pilot for Get Smart. He also served as producer of the 1972-73 sitcom The Corner Bar. In films, Morris sparkled in such supporting parts as Jerry Lewis' browbeaten father in The Nutty Professor and German psychiatrist Dr. Lilloman in Mel Brooks' High Anxiety (1977). His theatrical-film directorial credits include the all-star comedy Who's Minding the Mint (1967), Doris Day's swan song With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), a very WASP-ish adaptation of Woody Allen's Don't Drink the Water (1969), and the Donny & Marie Osmond opus Goin' Coconuts (1978). Howard Morris is also a fixture of the animated cartoon voice-over world, supplying voices and directing recording sessions for many a Hanna-Barbera, Filmation and Walt Disney production: If you can't place the voice, think of Morris as Atom Ant, Beetle Bailey, Jughead Jones, and futuristic rock star Jet Screamer ("Eep, opp, ork, ah-ah") on The Jetsons.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Five Screenwriter 2011
80% The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit Leo Zellman 1998
93% Boogie Nights Mr. Brown 1997
No Score Yet It Came from Outer Space II Ben Cully 1996
No Score Yet A Flintstones Christmas Carol Actor 1994
14% Tom and Jerry: The Movie Squawk 1992
18% Life Stinks Sailor 1991
23% Dying Young Voice on Jetsons 1991
No Score Yet Transylvania Twist Marinus Orlock 1989
60% End of the Line Hobo 1987
No Score Yet Return to Mayberry Ernest T. Bass 1986
No Score Yet Star Fairies Actor 1985
90% Splash Dr. Zidell 1984
No Score Yet Portrait of a Showgirl Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Munsters' Revenge Actor 1981
62% History of the World---Part I Court Spokesman 1981
No Score Yet Goin' Coconuts Director 1978
72% High Anxiety Prof. Lilloman 1977
100% Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Gopher 1977
No Score Yet Archie & Friends - Archie's TV Funnies Actor 1974
No Score Yet Don't Drink the Water Getaway Pilot Director 1969
No Score Yet With Six You Get Eggroll Director 1968
No Score Yet Archie & Friends - The Archie Show Actor 1968
No Score Yet Who's Minding the Mint? Director 1967
No Score Yet Way...Way Out Schmidlap 1966
No Score Yet Alice of Wonderland in Paris Actor 1966
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Gopher 1965
85% The Nutty Professor Mr. Kelp 1963
No Score Yet 40 Pounds of Trouble Julius 1963
No Score Yet Boys' Night Out Howard McIlleny 1962
No Score Yet 10 From Your Show Of Shows Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Garfield and Friends
1988-1994
Voice
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Fella
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1994
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
Lucas
  • 1990
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Uncle Ziggy
  • 1989
No Score Yet Galaxy High School
1986
Voice
  • 1986
No Score Yet The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo
1985
Voice
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Jetsons
1962-1987
Voice
  • 1985
  • 1962
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Director
  • 1977
No Score Yet One Day at a Time
1975-1984
Director
  • 1976
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Shorty Vance
  • 1976
No Score Yet Get Smart
1965-1970
Director
  • 1969
  • 1965
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
1965-1971
Director
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Director
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
1961-1966
Director Holdecker
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show
1960-1968
Voice Guest Director George Ernest T. Bass
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet The Flintstones
1960-1966
Voice
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
George P. Hanley
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Dave
  • 1962
No Score Yet Cow and Chicken
1997-1999
Voice
No Score Yet The Magilla Gorilla Show
1965
Voice
No Score Yet Your Show of Shows
1954
Performer

QUOTES FROM Howard Morris CHARACTERS

Owl
I should think...
Gopher
Well, I can't shhhh-tand around lollygaggin' all day. I've got a tight shhhh-cheduel. (falls down his hole) Waaaaahhh!!
Gopher
Well, I can't shhhh-tand around lollygaggin' all day. I've got a tight shhhh-cheduel. [falls down his hole] Waaaaahhh!!
Owl
Blast it all!
Gopher
Good idea! We'll use dynamite, to shhh-ave time.
Gopher
Big job! Take two, three days.
Winnie-the-Pooh
Three days? What about lunches?
Gopher
No problem, I always go home for lunch.
Gopher
(examines Pooh, stuck in Rabbit's hole) Hmm... first thing to be done is get rid of that bear. He's gummin' up the whole project.
Gopher
[examines Pooh, stuck in Rabbit's hole] Hmm... first thing to be done is get rid of that bear. He's gummin' up the whole project.
Owl
Dash it all, he IS the project!
Owl
This mission calls for an expert.
Gopher
(comes out of the ground) Did shhhhh-ombody call for an ex-shhhhh-pedition expert? I'm not in the book, but I'm at your sh-ervi-sh.
Gopher
[comes out of the ground] Did shhhhh-ombody call for an ex-shhhhh-pedition expert? I'm not in the book, but I'm at your sh-ervi-sh.