Facts of Garrett Morris
|Full Name||Garrett Morris|
|Birth Name||Garrett Isaac Morris|
|Profession||Comedian; Actor; Singer|
|Birth City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Date of Birth||February 1,1937|
|Married Date||September 20,1996|
Veteran actor Garrett Morris is best known as an original cast member of the comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. His career started way back in 1963 and is still going on 57 years after his debut in 1963 on General Hospital.
An interesting fact about the actor is that he played Ant-Man on one of SNL’s sketches way back in 1979 and made a cameo on the Ant-Man film in 2015.
How Much Is Legendary Comedian Garrett Morris’ Net Worth?
Morris has a net worth of around $500 thousand dollars as of February 2020. He amassed this net worth from a career that has spanned almost six decades.
He emerged in show business with a role as Mouth in a 1963 episode of General Hospital. Then he did not work for around seven years, finally making an appearance in the 1970 film Where's Poppa?.
Garrett Morris has a house in Burbank, California, the US where the average price for a house is around $850,719.
SNL And Career Breakthrough
After working on some TV shows and movies, Garrett Morris’ career had gained some traction.
He was then picked up by SNL. He made waves with his work on the show and was popular right from his first show.
On the show, he worked as a lot of memorable characters, including a parodied version of Chico Escuela. Another one of his well-known characters includes Hodo, Cliff, Grant Robinson, Jr., etc. among others.
Additionally, he impersonated a lot of celebrities on the show, including the late Bob Marley.
He left the show in 1980 and cited one of the main reasons that he was always made to play stereotypical characters.
This has been a recurring problem for African-American cast members on the show for a long while, and Eddie Murphy famously said SNL producer Jean Doumanian "had tried to Garrett Morris me."
Career In Other TV Shows And Movies
Before being cast at SNL, he played the role of Garrett on ‘Where's Poppa?’ kicking off his film career. Then, while working at SNL, he appeared on the films Cooley High and Car Wash.
Some of his other well-known films include Let Go, Freeloaders, Ant-Man, among others.
His career on television after SNL includes works like Hunter, 227, Married... with Children (appearing alongside Traci Lords).
Then in 1992, he was cast in the show Martin as Stan Winters; he had the role from 1992 to 1995. A year after his stint as Martin ended, he played Uncle Junior King on The Jamie Foxx Show with Jamie Foxx.
More recently, he was cast as Earl in 2 Broke Girls and faced a lawsuit for allegedly not paying 10% of his income to Global Agency, which was later cleared up as a misunderstanding.
Interestingly, he is also a singer and performed various classical pieces on SNL, and he is also trained in music.
As of 2020, he is all set to appear in the new Netflix's show self-made based on the life of first female self made African-American millionaire, Madam C.J Walker.
Garrett Morris was born Garrett Isaac Morris on February 1, 1937, in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. He was raised in his hometown and attended local schools before getting musical training from Juilliard School of Music.
He later graduated from Dillard University in 1958. He also grew up in and around Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Garrett Morris is married to Freda Morris as of February 2020. The pair got married on September 20, 1996.