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Garrett Morris

Full / Real Name: Garrett Gonzalez Morris
Born: 01 February 1937 (83 years old)
Gender: Male

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Garrett Morris is an American comedian and actor best known as one of the original cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live, from 1975-1980.

He is also known for his starring sitcom roles as Stan Winters on Martin (1992-1995) and as Uncle Junior King in The Jamie Foxx Show, from 1996-2001.

He also stars as Earl in the television sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

Morris is a writer, actor, singer, composer and comedian with more than 50 years in the entertainment industry. Born and raised in New Orleans, he was always performing, even at a young age.

As a member of the Baptist Church where his grandfather preached, he found his passion for performing while singing in the church choir and participating in the church plays.

After studying voice and composition at Dillard University, he relocated to New York to continue his training in voice at Julliard.

His credits include more than 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows and 70 motion picture and television performances. He has also written two Off-Broadway plays.

Morris' Broadway credits include Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death and Porgie & Bess. He was the collaborating director for the award-winning short film, Lying Right Here.

As a singer and songwriter, Morris has worked with Harry Belafonte as well as several singing groups on the East coast.

Morris was an original cast member on Saturday Night Live. His many television credits include The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin, Hunter, The Jeffersons and Shameless. His feature film credits include Cooley High, Car Wash and Jackpot, for which he was nominated for a Spirit Award.

Morris is the host and co-owner of The Downtown Comedy Club in Los Angeles. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles.


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