Garrett Morris - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 14, 2022

Garrett Morris
Profession: Actor, Singer, Comedian
Best Known For: Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1 million

Personal Details

Born on : February 1, 1937 (age 86)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Garrett Isaac Morris
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: N/A
University: Juilliard School of Music, Dillard University
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 20, 1996
Wife's Name: Freda Morris (seperated)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Garrett Morris?

Garrett Morris is a comedian, actor, and singer by profession and American by nationality. He is well known as the original cast of the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live and in the shows The Jamie Foxx Show, 2 Broke Girls, and Cooley High.

Garrett Morris on SNL (Image: Paste Magazine)

Garrett Morris – Age, Parents, Siblings

Garrett Morris was born Garrett Isaac Morris in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on February 1, 1937. His birth name is Garrett Isaac Morris. Other details of his early life and childhood including the name of his mother, father, and siblings are not known to the public. His parents were not the ones who raised him, his grandfather raised him.

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Garrett Morris attended the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to study at Dillard University and graduated in 1958. His ethnicity is African-American.

He survived a near-fatal gunshot wound in 1994 as the victim of a botched robbery.

Garrett Morris – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Garrett Morris was married to his girlfriend Freda Morris on 20 September 1996. Not much is known about his marital days and if has any children with his wife. Currently, the couple is separated and is going for a divorce.

Garrett and Freda Morris in 2002 (Image: Getty Images)

Garrett Morris – Career

Early Days

After college, Morris performed in numerous Broadway musicals including Hallelujah, Baby!, and Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death. His early TV roles were in the films Where's Poppa? (1970), The Anderson Tapes (1971), Cooley High (1975), and the TV series General Hospital (1963), Roll Out (1973), etc.

Films, Series

Garrett Morris’ breakthrough came in 1975 as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL). He portrayed various characters in a total of 107 episodes, until 1980. 

Other film credits Morris includes The Stuff (1985), Children of the Night (1991), Coneheads (1993), Black Scorpion II (1996), Jackpot (2001), Dog Gone (2008), Let Go (2011), Ant-Man (2015), Grand-Daddy Day Care (2019), etc. Post SNL, Garrett Morris appeared on TV series The Jeffersons (1983-1984), It's Your Move (1984-1985), Hill Street Blues (1985), Hunter (1986-1986), Roc (1991-1992), Martin (1992-1995), The Jamie Foxx Show (1996-2001), 2 Broke Girls (2011-2017), to name a few.

Garrett Morris made his cameo in Ant-Man (Image: Zimbio)


On the set of Ant-Man, Garrett Morris has worked with Martin Donovan, Jordi Mollà, Hayley Lovitt, Hannah John-Kamen, and Abby Ryder Fortson.

Garrett Morris – Awards, Nominations

Morris was nominated for the 1979s Emmy — Outstanding Comedy - Variety or Music Program and 2002’s Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male.

Garrett Morris – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Garrett Morris is estimated at around $1 million. His annual salary of him is not known.

Garrett Morris – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites, Morris is active on Instagram, and Twitter with thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.

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