Garrett Morris is a writer, actor, singer, composer and comedian with more than 50 years in the entertainment industry. Born and raised in New Orleans, Morris 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 most recently, "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. His birth date is Feb. 1.