Garrett Morris is an eighty year old African-American comedian who is famous for being in the cast of Saturday Night Live back in the year 1975, when it premiered. Garrett was presented as “President of the New York School for the Hard of Hearing” while his stay on the SNL.
Garrett Morris was born on 1st February, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Garrett belongs to the black ethnicity and holds an American nationality. His birth sign is Aquarius. He is a well known actor and comedian. He attended the Julliard School of Music and completed his education from there itself. Later, he went on to graduate from the Dilliard University where he even got an opportunity to perform in some Broadway musicals like ‘Ain’t Supposed to Die a Natural Death’ and ‘Hallelujah Baby!’
Garrett Morris has had a comfortable love life wherein he spent majority of his days with only one woman. Earlier, there were some rumors that Garrett was linked with singer and actress Vanessa del Rio. To this day, nobody knows if Garrett actually dated Vanessa or not. As of now, Garrett has been married to his wife Freda Morris for over two decades. The couple married in 1996 and till date, there have been no rumors of the couple getting divorced. Garrett and Freda have maintained secrecy as far as their private life is concerned which is why there is no information regarding their children on the internet. Garrett Morris is an active man on twitter amassing 16k followers and fans.
As Garrett Morris was becoming a more and more successful actor and singer, he became a human activist to add to his personal accomplishments. Along with a few people, Garrett formed a group which was supposed to raise consciousness about racial issues. Despite several attempts, the group faced harassment from the police and political threats. Nevertheless, Garrett was quite pleased with this idea since he could use his talent to demonstrate a problem that is being faced by the masses.
By the year 1975, Garrett was still struggling despite being an actor for two decades. However, Garrett did get to play several films and had reserved himself a permanent seat in the Hollywood industry. The producer of ‘Saturday Night Live’ somehow contacted Garrett as they needed a writer. Although the producer Lorne Michaels wasn’t impressed with Garrett’s writing skills, he decided to give Garrett a place in the acting cast.
As per ‘Saturday Night: A Backstage History of Saturday Night Live’, it soon became evident to Garret’s co-workers that Garrett didn’t have the caliber for sketch comedy as it requires a person to quickly transform from one role to another. Despite the critics, Garrett had a great career at Saturday Night Live and he is actually famous for that. He is best known for portraying a Dominican basketball player named Chico Escuela. All in all, Garrett played six different characters on the Saturday Night Live. Garrett has a net worth of $500 thousand.