|Born||September 4, 1919|
Bronx, New York
|Died||May 21, 2005 (aged 85)|
Los Angeles, California
Howard Morris (September 4, 1919 – May 21, 2005) was an American comic actor and director. Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, is deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself Year 1919 ( MCMXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 878 - Syracuse Italy is captured by the Muslim sultan of Sicily. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A television director directs the activities involved in making a Television Episode.
Morris was born in Bronx, New York. He came to prominence in appearances on Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows (a live sketch comedy television series appearing weekly in the United States, from 1950 until June 5, 1954). Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy Award -winning American comic actor and writer known as the leading man Your Show of Shows was a live 90-minute Sketch comedy Television series appearing weekly in the United States on NBC, from 1950 Sketch comedy consists of a series of short Comedy scenes or vignettes called "sketches" commonly between one and ten minutes long A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1950 ( MCML) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 70 - Titus and his Roman Legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem in the Siege of Jerusalem Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Although Morris was a classically trained Shakespearean actor, he is best remembered for playing the wily and over the top "mountain man" character Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show. William Shakespeare ( baptised The Mountain Men is also the name of a 1980 movie starring Charlton Heston. Ernest T Bass was a fictional character on the American TV Sitcom The Andy Griffith Show. The Andy Griffith Show is an American sitcom first televised by CBS between October 3 1960 and April 1 He had lampooned southern accents while in the army at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He starred in one of the more comical early hour-long Twilight Zone episodes, "I Dream of Genie". The Twilight Zone is an American Television series created by Rod Serling. "I Dream of Genie" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.
Morris also played a variety of voices in many Hanna-Barbera series (including The Jetsons as "Jet Screamer" who sang the "Eep opp ork ah ah!" song, and The Flintstones). The Jetsons is a prime-time animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The Jetsons is a prime-time animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. The Flintstones is an animated American television sitcom that ran from 1960 to 1966 on ABC. He also voiced the characters Professor Icenstein and Luigi La Bounci in the animated series Galaxy High. Galaxy High is an American Animated series that premiered on September 13 1986 on CBS and ran for 13 episodes until He played a fine art dealer once on the Dick Van Dyke Show. The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television Situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to Morris provided the original vocalizations for the Hamburglar ("Robble, robble, robble") in McDonald's 1971 ad campaign. McDonaldland was a fictional universe which was formerly used in marketing for McDonald's. He is also remembered by Filmation and Archie Show fans as the voice of Jughead Jones throughout the life of the franchise. For the unrelated isometric graphics engine used by Ultimate Play the Game in their 8-bit computer games see Filmation engine. The Archie Show was the first in a long line of Saturday morning cartoon Animated series produced by Filmation and based upon Bob Montana Forsythe Pendleton "Jughead" Jones III is a Fictional character in Archie Comics, first appearing in December 1941 Morris also played "Wade Duck" in the U.S. Acres segment of Garfield and Friends. US Acres (known as Orson's Farm outside the United States) is a Comic strip that ran from 1986 to 1989 created by Jim Garfield and Friends is an American Animated television series based on Comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis.
While Morris continued to make himself available for voice and sound effect roles, he also began a new career in voice directing. Among the projects he directed are Police Academy, Richie Rich, Bionic Six, Galaxy High, The Snorks, The Mighty Orbots, Rose Petal Place, The Dogfather and Kidd Video. Police Academy, also known as Police Academy The Series, is a 1988 Animated television series based on the Police Richie Rich is an Animated Television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions that aired on ABC from 1980 to Bionic Six was an Animated television series from the 1980s produced by TMS Entertainment and distributed by Studios USA and MCA Television (later Galaxy High is an American Animated series that premiered on September 13 1986 on CBS and ran for 13 episodes until Snorks is an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1986 and in syndication from 1987 Mighty Orbots is an American / Japanese Animated series that aired in 1984 on Saturday mornings in the United States. Rose Petal Place was an American-produced animated film from 1984 with a corresponding line of Toy dolls made by Kenner. The Dogfather was created by Hawley Pratt and Friz Freleng. The series was released through theaters by United Artists and ran from 1974 Kidd Video was a Saturday morning cartoon airing on NBC (CTV in Canada from 1984 to 1987 created by DiC Entertainment In The Many Adventures of Winnie The Pooh he did the voice of Gopher and became one of his most famous roles. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh is a full-length animated Film produced by Walt Disney Productions and first released on March 11
In the 1980s he voiced a regular character on the cartoon series Garfield and Friends. Garfield and Friends is an American Animated television series based on Comic strip Garfield by Jim Davis. On the show, he voiced Wade Duck, a cowardly duck who was said to have had "almost every phobia known to man and some known to duck. "
He also performed nearly all of the voices in the 1960 Oscar-winning cartoon MUNRO, directed by Gene Deitch. Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924 in Chicago Illinois) is an American Academy-Award winning Illustrator
Mel Brooks occasionally cast Morris in his films. Mel Brooks (born Melvin Kaminsky; June 28, 1926) is an American director, Writer, Composer, Lyricist For example, he played Brooks' mentor psychiatrist in the 1977 comedy High Anxiety, the emperor's court spokesman ("Here, wash this!") in History of the World, Part I, and played a memorable role as a would-be sailor living in the streets in 1991's Life Stinks. A psychiatrist (also archaically called an alienist) is a Physician who specializes in Psychiatry and is certified in treating Mental disorders Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays High Anxiety is a 1977 Comedy film produced by directed by and starring Mel Brooks. History of the World Part I is a 1981 Film written produced and directed by Mel Brooks. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Life Stinks is a 1991 Comedy film directed by Mel Brooks. It is known as one of the few Mel Brooks films that is not a satire
In 1986, he reprised his famous role as Ernest T. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) Bass in the high-rated TV movie Return to Mayberry. Return to Mayberry was a Television movie made in 1986 on NBC.
Morris died of a heart ailment at age 85 in 2005. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He is interred in a crypt at Hillside Memorial Park in Culver City, California.
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Actor, film director|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1919-9-4|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bronx, New York|
|DATE OF DEATH||2005-5-21|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Los Angeles, California|