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Job Actor, Film director, Voice actor, Comic
Years active 1946-2005
Known for 'mountain man' Ernest T. Bass on TV's The Andy Griffith Show; voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) and Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show)
Top Roles Julius, Hippie in Police Station, Gopher, Pedestrian Gag Man in Love Honor and Oh Boy
Top GenresComedy, Animation, Short Films, Western, Drama, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsGambling, Gangsters, Remake
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Shares birthday with Mitzi Gaynor, Jerome Hellman, Jennifer Salt  see more..

Howard Morris Overview:

Character actor, Howard Morris, was born Howard Jerome Morris on Sep 4, 1919 in New York City, NY. Morris died at the age of 85 on May 21, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA .

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Howard Morris appeared in over 120 film and television roles, including Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) and, most famously, as 'mountain man' Ernest T. Bass on TV's The Andy Griffith Show. He also directed for TV and film, including the pilot for Get Smart ("Mr. Big" which aired on September 18, 1965), and the films Don't Drink the Water, Who's Minding the Mint and With Six You Get Eggroll. Howard Morris was also the voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) and Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show) among others.

(Source: article by Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub).

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By Annmarie Gatti on Sep 4, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Born September 4, 1919, Actor ! appeared in over 120 film & TV roles, including?Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) & of course — most famously — as ‘mountain man’ Ernest T Bass on The Andy Gri... Read full article


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Howard Morris Quotes:

Winnie the Pooh: Could you ssspare a sssmall sssmackerel?
Gopher: Say, you ought to do sssomething about that ssspeech impediment, sssonny.


Gopher: If I was you, I'd think about skedaddlin' out of here.
Winnie the Pooh: Why?
Gopher: 'Cause it's "Winds-day."


Gopher: That sssupercilious ssscoundrel confiscated my honey.


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Howard Morris Facts
Had four children: David, Gabrielle, Kim, and Devra

In the 1970s, he directed some McDonaldland commercials featuring Ronald, the Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, and friends. Morris also performed the voice of Mayor McCheese throughout the decade.

He was always surprised by his notoriety because he only appeared five times as Ernest T. Bass. Mountain Wedding/29 April, '63; E.T.B. Joins the Army/14 October, '63; My Fair E.T.B./3 February, '64; The Education of E.T.B./12 October, '64; Malcom at the Crossroads/27 September, '65. He made other appearances as different characters, George and Leonard and one uncredited voice over.

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