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 Hippie in Police Station, Julius, Schmidlap, Gopher, Gopher
Top GenresComedy, Animation, Short Films, Western, Drama, Film Adaptation
Top TopicsBook-Based, Politics, Romance (Comic)
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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:

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.


Howard McIllenny: Look at me. I'm an accountant with a secret life.


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Howard Morris Facts
Buried at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California.

Performed Army tour productions of "Hamlet" and "Macbeth" for Maurice Evans during WWII. Ironically, Howard was Carl Reiner's sergeant at the time and Reiner also performed.

Had four children: David, Gabrielle, Kim, and Devra

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