Phil Morris (actor)

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Phil Morris
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Morris at the 2009 New York Comic Con
Born (1959-04-04) April 4, 1959 (age 58)
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1966–present
Parent(s)
Relatives Iona Morris (sister)

Phillip Morris (born April 4, 1959) is an American film, television and voice actor. He played Jackie Chiles in the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and John Jones in The CW superhero drama Smallville. He also starred as Delroy Jones in Love That Girl!.

Personal life[edit]

Morris was born in Iowa City, Iowa, and is the son of actor Greg Morris. He is also the younger brother of actress Iona Morris. He is a practitioner of Wing Chun under Sifu Hawkins Cheung.[1]

Career[edit]

Morris's first acting role was as a child when he appeared in the 1966 Star Trek episode "Miri". Star Trek was, at the time, shot at the same studio (Desilu Productions) that produced Mission: Impossible, where his father was working. He made his feature film debut in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock in a small role and later guest starred on Babylon 5, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager.

In the mid-1980s, he portrayed law student (later attorney) Tyrone Jackson on the CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. During a major storyline, his character used heavy theatrical make-up to appear Caucasian, in order to go undercover to expose an organized crime organization. In the 1990s, Morris played a recurring character, the Johnnie Cochran-inspired defense attorney Jackie Chiles, on the comedy Seinfeld and co-starred in the TV remake of Mission: Impossible as tech wizard Grant Collier (son of Barney Collier, who was played in the original series by Morris's real-life father Greg Morris). He also said in an interview that he grew up watching the original Mission: Impossible, with series' lead Peter Graves, whom Morris came to consider his acting mentor. Through his childhood, Morris knew Graves' real-life children.[2] The friendship continued, until Peter Graves' death on March 14, 2010, which devastated Morris. He voiced the supporting role of Dr. Sweet in Disney's 2001 film Atlantis: The Lost Empire as well as its 2003 sequel, Atlantis: Milo's Return. He played one of Will Smith's college professors on the NBC show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and played Dr. Clay Spencer on the then-UPN television show Girlfriends.

In the January 25, 2007 episode of the CW television series Smallville, Morris portrayed the DC Comics superhero Martian Manhunter, which is a recurring but small character in the series. He reprised that role on the show's sixth-season finale on May 17, 2007, as well as the episodes "Bizarro" and "Cure" in the seventh season and the episodes "Odyssey", "Prey" and "Bulletproof" in the eighth season. He reprised this role in the ninth-season episodes "Absolute Justice", "Checkmate" and "Salvation".

As a voice actor, he portrayed the villains Imperiex on Legion of Superheroes, and as the Immortal Caveman Vandal Savage on Justice League and Justice League: Doom. He voiced W'Kabi in the animated series Black Panther. He appeared on one episode each of the series CSI: Miami and Seven Days. Though largely unnoticed, Morris also was the voice of Paul the Apostle in Zondervan's The Bible Experience. Morris also made a cameo appearance as Miles Dyson in photographs in the television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. He provided the voice of the character Doc Saturday in the animated show The Secret Saturdays. He also played a major supporting role in the PlayStation 2 game Ratchet: Deadlocked, as Merc, one of the combat bots that accompany the main character Ratchet. He also voiced the character of Thurgood Stubbs on the animated show The PJs, after Eddie Murphy's departure. He did several voices in the animated film Dead Space: Downfall as Hansen and Glenn. He played Delroy Jones on the TV One series Love That Girl!, Saint Walker on the Cartoon Network series Green Lantern: The Animated Series, and Ultra Richard on the Cartoon Hangover series SuperF*ckers.[3] He also voices Plank in the Sofia the First episode "The Floating Palace", Green Arrow and Hawkman in the film Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League and Vandal Savage in the film Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984 Star Trek III: The Search for Spock Trainee Foster
1987 P.I. Private Investigations Eddie Gordon
1996 Jingle All the Way Gale Force
1997 Wag the Dog Co-Pilot
1998 Devil in the Flesh Detective Joe Rosales Direct-to-video
1998 Clay Pigeons Agent Reynard
2000 3 Strikes Mr. Libowitz
2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet (voice)
2003 Atlantis: Milo's Return Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet (voice)
2004 Comic Book: The Movie Phil Morris Direct-to-video
2005 Frostbite J.P. Millhouse Direct-to-video
2006 Abominable Deputy McBride
2007 Underdog Supershep (voice)
2008 Meet the Spartans Messenger
2008 Justice League: The New Frontier King Faraday (voice) Direct-to-video
2008 Dead Space: Downfall Hansen, Glenn (voices) Direct-to-video
2009 Black Dynamite Saheed
2011 Stonerville Clay Redding Direct-to-video
2012 Justice League: Doom Vandal Savage (voice) Direct-to-video
2015 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Green Arrow, Hawkman (voices) Direct-to-video
2016 Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash Vandal Savage (voice) Direct-to-video
2016 Bling Additional Voices
2016 Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Walter Qualls (voice) Direct-to-video
2016 Officer Downe Zen Master Flash (voice)
2017 All I Want For Christmas Is You Bud (voice) Direct-to-video
2017 The Star Balthazar, Miller (voices)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1966 Star Trek Boy - Army Helmet Episode: "Miri"
1980 Vega$ Tate Episode: "Lost Monday"
1981 Mr. Merlin Sam, Kid 4 episodes
1984 Hotel Ken Foster Episode: "Encores"
1985 Brothers Bobo Episode: "A Greasepaint Smile"
1985 Webster Calvin Episode: "Great Expectations"
1986 Knight Rider Perata's Lieutenant Episode: "Knight Flight to Freedom"
1986 The Young and the Restless Tyrone Jackson 13 episodes
1986–88 It's a Living Jason 4 episodes
1987–88 Marblehead Manor Jerry Stockton 24 episodes
1988 227 Darren Montagne Episode: "The Butler Did It"
1988 Cheers Exterminator #2 Episode: "Bar Wars"
1988–90 Mission: Impossible Grant Collier 35 episodes
1990 Lucky Chances Steven Dimes Miniseries
1990–91 WIOU Eddie Brock 14 episodes
1993 Murder, She Wrote David Salt Episode: "A Virtual Murder"
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Prof. Scott Burton Episode: "Take My Cousin... Please"
1994 Tracks of Glory Marshall W. "Major" Taylor Miniseries
1995 Pointman Hightower Episode: "Adios Roberto"
1995 Living Single Preston August Episode: "Legal Briefs"
1995–96 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Additional Voices 7 episodes
1995–97 Diagnosis: Murder Roger Nelson, Jim Kesler 2 episodes
1995–98 Seinfeld Jackie Chiles 5 episodes
1996 Babylon 5 Bill Trainor Episode: "Severed Dreams"
1996 The Wayans Bros. Parker Episode: "Movin' on Up"
1996 Lush Life Wallace Episode: "The Lush Ex-Posures"
1996–97 Melrose Place Walter 7 episodes
1996–97 Martin Jim Bozack, Sterling Sweets 2 episodes
1996–97 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Thopok, Remata'Klan 2 episodes
1997 The Jamie Foxx Show Ron Episode: "Little Red Corvette"
1997 The Steve Harvey Show Trent Underwood Episode: "Love with Interest"
1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Fernando Episode: "The Spa"
1997 In the House Dr. Goldwire 4 episodes
1997–2005 JAG Captain Koonan, Captain Max Engler 2 episodes
1998 The Tony Danza Show Dale Turner Episode: "Sue You"
1998–99 Love Boat: The Next Wave Will Sanders 24 episodes
1999 Moesha Joe Scott 2 episodes
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Detective Hayes Episode: "The Phantom Menace"
1999 Star Trek: Voyager Lieutenant John Kelly Episode: "One Small Step"
1999–2001 The PJs Thurgood Stubbs (voice) 17 episodes
2000 Any Day Now Brian Harmon Episode: "Life"
2000–01 Men in Black: The Series Additional Voices 4 episodes
2001 Seven Days AF Colonel Beekman Episode: "The Final Countdown"
2001 Girlfriends Dr. Clay Spencer 4 episodes
2002–03 Justice League Vandal Savage, General, Soldier (voices) 7 episodes
2003 Static Shock Jonathan Vale, Shenice's Dad (voices) 2 episodes
2003 Wanda at Large Bradley Grimes 7 episodes
2003–07 Kim Possible Lieutenant Franklin, Infinity Guy, Falsetto Jones,
Jake the Cameraman, Snowy, Soldiers (voices)
6 episodes
2004 The Tracy Morgan Show Kenny Bradley Episode: "The Sporting Life"
2004 Still Standing Dr. Holden Episode: "Still Going First"
2004 Quintuplets Mark Episode: "Where Are They Now?"
2004–07 Danny Phantom Damon Gray, Observant #2 (voices) 5 episodes
2005 All of Us Eric Calhoun Episode: "Not So Wonderful News"
2005 Fat Actress Man at Counter Episode: "Big Butts"
2005 Will & Grace Dr. Norman Episode: "The Blond Leading the Blind"
2006 NCIS Captain Martino Episode: "Deception"
2006 Loonatics Unleashed Additional Voices 3 episodes
2006–07 American Dragon: Jake Long Colonel Hank Carter (voice) 2 episodes
2006–10 Smallville John Jones 11 episodes
2007 CSI: Miami Peter Ashford Episode: "Rush"
2007–08 Legion of Super Heroes Imperiex, Kandor #2 (voices) 7 episodes
2008 Back at the Barnyard Bessy's Kid (voice) Episode: "Home Sweet Hole/Otis' Mom"
2008 Wolverine and the X-Men Randy (voice) Episode: "Hindsight"
2008–09 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Miles Dyson 3 episodes
2008–10 The Secret Saturdays Doc Saturday, Dr. Odele, Wyatt, Doc Monday, Tourist (voices) 25 episodes
2009 Batman: The Brave and the Bold Jonah Hex, Fox (voices) 2 episodes
2010 Warren the Ape Dr. Thom Milligan Episode: "It Girl"
2010 Black Panther W'Kabi, M'Butu, Councilman #2, Miner #2 (voices) 5 episodes
2010–14 Love That Girl! Delroy Jones 15 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland Lou Episode: "One Thing or a Mother"
2011–13 Shake It Up Dr. Curtis Blue 5 episodes
2012–13 SuperF*ckers Ultra Richard, Plant Pal (voices) 12 episodes
2012–13 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Saint Walker (voice) 4 episodes
2012–13 Ultimate Spider-Man Max Fury / Scorpio, Lion-Headed Zodiac #2 (voices) 2 episodes
2013 Sofia the First Plank (voice) Episode: "The Floating Palace"
2014 The Boondocks Additional Voices 2 episodes
2014–16 Baby Daddy Marshall Dobbs 3 episodes
2015 Girl Meets World Agent LaChance Episode: "Girls Meets Semi-Formal"
2015–16 Kirby Buckets Bob Bruchow 2 episodes
2016 Lego Scooby-Doo! Knight Time Terror Adam, Treasure Hunter #1 (voices) Television special
2016 Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Ed Johnson, Captain Anderson (voices) Episode: "Gremlin on a Plane"
2016 Black-ish Frank Duckworth Episode: "Johnson & Johnson"
2016 Pure Genius Sergeant Ryan Episode: "You Must Remember This"
2016 Fuller House Dave Episode: "Glazed and Confused"
2017 NCIS: Los Angeles Colton Leach Episode: "Fool Me Twice"
2018 Young Sheldon One Episode: "Demons, Sunday School, and Prime Numbers"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Atlantis The Lost Empire: Trial by Fire Dr. Joshua Strongbear Sweet
2001 Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge Additional Voices
2003 Command & Conquer: Generals Additional Voices Credited as Philip Morris
2003 Freelancer Additional Voices
2003 Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness Additional Voices
2004 Law & Order: Justice Is Served Tony Jefferson, Omar Talib
2005 Ratchet: Deadlocked Merc, Reactor, Captain Starshield
2005 True Crime: New York City President Lincoln
2006 Reservoir Dogs Additional Voices
2006 Saints Row Radio Voice
2006 Destroy All Humans! 2 Gastro, Bay City Hippie
2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Additional Voices Credited as Philip Morris
2007 Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Additional Voices Credited as Philip Morris
2007 Spider-Man 3 Additional Voices
2008 Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Blasto
2008 Kung Fu Panda Great Gorilla
2008 Saints Row 2 Legal Lee, Additional Voices
2008 Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon Rollo, Sunnywood Bouncer
2009 Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall Doc Saturday
2009 Red Faction: Guerrilla Additional Voices
2009 Undead Knights Knight Captain Gerard
2010 Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Additional Voices
2011 Saints Row: The Third Pedestrians
2013 Saints Row IV Mr. Sunshine
2013 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Additional Voices

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