Robert Michael Morris

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Robert Michael Morris (May 6, 1940 – May 30, 2017) was an American actor. He was known for his co-starring role as Mickey Deane in the reality television spoof The Comeback[1] and as Mr. Lunt in the short-lived series Running Wilde. He also wrote over 100 plays.


Born in Kentucky, Morris obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and art from the University of Dayton, as well as a Master of Fine Arts in playwriting from the Catholic University of America.[2] He taught both high school and college theater before becoming a professional actor relatively late in life and relocating to New York City. "I moved to New York so I could find out what it was like to be a professional actor because my students were all asking questions and all I had was academic knowledge. I didn't have any real professional knowledge."[3] Michael Patrick King, one of Morris's students, and Lisa Kudrow wrote his role in The Comeback with him in mind; King asked him to audition.[4]

Morris also had notable guest appearances in such series as Will & Grace, How I Met Your Mother, Better Things and 2 Broke Girls.

Morris died on May 30, 2017, at age 77.[4]


  1. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. pp. 201–202. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. ^ Huff, Lauren (May 30, 2017). "Robert Michael Morris, The Comeback Actor, Dies at 77". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  3. ^ Robert Michael Morris is “Running Wilde” Again
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (May 30, 2017). "Robert Michael Morris Dies: The Comeback Actor Was 77". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 30, 2017.

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