- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : GE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 3
American actor, star of "Mission Impossible" TV series 1966-73 and "Vega$," 1979-81. Born in poverty, he was the son of a single parents, a mom who worked as a maid. He graduated from high school in 1952 and served three years in the U.S. Army. After taking drama at the University of Iowa, he moved to Seattle, then Long Beach, where a talent scout spotted him in a local production of "Raisin in the Sun." Morris became a B-movie regular until his big break on "Mission Impossible."
He had a serious car accident in 1981 with injuries so severe that he had his face rebuilt with extensive surgery. In 1990 he had a small cancerous tumor removed from his lung. When he collapsed 10/21/1991, a tumor was found in his brain. After radiation there was no recurrence. A former alcoholic, he had been dry from that time.
Morris ended a 38-year-marriage in July 1995. He and his wife had grown apart, but a close family, they remain friends: three kids.
Morris died of natural causes 8/27/1996 in his home in Las Vegas, NV.