List of famous people named Morris, along with photos. How many celebrities named Morris can you think of? The famous Morriss below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Morris, athletes named Morris, and even political figures named Morris. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Morris? Add them to the list.If you watch a lot of television, you'll probably recognize actor Morris Chestnut. You probably know him best as the star of the Fox series Rosewood, where he plays the lead character Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. Other famous Morrisses include Morris Day, Morris Peterson, and Morris Panych.