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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.
  • Morris Chestnut

    BirthplaceCerritos, California, United States of America

    Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. (born January 1, 1969) is an American actor. He first came to...  more

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  • The Time
    The Time, also known as Morris Day and the Time and The Original 7ven, is an American musical...  more

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  • Morris Peterson

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Morris Russell Peterson Jr. (born August 26, 1977) is an American retired professional...  more
  • Morris Claiborne

    Morris Claiborne

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Morris Lee Claiborne is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National...  more
  • Morris Panych

    BirthplaceCanada, Calgary

    Morris Stephen Panych (born 30 June 1952) is a Canadian playwright, director and actor....  more
  • Morris Louis

    Morris Louis

    Dec. at 50 (1912-1962)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Morris Louis Bernstein (November 28, 1912 – September 7, 1962), known professionally as Morris...  more
  • Morris Kight

    Morris Kight

    Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)


    Morris Kight (November 19, 1919 – January 19, 2003) was an American gay rights pioneer and...  more
  • Morris Cerullo

    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey

    Morris Cerullo (born October 2, 1931) is an American pentecostal evangelist. He has traveled...  more
  • Morris Schwartz

    Dec. at 103 (1901-2004)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Russia

    Morris Schwartz (April 3, 1901 – October 22, 2004) was an American photographic inventor,...  more
  • Morris Solomon, Jr.

    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia

    Morris Solomon Jr. (born March 15, 1944) is a convicted serial killer now sitting on death row...  more
  • Morris Lukowich

    BirthplaceSpeers, Saskatchewan, Canada

    Morris Eugene Lukowich (born June 1, 1956) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey...  more
  • Morris Michtom
    Morris Michtom (1870 – July 21, 1938) was a Russian-born businessman and inventor who, with...  more
  • Morris Ankrum

    Dec. at 68 (1896-1964)

    BirthplaceDanville, USA, Illinois

    Morris Ankrum (born Morris Nussbaum, August 28, 1896 – September 2, 1964) was an American...  more
  • Morris Day

    Morris Day

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

    Morris E. Day (born December 13, 1957) is an American musician, composer, and actor. He is...  more
  • Morris Lapidus

    Morris Lapidus

    Dec. at 99 (1902-2001)

    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

    Morris Lapidus was the architect of Neo-baroque Miami Modern hotels that have since come to...  more
  • Morris Dees

    BirthplaceShorter, Alabama

    Morris Seligman Dees, Jr. (born December 16, 1936) is an American attorney who is known as the...  more
  • Morris Hillquit

    Morris Hillquit

    Dec. at 64 (1869-1933)

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    Morris Hillquit (August 1, 1869 – October 8, 1933) was a founder and leader of the Socialist...  more
  • Morris Albert

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Morris Albert (born Maurício Alberto Kaisermann; 7 September 1951 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil) is...  more
  • Morris Rudensky

    Dec. at 90 (1898-1988)

    BirthplaceLower East Side, New York City, New York

    Morris "Red" (also "Rusty") Rudensky (born Macy Motle Friedman; August 16, 1898 – April 21,...  more
  • Morris Graves

    Morris Graves

    Dec. at 91 (1910-2001)

    BirthplaceFox, Oregon, Oregon

    Morris Graves (August 28, 1910 – May 5, 2001) was an American painter. He was one of the...  more
  • Morris Cohen

    Dec. at 85 (1910-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Morris Cohen (July 2, 1910 – June 23, 1995), also known by his alias Peter Kroger, was an...  more
  • Morris Carnovsky

    Dec. at 95 (1897-1992)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Morris Carnovsky (September 5, 1897 – September 1, 1992) was an American stage and film actor....  more
  • Morris Swadesh

    Morris Swadesh

    Dec. at 58 (1909-1967)

    BirthplaceHolyoke, Massachusetts

    Morris Swadesh (; January 22, 1909 – July 20, 1967) was an American linguist who specialized...  more
  • Morris Janowitz

    Morris Janowitz

    Dec. at 69 (1919-1988)

    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Morris Janowitz (October 22, 1919 – November 7, 1988) was an American sociologist and...  more
  • Morris West

    Morris West

    Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)

    BirthplaceSt Kilda, Australia

    Morris Langlo West AO (26 April 1916 – 9 October 1999) was an Australian novelist and...  more