Comedian, Son of Local Basketball Legend Takes on the Movies

David Bjorkgren
Image of Chris Morris with his sister-in-law, Rachel Brennan, via Montgomery News.

Chris Morris, who honed his comedic skills at Archbishop Carroll High School, is starring alongside George Wendt of Cheers fame in the indie film Stealing a Survivor, writes Rick Cawley for Montgomery News.

Morris also finished a second independent film, Sagacity, in early October.

Morris grew up in Roxborough in a devout Catholic family. He’s the son of former La Salle University basketball coach Speedy Morris, but his talent was comedy.

He refined his stand-up work at La Salle, where he and his dad, playing the straight man, developed a comedy act.

He landed his first post-college role in the 2005 film Kids in America, then later a supporting part in 99 Percent Sure.

In between comedy gigs, Morris trained as a Therapeutic Staff Support worker with the Philadelphia School District and paired with an autistic student. That gave him a deep empathy for children with special needs, which helped him in his role as an autistic adult in Sagacity.

He’s been busy promoting an anti-bullying science fantasy book he wrote and self-published on Amazon, Planet Legasy.

For now, he continues pursuing his comedic dream.

“I’m never gonna stop doing what I love to do,” he said.

Read more about Chris Morris at Montgomery News here.

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