Who is Phil Morris?
Phil Morris is an American award-winning film, television, and voice actor, probably best known to the world as Jack Chiles in the popular TV series “Seinfeld” (1995-1998), then as John Jones in the TV series “Smallville” (2006-2010), and most recently as Silas Stone in the TV series “Doom Patrol” (2019-2021), in addition to a number of other roles that he’s secured in his career.
Phil Morris Biography: Age, Childhood, and Education
Phil Morris was born on 4 April 1959 under the Aries zodiac sign, in Iowa City, Iowa USA. He is the son of late-great actor Greg Morris (1933-1996), and his wife Leona, who died in 2016. He is one of three children and has two sisters, Linda Morris and Iona Morris, who is also an actress. He went to Beverly Hills High School.
Phil’s career started when he was just seven years old with a minor role in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning Sci-Fi action-adventure series “Star Trek: The Original Series”, with such stars as Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols in the lead roles. After his debut, Phil focused on education, and didn’t return to acting until the mid- ‘70s. However, he didn’t have any major role until the mid- ‘80s, when he was chosen for the part of Tyrone Jackson in the lng-running soap opera “The Young and the Restless”.
He had several other notable roles before the end of the ‘80s, including as Jason in the TV series “It’s a Living” (1986-1988), then portraying Jerry Stockton in the TV comedy series “Marblehead Manor” (1987-1988), and from 1988 until 1990, he starred in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated action-adventure series “Mission: Impossible”, co-starring Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis and Anthony Hamilton.
Phil was becoming more popular as he was gradually developing as an actor, and in the ‘90s enjoyed success by portraying various recurring characters, including Eddie Brock in the TV drama series “WIOU” (1990-1991), in the aforementioned Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Seinfeld” (1995-1998), and as Walter in the award-winning romantic drama series “Melrose Place” (1996-1997).
Moreover, he was Chief Purser Will Sanders in the popular TV series “Love Boat: The Next Wave” (1998-1999).
Rise to Prominence
Phil’s career continued to improve with the start of the new millennium, and in 2003 he portrayed Bradley Grimes in the TV series “Wanda at Large” (2003), while in 2006 he was selected for the role of John Jones in the TV series “Smallville”, appearing in several episodes through 2010, which contributed to his popularity.
He worked on a number of other projects in the second half of the 2000s, including the sci-fi horror-thriller film “Abominable” in which he portrayed Deputy McBride, while in 2008 he appeared in the spoof of the eponymous film “300”, entitled “Meet the Spartans”, and in 2009 he was Saheed in the award-winning action-comedy film “Black Dynamite”, with Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall and Tommy Davidson as the main stars.
Phil started the new decade with the role of Delroy Jones in the TV comedy series “Love That Girl!”, with Mark Adair-Rios, Bresha Webb and Alphonso McAuley as the main stars, while from 2011 to 2013 he appeared in several episodes of the award-winning TV series “Shake It Up”, starring Zendaya, Bella Thorne and Davis Cleveland.
Career Decline, Recent Projects
Phil’s career started declining in the second half of the decade, making mostly one-time appearances in such TV series as “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Young Sheldon” in 2017 and 2018 respectively, while in 2019 he started portraying Silas Stone in the TV series “Doom Patrol”, so far appearing in 13 episodes. Moreover, Phil portrayed Matthew McCune in the thriller film “Ghosts of the Ozarks”.
Additionally to his on-screen success, Phil is also an acclaimed voice actor, which began in the mid- ‘90s in the animated series “The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat” (1995-1996), while in 2001 he voiced Dr. Joshua Stongbear Sweet in the animated film “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, and voiced the same character in the subsequent video games, including “Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Search for the Journal”, “Atlantis: The Lost Empire – Trial by Fire”, and “Atlantis: The Lost Empire”, all in 2001.
He was the voice of Thurgoode Orenthal Stubbs in the animated series “The PJs” (1999-2001), while from 2004 to 2007, he voiced Damon Gray in the animated series “Danny Phantom”. Moreover, he voiced several characters in the animated series “Kim Possible” in 2007, and from 2008 to 2010 he was the voice of Doc Saturday in the animated series “The Secret Saturdays”.
In recent years, Phil voiced George in the animated series “Bravest Warriors” (2018) and lent his voice to several characters from the animated shorts “Craig of the Creek” (2018-2021), among numerous other animated projects on which he’s worked.
Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children
When it comes to his personal life, Phil doesn’t like to talk about it very much, but some details can’t be hidden from the media. Phil has been married to Carla Gittelson, an interior designer, since 24 September 1983. The couple has two children, Jordan and Rachel.
As of late 2021, Phil Morris’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million, earned through his successful career as an actor, featuring in more than 200 film, TV and voice roles to date, all of which have added to his wealth.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
This award-winning actor has brown eyes and black hair. He stands at a height of 6ft 1ins (1.85m), while he weighs approximately 160lbs (72kgs). His vital statistics are currently unknown, but he has an athletic figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Phil has developed several hobbies over the years, including collecting comic books, which started when was just seven years old and continued into his adulthood, until today.
He is a student and teacher of the popular Chinese martial art Chun Wing – his master or Sifu is Hawkins Cheung.
He didn’t know a thing about the “Star Trek” franchise before he secured a minor role in the original TV series, and since then fell in love with the “Star Trek” franchise. His acting mentor was Peter Graves, with whom he was friends until Graves’ death in 2010, and friends with his real-life children.