|Born||in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA|
|Died||in Los Angeles, California, USA (cancer)|
|Birth Name||Morris Berger|
Mini Bio (2)
Laconic, "good ole boy" type Texan raised actor with appropriate drawl who has notched up several dozen film and TV appearances playing working class men from various backgrounds such as farmers, soldiers, bartenders etc. Best known as the country and western music fan, Bob....the owner of "Bob's Country Bunker" in the cult hit The Blues Brothers (1980), and also as the wise cracking Pvt. Cowboy in the very noisy Clint Eastwood WWII war film Kelly's Heroes (1970).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: firehouse44
As a boy, he moved with his family to Lubbock, Texas where he played football at Lubbock High. Upon graduation, he moved directly to Hollywood to become an actor. At first, he parked cars at Lawry's Restaurant and at Trader Vic's, where he met and somehow convinced Broderick Crawford to give him a small part on Highway Patrol. His first acting job turned out to be a disaster, when the young actor got so nervous that he forgot his lines and ran from the set. This small setback aside, Jeff Morris soon began to rack up a steady stream of character roles that would gain him notice. Along the way, he worked with many of Hollywood's greats, including Clint Eastwood, Jack Nicholson, and Meryl Streep.
Respected as a "fine actor" by all who knew him, Jeff Morris was also known as a hard-charging, no-nonsense fellow who would let you know exactly what he was thinking (especially when he had a couple of belts in him). As Nicholson said of Jeff shortly after his death, "Jeff was an old-fashioned, rough man."
- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous