In 1959, he and Mike Connors
starred in the pilot for a proposed detective series produced by Desilu called "Personal Report". The pilot didn't attract any interest from the networks.
6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Every time they showed a picture aboard the Essex, I was scared to death it would be one of mine. That's something I could never have lived down." On his wartime experiences: "As to what a fellow thinks when he's scared, I guess it's the same with anyone. You get fleeting glimpses in your mind of your home, your wife, the baby you want to see. You see so clearly all the mistakes you made. You ...
During World War II Morris was a Navy fighter pilot assigned to the USS Essex. He flew 57 missions and shot down seven Japanese planes, becoming one of the war's first aces.