Tracy Morgan
American actor
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Jamal Morgan is an American actor and comedian who is best known for his eight seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live as well as the role of Tracy Jordan on the NBC series 30 Rock.
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Truck driver who hit Tracy Morgan's limo pleads guilty
CNN - 3 months
A former Walmart truck driver who crashed into a limousine carrying comedian Tracy Morgan and three others pleaded guilty Tuesday in a New Jersey court. Under the terms of the plea deal, he is not expected to serve jail time.
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Truck driver who struck Tracy Morgan's van on New Jersey Turnpike pleads guilty
Fox News - 3 months
The truck driver who slammed into the back of a van carrying actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several other people, killing one of them, pleaded guilty Tuesday and could avoid jail time.
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Tracy Morgan forgives the driver who almost killed him
CNN - 4 months
Tracy Morgan tells Conan that he has made peace with the truck driver who t-boned him.
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Our 8 Favorite Halloween Episodes (and How to Watch Them Online)
Yahoo News - 4 months
The spooking hour is upon us. Ghosts and goblins have hit the streets, and Halloween is finally here. That means it's time to put on your costume, grab some candy... and sit down on the couch and watch TV. Or at least, after you're done trick r' treating and have a belly full of sugary treats, it's time to treat yo'self to one (or more) of the best Halloween episodes ever made. Check out our editors' picks below, and let us know what your favorite Halloween episode is in the comments! "Personal Demons," Party of Five Watch it: on Hulu Most TV shows go for spooks, thrills and/or eye-catching costumes with Halloween episodes, but Party of Five stayed true to form and went for tragic heartbreak and ramped-up drama. The Season 3 episode "Personal Demons" marks the first time Bailey (Scott Wolf) officially cheated on Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) with his seductive roommate Callie (Alexondra Lee). He later goes to Sarah's Halloween party out of guilt to try and make up for it (without actual ...
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CBS places full-season orders for newcomers 'MacGyver,' 'Kevin Can Wait' and 'Bull,' and Tracy Morgan heads to TBS
LATimes - 4 months
So far, so good for the newcomers to the CBS prime-time lineup this fall, with the network announcing that  it has placed full-season orders for all three of the shows.  Kevin James’ sitcom return,  “Kevin Can Wait,” as well as the Michael Weatherly-led drama “Bull” and the rebooted “MacGyver”...
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November court date set in crash that injured Tracy Morgan
Yahoo News - 5 months
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors and the defense lawyer in the 2014 crash that injured actor Tracy Morgan are due in court in November.
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WATCH: Tracy Morgan Talks Recovery From Fatal Car Crash, Family And More
ABC News - 6 months
Funnyman recalls coming back from his accident, the love of his family and inspiration he gets from comedy greats.
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The Oddball Comedy Festival Has Something for Everyone's Funny Bone
Huffington Post - 6 months
Funny or Die presents the 4th annual Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival starting September 2. The lineup of more than 35 comedians includes Tracy Morgan, John Oliver, Hannibal Burress, Jay Pharoah of SNL fame, and Ali Wong. Jeff Ross, a Comedy Central Roast veteran, is the master of ceremonies. The 13 stop Live Nation tour includes such a vast array of comedians that those attending the show are guaranteed to laugh at one or more of the acts unless they are completely devoid of a sense of humor. It ranges from Brian Regan, who eschews profanity and off-color humor, to Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, who makes jokes about obesity and Mexican-American culture to Alice Wetterlund, the star of HBO's Silicon Valley who shot to fame making a parody commercial for a cure for diarrhea titled "Culture Culture Probiotics". Two of the comedians, Kyle Dunnigan and Tom Segura, previewed their act. Fans of Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" are already in love with Kyle Dunnigan. He's the Em ...
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Emmy Nominations 2016: Tracy Morgan on His Emotional Return to ‘Saturday Night Live’
NYTimes - 7 months
Two years after his accident, Mr. Morgan reflects on returning to television and his Emmy nomination.
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Tracy Morgan and Chris Rock appear for surprise standup sets
CNN - 8 months
Chris Rock and Tracy Morgan took the stage Wednesday night at New York's famed Comedy Cellar for surprise standup sets.
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Immunizations: One of the Best Ways Red Nose Day Is Helping Kids
Huffington Post - 9 months
Laugh. Give. Save a kid. Thursday, May 26 is Red Nose Day in the United States and it's all about lifting kids out of poverty both in the U.S. and abroad. Red Nose Day began in the U.K. and it has raised more than US$1 billion in the last 25 years to provide vaccines, medical services, safe water, meals, and books to children in need. So, why the red nose? It's not just about fundraising. It's FUN-raising. But, while the day is about using humor to raise awareness about the need to reduce poverty, the problems these kids face are no laughing matter. Problems like pneumonia. In the United States, pneumonia is a concern for parents and a source of suffering for children but is rarely fatal. As a result, many Americans are often surprised to hear that pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children worldwide. It's amazing what a difference geography can make when it comes to health outcomes. For kids in countries like Ethiopia or Pakistan, the risks from pneumonia are ...
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Comedian Tracy Morgan scraps planned Mississippi performance
Yahoo News - 10 months
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — Comedian and actor Tracy Morgan has scrapped a scheduled April 29 performance in Mississippi, citing its contested religious-objections bill for his decision.
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Tracy Morgan is latest to cancel show over 'anti-LGBT' law
CNN - 10 months
Tracy Morgan won't be performing in Mississippi to protest a recently-passed law that is seen as discriminatory.
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Tracy Morgan performs for medical staff who treated him: People
Reuters.com - 10 months
(Reuters) - Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan performed a show near the site of a New Jersey car crash two years ago in which he was nearly killed for an audience that included medical staff who treated him, People magazine said on Sunday.
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Tracy Morgan: I Don't Know If I’d Want To Live Without Comedy
Huffington Post - 10 months
Upon hearing about the tragic car accident that left Tracy Morgan in a coma and his friend Jimmy Mack dead nearly two years ago, people everywhere feared another loss in the world of comedy. With Morgan suffering a severe brain injury from the crash, there were questions about how much he would recover and whether or not he'd ever return to the stage. As difficult as that could have been for fans to accept, Morgan losing his ability to make people laugh would have meant utter devastation to the comedian himself, he tells Oprah on OWN's "SuperSoul Sunday." "My sense of humor was my gift that He gave me to survive all the hardships of my life," Morgan begins. "If I could make you laugh and forget about the things that you're going through for a minute? I love that." It's more than just a love of comedy, however. It's a "spiritual calling," as Oprah describes it.  "If I couldn't do that anymore, I don't know if I would want to live," Morgan says. He continues, "A ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tracy Morgan
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In December 2015 he starred in a comedic Beats by Dre commercial.
    More Details Hide Details He is slated to portray comedian Redd Foxx in an upcoming Richard Pryor biopic starring comedian Mike Epps. Morgan has given Carol Burnett, Jackie Gleason, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Richard Pryor as among his primary comedic influences.
    He hosted an episode on October 17, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details From 2006 to 2013, Morgan was a cast member of the television series 30 Rock, playing the character Tracy Jordan, a caricature of himself. His work on 30 Rock was well-received, and he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2009 Emmy Awards.
    Morgan and Wollover married on August 23, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details In 1996, Morgan was diagnosed with diabetes and for years has struggled with alcohol abuse. With his consent, many of his own troubles were incorporated within 30 Rock episodes. In early December 2010, Morgan received a kidney transplant necessitated by his diabetes and alcohol abuse. Morgan admitted that he initially did not take his diabetes seriously.
    He then hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live on October 17, 2015. "People are wondering, can he speak?
    More Details Hide Details Does he have 100% mental capacity?" he quipped, during his opening monologue. "But the truth is, I never did! I might actually be a few points higher now!" On January 27, 2011, Morgan appeared on the NBA on TNT pregame coverage of the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks nationally-televised live basketball game. During the appearance, commentators Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith asked Morgan to choose between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey regarding who was better looking (Fey, Morgan's 30 Rock co-star, portrays Palin on Saturday Night Live). Morgan said Palin was "good masturbation material", for which TNT apologized on live camera. During a performance in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 3, 2011, Morgan made remarks about homosexuals, reportedly stating that if his son were gay, his son better speak to him like a man or he would "pull out a knife and stab him". Morgan apologized, saying that he had "gone too far." NBC Entertainment head Bob Greenblatt stated, "I speak for NBC and myself personally when I say we do not condone hate or violence of any kind, and I am pleased to see Tracy Morgan apologizing for recent homophobic remarks in his standup appearance... Unfortunately, Tracy's comments reflect negatively on both 30 Rock and NBC – two very all-inclusive and diverse organizations – and we have made it clear to him that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated."
    On June 1, 2015, Morgan made his first public appearance since the crash, in an interview with Matt Lauer on Today.
    More Details Hide Details In that interview, he appeared lucid but said that "I have my good days and my bad days, where I forgot things", and that he also gets recurring headaches. He also stated that he had no memory of the crash. Morgan made a surprise appearance at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20, and was greeted with a standing ovation.
  • 2014
    Age 45
    In November 2014, it was revealed during court proceedings that Morgan was still undergoing treatment for traumatic brain injury, including daily speech, cognitive, vocational and physical therapies.
    More Details Hide Details On May 27, 2015, Walmart settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.
    In October 2014, Morgan's representative said the actor was still undergoing rehab and required a wheelchair when taking more than "some steps".
    More Details Hide Details Newspaper photos showed him walking with the assistance of a cane outside his Cresskill, New Jersey home.
    In September 2014, Walmart in court papers cast partial blame on Morgan and the other victims for not wearing seat belts, a claim both Morgan and his counsel denied, noting that the driver who caused the crash had been charged with vehicular homicide and that the police report stated that seat belts were not an issue in the case.
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    On July 10, 2014, Morgan sued Walmart for negligence.
    More Details Hide Details The suit alleged that Walmart either knew or should have known that Roper hadn't slept for more than 24 hours. The complaint alleged that before his shift, Walmart forced Roper to drive from his home in Jonesboro to a Walmart distribution center in Smyrna, Delaware—a distance of some over 11 hours—even though there were several other distribution centers within a much more reasonable driving distance. Morgan filed the suit on behalf of himself, Fuqua, Millea, and Millea's wife Krista. At the time of the crash, Krista Millea was eight months pregnant, and the suit charges that she suffered loss of consortium due to the injuries suffered by her husband.
    He was released from the rehab center on July 12, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The driver of the Walmart transport-truck, Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Tennessee, pleaded not guilty to one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. The complaint alleges Roper dozed off and hit Morgan's limo after swerving to avoid slowed traffic ahead of him. It also argues that Roper had been awake for more than 24 hours before the crash. A preliminary investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board revealed that Roper had been on the clock since 11:20 Friday morning and was very close to the federal limits of 14 hours per day and 11 hours behind the wheel.
    On June 20, 2014, Morgan was released from the hospital and was transferred to a rehabilitation facility to continue recovering from the injuries sustained during the crash.
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    On June 7, 2014, Morgan was a passenger in a Mercedes Sprinter minibus involved in a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey.
    More Details Hide Details Just after 1:00 am EDT Saturday morning, the vehicle was traveling northbound on the New Jersey Turnpike near Cranbury, when it was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer operated by Walmart, causing a chain reaction crash. Morgan and three other comedians, including Harris Stanton, along with Morgan's assistant and two limo company employees, had been returning from an engagement at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware, as part of Morgan's "Turn it Funny" stand-up comedy tour. The crash killed Morgan's friend and collaborator, 62-year-old comedian James McNair. Morgan was taken by helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, with a broken leg and femur, broken nose, and several broken ribs, and underwent surgery on his leg on June 8.
  • 2013
    Age 44
    In January 2013, he announced they were expecting their first child, daughter Maven, born in New York City on July 2, 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 42
    In September 2011, on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, Morgan announced he and model Megan Wollover had become engaged six months earlier in San Francisco.
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  • 2009
    Age 40
    On October 20, 2009, Morgan's autobiography, I Am the New Black, was released.
    More Details Hide Details The book includes stories about living in Tompkins Projects in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, to becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Morgan appeared on National Public Radio's Fresh Air hosted by Terry Gross, at times becoming very emotional about his former life in a New York ghetto.
    Morgan said in 2009, "I'm estranged from my own mother and most of my family, and I'm not sure that's going to change much."
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    They have three sons together: Gitrid, Malcolm, and Tracy, Jr. Morgan filed for divorce in August 2009, after having been separated for approximately eight years.
    More Details Hide Details Morgan credits one of his sons with having saved him from his alcoholism.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2003
    Age 34
    In 2003, he was on an episode of Punk'd in which his car was towed from the valet parking.
    More Details Hide Details He can be heard as Spoonie Luv on the Comedy Central program Crank Yankers and as Woof in the animated series Where My Dogs At? Morgan acted in commercials for ESPN NFL 2K, ESPN NBA 2K, and ESPN NHL 2K, co-starring with Warren Sapp, Ben Wallace and Jeremy Roenick. He appeared in Adam Sandler's film The Longest Yard as a transvestite inmate. Morgan has hosted the VH1 Hip Hop Honors for two consecutive years, and hosted the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Morgan appeared in two episodes of the Animal Planet series Tanked, first having a Jaws-themed shark tank built in the basement of his house, then having a replacement tank built for his giant Pacific octopus.
    Morgan had his own sitcom, The Tracy Morgan Show, in 2003, which was canceled after one season.
    More Details Hide Details Morgan appeared in a stand-up special, One Mic, on Comedy Central. He also hosted the first Spike Guys' Choice Awards, which aired on June 13, 2007.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 27
    Morgan joined the cast of the comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1996 and performed as a regular until 2003.
    More Details Hide Details He returned to host on March 14, 2009 and reprised his roles as Brian Fellow and Astronaut Jones. He also made a guest appearance on the Saturday Night Live Christmas show in December 2011, hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
  • 1995
    Age 26
    He was on the HBO series Snaps in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared twice on HBO's Def Comedy Jam.
  • 1992
    Age 23
    Morgan was also a regular cast member on Uptown Comedy Club, a sketch-comedy show filmed in Harlem that aired for two seasons, from 1992 to 1994.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Age 18
    While in high school, Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina in 1987.
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  • 1985
    Age 16
    The target of bullies as a child, Morgan attended DeWitt Clinton High School. In 1985, at age 17 in his second year, he learned his father had contracted AIDS from hypodermic needle use.
    More Details Hide Details His father died in November 1987, at age 39. Morgan married his girlfriend Sabina that year and dropped out of high school just four credits short of his diploma to care for his ailing father. Already raising their first son and living on welfare, Morgan sold crack cocaine with limited success, but began earning money performing comedy on the streets after his best friend was murdered. He said in 2009: "He would say to me, 'Yo, Tracy, man, you should be doing comedy.' A week later, he was murdered. And that for me, that was like my Vietnam. I had my survival guilt when I started to achieve success. Why I made it out and some guys didn't." Morgan embarked on a stand-up comedy career, successfully enough that he "finally moved to a nice community in Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale, from a run-down apartment next to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1968
    Born
    Born on November 10, 1968.
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