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Howard Morris (September 4, 1919 - May 21, 2005) played Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show and in the TV movie Return to Mayberry. He also directed eight episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show" and two episodes of Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. His other directorial efforts include episodes of "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Patty Duke Show", "Get Smart" (the pilot episode), "Bewitched", "Hogan's Heroes", "Love American Style", "One Day at a Time", "Laverne & Shirley", "The Love Boat", "Trapper John M.D." and the feature films Who's Minding the Mint?, With Six You Get Eggroll, Don't Drink the Water and Goin' Coconuts. Howard Morris was a regular cast member on Sid Caesar's TV series "Your Show of Shows" alongside Carl Reiner and Imogene Coca. His film appearances include the Westerns Riding Shotgun with Randolph Scott and Two Rode Together with Jimmy Stewart. He was in the comedies Boys Night Out, 40 Pounds of Trouble (filmed at Disneyland), Fluffy, Splash (directed by Ron Howard), and Disney's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. He appeared in three films starring Jerry Lewis, The Nutty Professor, Way Way Out and The Big Mouth, and in three directed by Mel Brooks, High Anxiety, History of the World: Part I and Life Stinks. He appeared in the TV reunion specials E! True Hollywood Story: Andy of Mayberry and Inside TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show.

Howard Morris also had an extensive career as a cartoon voice actor. He can be heard in the Oscar-winning short film Munro, as Beetle Bailey for Paramount's Famous Studios, as the Gopher in Disney's "Winnie the Pooh" films, in Filmation's "The Archie Show" (as Jughead Jones) and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and as Wade Duck in Film Roman's "Garfield & Friends". He appeared in several Hanna-Barbera series, including "Loopy De Loop", "Peter Potamus", "The Atom Ant Show" (as Atom Ant), "The Flintstones", "Magilla Gorilla", "Scooby-Doo", "The Jetsons", "Cow and Chicken" (as Flem) and in Tom and Jerry: The Movie. Notably, on an episode of Klasky-Csupo's "Duckman", Howard Morris voiced a character named Ernest T. Glob. In advertising, he was the voice of Quantas Air Lines' Koala Bear and of the Hamburglar for MacDonald's restaurants.

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