September 21, 1930|
|Died||November 15, 2004
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born in Aberdare, Wales, Morgan played numerous characters on the CBC sketch comedy television series Royal Canadian Air Farce from 1993 to 2001 and its predecessor on CBC Radio, including perpetually disgusted Scotsman Jock McBile, socialite Amy De La Pompa, and monosyllabic Mike from Canmore, as well as satirical portrayals of such prominent individuals as Herb Gray, Deborah Grey, and Boris Yeltsin. He was a co-founder of the series, and critics called him its heart.
Morgan wrote the pilot for the popular Canadian sitcom, King of Kensington. He and writing partner Martin Bronstein were also co-creators of the CBC radio series, Funny You Should Say That. He had his own BBC Radio series called It's All in the Mind of John Morgan.
In 2000, he was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award. Along with the original cast of Air Farce - Roger Abbott, Don Ferguson and Luba Goy - Morgan received the Governor General's Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 1998.