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Mitch Morris

John Mitchell Morris was raised in Portland, Texas.  He graduated from Gregory-Portland High School and studied Radio/TV/Film at the University of North Texas before venturing to Los Angeles to pursue acting.  Morris first appeared as a model in an ad campaign for American Eagle Outfitters.  Soon after, he appeared on television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, and Presidio Med.

In 2003, Morris made his theatrical debut in the Los Angeles revival of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play Summertree.  He then led the “pink posse,” as Cody Bell on Showtime‘s Queer as Folk before playing CIA tech-genius Ken Watkins on Jerry Bruckheimer‘s E-Ring. Morris can also be seen in the police drama, Honor.

Morris’s feature film debut made its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival.  Morris earned a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and a J.D. from Villanova University School of Law.  As a law student, Morris was awarded the 2012 Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association James J. Manderino Award for Trial Advocacy, the 2012 Villanova Law School Faculty Recognition Award, and was on the Winning Team of the 51st Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition.  Morris is a civil litigator in Los Angeles, California and is at work on his first novel, Flight From Mount Holyoke Avenue.