Born September 4, 1919, Character Actor Howard Morris! Howard Morris appeared in over 120 film & TV roles, including Mr. Elmer Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963), Julius in 40 Pounds of Trouble (1962) & of course — most famously — as ‘mountain man’ Ernest T Bass on The Andy Griffith Show! What a voice! Howard Morris was also the voice of Mr. Peebles (The Magilla Gorilla Show) & Breezly Bruin (The Peter Potamus Show) among others!
Howard "Howie" Morris (1919–2005) American comic actor and director who was best known for his role as Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show. During World War II he was assigned to a US Army Special Services unit where he was the First Sergeant. Maurice Evans was the company commander and Carl Reiner and Werner Klemperer were soldiers in the unit. Based in Honolulu, the unit entertained American troops throughout the Pacific.