Greg Morris
Ofc. Frank

09-27-34 to 08-29-96

TV shows:
Dr. Kildare:

The Dick Van Dyke Show:

The Twilight Zone:

1967 Peyton Place-Ofc. Frank 

1966 Mission Impossible [to 1973]-Barney Collier, electronics expert

Greg Morris, the electronics expert of the Mission Impossible 
television series, died 09-27-96 at age 61. Mr. Morris died at home, a 
spokeswoman for the Clark County coroner's office said. His body was 
reportedly found by a maintenance worker at his apartment complex. 

Morris battled brain cancer the past few years, but he told the Las Vegas 
Review-Journal in May that he was cancer-free. 

Morris was one of the first black actors to star in a hit series during the 
1960s. He played Barney Collier, the quiet, efficient electronics expert on 
Mission Impossible, which ran from 1966 to 1973. 

Born Sept. 27, 1934, in Cleveland, Mr. Morris came to Hollywood in the early 
1960s after some minor stage experience in Seattle. He had guest roles on such 
series as Dr. Kildare, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Twilight Zone. 

before being cast in Mission Impossible. 
In a 1988 revival of the series, his son, Phil Morris, played the same part his 
father had played in the original series.
Phil Morris said in a 1994 interview that his father was stubbornly battling 
cancer that originated in his lung and later spread to his brain. Morris said 
his father continued to smoke despite the disease.
My dad is a hard liver, a hard charger, he said.
Morris came to Las Vegas in 1979 to film Vega$,in which he played Lt. 
David Nelson.  He liked the city so much he decided to stay. 

VEGA$-Lt. David Nelson