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Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1957
SpouseJudith Jones
FactWas lead singer of The Time, which came out with hits like "Jungle Love" and "Jerk Out".

Morris Day is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and actor. He is best known as the lead singer of The Time, a Minneapolis-based band that he co-founded in 1981. The Time was a key part of the Minneapolis sound, a blend of funk and dance music that also included artists such as Prince, Sheila E., and Jesse Johnson. The Time had several hits in the early 1980s, including “Get It Up” and “The Bird.” Day also appeared in several films, including Purple Rain (1984) and Graffiti Bridge (1990).

Day was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on December 13, 1957. His father, Mervin, was a musician, and his mother, Vivian, was a homemaker. Day has four siblings: two brothers, Marvin Jr. and Monte, and two sisters, Michele and Maureen. Day’s father exposed him to music at an early age, and he began playing drums when he was just five years old. He later took up guitar and piano. Day attended Central High School in Minneapolis. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of Minnesota, but he dropped out after one semester to pursue a career in music.

Day co-founded The Time with Prince protégé Jimmy Jam in 1981. The band quickly became a key part of the Minneapolis sound, thanks to their blend of funk and dance music. The Time had several hits in the early 1980s, including “Get It Up” and “The Bird.” Day also appeared in several films, including Purple Rain (1984) and Graffiti Bridge (1990).

In the 1990s, Day embarked on a solo career. He released his debut album, It’s About Time, in 1996. The album featured the single “Sexy Socialite.” Day’s second album, Guaranteed, was released in 2001. The album’s title track was a duet with R&B singer Tweet. Day has also appeared on several television shows, including The Jamie Foxx Show and New York Undercover.

Day has been married twice. His first marriage was to L Morris in 1984. The couple divorced in 1990. Day married his second wife, Julie Larson, in 2002. The couple has two children: a son, Morris Jr., and a daughter, Mimi.

Day has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has earned his fortune through his successful career as a musician and actor.

General Info

Full NameMorris Day
Date Of BirthDecember 13, 1957
ProfessionActor, Composer, Singer, Drummer, Jungle Love, Gigolos Get Lonely Too, The Bird


SpouseJudith Jones


NominationsMTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography
MoviesGraffiti Bridge, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, Moving, Purple Rain
TV ShowsDa Boom Crew, Baisden After Dark

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1Was in a band in high school called "Champagne" with his cousin Prince and childhood friend Andre Cymone.
2Was lead singer of The Time, which came out with hits like "Jungle Love" and "Jerk Out".



Minay TV2016TV Series
Eve2004TV SeriesRodney P
West from North Goes South2004Elvis Potter
Da Boom Crew2004TV SeriesHedlok
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Morris Day
Boys Klub2001Marx 2
A Woman Like That1997
Graffiti Bridge1990Morris Day
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990Don Cleveland
New Attitude1990TV SeriesLamarr
2271989TV SeriesPrince Lionel
Heart and Soul1988TV MovieCurtis Brousseau
Purple Rain1984Morris


Jimmy Kimmel Live!TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV Special writer: "Jungle Love", "Cool", "The Bird"
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008writer: "Jungle Love"
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003performer: "Ain't a Damn Thing's Changed"
Bringing Down the House2003writer: "Jungle Love" 1983
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001performer: "Jungle Love" / writer: "Jungle Love"
2 Days in the Valley1996writer: "Jungle Love"
Graffiti Bridge1990performer: "Release It", "Love Machine", "Shake!", "The Latest Fashion", "Jerk Out" / writer: "Love Machine", "Jerk Out"
WrestleMania III1987TV Special writer: "The Bird"
Purple Rain1984lyrics: "Jungle Love", "The Bird" / music: "Jungle Love", "The Bird" / performer: "Jungle Love", "The Bird"

Music Department

Purple Rain1984singer - uncredited


Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2011TV SeriesHimself - The Original 7ven / Themselves - Musical Guest / Himself / ...
Baisden After Dark2007-2008TV SeriesHimself - Band Leader
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Performer
I Love the '90s: Part Deux2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Rave un2 the Year 20002000Video documentaryHimself
Moesha1997TV SeriesHimself
Prince Unauthorized1992Video documentaryHimself
Soul Train1986-1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentaryHimself
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Host
Saturday Night Live1990TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1988TV SeriesHimself
New American Bandstand 19651988TV SeriesHimself (as Morris Day and the Time)
The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Night with David Letterman1984TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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