At 55 years old, Tracy Morgan has this physical status:
Morgan made his screen debut playing Hustle Man on the television show Martin. The character sold various items from the "hood", always greeting people with his trademark "What's happ'n, chief?," and had a pet dog he dressed as a rapper. In the 2003 Chris Rock film Head of State, Morgan appeared as a man watching television, often questioning why they are not watching Martin.
Morgan was also a regular cast member on Uptown Comedy Club, a sketch-comedy show filmed in Harlem that aired for two seasons, from 1992 to 1994.
He appeared twice on HBO's Def Comedy Jam.
Morgan joined the cast of the comedy series Saturday Night Live in 1996 (Lorne Michaels chose him over Stephen Colbert in the final round) and performed as a regular until 2003. He returned to host on March 14, 2009, and reprised his roles as Brian Fellow and Astronaut Jones. He then made a guest appearance on the 2011 Christmas show, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, and hosted again on October 17, 2015.
From 2006 to 2013, Morgan was a cast member of the television series 30 Rock, playing the character Tracy Jordan, a caricature of himself. His work on 30 Rock was well-received, and he was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2009 Emmy Awards. He returned to the role in July 2020 for a reunion episode during the COVID-19 pandemic that was an upfront special for NBCUniversal.
In 2018, Morgan began starring in The Last O.G.
Morgan had his own sitcom, The Tracy Morgan Show, in 2003, which was canceled after one season.
Morgan appeared in a stand-up special, One Mic, on Comedy Central. He also hosted the first Spike Guys' Choice Awards, which aired on June 13, 2007. In 2003, he was on an episode of Punk'd in which his car was towed from the valet parking. He can be heard as Spoonie Luv on the Comedy Central program Crank Yankers and as Woof in the animated series Where My Dogs At?. He also was the voice of Luis in the animated film Rio.
Morgan acted in commercials for NFL 2K, NBA 2K, and NHL 2K, co-starring with Warren Sapp, Ben Wallace and Jeremy Roenick. He appeared in Adam Sandler's film The Longest Yard as a transgender inmate.
Morgan has hosted the VH1 Hip Hop Honors for two consecutive years, and hosted the 2013 Billboard Music Awards.
Morgan appeared in two episodes of the Animal Planet series Tanked, first having a Jaws-themed shark tank built in the basement of his house, then having a replacement tank built for his giant Pacific octopus.
In July 2019, he hosted the ESPYs in Los Angeles.
In February 2022, the New York Friars Club announced that it would bestow the Entertainment Icon Award on Morgan at the club’s spring gala. Morgan is only the ninth recipient of the prestigious comedy award, and the first Black recipient.
- Emmy Awards
- 2009, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, 30 Rock, nominated
- 2016, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, Saturday Night Live, nominated
- Image Awards
- 2007, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, 30 Rock, nominated
- 2008, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, 30 Rock, nominated