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Morris Day

Morris E. Day (born December 13, 1957) is an American singer, composer, actor and band leader. In his teens, he went to the same high school as Prince in Minneapolis; they played together in the band Grand Central. In 1980, Prince covered Day's composition "Partyup" on his album Dirty Mind. In 1981, the funk-soul-dance band The Time was founded by Prince, with Day as its lead singer. The group released its eponymous debut album that year. What Time Is It? followed in '82. Then, in 1984, Morris and The Time got their first taste of crossover success acting in the Prince starrer Purple Rain. In it, Day portrayed the foe of Prince's character The Kid, going by his own first name and earning critical acclaim for his dramatizing. The Time's third album, Ice Cream Castle (recorded without some of the group's original personnel), was released that year, becoming their highest performer on both the U.S. and U.S. R&B charts. In 1985, Day kicked off his solo recording career with Color of Success, eventually releasing four solo albums in all. He reunited with The Time to record Condensate, under the group name The Original 7ven, in 2011. Day has appeared in eight films, as well as having acted on television. He has also written a memoir with R&B biographer David Ritz titled On Time: A Princely Life in Funk.

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Dec 13, 1957
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Purple Rain 1984-07-27
Latest Project:
Movie Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince 2020-04-21
Known For
Poster of Baisden After Dark
Poster of The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Poster of 227
Poster of Purple Rain
Movie Let's Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince Himself 2020-04-21
Series Sherman's Showcase Morris Day 2019-07-31
Series Baisden After Dark 2007-10-07
Movie Life O The Party: On the Road with Prince and the New Power Generation 2005-06-07
Series Da Boom Crew 2004-09-11
Movie Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back Morris Day 2001-08-22
Movie Prince: Rave un2 the Year 2000 2000-06-05
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Series Moesha Unknown 1996-01-23
Movie The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Don Cleveland 1990-07-11
Movie Graffiti Bridge Morris Day 1990-11-02
Movie Moving Rudy 1988-03-04
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie Purple Rain Morris 1984-07-27