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New York-born Saturday Night Live cast member Tracy Morgan has memorably spoofed everyone from Fat Albert to Tiger Woods' father since joining the cast of the long-running comedy television staple in September of 1996. Working in mostly bit roles until a scathingly incisive skit in which he claimed that his biggest role each week was the guy waving in the background during the closing credits, Morgan then began a streak of standout characters that quickly placed his distinctive mark among his fellow cast members.
The father of five appeared on television's Martin before joining the cast of SNL, later appearing in Third Rock From the Sun and in such films as Half Baked (1998) and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001). With his film career picking up momentum with such comedies as Frank McKlusky, C.I. and Thirty Years to Life in late 2001, it appeared that Morgan would enjoy a healthy career away from his Saturday Night Live home.