Kirby Morrow is the Canadian actor and voice actor who died on November 18 at the age of 47. Morrow was known for his appearances in Dragonball Z and Stargate: Atlantis. Morrow’s cause of death has not been made public.
Morrow’s brother Casey Morrow announced his brother’s death in a Facebook post. Casey Morrow wrote: “Kirby was a blessed and talented person who brought joy to so many people, but also thrived on all of your love and friendship. He lived for it and it fed him every day.
Morrow’s friend Jerry Cates also confirmed Morrow’s death in a Facebook post. Cates wrote in part, “You will miss my friend. ”
Morrow described the role of Captain Davis Kleinman on Stargate: Atlantis. One of Morrow’s last public appearances was in a Stargate virtual fan convention in June 2020.
Morrow’s voiceover trademark was to use “his natural voice”
According to Morrow’s Facebook page, he was living in Vancouver, British Columbia at the time of his death. Morrow’s IMDb profile lists him as being from Jasper, Alberta, Canada. According to the profile, Morrow trained primarily at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Morrow’s official website says he graduated top of his class.
Morrow also studied in Los Angeles, Paris, Toronto and Dublin, Ireland. According to IMDb, his trademark was to use “his natural voice to express all of his characters.”
Morrow’s most recent appearance was Miroku’s voiceover role in the animated series. Yashahime: half-demon princess. On November 3, 2020, VIZ Media ad that Morrow had been recast in the role. He played the same character in the TV series Inuyasha in 147 episodes from 2001 to 2004 and in InuYasha: The final act between 2009 and 2010.
Morrow was also one of 24 actors to star in all three Stargate series, according to its website. He played two different roles in two episodes of Stargate SG-1 in 1998 and 2002. He played the role of Captain Dave Kelinman in eight episodes of Stargate: Atlantis from 2005 to 2006. He also starred in an episode of Stargate Universe in 2010, according to IMDb.
Between 2011 and 2020, Morrow appeared as a voice in nearly 150 episodes of Ninjago and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. Early in his career, Morrow appeared in two episodes of The outer limits and voiced Michelangelo’s iconic character in Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. In total, there are over 200 credits listed on Morrow’s IMDb page, including in Care Bears: Adventures in Care-A-Lot, Transformers: Cybertron, Kong: the animated series, X-Men: evolution and Transformers: Armada. According to Morrow’s website, he had recently starred in several Hallmark films.
Morrow said in an interview with GateWorld in 2009 that he liked voiceover work because “you can wear whatever you want, and there’s no heavy work involved. So it’s a pretty fun job to go in and sit in a studio with people and be really bustling.
During the same interview, Morrow said he loved performing as a stand-up comedian. Morrow added that he wanted to star in a sitcom, but so few are made in Canada.
Morrow’s latest Instagram post showed him wearing a mask while sitting on a plane
Morrow described himself as a “self-employed person” and a graduate of Jasper Senior High School on his Facebook profile. He was last publicly active on the page in June, promoting virtual Stargate convention. Morrow was last active on his Instagram page on October 26. Morrow posted a photo of himself on a plane while wearing a face mask. Morrow joked in the caption, “I hate social media! It’s as friendly as, dunno, whatever the nastiest thing in your life.
Morrow fans and friends have responded to the news of his death on social media. Ninjago Creator Tommy Andreasen said he was “incredibly saddened” by the loss of Morrow, who “was our first and only choice to represent Team Ninjago rock. Dan and Kevin Hageman, writers for Star Trek: Prodigy, LEGO Ninjago and other popular shows, wrote: “Our hearts are breaking right now following the passing of Kirby Morrow. He’s our Cole. It is our rock. His work will continue to live on. “
There is no right way to do it …
I am incredibly saddened to receive the news of the death of my friend Kirby Morrow.
When he first auditioned for the role of Cole on Ninjago, he was our first and only choice to play Team Ninjago rock. pic.twitter.com/AqR4swEGaX
– Tommy Andreasen (@TommyAndreasen) November 19, 2020
“I just found out that one of the brightest, most humorous souls passed by yesterday,” wrote a writer, podcaster and fan. “… Thank you for a good part of my childhood. thank you for WORLDS MORE than you were as a human. I will miss you so much, Kirby tomorrow. we will try to keep laughing for you.
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