Archie Morris
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Key information
Gender Male
Hair Color Red
Occupation Physician
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Title Resident (2003-2006)
Attending (2006-2009)
Family Unknown father (deceased)
Spouse Claudia Diaz (girlfriend)
Children Hana, Michael, Max, Melia
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Scott Grimes
First episode "Dear Abby" (guest)
"Canon City" (regular)
Last episode "And in the End..."
Appearances 111 episodes (see below)

Archie Morris is a major character in ER.

Character History

Archie Morris first appeared in the episode Dear Abby as the Comic Relief, he avoids work whenever he can. He is usually bailed out by Nick Cooper. In the episode Freefall, he is caught smoking confiscated marijuana and is punished by Romano but gets to avoid his punishment when Romano gets killed in a helicopter crash. Unaware of Romano's fiery death, he waits to be disciplined whilst being quite stoned.

In Season 11, Morris is made Chief Resident. This Allows Morris to further antagonize the others. Morris only achieves this position because Greg Pratt turns it down. Morris' inflated ego causes him to clash with others and be disruptive.

At the end of Season 11 (When Carter is leaving), Carter tells Archie that," You set the tone". Just like Mark had told him, though Archie is very drunk and doesn't remember.

In Season 12 it is revealed that Archie was a sperm donor and fathers 4 children. Hana, Max, Melia & Michael. They show up at the hospital an declare Morris is there father. At first Morris is shocked by this but agrees to try to be a good father.

Though Morris clashes with Dr. Pratt during his first 2 seasons on the show, they have a friendship By season 12. Though Kerry never out right says she doesn't like Morris, it is very evident she doesn't like him or think very highly of him.

By Season 15 Morris is a well rounded doctor, he meets Claudia Diaz (An undercover cop) and starts dating her.


In S4E6 of the series Shameless, Scott Grimes appears as Dr Zabel, who mentions that he is old friends with Frank (played by William H. Macy aka David Morgenstern). Both ER and Shameless take place in Chicago.

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