Mickey Deane

played by Robert Michael Morris

Valerie's hairdresser

Robert Michael Morris

Robert Michael Morris Hollywood career began in just 2005. His most famous role is playing Mickey in the short-lived but critically acclaimed ‘The Comeback’ with Lisa Kudrow. He also played Will Arnett's nanny on Fox’s ‘Running Wilde.’ With memorable guests spots on ‘Will & Grace,’ ‘Arrested Development,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ ‘Community Service,’ ‘The Class,’ ‘Brothers & Sisters,’ ‘Warren the Ape’ and ‘Two Broke Girls,’ he most recently created the role of Truman DuBois in ‘Lez Be Friends.’

The path to Hollywood was an unusual one for Morris. Born and raised in Kentucky, Morris joined a religious order called The Society of Mary, received a Bachelor of Arts in English and art from the University of Dayton and an MFA in playwriting from the Catholic University of America, where he received a Shubert Fellowship in Playwriting. He twice toured America with a classical theatre group (‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ ‘The Bacchae,’ ‘Taming of the Shrew,’ ‘The Miser’ and ‘The Trial’) and also taught high school in Pittsburgh, Memphis, Toronto, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Downey and San Gabriel, Calif., and taught college in Erie, Penn., and Urbana, Ohio.

Along the way he did summer stock (Kenley Players, Apple Hill Playhouse), musical theatre (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), community and academic theatre (Erie, PA, Washington, D.C.); television (Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., New York, Los Angeles), and movies (Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles). To stay alive he worked as a party decorator in NYC, file clerk at Radio City Music Hall, stage manager of Broadway's ‘Cloud Nine,’ and as a secretary to the brilliant producer Sydney Glazier. During all this time, he was writing plays; he has completed more than 91 scripts, some of which have even had productions and won awards. He has no favorite style and enjoys writing comedies as well as dramas. His last plays were about a pedophile, a musical about Sarah Bernhardt, dreaming of Sal Mineo, Michelangelo’s creation of the David, the Chapel of the Holy Rosary at Venice by Matisse, the 1981 murder of a transsexual in NY, and two one woman shows: Anna Magnani and Alice Roosevelt Longworth. He most recently received an award for his 10-minute play, ‘Blood from a Stone,’ about a former Nazi camp guard and his daughter. There are now more than 90 plays, 14 of which can be found in ‘Anthology 1: Plays from the Mind of Robert Michael Morris,’ published by Incarnate Word Press; three more anthologies will be published, along with his memoir ‘I Had Breakfast with Yakima Canute.’

Mickey Deane

Mikey is Valerie’s hairdresser. Now working together on ‘Seeing Red,’ the pair have been friends since the ‘I’m It!’ days. He was full-time with Valerie on ‘Room and Bored,’ although he only worked part-time in the years after ‘It!’ Mickey loves reality shows and has loved appearing on one. Older and effeminate, Mickey generally believes his homosexuality is a secret.

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