Who Am I?
My Name: Curtis Morgan.
I am, among other things, an actor. That is my not-so-secret identity, My “Superman”. My “Clark Kent” is that I am Music, mainly urban. One does not exist without the other, and sometimes, depending on the situation, and how close the nearest phone booth is, I need one to make the other better.
Anyone who knows me knows I don’t breathe right without my music. It’s been my obsession since hearing my first Bee Gees harmony at four years old, getting my first cassette (Pointer Sisters) at six years old (still rock that one), to my discovery of Michael Jackson and New Edition at seven. It was always something that was bigger than me, something I was unable to control.
At the time, with the exception of Michael, this music that I loved was, by no means, the popular choice. In the small western Canadian towns where I grew up, I had little, to no, access to urban music. All I had was a weekly one hour program (Soul In The City) on a new channel called MuchMusic and a brand new VCR. That’s really all I needed.
Now I’m not only a fan of the entertainment game, but I consider myself a part of it. I may not have an official title, but I’ve always had my fingers on the pulse. I’m leaving my mark through the input and opinion that some of my famous friends (Nasri [lead singer of the band Magic!, writer of “Never Say Never” — Justin Bieber; “Crawl” — Chris Brown], Ivana Santilli, Quddus, etc.) hit me up for from time to time. I’m also making some noise as a music and entertainment blog writer here on my blog as well as MobToronto.com.
I’m leaving my mark as an actor by starring in shows like Shadowhunters, Fatal Vows, three independent American Feature Films (American Soldiers, The Four Horsemen, Conduct Unbecoming) and a few more. Acting, to me, is an extension of the performance part of me that I discovered when I used to sing in my acappella group. I act for the same reason I sang, to move people, to make people feel something. I don’t believe in running from emotions, I think we all need to face them head-on a little more, no matter what they are. That, to me, is the point of it all.
See, this right here…? This is what I do. I entertain. Allow me to entertain you.
Welcome to my world… The downbeat hits, the first note resounds, and your feet just get a mind of their own. It’s your groove,… your own personal groove. It is YOUR JAM, while you are in your favorite outfit standing next to your favorite people. Lyrics that speak to you and water your soul that has been left out in the sun of the real world a little too long. You know the jam I’m talking about, YOUR song… Welcome to my world…, where all things hot and cool, and real, and dreamy all meet to dance.