Fans & Friends Share Tributes to Late Hallmark Actor Kirby Morrow

Rachel Boston and Kirby Morrow in Ring by Spring.

Crown Media Rachel Boston and Kirby Morrow in 'A Ring by Spring.'

Friends and fans of Kirby Morrow have been sharing tributes to the beloved Hallmark actor since the news of his death was announced. Morrow was known not only for his Hallmark Channel roles, but also for voicing many beloved anime characters and for his role on Stargate: Atlantis, among other roles. He died on November 18, just eight days after his father died.

Voice Actor Kelly Sheridan Said He Was There at ‘Every Important Stage’ in Her Career

Voice actor Kelly Sheridan shared her shock and sadness over Morrow’s death, writing, “Shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of dear @Kirby_Morrow. It seems at every important stage in my career, he was there at the mic right next to mine. Jay, Van, Nutcracker Prince, Miroku. My good luck charm. He’ll be so very missed by myself & our entire community.”

A fan made this illustration in response to Sheridan’s post:

Voice actor Brian Drummond shared this tribute to Morrow, writing, “Such an amazing voice actor gone far far too soon. Over 20yrs working together on so many wonderful projects. I always envied Kirby’s cool af hero voice & it will always be the #DragonBallZ Goku I hear. Such great memories. Tremendous travels to you my friend. Rest in Peace Kirby” 

You can see one of Morrow’s bloopers from Inuyasha below, which a fan has shared in his memory:

Before his death, Morrow finished recording some 2021 episodes for Ninjago, which will be dedicated to his memory.

Michael Adamthwaite wrote,I haven’t really been able to put down in words how profoundly sad I am. The tragic loss of @KirbyMorrow, will be felt throughout the universe for all time. He was a friend, a brother, and a good man. We travelled together through time and space, he will be sorely missed by All.” 

And he shared this favorite memory of Morrow:

Brian Doe wrote, “It feels like only yesterday we were laughing and hanging out. Very grateful to have met you at the start of my career as a young kid who was almost too nervous to speak. Thank you for being so generous with your gifts to me, and to so many other people.” 

Morrow Starred in a Number of Hallmark Channel Productions, Including Playing the Lead in ‘A Ring by Spring’

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Morrow appeared in a number of Hallmark Channel productions. He was in Mystery 101 as Winston. He played Allan Demetry on Garage Sale Mysteries and Brant on A Wish for Christmas, which featured Lacey Chabert and Paul Greene in the leads. He was Skip the bartender on Hallmark’s The Irresistible Blueberry Farm, Larry on Murder She Baked, Doug on one episode of Cedar Cove and Tim on A Family Thanksgiving. 

He also played the lead in a Hallmark movie with Rachel Boston in 2014 called A Ring by Spring. You can watch the trailer for that movie above.

Morrow had just played Sean Murphy on Season 7, Episode 4 of When Calls the Heart. Murphy was the character who was suing Henry, claiming that Henry had sold him sour oil.

Outside of the Hallmark genre, Morrow played the role of Captain Davis Kleinman on Stargate: Atlantis. He appeared in a virtual convention in June 2020 for Stargate. His credits also included X-Men: Evolution (Cyclops’ voice), Ninjago (Cole’s voice), Legion (Benny/Large Man Karl) and more.

Fans Have Shared Tributes Online, Too

One fan wrote that they weren’t familiar with Morrow’s voice work, but remembered seeing some of his on Hallmark work.

Another fan took time to watch one of Morrow’s Hallmark movies, writing: “I’m still hurting about Kirby Morrow and watching this Hallmark movie with him in his memory. I wish I could’ve gotten one opportunity to tell him as much.”

One fan created a Ninjago memorial out of LEGO in honor of Morrow:

Made a memorial for Kirby Mirrow, you will be missed. Rest In Peace Kirby Morrow. from NinjagoMemes

On Twitter, @xXIMathiasIXx wrote, “First time I’ve cried since my son was born. I’ve been watching DBZ since after school. To love a voice and never meet the actual person behind it is such an oddity. He will for sure live on, my son will grow to love his characters as I have.”

Jerico Valmonte wrote on Twitter that he met Morrow in person two years ago, and he was a “great guy.”

Nathan Smith wrote, “This is awful news. I’m in the UK, so Kirby was my main Goku and my favourite English voice actor for him. He had an easy charm about that fitted Goku. To this day, when I read the manga, it’s Kirby’s voice I hear in my head when reading Goku’s dialogue. RIP Kirby Morrow.”

Some Twitter posts show that Morrow was glad to take photos with fans:

Others are putting together tribute montages for him:

Others are sharing some of his most memorable lines:

One fan wrote that Morrow’s performance in the Death Note dub recording was their favorite in the entire series:

Joshua Deck wrote, “He’s been a part of my childhood (and adulthood) for ten years, and I’m devastated to hear of his passing.”

Scott Frerichs summed it up with this post: “You were a voice of many childhoods, an inspiration for many careers, and a friend so, so many people.”

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