It was a scene from movie noir: a charming Hollywood writer travels by private jet to a small enclave in the Balkans disguised as a documentary to gather information on a group of actors and directors in the midst of filming a biopic on Hunter Biden.
But the star of last fall’s surreal script in Serbia was Los Angeles-based attorney Kevin Morris, a friend of Hunter’s now accused of “spying” on the set of “My Son Hunter.”
The film, which has been highly critical of Hunter over allegations of selling influence to foreign companies while his father Joe was vice president, was produced by husband-and-wife documentaries Willem McAleer and Ann McElhenney.
“On the set, a guy named Kevin Morris arrived and told us he was working on a documentary exposing the corruption of the hunter,” tweet From the official “My Son Hunter” website announced on Tuesday. He told us he is a retired attorney associated with South Park. We allowed him and his crew to do interviews with us, cast members, and film on our set.”
In fact, Morris is a successful attorney and big-money Democrat who became Hunter Biden’s newest aide and “sugar brother” and allegedly loaned the president’s son $2 million to help pay his back federal taxes. In addition to the loan, Morris, 58, became the architect of the legal and media strategy for the embattled president’s son. The attorney, who counts Chris Rock and Matthew McConaughey among his celebrity clients, is also a prolific novelist of two novels and a collection of short stories.
Over the past two years, Morris Biden, a self-taught artist, has helped broker a deal to market his paintings, which range in price from $50,000 to $500,000 a piece. Morris also paid for Hunter’s monthly living expenses in Los Angeles, according to the New York Times. The Hollywood attorney even found an influential literary agent for Biden, 52, when he was writing “Beautiful Things,” a 2021 memoir chronicling his drug and alcohol addiction. Biden was so grateful for Morris’ advice that he included it as part of the “excellent team behind this book” on the thank you page in his diary.
In fact, both Morris and Biden are represented by the same agents – Aevitas Creative Management – who look after Morris’ own business, the novels “All Joe Knight” and “Gettysburg” and the short story collection “The White Man’s Problems”.
Morris is a highly successful attorney and self-made entrepreneur, who grew up from humble origins in Pennsylvania to launch his own company, and amassed hundreds of millions for his first clients, the creators of South Park. Now he is indulged with the president’s offended son, a drug addict, filming his documentary on Biden.
“The whole thing is very strange,” a Hollywood insider told the newspaper. What would a man like that do with Hunter Biden?
For at least the past two years, Morris has been a loyal Democrat, spending hundreds of thousands to support Democratic candidates, including President Biden. Hunter met Biden at his father’s political fundraiser in December 2019, according to the New York Times.
Morris, who owns a sprawling loft in Tribeca and spent more than $11 million to buy singer Olivia Newton-John’s Malibu complex in 2009, has distributed the money to other Democratic politicians, according to public records. Earlier this year, he gave $100,000 to the Political Action Committee supporting Conor Lamb, the Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania who is running to replace retiring Republican Senator Pat Tommy, public records show. Lamb is trailing in the polls behind Pennsylvania Governor John Fetterman in the Democratic primary race scheduled for Tuesday.
Last year, Morris gave $50,000 to Americans Keep Their Country First, a super PAC created to pay for the defense of Republican members of Congress who voted to impeach or convict President Donald Trump in the wake of last year’s Capitol riots, according to the Federal Election Commission. Ten Republican members of the House of Representatives, including Wyoming Representative Liz Cheney and Illinois Representative Adam Kinzinger, were part of that group, and 222 Democrats voted to impeach Trump. Morris gave $2,900 to Kinzinger’s re-election campaign last year before the congressman announced he was retiring last fall.
Morris also supported American Bridge 21st Century PAC with a donation of $50,000. The controversial super-organization PAC, founded in 2010 by Hillary Clinton defender David Brooke, conducts research on dissent in Republican politicians. “We find out what Republicans are hiding and make sure voters hear about it,” according to its website.
Despite Morris’ massive spending, “he’s very modest,” a Hollywood insider said. “He’s definitely not one of those glamorous Hollywood, so this whole relationship with Hunter Biden is very strange.”
Morris was born Patrick Kevin Morris in Midea, Pennsylvania, a town of just over 5,000 people about 13 miles outside of Philadelphia. His mother worked as a school secretary and his father worked in a refinery. On some occasions, the struggling family has relied on food stamps for their sustenance, Morris has told interviewers in the past. Morris worked as a waiter to pay for his studies at Cornell University and New York University School of Law, he told a reporter in 2007.
“For me it’s always been, take a leap, take a risk, throw yourself into the fire, and you’ll be rewarded,” Morris said in the interview.
He did just that when, as a new lawyer eager to break into Hollywood, he attended a party at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994 that changed his life. He met Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who would go on to create “South Park”. Morris saw their movie “Cannibal: The Musical” and was so impressed, he agreed to play them for free. Around the same time, he met McConaughey, who was struggling to break into the movie, and struck a similar deal with the aspiring actor. “Kevin has been a friend and advisor to me for over 20 years,” McConaughey said in 2015. “I’ve always enjoyed his look and his authenticity about where he belongs and I want to go.”
Morris is the director of Just Keep Livin, a charity that McConaughey and his model wife Camila Alves founded in 2006 to help high school students improve their physical and mental health, according to public records.
Morris has been married to Hollywood agent Gaby Morgerman since 1991. Morgerman, who grew up on Long Island, is senior vice president at William Morris Endeavor in Beverly Hills, with two sons.
Although he made millions as a successful lawyer, Morris said he wanted to be a writer since he was 12 years old. “I think my mission is to be a creative person and an artist,” Morris told a Cornell University alumni publication in 2017 when he paid a visit to the school to mentor young writers. “Even as a lawyer, my artistic orientation allowed me to fit in with my chosen practice, because when you’re representing creative people, it helps to be creative.”
Morris, who launched his own law firm in Los Angeles In 1996, she later collected a historic $550 million licensing deal for Parker and Stone’s “South Park” and shared a Tony Award as co-producer for their hit music hit “Book of Mormon.” Last year, Morris negotiated another lucrative deal with the creators of South Park, who signed a $900 million contract with Viacom CBS, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Morris is now trying to save Hunter Biden.
Morris said he wanted to publicly discredit the story behind an October 2020 exclusive to The Post revealing the contents of his infamous laptop — a situation that has alarmed the White House, according to the New York Times. Unlike Morris, Biden’s defense attorneys want the president’s son to stay out of the spotlight and dissolve a federal grand jury investigation in Wilmington, Delaware, without going to trial if charges are brought, the newspaper reported.
But Morris may have gotten more unwanted attention after this week McAleer went public with allegations that Morris had spied on his production of “My Son Hunter.”
McClear said Morris and his colleagues gained full access to the set and were allowed to meet with McAleer, co-producer McElhinney, and crew over several days, including extended dinners.
He said the recent revelations about the relationship between Morris and Hunter Biden prompted McAleer to reassess the visit.
“It looks like they never turned off the camera — now I know why. His movie is set to be an ugly portrait of the Bidens,” said McCaller, “This was an information-gathering exercise by a lawyer and his associates for their client.
Morris did not return phone calls seeking comment.
Additional reporting by Sarah Nathan