KENNY MORSE'S BIO
A.K.A. "MR. TRAFFIC"
Kenny Morse (born Kenny Morse Schaffel in New York City, the name Morse coming
from his late Uncle Morris Silverman, father of famed opera singer BEVERLY
SILLS) literally grew up in show business as the son of noted New York
production executive HAL SCHAFFEL
(who brought us such television classics as "HOWDY DOODY", "NAKED
CITY" and "THE DEFENDERS" and movies such as "MIDNIGHT
COWBOY" and "THE MAIN EVENT").
As a child actor,
Kenny had many parts on episodic television shows, commercials and was one of
the original "Sonny"'s in the National Tour of the Broadway show
"GREASE" and "Pilate" in the Los Angeles company of
"JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR". He Associate Produced the Broadway show
"THE HEIRESS" with Jane Alexander and Richard Kiley. A graduate of
Boston University School of The Arts, he gained production management experience
through the '80's as an Assistant Production Manager or Location Manager on many
television movies. Kenny took a staff position in television development at 20th
Century Fox in the late '80's.
Kenny was offered an opportunity in 1987 to take his show business and
management experience to help make better drivers at LETTUCE AMUSE U/WEST COAST
TRAFFIC SCHOOL, then, the largest in California, overseeing a stable of 40
teachers. He started teaching these classes himself which garnered him worldwide
In 1990, Kenny created "ASK MR. TRAFFIC" as a Los Angeles television
and talk radio show. As a regular contributor on KFI Radio in LA, Kenny made the
“Mr. Traffic” name an LA Icon and he was honored with the Southern
California Cable Association's "DIAMOND AWARD" for "Best Live
Call-in Show on Southern California Cable." The show IS the longest running
LIVE CALL-IN SHOW on Southern California Cable Time Warner.
Stories have been written in major Los Angeles papers and magazines as well as
international television shows and newspapers about his traffic school classes
and he has been featured on PBS, Toronto, London and Paris television shows
about driving in California.
Mr. Traffic has appeared on many local and national television shows ranging
from "Good Morning America," "Talk Soup," "The Home
& Family Show" (on The Family Channel), "Mike & Maty," on
ABC, "Great Day America" and "EXTRA." Mr. Traffic has also
been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and FOX news.
He hosted his own radio show "THE
DRIVING SHOW with Mr. Traffic", on KRLA in Los Angeles, and a
fill-in host on TalkRadio 790, KABC in addition to contributing to many other
local, national and international TV & Radio shows.
the past 2 years, Kenny is featured on THE PREMIERE RADIO NETWORK hosting "DRIVETIME
with MR. TRAFFIC" where he interviews the biggest driving safety
officials in our government.
As a member of
the California State Drunk Driving Task Force, Kenny helped shape new laws
against the #1 most committed violent crime in America....Drunk Driving.
A lecturer on all the issues related to driving, Kenny's approach and commitment
to making people safer on our has been the keynote speaker at huge corporations
like EXXON and many smaller corporations like VONS, countless civic groups and
the U.S. Government. He even appeared at the Paris Auto Show as "Monsieur
As a television Producer, in addition to "Mr. Traffic", Kenny has
produced over 400 hours of programming in the past 19 years with his other two
cable TV shows, "IN THE BIZ" and "A CONVERSATION WITH...",
both educational ventures aimed at helping people be informed about issues in
the Los Angeles community.
In the summer of 1995, Kenny created this worldwide public service resource on
the Internet World Wide Web with his ASK MR. TRAFFIC website, the BEST drivers
resource on the Internet where approximately 30,000 unique users visit daily.
Kenny has the most requested traffic school classes in California, based in Los
Angeles and Orange County for THE IMPROV
TRAFFIC SCHOOL, an offshoot of the famous comedy club THE IMPROV.
Visit WWW.KENNYMORSE.COM to know more.