The chubby guy from Medford joined the Loren and Wally Show in 1999 and he was lucky they plucked him off the waiver wire!
Hank grew up in Medford and graduated from Medford High School and then went to Boston University. Raquel Welch’s son was a year ahead of him in the College of Communication at BU.
Hank and his wife Pam live in Medford with their two daughters, both of whom are entering college. That means Hank with be DJ’ing a lot of weddings and parties to help pay tuition. He has resigned himself to the fact that he’ll be eating a lot of macaroni and cheese and ramen noodles! They’re cheap and you can get a great deal on them at Costco and BJ’s.
The Morse family also has two dogs, Daisy, a nearly 12 year old pug, and Hico, a six year old plot hound! Hico is named for Hermit Island Campground (Hermit Island Company). Hank started camping there in 1968 with his parents and brother and still camps there with his family! (Keith Lockhart and Wally Brine have both camped there, too!)
Hank is an avid hockey and baseball fan and returned to playing hockey this past winter for the first time in over 20 years. Cut from the Medford High School hockey team, Hank still displays the lack of skill he had in the early 80’s. He was a bit better at baseball, playing for the MHS Mustangs and later for once season at Boston University. Hank was so bad at BU, he didn’t get invited back to the alumni game!
Ice cream: oreo cookie
Deodorant: Right Guard
Hair gel: Dippity Do
Vacation spot: Maine
Athlete: Bobby Orr
Athletic events: Boston Marathon and Beanpot Hockey Tournament
Game: rod hockey
Things you don’t know about Hank
He was 90 percent deaf in his left ear as a kid Had a one game JV soccer career at Medford High Was stepped on by former Red Sox catcher Bob Montgomery at a golf tournament. Monty had spikes on and Hank was wearing sandals.
Loves old stuff, especially fountain pens, typewriters, watches, hockey and baseball gear, Volkswagen buses
Took batting practice against actor Carl Weathers in a charity softball game at Fenway Park Met 1980 presidential candidate Jerry Brown at Fanieul Hall, the day Brown announced his candidacy.
Owns former Montreal Canadians captain Guy Carbonneau’s game worn skates.
Would love to be a pilot, but is too chicken to try Related by marriage to actress Peggy Cass, star of “What’s My Line?”
Things you don’t want to know about Hank
Was afraid of fire engines and police cars as a young child Used to dip his pizza in coca cola before eating Is afraid of animals Has had numerous bicycle accidents Doesn’t eat seafood, except for Swedish Fish As a five year old, wanted to be a garbage man when he grew up Has a hole in his head
Things you never want to say to Hank if you see him somewhere
Want a sandwich?
How much do you weigh?
Are you going to finish that?
I thought you said you lost weight
Famous people Hank’s met:
Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, John McCain, Jesse Jackson, David Lee Roth, Eddie Murphy
“ Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky were among the most humble people I’ve met. Eddie Murphy was too. I didn’t expect it from him, but he was a terrific guy and a gentleman. John McCain was a gem. He’s a controversial politician, but very down to earth and easy to talk to.”
Three people Hank wanted to meet, but never did:
Johnny Carson, Frank Sinatra, Ted Williams.
Email Hank at [email protected]