His first wife Barbara Turner arranged his funeral.
The accident that killed him and two small children led to massive reforms in U.S. child labor laws and safety regulations on movie sets in California.
He had a key role in the 1976 comedy The Bad News Bears.
After COMBAT! ended, he worked in made-for-TV movies.
He has been in 23 movies.
He made 201 television appearances, the last of which was on Fantasy Island in 1982 (shown posthumously).
After Blackboard Jungle he went into television and was cast in the TV series COMBAT!.
His final movie role was that of Bill Connor in 1983's The Twilight Zone: The Movie. While he was filming an alternate "redemptive" ending for his segment, a helicopter went out of control and crash-landed near Morrow. None of the crew members was hurt, but Vic and two other (child) actors were caught by a broken rotor-blade and killed instantly. Fellow Twilight Zone veteran Boris Sagal (he directed "the Silence") met a very similar fate, just months later, while shooting the movie World War 3 on location. Both Sagal and Morrow had, twenty years earlier, worked together on the pilot episode of Combat.
He dropped out of high school when he was 17 to join the Navy.
He enrolled in the Actors Workshop school in New York.
He is mentioned on Denis Leary's 1997 album Lock and Load.
He is interred in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery in Culver City, California.
He appeared in two episodes of Australian-produced anthology series The Evil Touch, which he happened to have directed one of.
His first movie role was in Blackboard Jungle.(1955)
After the navy he went to Florida State University and studied Pre-law.
He is the father of actresses Jennifer Jason Leigh and Carrie Morrow
(His half-joking aside to a PA, shortly before filming the fateful helicopter sequence for Twilight Zone: The Movie)
Vic: ...I gotta be crazy to do this scene. I should've asked for a stunt double.
(on his movie The Blackboard Jungle)
Vic: ...Sure, the reviews were great--But you'd have thought they'd picked me up out of an ashtray, or something, and made me a star. Hell, I'd already done Shakespeare and Chekhov and all those other cats.