Stephen Paul David Morris (born 28 October 1957) is a musician best known for his work with rock band, New Order and, previously, Joy Division. He also drummed in The Other Two, a band made up of Morris and his wife, Gillian Gilbert. Morris also performed live with the New Order spin-off band, Bad Lieutenant. He is known for his machine-like drumming that seamlessly wove with New Order's and Joy Division's drum machine sounds. He was ranked No. 5 on Stylus magazine's 50 Greatest Rock Drummers of All Time.
Morris was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England. He attended The King's School, Macclesfield, as did Ian Curtis who was also in Joy Division. After Joy Division went through several drummers, they eventually settled on Morris. In 1979, Morris was arrested as a suspect in the Yorkshire Ripper case. Joy Division's touring schedule happened to be similar to Peter Sutcliffe's movements which led to the police's suspicion. Following gigs in Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds and Manchester, both Morris and bassist Peter Hook were questioned.