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Tom Wright
Born
Harold Thomas Wright

(1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 69)
OccupationActor
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Leigh Johnson (m 1988)
Children2

Harold Thomas Wright (born November 29, 1952) is an American television and theatre actor.

Early life

Wright was born on November 29, 1952, in Englewood, New Jersey.[1]

Career

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Wright has appeared in over 40 stage productions on and off Broadway. He began his acting career as an original member of The People's Light and Theater Company outside of Philadelphia. Wright also spent four years at the National Playwrights Conference and two summers at the Sundance Institute.

On Broadway, he performed in A Taste of Honey which received two Tony Award nominations. Some of the notable theaters in which he has appeared include the American Place Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, New York Theater Workshop, Actors Theater of Louisville, Center Stage, Yale Repertory Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Hartford Stage, Los Angeles Stage and Film, and Theatre De La Jeune Lune in Minneapolis starring in Farthest From The Sun with Steve Guttenberg. In 1987, he played a hitchhiker in the horror film Creepshow 2.

Wright co-starred in the feature films Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Ice Cube. He also co-starred with Angela Bassett as her ex-lover in Sunshine State, his fifth film with writer/director John Sayles. The other four Sayles films include: Passion Fish, City of Hope, Matewan and The Brother from Another Planet. Since then he co-starred in another Sayles feature, Honeydripper. In 2000, Wright won the Best Actor Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival for his portrayal of John Shed in the indie film Dumbarton Bridge.

He has played roles on several television programs but is best known for playing Mr. Morgan, Yankees co-worker of character George Costanza (Jason Alexander) on Seinfeld; and the hybrid alien Tuvix in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tuvix".[2][3]

Filmography

Film

TV appearances

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Tales from the Crypt Mitch "Abra Cadaver"
1993 L.A. Law District Attorney Prentiss Scott "Where There's a Will"
1994-1995 Seinfeld Mr. Morgan 4 episodes
1995 Extreme Farley Potts 10 episodes
1996 NYPD Blue Kwasi Olushola "The Backboard Jungle", "Where's Swaldo"
Star Trek: Voyager Tuvix "Tuvix"
1998-1999 Martial Law Captain Benjamin Winship 22 episodes
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Ghrath "Storm Front"
2006 24 Admiral Kirkland "Day 5, 3:00am–4:00am"
"Day 5, 5:00am–6:00am"
2007 House Dr. Pilcher "Guardian Angels"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Dave McKey 1 episode (s4e19)
2010 Modern Family Security Guard "Airport 2010"
2010 Southland Mr. Hill "The Runner"
2013 The Mentalist Kevin Rome "There Will Be Blood"
2013–2015 Granite Flats Agent Ezekiel Scott 19 episodes
2015 Criminal Minds Chief Palmer "The Night Watch"
2017 Major Crimes Frederick Sax "Intersection"
2018 Shooter Jason Colby "Sins of the Father"
2020 Medical Police Director Patton 10 episodes
2021 Station 19 Battalion Chief Gregory 3 Episodes

References

  1. ^ "Tom Wright Biography ((?)-)". Film Reference. Retrieved April 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Trendacosta, Katharine. "10 Alternates That Should Have Replaced Their Originals Permanently". io9.
  3. ^ "VOY S02E24: "Tuvix" — Actor Tom Wright deserves commendation for his performance". November 14, 2018.