Tom Wright (American actor)

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Tom Wright
Born
Harold Thomas Wright

(1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 68)
OccupationActor
Years active1977–present

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

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Early life

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

Career

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

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991 Tales from the Crypt MitchAbra Cadaver
1993 L.A. Law D.A. Prentiss ScottWhere There's a Will
1994-1995 Seinfeld Mr. Morgan4 episodes
1995 Extreme Farley Potts10 episodes
1996 NYPD Blue Kwasi OlusholaThe Backboard Jungle, Where's Swaldo
Star Trek: Voyager Tuvix Tuvix
1998-1999 Martial Law Capt Benjamin Winship22 episodes
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Ghrath Storm Front
2006 24 Admiral KirklandDay 5, 3:00am–4:00am
Day 5, 5:00am–6:00am
2007 House Dr. Pilcher Guardian Angels
2010 Modern Family Security guard Airport 2010
2010 Southland Mr. HillThe Runner
2013 The Mentalist Kevin RomeThere Will Be Blood
2013–2015 Granite Flats Agent Ezekiel Scott19 episodes
2015 Criminal Minds Chief PalmerThe Night Watch
2017 Major Crimes Frederick SaxIntersection
2018 Shooter Jason ColbySins of the Father
2020 Medical Police Director Patton10 episodes
2021 Station 19 Battalion Chief Gregory2 Episodes

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References

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  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.