Dorsey Wright

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Dorsey Wright
Born April 1957 (age 57)
The Bronx, New York City
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–2005

Dorsey Wright (born 21 April 1957) is an American actor, best known for his role as Cleon in the 1979 film The Warriors.

Wright was born in The Bronx, New York City in 1957 and earned his first acting role in 1979, in The Warriors, for which he is best remembered. He also co-starred in the film version of Hair that same year. In 1981, he appeared as a gang member in the film Ragtime, and played Junior Jones in the 1984 film adaptation of John Irving's novel The Hotel New Hampshire. This was his last film role.

Dorsey Wright was once part of a not-for-profit theater group based in Long Island City, New York called the Theater for the Forgotten. The project was run by founders Akila Couloumbis and Beverly Rich, funded by The National Council for the Arts and several other sources. The group put on plays for the institutionalized, ranging from prisons and drug rehab to hospitals in six states. Some of the plays that were done were written in collaboration with the theater group "Dream 76" and "Forever My Earth", more of them were adapted with playwrights' permissions to the intended audience.

He now works for the New York Transit Authority, but still does voice-overs for television and radio commercials.[1] In 2005, he reprised his role as Cleon in the video game version of The Warriors.


Year Film Role Notes
1979 The Warriors Cleon Co-star
1979 Hair Lafayette aka Hud Co-star
1981 Ragtime Gang Member #4
1984 The Hotel New Hampshire Junior Jones
2005 The Warriors Cleon Voice


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