Samuel E. Wright
November 20, 1946
Camden, South Carolina, United States [1 ]
Samuel E. Wright (born November 20, 1946) is an American film and theater actor and singer who is best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's , for which he provided the main vocals to " The Little Mermaid Under the Sea", which won the [1 ] Academy Award for Best Original Song. Wright also played the part of Mufasa in the original cast of The Lion King on Broadway and voiced Kron the Iguanodon in Disney's CGI film . Dinosaur
Wright was nominated for a
Tony Award in 1984 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in and again in 1998 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as the original lead actor for The Tap Dance Kid Mufasa in , the The Lion King Broadway version of Disney's animated classic of the same name. Wright played Enos' partner Turk in the TV series and originated the part of "Sam" in Enos on Broadway. He also played the part of Jericho on the short-lived Over Here! Fox TV show Jonny Zero.
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Wright has performed and recorded several songs for the Walt Disney animated film
, as Sebastian the Crab, and is most known for the songs " The Little Mermaid Under the Sea", and " Kiss the Girl". He released a soul music record in 1973, "There's Something Funny Going On" b/w "Three Hundred Pounds of Hungry" on the Paramount label.
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