George Edward Maxwell Wright|
August 2, 1943
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
(m. 1965; d. 2017)
Wright was born in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to ALF he made appearances in TV shows such as WKRP in Cincinnati, and was a regular cast member in Misfits of Science, AfterMASH, Buffalo Bill and The Norm Show as well as appearing in the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King's The Stand. He appeared briefly in the first and second seasons of the sitcom Friends, as Terry, the manager of Central Perk. He played Guenter Wendt in the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and Dr. Josef Mengele in Playing for Time.
Wright has also enjoyed a stage career and has acted at regional theaters around the United States. He received a Tony nomination in 1998 for Ivanov. Another Broadway appearance of note was in Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center as Sir Andrew. He was in the original production of The Great White Hope at The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. In 2007 he acted at the JET (Jewish Ensemble Theatre) in Detroit and in the production of "No Man's Land" at the American Repertory Theater. He appeared in The Public Theater's 2010 production of Winters Tale and Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare in the Park.
- Last Embrace (1979) - Second Commuter
- All That Jazz (1979) - Joshua Penn
- Simon (1980) - Leon Hundertwasser
- Reds (1981) - Floyd Dell
- The Sting II (1983) - Floor Manager
- Fraternity Vacation (1985) - Millard Tvedt
- Touch and Go (1986) - Lester
- Soul Man (1986) - Dr. Aronson
- Going to the Chapel (1988) - Howard Haldane
- The Shadow (1994) - Berger
- Grumpier Old Men (1995) - County Health Inspector
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999) - Robin Starveling
- Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) - Horace Whaley
- Easter (2002) - Zaddock Pratt
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