Tom Wright (American actor)

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Tom Wright
Harold Thomas Wright

(1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 66)
Years active1977–present

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

Early life[edit]

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


Wright has appeared in over 40 stage productions both 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.


Selected TV appearances[edit]

Year Series Episodes Character
1991 Tales from the Crypt Abra Cadaver Mitch
1993 L.A. Law Where There's a Will D.A. Prentiss Scott
1994-1995 Seinfeld 4 episodes Mr. Morgan
1995 Extreme 10 episodes Farley Potts
1996 NYPD Blue The Backboard Jungle, Where's Swaldo Kwasi Olushola
Star Trek: Voyager Tuvix Tuvix
1998-1999 Martial Law 22 episodes Capt Benjamin Winship
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Storm Front Ghrath
2006 24 Day 5, 3:00am–4:00am
Day 5, 5:00am–6:00am
Admiral Kirkland
2007 House Guardian Angels Dr. Pilcher
2010 Modern Family Airport 2010 Security guard
2010 Southland The Runner Mr. Hill
2013 The Mentalist There Will Be Blood Kevin Rome
2013–15 Granite Flats 19 episodes Agent Ezekiel Scott
2015 Criminal Minds The Night Watch Chief Palmer
2018 Shooter Sins of the Father Jason Colby


  1. ^ "Tom Wright Biography ((?)-)". Film Reference. Retrieved April 15, 2014.

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