Tom Wright (actor)

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Tom Wright
Born Harold Thomas Wright
(1952-11-29) November 29, 1952 (age 64)
Englewood, New Jersey
Occupation Actor

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

Early life[edit]

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


Tom 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.


TV appearances[edit]

Year Series Episodes
1991 Tales from the Crypt Abra Cadaver
1994-1995 Seinfeld Mr. Morgan 4 episodes
1995 Extreme (1995 TV series) 10 episodes
1996 NYPD Blue The Backboard Jungle, Where's Swaldo
Star Trek: Voyager Tuvix
1998-1999 Martial Law 22 episodes
2004 Star Trek: Enterprise Ghrath
2006 24 Day 5, 3:00am–4:00am and 5:00am–6:00am
2007 House Guardian Angels
2010 Modern Family Airport 2010 (Security guard)
2010 Southland The Runner (Mr. Hill)
2013 The Mentalist There Will Be Blood
2013–15 Granite Flats 19 episodes
2015 Criminal Minds The Night Watch


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

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