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Samuel E. Wright

Biography

Stage and display actor, vocalist, and voice-over designer who have performed the Oscar-winning “Beneath the Ocean” in the Disney animated film edition of THE TINY Mermaid. He also made an appearance in the Broadway creation from the Lion Ruler. In the first 1980s, he made an appearance inside a CBS tv series entitled Enos. He received a Tony nomination for his efficiency in the Broadway creation of The Touch Dance Child. He was created in Camden, SC. Alan Menken had written the tracks in THE TINY Mermaid, including Wright’s strike “Beneath the Ocean.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Samuel E. Wright
Date Of Birth November 20, 1946
Place Of Birth Camden, SC
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality American
Nominations Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Movies The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, Dinosaur, The Boy Who Cried Bitch, The Little Mermaid, Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser, Bird, Brass, Hollow Image
TV Shows Disney's House of Mouse, The Little Mermaid, Marsupilami, Alex Haley's Queen, Enos, Ball Four
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Samuel E. Wright is retired and lives in New York City.
2Portrays Mufasa in Disney's Broadway version of The Lion King [June 2001]
3Ran his own drama school called Hudson Valley Conservatory in Walden, New York [August 2012]
4Has been nominated twice for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role -Musical): in 1984 for "The Tap Dance Kid" and in 1998 for "The Lion King."


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Little Mermaid1989Sebastian (voice)
Men1989TV SeriesRev. Williams
Me and Him1988Paramedic 1
Bird1988Dizzy Gillespie
Spenser: For Hire1988TV SeriesDave Watkins
ABC Afterschool Specials1986TV SeriesMorris
Simon & Simon1986TV SeriesLuke 'Lucky' Brown
The Cosby Show1986TV SeriesDr. Dan Morgan
Brass1985TV MovieCapt. Michael Shore
All My Children1983TV SeriesBill Fisher
The Neighborhood1982TV MovieMoving Man
Enos1980-1981TV SeriesOfficer Turk Adams
Hollow Image1979TV MovieScotty
Ball Four1976TV SeriesC. B. Travis
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning2008VideoSebastian (voice)
Jonny Zero2005TV SeriesJericho / Dante
House of Mouse2001-2002TV SeriesSebastian
Dinosaur2000Kron (voice)
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea2000VideoSebastian (voice)
Law & Order1994-2000TV SeriesMorris Stokely / Dubois / Jerome Osborn
Arcade Frenzy1999Video GameSebastian (voice)
Giggles1999VideoSebastian (voice)
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesGil Jefferson
The Little Mermaid1992-1994TV SeriesSebastian
Marsupilami1993TV SeriesSebastian
Strapped1993TV MovieDave
Queen1993TV Mini-SeriesAlfred
Raw Toonage1992TV SeriesSebastian
Disney's Ariel the Little Mermaid1992Video GameSebastian (voice)
Sebastian's Caribbean Jamboree1991VideoSebatian / Himself
Separate But Equal1991TV Mini-SeriesArtis Patterson
Little Mermaid's Island1990TV SeriesSebastian

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning2008Video performer: "Jump in the Line"
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea2000Video performer: "Down to the Sea", "Here on the Land and Sea"
Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go to the Circus1994Video short performer: "Animal Calypso"
The Little Mermaid1992-1993TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Little Mermaid1989performer: "Under the Sea" 1989, "Kiss the Girl" 1989 - uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mickey's Fun Songs: Let's Go to the Circus1994Video short vocalist: Animal Calypso

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dinosaur: The Making of2000Video documentary
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Under the Sea: The Making of Disney's Masterpiece 'The Little Mermaid'1998Video documentary shortHimself
Walt Disney World Very Merry Christmas Parade1996TV SpecialHimself
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser1988DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHimself
The 38th Annual Tony Awards1984TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1983TV SpecialHimself
The 28th Annual Tony Awards1974TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Broadway1973TV MovieHimself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
That Fellow in the Coat2008TV SeriesSebastian
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song1992Video documentarySebastian
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea1990Video shortSebastian

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Recording for ChildrenThe Little Mermaid (1989)· Alan Menken (musical score and produced by)
· Howard Ashman (lyrics and produced by)
· Robert Kraft (produced by)
· Jodi Benson (performed by)
· Pat Carroll (performed by)
· Rene Auberjonois (performed by)


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