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Will Wright


Most well-known for developing the extremely successful SimCity as well as the Sims pc and video gaming, he was also in charge of a 2008 dream video game called Spore. Though he by no means earned a degree, he analyzed architecture, computer technology, mechanical engineering, and many other topics at Louisiana Condition University, Louisiana Technology, and THE BRAND NEW College in Manhattan. He and trader Jeff Braun produced the Maxis gaming company and released the initial SimCity video game in the past due 1980s. He was created in Atlanta, Georgia, and elevated mainly in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his wife, Anya, later on resolved in California using their three kids. He and Minecraft creator Markus Persson both designed popular video games.

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Full Name Will Wright
Date Of Birth January 20, 1960
Died June 19, 1962, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Atlanta, GA
Profession Game Designer
Education Episcopal High School, Louisiana State University
Nationality American
Spouse Anya Zavarzina, Joell Jones
Parents Beverlye Wright Edwards, Will Wright, Sr.
Awards BAFTA Fellowship, VGX Award for Gamer God, PGA Vanguard Award
Movies Bambi, They Live by Night, Niagara, The Wild One, Adam's Rib, All the King's Men, Cape Fear, Vengeance Valley, Alias Jesse James, Johnny Tremain, People Will Talk, The Deadly Companions, Rhapsody in Blue, Gunman's Walk, The Raid, The Blue Dahlia, Johnny Guitar, House by the River, The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock, The Happy Time, The Inner Circle, Quantrill's Raiders, My Forbidden Past, Green Grass of Wyoming, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, A Ticket to Tomahawk, The Missouri Traveler, Keeper of the Bees, The Las Vegas Story, Lure of the Wilderness, Blaze of Noon, An Act of Murder, The Jolson Story, Brimstone, Mrs Mike, Down Missouri Way, The Savage Horde, Holiday for Sinners, The Last Posse, The Tall Men, The Walls of Jericho, Blossoms in the Dust, The Tall Target, The Inside Story, Here Comes Elmer, The Postman Didn't Ring, One Exciting Week, Hot Cargo, Big Jack, Black Eagle, Grissly's Millions
TV Shows Dennis the Menace
Star Sign Aquarius

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Keeper of the Bees1947Dr. Grayson
The Trouble with Women1947Commissioner (uncredited)
The Long Night1947Mr. Tully - the Janitor (uncredited)
Blaze of Noon1947Mr. Thomas
Danger Street1947Police Chief Bullward (uncredited)
California1947Chairman (uncredited)
Blue Skies1946Dan - Stage Manager (uncredited)
The Jolson Story1946Sourpuss Movie Patron (uncredited)
Big Town1946Station Agent (uncredited)
Down Missouri Way1946Prof. Morris
The Inner Circle1946Henry Boggs
Rendezvous with Annie1946Elmer Snodgrass
Hot Cargo1946Tim Chapman
One Exciting Week1946Otis Piper
Without Reservations1946Pullman Conductor (uncredited)
The Blue Dahlia1946'Dad' Newell
Johnny Comes Flying Home1946Foreman (uncredited)
The Hoodlum Saint1946Allan Smith - Times Editor (uncredited)
They Made Me a Killer1946Henry, the Blacksmith (uncredited)
The Madonna's Secret1946The Riverman
Scarlet Street1945Globe Loan Office Manager (uncredited)
Road to Utopia1945Mr. Latimer (uncredited)
State Fair1945Hog Judge (uncredited)
The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry1945Mr. Nelson (uncredited)
Bewitched1945Mr. Herkheimer
You Came Along1945Col. Dale V. Armstrong (uncredited)
Rhapsody in Blue1945Rachmaninoff
Salome Where She Danced1945Sheriff
Fall Guy1945ShortMr. Nedsen, Parkson's Attorney (uncredited)
High Powered1945Jeff Hines (uncredited)
Grissly's Millions1945John Frey
Practically Yours1944Sen. Cowling (uncredited)
Dangerous Passage1944Postal Clerk (uncredited)
The Town Went Wild1944Judge Harry Schrank (uncredited)
Wilson1944Hughes Campaign Orator in Maine (uncredited)
Take It Big1944Rodeo Judge (uncredited)
You Can't Ration Love1944Judge Cary, Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
The Navy Way1944Baldy - Triangle A Ranch Hand (uncredited)
In Old Oklahoma1943Doctor (uncredited)
Here Comes Elmer1943Horace Parrot
Minesweeper1943Naval Captain (uncredited)
So Proudly We Hail!1943Col. Clark (uncredited)
Sleepy Lagoon1943Cyrus Coates
The Good Fellows1943Brother from Danville (uncredited)
Cowboy in Manhattan1943Higgins
Submarine Alert1943Local Sheriff (uncredited)
The Meanest Man in the World1943Pawn Shop Owner (uncredited)
USS VD: Ship of Shame1942Commandant (uncredited)
Tennessee Johnson1942Alderman (uncredited)
The Major and the Minor1942Ticket Agent #1 (uncredited)
A Letter from Bataan1942ShortMr. Limpert the Mailman
Wildcat1942John 'Paw' Smithers
Bambi1942Friend Owl (voice, uncredited)
Tales of Manhattan1942Old Concertgoer (Laughton sequence) (uncredited)
The Postman Didn't Ring1942Mr. Slade
Saboteur1942J.C. Lormans - Company Official (uncredited)
Shut My Big Mouth1942Long
Shadow of the Thin Man1941Maguire - Nervous Ticket Seller (uncredited)
The Tell-Tale Heart1941ShortSecond Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)
Nothing But the Truth1941Mr. Bart Prichard (uncredited)
Mob Town1941Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Honky Tonk1941Townsman at Meeting House (uncredited)
The Richest Man in Town1941Frederick Johnson
Cracked Nuts1941Sylvanus Boogle
Blossoms in the Dust1941Texas Senator (uncredited)
Maisie Was a Lady1941Judge Thatcher (uncredited)
You, the People1940ShortMr. Roberts (uncredited)
Blondie Plays Cupid1940Tucker
Pure Feud1934ShortLem (uncredited)
Bonanza1960-1962TV SeriesSeth Coombs / Will Reagan / Micah Bailey
Cape Fear1962Dr. Pearsall
Maverick1958-1962TV SeriesSheriff Chester Bentley / Atherton Flayger / Boone Gillis / ...
The Andy Griffith Show1960-1962TV SeriesBen Weaver
Laramie1961-1962TV SeriesDoc Bigelow / Dr. Sindley / Dr. Burns
The Jack Benny Program1956-1962TV SeriesCafe Owner / Conductor
Outlaws1962TV SeriesAugie Fitch
Pete and Gladys1962TV SeriesJustice of the Peace
Thriller1962TV SeriesConstable Tom Walker
Ichabod and Me1961TV Series
The Dick Van Dyke Show1961TV SeriesSam Petrie
Perry Mason1959-1961TV SeriesJames Vardon / Adam Thompson / Chuck Clark
The Real McCoys1958-1961TV SeriesSam / Frank Goody
Rawhide1959-1961TV SeriesGrandfather / Grandpa
Dennis the Menace1959-1961TV SeriesMr. Merrivale / Merrivale
General Electric Theater1953-1961TV SeriesGrandpaw McCrain Jake Marley
Twenty Plus Two1961Newspaper Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
77 Sunset Strip1961TV SeriesLuther Hanks
Mister Ed1961TV SeriesMr. Thompson
The Deadly Companions1961Doctor Acton
The Tall Man1961TV SeriesMayor Hackett
The Donna Reed Show1961TV SeriesOliver
Lawman1958-1961TV SeriesTecumsah Pruitt / Luke Saint
Bat Masterson1959-1961TV SeriesBilly Willow
The Law and Mr. Jones1960-1961TV SeriesJudge
Shotgun Slade1961TV SeriesEthan Kellogg
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1955-1960TV SeriesMr. Stewart / Mr. Hendrix / Fireball McDonald / ...
The Blue Angels1960TV SeriesReese
Death Valley Days1960TV SeriesJim Barker
Inherit the Wind1960Bible Salesman (uncredited)
Make Room for Daddy1955-1960TV SeriesMr. Johnson / Will Finch
Mr. Lucky1960TV SeriesThe Leadville Kid
Riverboat1959TV SeriesJ.C. Sickel
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock1959Pentagon General
The Rough Riders1959TV SeriesAdam Bunch
Frontier Doctor1959TV SeriesKent Davenport
Trackdown1958-1959TV SeriesZack Benson / Luke Monroe
Alias Jesse James1959Titus Queasley
Tales of Wells Fargo1957-1959TV SeriesJeff Parris / Joe Dooley / Sheriff Tom Clements
Bronco1959TV SeriesDr. Winkler
Special Agent 71959TV Series
Rescue 81958TV SeriesEzra Wilkins
Sugarfoot1957-1958TV SeriesJob Turner / John Chamberlain / Charlie Cade
Rock-a-Bye Baby1958Fire Chief (uncredited)
Gunman's Walk1958Judge
The Restless Gun1958TV SeriesHiram Grover / Jim Blackwell
Quantrill's Raiders1958Judge
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin1958TV SeriesHerpo Huntington
Fury1955-1958TV SeriesMr. Malakey / Windy
Leave It to Beaver1958TV SeriesPete at Firehouse #7
Official Detective1958TV SeriesPyne
The Missouri Traveler1958Sheriff Peavy
December Bride1954-1958TV SeriesDoctor / Mr. Jordon
Hey, Jeannie!1956-1958TV SeriesMr. Wright / McClish
Casey Jones1957TV SeriesEd Corley
Zane Grey Theater1957TV SeriesKing - Newspaper Editor
Circus Boy1957TV SeriesSourdough Harry
Jeanne Eagels1957Marshal (uncredited)
Johnny Tremain1957Ephraim Lapham
The Wayward Bus1957Van Brunt
Cheyenne1957TV SeriesDoc McAllep
The Iron Sheriff1957Judge
Conflict1956TV Series
The 20th Century-Fox Hour1956TV SeriesJudge O'Neill
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956TV SeriesDeacon Haskell
The Lone Ranger1955-1956TV SeriesMarshal Griff Allison / Uncle Ed Andrews
Dragnet1956TV Series
Father Knows Best1956TV SeriesAce
You Are There1956TV SeriesPhilip Arnold
These Wilder Years1956Old Cab Driver
Lux Video Theatre1955-1956TV SeriesJudge / Mr. Grenstad / Commodore
The Millionaire1956TV SeriesGrandpa Costello
TV Reader's Digest1956TV Series
The Loretta Young Show1956TV SeriesFather Gourdian
Our Miss Brooks1956TV SeriesHenry Finley
Lassie1956TV SeriesCaleb Brown
The Ford Television Theatre1952-1956TV SeriesMr. Crane / Wentworth
Dr. Christian1956TV SeriesBen
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell1955Adm. William S. Sims
The Man with the Golden Arm1955Harry Lane (uncredited)
The Tall Men1955Gus - Bartender (uncredited)
Stage 71955TV SeriesMr. Quinby
Private Secretary1955TV Series
The Kentuckian1955John Decker - Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Not as a Stranger1955Mr. Roberts (uncredited)
Willy1954-1955TV SeriesSkinner
Damon Runyon Theater1955TV Series
Cavalcade of America1953-1955TV SeriesGeorge's Father
Schlitz Playhouse1953-1955TV Series
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1953-1955TV SeriesFrank / Chuck Fuller / The Judge
The Bob Cummings Show1955TV SeriesBurt Mason
I Love Lucy1952-1955TV SeriesSheriff / Mr. Walters
Atomic Energy as a Force for Good1955ShortTim Summers
Public Defender1954TV SeriesHorace Bascomb
The Raid1954Josiah Anderson
Johnny Guitar1954Ned - Bank Teller (uncredited)
River of No Return1954Trader (uncredited)
Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake1954ShortJoel D. Angier
Where's Raymond?1954TV Series
The Wild One1953Art Kleiner
Four Star Playhouse1952-1953TV SeriesScupper / Willie
Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok1953TV SeriesSheriff Hastings
The Last Posse1953Todd Mitchell
My Hero1953TV SeriesSam Hamilton
The Happy Time1952Family Doctor
O. Henry's Full House1952Manager (segment "The Clarion Call") (uncredited)
Holiday for Sinners1952The Man with a Cigar
Lure of the Wilderness1952Sheriff Brink
Lydia Bailey1952Consul (uncredited)
Paula1952Raymond Bascom
Young Man with Ideas1952Party Guest (uncredited)
The Las Vegas Story1952Mike Fogarty
People Will Talk1951Uncle John Higgins (uncredited)
The Tall Target1951Thomas I. Ogden - Train Passenger (uncredited)
The Amos 'n Andy Show1951TV SeriesJennings
Never Trust a Gambler1951Cap Douglas (uncredited)
Excuse My Dust1951Race judge
My Forbidden Past1951Luther Toplady
Vengeance Valley1951Mr. Willoughby
The Living Christ Series1951TV Mini-SeriesAnnas Herod The Great
Dallas1950Judge Harper (uncredited)
Walk Softly, Stranger1950Jake, Poker Player (uncredited)
Sunset in the West1950Sheriff Tad Osborne
No Way Out1950Dr. Cheney (uncredited)
The Savage Horde1950Judge Thomas Cole
A Ticket to Tomahawk1950Marshal Kit Dodge
House by the River1950Inspector Sarten
Mrs. Mike1949Dr. McIntosh
Adam's Rib1949Judge Marcasson
All the King's Men1949Dolph Pillsbury
Miss Grant Takes Richmond1949Roscoe Johnson (uncredited)
Brimstone1949Martin Tredwell
Lust for Gold1949Parsons (uncredited)
The Price of Freedom1949Short
Big Jack1949Will Farnsworth
The Green Promise1949Mr. Grenstedt, Banker (uncredited)
Little Women1949Mr. Grace - Proprietor (uncredited)
Act of Violence1949Pop
California's Golden Beginning1948Short
Whispering Smith1948Sheriff McSwiggin
Disaster1948Pop Hansford
An Act of Murder1948Judge Jim Wilder
Black Eagle1948Sheriff Clancy
The Walls of Jericho1948Dr. Patterson (uncredited)
They Live by Night1948Mobley
Green Grass of Wyoming1948Jake Willis
So This Is New York1948Uncle Fergus (uncredited)
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House1948Eph Hackett (uncredited)
The Inside Story1948J.J. Johnson
Relentless1948Sam - the Horse Dealer
Jingle, Jangle, Jingle1948ShortPop Williams
Wild Harvest1947Mike Alperson
Along the Oregon Trail1947Jim Bridger
Cynthia1947Gus Wood, Thatcher's Real Estate Rep
Mother Wore Tights1947Withers (uncredited)



The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1957-1960TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Andy Griffith Show1960TV Series performer - 1 episode
Make Room for Daddy1955TV Series performer - 1 episode

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The Naked Archaeologist2010TV Series documentary
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1958TV SeriesEphraim Lapham

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