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Dorsey Wright

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Birth dateApril 21, 1957(age 59)
Place of birthThe Bronx, New York City
Years active1979 present

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Dorsey Wright (born 1957) is an American actor, best known for his role as Cleon in the 1979 film The Warriors.

Wright was born in The Bronx, New York City in 1957 and earned his first acting role in 1979, in The Warriors, for which he is best remembered. He also co-starred in the film version of Hair that same year. In 1981, he appeared as a gang member in the film Ragtime, and played Junior Jones in the 1984 film adaptation of John Irving's novel The Hotel New Hampshire. This was his last film role.

Dorsey Wright was once part of a theater group based in Long Island City, Queens called the Theater for the Forgotten. The project was run and funded by producer/director Beverly Rich. The group put on plays for those that were shut in, and traveled throughout New York City and New Jersey. The plays that were done were written in collaboration with the theater group "Dream 76" and "Forever My Earth".

He now works for the New York Transit Authority, but still does voice-overs for television and radio commercials. In 2005, he reprised his role as Cleon in the video game version of The Warriors.

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