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Tom Wright (born Harold Thomas Wright; November 29, 1952) is a television and theatre actor. He was born in Englewood, New Jersey and attended West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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. Tom 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 Lousiville, 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 Juene Lune in Minneapolis starring in Farthest From The Sun with Steve Guttenberg.

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 Constanza (Jason Alexander) on Seinfeld.


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