Samuel E. Wright was born on November 20, 1946 in Camden, South Carolina, USA. He is an actor, known for The Little Mermaid (1989), Dinosaur (2000) and Bird (1988).
Has 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."
Ran his own drama school called Hudson Valley Conservatory in Walden, New York [August 2012]
Portrays Mufasa in Disney's Broadway version of The Lion King [June 2001]
Samuel E. Wright is retired and lives in Walden, New York.
Samuel E. Wright's recording of "Sebastian" (Vocals, as Disney animated character Sebastian), the Caribbean roots music-flavored sequel LP to The Little Mermaid (1989) original soundtrack (The Walt Disney Company, Buena Vista Pictures Distribution, 1990), is Certified Gold. [October 1992]