Samuel E. Wright (born November 20, 1948 in Camden, South Carolina) is an American actor who voiced Sebastian the crab in Disney's The Little Mermaid. He was nominated for a Tony Award in 1984 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in "The Tap Dance Kid," and again in 1998 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical as the original lead actor for Mufasa in The Lion King, the Broadway version of Disney's classic The Lion King. Wright played Enos' partner Turk in the TV series Enos. Wright originated the part of "Sam" in Over Here! on Broadway. Wright also played the part of Jericho on the short lived FOX tv show Jonny Zero. He currently runs his own drama school in Walden, New York called the Hudson Valley Conservatory and wrote a short play Radio Days about the era when people listened to radio like they watch TV today. The play features different bits of music and exerts from various musicals. But this play was mainly written as a didactic play for child actors. He also wrote a Shakespearian style play called Love's Labor, a historical fiction play about Shakespeare's own life and how he began down his path of tragic works after losing his son Hamnet which was performed at the Hudson Valley Conservatory to rave reviews. His major projects currently involved teaching, directing and inspiring young performers in his Master Company, an audition only class at his Conservatory.