Tom Wright

Biography

Date of Birth 29 November 1952, Englewood, New Jersey, USA Birth Name Harold Thomas Wright Thomas R. Wright, generally credited as Tom Wright (born 29 November 1960; age 48), is the highly-prolific actor who played the role of Tuvix in the Star Trek: Voyager episode of the same name. He went on to appear as Ghrath in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Storm Front". Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Wright began his screen acting career with small roles in a number of feature film. One of his earlist film credits was 1980's Midnight Madness, which also featured fellow Englewood-born Star Trek alum John Fiedler (as well as Charlie Brill and Georgia Schmidt). This was followed with a supporting role in John Sayles' science fiction dramedy The Brother from Another Planet. Wright has since gone on to appear in several more films from Sayles, including 1987's Matewan (with Gordon Clapp and Bob Gunton), 1991's City of Hope (with Jude Ciccolella, Lawrence Tierney, and Kevin Tighe), 1992's Passion Fish (starring Star Trek: First Contact actress Alfre Woodard), and 2002's Sunshine State (with Gordon Clapp, Bill Cobbs, and Miguel Ferrer). Other films he appeared in throughout the 1980s include Streetwalkin' (1985, with Julie Newmar), Creepshow 2 (1987), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988, with Bernie Casey and Clarence Williams III), Troop Beverly Hills (1989, with David Gautreaux), and Heart of Dixie (1989, starring Virginia Madsen, Barbara Babcock, and Kurtwood Smith). His later film credits range from dramas such as 1990's Reversal of Fortune, 1995's White Man's Burden (with Bumper Robinson), 2000's The Prime Gig (with Wallace Shawn and Pat Healy), and 2006's World Trade Center (with Jude Ciccolella and Donna Murphy), to thrillers such as 1990's Marked for Death, 1992's Past Midnight (with Clancy Brown), 1997's Murder at 1600 (with Daniel Benzali, Ronny Cox, Charles Rocket, and Harris Yulin), and 2005's Chasing Ghosts (with Patrick Kilpatrick, Mark Rolston, and Sean Whalen), to comedies like 1995's Forget Paris (with Robert Costanzo and Clint Howard) and the popular Barbershop films (the first in 2002; Barbershop 2: Back in Business in 2004). He also appeared in the 1995 horror movie Tales from the Hood with Corbin Bernsen and Clarence Williams III, appeared in 1996's Menno's Mind with Corbin Bernsen, William O. Campbell, Michael Dorn, Bill Erwin, and Robert Picardo, and starred in the 2001 sci-fi film Contagion, along with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine guest stars Jeffrey Combs, Megan Gallagher, and Andrew Hawkes. His non-Trek television credits include an appearance in the 1983 mini-series Kennedy along with John Glover and Kelsey Grammer, a regular role on the soap opera All My Children from 1984 through 1985, a guest appearance on A Man Named Hawk starring Avery Brooks, and an episode of Roseanne which also featured Madge Sinclair. He also appeared in two episodes of China Beach (one in 1989 and another in 1991), on which his Voyager co-star Robert Picardo was a regular, as were Megan Gallagher, Jeff Kober, and Concetta Tomei. During the 1990s, Wright was a regular on three series: Santa Barbara in 1994, Extreme in 1995 (co-starring Dey Young), and Martial Law from 1998 through 1999. Series on which he made guest appearances include the Bill Smitrovich/Ray Buktenica drama Life Goes On, the popular L.A. Law with Corbin Bernsen and Larry Drake (in an episode also guest-starring Robert Curtis-Brown, Samantha Eggar, and Lawrence Tierney), and several episodes of Seinfeld, including one where series regular and fellow Voyager guest star Jason Alexander offends his character by suggesting he looks like boxer "Sugar" Ray Leonard. Three of the episodes featuring Wright also guest-starred Ian Abercrombie, with one of those also featuring Robert Hooks. Richard Herd appeared in a fourth. Later TV credits include two episodes of NYPD Blue with Gordon Clapp and Sharon Lawrence, an episode of CSI with Glenn Morshower, an episode of The District with Roger Aaron Brown, Joanna Cassidy and "Storm Front" co-star John Fleck, an episode of Neal McDonough's Boomtown (guest-starring LeVar Burton, Fran Bennett, and Vanessa Williams), an episode of JAG with David Andrews, Ivar Brogger, Scott Lawrence, and Zoe McLellan, and an episode of 24 with Jude Ciccolella and Gregory Itzin. Additionally, he had roles in the TV movies The Pentagon Wars (1998) with Kelsey Grammer, Sam Anderson, Bruce French, Randy Oglesby, and Richard Riehle) and Funny Valentines (1999) starring Alfre Woodard. He has also guest-starred on such series as ER, Chicago Hope, Everwood, The O.C., and Cold Case and House, M.D.. Wright recently starred with Brad Dourif in the drama Sinner, due out in 2007. He also has a role in an upcoming comedy called The Untitled Onion Movie, along with Len Cariou and Daniel Dae Kim.

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Marked for Death

Charles, Jamaican Cop

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Beyond the Lights

Reverend Brown

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Newcastle

Young Victor

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Sunshine State

Flash Phillips

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Striking Range

John Hatem

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Layover

Detective Mills

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Contagion

Tom Brenner (as Thomas Wright)

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rift

Lieutenant Neal

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The Divorce Party

Sacks

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Funny Valentines

Dr. Thomas Holder

Starring In
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Summer Camp

Mike

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The Locksmith

Chief Stern

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That's Amor

Henry

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The Divorce Party

Sacks

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Higher Power

Tom Davis the Talk Show Host

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Spell

Edmund

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Within

Detective Pascal

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The Secrets of Emily Blair

Detective Gorodetsky

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Rebirth

The Expert

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Beyond the Lights

Reverend Brown

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The Babymakers

Butcher - Deli Worker

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A Beautiful Soul

Brother Anthony Clark

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rift

Lieutenant Neal

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Burning Palms

Maxwell Barron

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The Cursed

Willie Gar

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Newcastle

Young Victor

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Balibo

Brian Peters

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The Onion Movie

Kwame

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Honeydripper

Cool Breeze

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Live!

Dr. Raymond Boyd

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World Trade Center

Officer Reynolds

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Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders

Detective Bryant

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Striking Range

John Hatem

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The Darwin Awards

Detective

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Chasing Ghosts

Tom Shields

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American Fusion

Dr. Lee / Lethal Killah

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Barbershop 2: Back in Business

Detective Williams

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In Your Eyes

Phil

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Family Under Siege

Stan

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The Gunman

Captain Carlton

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White Rush

Detective Brandt

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Hangman's Curse

Dan Carillo

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Lady Jayne: Killer

Detective Stan

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P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

Fred

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Sunshine State

Flash Phillips

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BarberShop

Detective Williams

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Contagion

Tom Brenner (as Thomas Wright)

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Sex And A Girl

Sebastian

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Pursuit of Happiness

Thom

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Layover

Detective Mills

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Chain of Command

Agent Burke

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The Prime Gig

Marvin Sanders

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Funny Valentines

Dr. Thomas Holder

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The Pentagon Wars

Maj. William Sayers

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Palmetto

John Renick

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Murder At 1600

Agent Hal Cooper

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Weapons of Mass Distraction

Marvel Sears

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Gridlock'd

Koolaid

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Invasion of Privacy

Devereux - Theresa's Attorney

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My Fellow Americans

Jim

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Excessive Force II - Force on Force

Grant Thompson

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Tales From the Hood

Martin Moorehouse

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Forget Paris

Tommy

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White Man's Burden

Lionel

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Men of War

Jamaal

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Amityville: A New Generation

Morgue Attendant

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Weekend at Bernie's II

Charles

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Acting on Impulse

Dave Byers

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Passion Fish

Luther

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City of Hope

Malik

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Dead in the Water

Hotel Clerk

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Street Hunter

Riley

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Reversal Of Fortune

Jack

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Marked for Death

Charles, Jamaican Cop

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Murder in Black and White

Walt Payne

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Troop Beverly Hills

James Shakar

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Heart of Dixie

Black Man At Consert

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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

Brothel Man

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Overboard

The Wright Brothers Band

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Matewan

Tom

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Creepshow 2

The Hitchhiker (segment "The Hitchhiker")

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Streetwalkin'

Henchman #1

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Down Town

Chauffeur

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exterminator 2

Youth

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The Brother From Another Planet

Sam

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One Down, Two to Go

Show Thug

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I Ought to Be in Pictures

Baseball Fan

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Der Söldner

Businessman

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Subway Riders

On the Waterfront

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Tomcats

Old Man

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