Michael Wright (actor)

Michael Wright (born April 30, 1956) is an American film and television actor, who is best known for his role as Eddie King Jr., in the 1991 Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats.

Michael Wright
Born (1956-04-30) April 30, 1956
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Mitzie Lau (1994-2000) (divorced) (1 child)


Wright's body of work in television includes the 1983 NBC science fiction miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle, and V: The Series as Elias Taylor. He appeared in the 1987 episode "The Savage" of Miami Vice, and on the 1997 HBO series Oz as Omar White from 2001-2003. Wright has appeared on New York Undercover, and as Lazarus Prime on Black Lightning.

Wright's film roles include the 1987 drama The Principal as Victor Duncan, also starring James Belushi, and the 1994 film Sugar Hill with Wesley Snipes. He played Clinton, the leader of The Del Bombers gang in the cult film The Wanderers. His most recent film is 2005's The Interpreter.


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