Max Wright Biography (1943-)

Born August 2, 1943, in Detroit, MI; son of George Herman Wright; married; wife's name, Linda; children: Ben, Daisy. Education--Attended WabashCollege and Wayne State University; studied drama at the National Theatre School, Montreal, PQ, Canada. Addresses: Agent: Bresler, Kelly and Associates, 11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 510, Los Angeles, CA 90064.

Birth Details
August 2, 1943
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Mr. Coates, The Great White Hope, Alvin Theatre, NewYork City, 1968
  • Murderer, Public Prosecutor Is Sick of It All, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1972
  • Tom, Arena Stage, 1973-74
  • Inherit the Wind, Arena Stage, 1973-74
  • Long Day's Journey into Night, Arena Stage, 1975
  • The Recruiting Officer, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1977
  • The Ghost Sonata, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1977
  • Terra Nova, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1977
  • Parker, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel, Longacre Theatre, NewYork City, 1977
  • Yepikhodor and Semyon Panteleyevich, The Cherry Orchard, New YorkShakespeare Festival, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Lawrence Vail, Once in a Lifetime, Circle in the Square, New YorkCity, 1978
  • Stages, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1979
  • Happy End, American Repertory Theatre, 1979
  • Second murderer, Richard III, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Ivan Alexandrovich Khlestakov, The Inspector General, American Repertory Theatre, then Circle in the Square, both 1979
  • Leo, Lunch Hour, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Owen Glendower, Henry IV, Part One, New York Shakespeare Festival,Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • The Front Page, Long Wharf Theatre, 1981
  • Man #2, For No Good Reason, Samuel Beckett Theatre, then Harold Clurman Theatre, both New York City, 1985
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Twelfth Night, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1998, then Lincoln Center, New York City, 1998
  • Lebedev, Ivanov, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1998
  • Christopher Sly, The Taming of the Shrew, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1999
  • Film Appearances
  • Joshua Penn, All That Jazz, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1979
  • Second commuter, Last Embrace, United Artists, 1979
  • Leon Hundertwasser, Simon, Orion, 1980
  • Floyd Dell, Reds, Paramount, 1981
  • Floor manager, The Sting II, Universal, 1983
  • Dr. Al Monford, Konrad, 1985
  • Millard Tvedt, Fraternity Vacation, 1985
  • Dr. Aronson, Soul Man, 1986
  • Lester, Touch and Go, Tri-Star, 1986
  • Berger, The Shadow, 1994
  • County health inspector, Grumpier Old Men (also known as GrumpyOld Men 2), 1995
  • Horace Whaley, Snow Falling on Cedars, Universal, 1999
  • Robin Starveling, A Midsummer Night's Dream (also known as Sogno di una notte di mezza estate and William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream), Fox Searchlight, 1999
  • Zaddock Pratt, Easter, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • In Fashion, 1974
  • Dr. Mengele, Playing for Time, CBS, 1980
  • Shakespeare director, For Ladies Only, NBC, 1981
  • Dr. Boone, Dangerous Company, CBS, 1982
  • Prince Heinrick, The Dancing Princess, 1984
  • Code Name: Foxfire (also known as Slay It Again, Sam), 1985
  • Dick Stetmeyer, Misfits of Science, 1985
  • Stan Clark, Scandal Sheet, ABC, 1985
  • Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, Liberty, NBC, 1986
  • Howard Haldane, Going to the Chapel (also known as Wedding DayBlues and Wedding Day), NBC, 1988
  • Bill Spencer, White Mile, HBO, 1994
  • Herman Mandelbrot, A Mother's Gift (also known as A Lanternin Her Hand), CBS, 1995
  • Dr. Jonas Reilly, Dead by Midnight, ABC, 1997
  • Series
  • Karl Shub, Buffalo Bill, NBC, 1983-84
  • Richard "Dick" Stetmeyer, Misfits of Science, ABC, 1985-86
  • Willie Tanner, ALF, NBC, beginning 1986
  • Paul, Dudley, CBS, 1992-93
  • Max Denby, The Norm Show (also known as Norm), ABC, 1999-
  • Miniseries
  • Scientist, James A. Michener's "Space," CBS, 1985
  • Herbert Denninger, The Stand (also known as Stephen King'sThe Stand), ABC, 1994
  • Guenter Wendt, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Pilots
  • Jimbo, I Gave at the Office, NBC, 1984
  • Leon Pakulski, The Faculty, ABC, 1986
  • Specials
  • Judge Rhodes, You Are the Jury, NBC, 1987
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek, William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (also known as Twelfth Night), PBS, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Mr. Ambrose, "The Road Not Taken" Part 2, Taxi, 1982
  • Mr. Bundle, "Trick or Treat," Tales from the Dark Side, syndicated, 1983
  • Jim Fleener, "Strange Bedfellows" Parts 1 and 2, Cheers, 1986
  • Gerald Yelverton, "The Taxman Cometh," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • Mr. Brinker, "Who Burned Mr. Brinker's Store," Ghostwriter, PBS, 1992
  • Doc Kinman, "Trilogy (Part 1)--August 8, 1955" and "Trilogy (Part 3)--July 28, 1978," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1992
  • Justice Reynolds, "Sophie's Big Decision," The Powers That Be,1992
  • Marshall Corwin, "All the Life That's Fit to Print," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1993
  • Mr. Cole, Roc, Fox, 1993
  • Terry, "The One Where Underdog Gets Away," Friends, NBC, 1994
  • Darby, "Pilot," The Watcher, UPN, 1995
  • Terry, "The One with the Baby on the Bus," Friends, NBC, 1995
  • Jackson Bishop, "Some Call Them Beasts," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1996
  • Mayor Mike Garfield, "Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog," Early Edition, CBS, 1996
  • Herman Gass, High Incident, ABC, 1997
  • Man with phone, "Season Opener," Mad About You, NBC, 1998
  • Emile Janasek, "Protecting the Source," LateLine, ABC, 1999
  • Drew's stomach, "Drew's Stomachache," The Drew Carey Show,ABC, 1999
  • Also appeared as Frank Bartman in "Pills" and "Circumstantial Evidence,"episodes of WKRP in Cincinnati.

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