Tom Wright has appeared in more than 40 stage productions on and off Broadway. He began his acting career as an original member of The People’s Light and Theater Company outside of Philadelphia. Wright also spent four years at the National Playwrights Conference and two summers at the Sundance Institute. His other theater credits include plays produced at The Kennedy Center, Actors Theater of Louisville, Hartford Stage, Yale Rep, Center Stage, The Roundabout Theater, Manhattan Theater Club, and Lincoln Center. On Broadway, he performed in A Taste of Honey which received two Tony Award nominations.
Wright co-starred in the feature films Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Ice Cube. He also co-starred with Angela Bassett as her ex-lover in Sunshine State, his seventh film with writer/director John Sayles. The other six Sayles films include: Passion Fish, Lianna, City of Hope, Matewan, The Brother from Another Planet, and Honeydripper. In 2000, Wright won the Best Actor Award at the Santa Monica Film Festival for his portrayal of John Shed in the indie film Dumbarton Bridge. He has more than 200 acting credits in a long and versatile career, including performances in The Magicians, Medical Police, Ray Donovan, Murder in the First, Granite Flats, Crash, Close to Home, Star Trek Enterprise, 24, Any Day Now, and Seinfeld.