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Samuel E. Wright

Samuel E. Wright (born November 20, 1946 in Camden, South Carolina) is an American actor who voiced Sebastian the crab in Disney's The Little Mermaid. He also was nominated for Best Performance by a 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 the Purple Grapes for Fruit of the Loom underwear commercials and he played Enos' partner Turk in the TV series Enos. Wright originated the part of "Sam" in Over Here! on Broadway. He currently runs his own drama school in Walden, New York and wrote a short play Radio Days about the era when people listened to radio like they watch T.V. today. The play features different bits of music and excerpts 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 Hamlet.

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