Michael Wright (actor)

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Michael Wright
Born (1956-04-30) April 30, 1956 (age 62)
Years active1978-present
Spouse(s)Mitzie Lau (1994-2000) (divorced) (1 child)

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.


Wright's body of work in television includes the 1983 NBC science fiction miniseries V, the 1984 sequel V: The Final Battle and on V: The Series as Elias Taylor, TV series Miami Vice 1987 episode "The Savage", and on the 1997 HBO series Oz as Omar White from 2001-2003. He also played "Clinton", the leader of The Del Bombers gang in the cult film The Wanderers.

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, his most recent film is 2005's The Interpreter.

He has also made guest appearances on other TV shows including New York Undercover and Black Lightning.



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