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Tom Wright

In addition to his work in The Brother, as social worker Sam Prescott, actor and stunt man Tom Wright has appeared in three other films written and directed by John Sayles, Matewan (1987), City of Hope (1991), and Passion Fish (1992).

Hailing from Englewood, New Jersey, Wright has worked as a stunt performer on such major films as Blue Steel (1990) and Do the Right Thing (1989), and as an actor in Reversal of Fortune (1990), Forget Paris (1995), Tales from the Hood (1995), and Gridlock'd (1997), in which he co-starred with Sayles.

Tom Wright's most recent film releases are Alex in Wonderb (2001) and Pursuit of Happiness (2001). His stunt training came in handy during the 1998/99 TV season, when he was a regular on the CBS series Martial Law, playing the straight-arrow partner of Hong Kong high-kicker Sammo Hung.

Wright plays ex football great Flash Philips is Sayles' upcoming Sunshine State.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Tom Wright Facts

Birth Name Harold Thomas Wright
OccupationActor
BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.