In film and TV, he was busy on and off-camera. He was seen as the Nazi Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music, and had small roles in Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie, Judgment at Nuremberg, and My Fair Lady, amongst others. On TV, he guested on such series Hogan's Heroes (as various Nazi officers), Combat Get Smart Bonanza, Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone and The Rockford Files.
Wright also worked heavily as a voice actor, and was often heard on The Outer Limits, as various alien voices, and also appeared on-camera. Other voice work included playing the narrator in Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, the BBC announcer in the film version of The Diary of Anne Frank, and featured animation roles in several Disney movies: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (as Roger Radcliff), The Jungle Book (as Mowgli's wolf father, Akela), and The Little Mermaid (as Grimsby). The latter was his final role.
Ben Wright Facts
|Birthday||May 5, 1915|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||July 9, 1989 (Burbank, California, USA, age 74)|