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Samuel E Wright

Actor/voiceover artist

Born - 20 November 1948, Camden, South Carolina, USA
Died - 24 May 2021

Solemn-looking, often moustachioed Afro-American performer who made only a handful of films, but proved himself an ace voiceover artist, notably as Sebastian, the West Indian crab, in the original The Little Mermaid in 1989, a role he repeated in several video games and spin-offs. A Broadway performer from 1970, and first seen on screen in the TV movies Hollow Image (1979), The Neighborhood (1982) and Brass (1988), he later ventured into films: Bird and Me and Him both appeared in 1988, before he turned again to voiceover work, creating many memorable characters before his retirement in 2018. He died from prostate cancer, survived by his wife Angela and three children.