Samuel E. Wright

American actor (1946–2021)

Samuel Edward Wright (November 20, 1946 – May 24, 2021) was an American actor and singer. He was best known as the voice of Sebastian in Disney's The Little Mermaid. In the movie, he sang "Under the Sea",[1] which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. He also played Dizzy Gillespie in the 1988 movie Bird.

Samuel E. Wright
Born(1946-11-20)November 20, 1946
DiedMay 24, 2021(2021-05-24) (aged 74)
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active1968–2008
SpouseAmanda Wright

Wright also played Mufasa in the original cast of The Lion King on Broadway and voiced Kron the Iguanodon in Disney's 2000 movie Dinosaur.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Victorian, Brande (2013-10-10). "'What More Is You Looking For?' Meet Samuel E. Wright, The Voice Of Sebastian On 'The Little Mermaid'". Madame Noire. Retrieved 2014-07-30.