Steven Wright

Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter
A comedian noted for his deadpan delivery, Steven Wright has built up a following, and while he has not followed many of his contemporaries into sitcom or big screen stardom, he did win an Academy Award for the short ... Read more »
Born: 12/05/1955 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (57)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside Comedy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Performer

Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Son of the Mask 2005 (Movie)

Daniel Moss (Actor)

100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Coffee and Cigarettes 2004 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Egg: The Arts Show 1999 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Downer Channel 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist 1994 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Loser 2000 (Movie)

Panty Hose Customer (Actor)

Becker 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Muse 1999 (Movie)

Stan Spielberg (Actor)

1999 1998 (Movie)

Goat Man (Actor)

Babe 2: Pig in the City 1998 (Movie)

of Bob (Voice)

Half Baked 1998 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Mother Goose: A Rappin' and Rhymin' Special 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Comics Come Home 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Comics Come Home 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Canadian Bacon 1995 (Movie)

Niagra Mountie (Actor)

For Better Or Worse 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

TV Nation 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Nation: Year-in-Review Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bob 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad About You 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mixed Nuts 1994 (Movie)

Man at Pay Phone (Actor)

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

Dr Emil Reingold (Actor)

Speechless 1994 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

The Swan Princess 1994 (Movie)

of Speed (Voice)

A New York Night -- Live! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

So I Married An Axe Murderer 1993 (Movie)

Pilot (Actor)

10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Reservoir Dogs 1992 (Movie)

of K-Billy DJ (Voice)

The Meaning of Life 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Men of Respect 1991 (Movie)

Sterling (Actor)

Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs & Gravity 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief IV 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Woodstock: Return to the Planet of the '60s 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mike's Talent Show 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Prince's Trust Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief II 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Get a Job 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars & Bars 1988 (Movie)

Pruitt (Actor)

The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Steven Wright 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Coffee and Cigarettes 1985 (Movie)

Steven (Actor)

Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 (Movie)

Larry Stillman DDS (Actor)

Kommando-Unternehmen Rote Laterne 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (Tv Show)

Guest
Producer (4)

Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Producer

The Bachelorette 2015 (Tv Show)

Story Producer

Bachelor in Paradise 1992 - 1994, 1998 - 1999, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Story Producer

The Bachelor 2014 (Tv Show)

Story Producer
Writer (3)

My Father's Hands 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Story By

Coffee and Cigarettes 1985 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

Life With Boys 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

A comedian noted for his deadpan delivery, Steven Wright has built up a following, and while he has not followed many of his contemporaries into sitcom or big screen stardom, he did win an Academy Award for the short "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings" (1988). He co-produced, co-wrote and co-starred in the film, playing a man who goes to a psychotherapist and meets with unexpected results.

Relationships

Dolly Wright

Mother

EDUCATION

Emerson College

Boston , Massachusetts 1978
classmates included Denis Leary

Milestones

1997

Headlined at Carnegie Hall

1994

Appeared in the features "Natural Born Killers", "Mixed Nuts" and "Speechless"

1994

Voiced the character of Speed the turtle in the animated "The Swan Princess"

1993

Had recurring role on "Mad About You" (NBC)

1988

Produced the Academy Award-winning short film "The Appointment of Dennis Jennings"; also wrote and co-starred with Rowan Atkinson and Laurie Metcalf

1986

Wrote screenplay for Jim Jarmusch' "Coffee and Cigarettes"; also appeared in film

1986

Released debut album, "I Have a Pony"

1985

Feature film debut, "Desperately Seeking Susan"

1985

Starred in first special, "On Location: Steven Wright" (HBO)

1982

Began doing stand-up comedy

Made national TV debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson"

Raised in Boston, MA

Bonus Trivia

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His 1986 comedy album, "I Have a Pony", earned a Grammy nomination.

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"I still love to perform. And I still love to write. It's what I always wanted to do." --Steven Wright in TIMEOUT NEW YORK, June 5-12, 1997

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"I don't usually laugh onstage. But it's not a decision I made. I'm just trying to remember my act." --Wright in TIMEOUT NEW YORK, June 5-12, 1997

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