Dec. 6th, 1955
Steven Wright's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2005 - The Aristocrats
2004 - Coffee and Cigarettes
2000 - Loser
1999 - The Muse
1998 - Babe: Pig in the City
1998 - Half Baked
1995 - Canadian Bacon
1994 - Speechless
1994 - Natural Born Killers
1994 - Mixed Nuts
1994 - The Swan Princess
1993 - So I Married an Axe Murderer
1992 - Reservoir Dogs
1988 - The Appointments Of Dennis Jennings
1985 - Desperately Seeking Susan
Guest TV Roles
Noah the Cab Driver
Steven Alexander Wright (born December 6, 1955) is an American comedian, actor and writer. He is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, and one-liners with contrived situations.
Early life and career Wright was born in Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts, one of four children of Lucille “Dolly” (née Lomano) and Alexander K. Wright. He was raised Catholic. His mother was Italian American and his father was of Scottish descent. Wright's father, an electronics technician who "tested a lot of stuff for the Apollo space program," became a truck driver after that program ended.
Wright spent two years obtaining an associate's degree from Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Massachusetts, before enrolling at Emerson College. He graduated from the latter in 1978 and began performing stand-up comedy in 1979 at the Boston comedy club the Comedy Connection. He cites George Carlin and Woody Allen among his influences.
In 1982 Peter Lassally, executive producer of The Tonight Show, noticed Wright performing on a bill with other local comics at the comedy club Ding Ho, in Cambridge's Inman Square, a venue Wright described as "half Chinese restaurant and half comedy club. It was a pretty weird place".
- Grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts, the same town as Amy Poehler from Saturday Night Live and Upright Citizens Brigade and David Lovering of the Pixies.
- Attended Emerson College (Boston, Massachusetts) with 'Denis Leary' (qv)
- Although born in New York, he is a serious Boston Red Sox baseball fan.
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