Samuel Edward Wright is a retired American actor and singer, who voiced Sebastian in the 1989 Disney animated feature film, The Little Mermaid and has reprised the role in various Disney projects; until his retirement in 2008. Wright also voiced Kron in the 2000 Disney animated film, Dinosaur.

Wright was nominated for two Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, including his role as Mufasa in The Lion King.

Disney Roles



  • He was considered for the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.  However, Liam Neeson was cast at the end.[1]


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