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Ben Wright

Show Count: 217
Series Count: 10
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Old Time Radio
Born: May 5, 1915, London, England, UK
Died: July 2, 1989, Burbank, California, USA

Ben Wright (5 May 1915 – 2 July 1989) was an English actor in radio, film and television. He trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Radio 

Wright worked extensively in American radio, supplying crisp, erudite diction as the radio incarnation of Sherlock Holmes (1949–1950) and Inspector Peter Black on Pursuit (1951–1952). However, he considered himself a dialectician, playing Indian servant Tulku on The Green Lama, Chinese bellhop Hey Boy on the radio version of Have Gun Will Travel, various dialect roles on Nightbeat and theanthology series Escape. His roles in the latter ranged from the Cockney protagonist of The Man Who Worked Miracles to the famedArabian hero of The Voyages of Sinbad. Other radio credits included GunsmokeCrime Classics and Suspense.

Film and television 

He achieved worldwide fame when he was seen as the Nazi Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music, and he had small roles in Billy Wilder's The Fortune CookieJudgment at Nuremberg and My Fair Lady. On TV, he guested on such series as My Three SonsHogan's Heroes (as various Nazi officers), Combat!Get SmartBonanzaGunsmokeThe Twilight ZoneVoyage to the Bottom of the SeaIt Takes a Thief and The Rockford Files. Wright made three guest appearances on Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Bashful Burro," he played assay agent and murderer Crawford Wright.

Wright also worked as a voice actor. He was often heard on The Outer Limits as various alien voices, and he also appeared on-camera. Other voice work included the narrator inCleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor, the BBC announcer in the film version of The Diary of Anne Frank and featured animation roles in several Disney films: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (as Roger Radcliff), The Jungle Book (as Mowgli's wolf father, Rama) and The Little Mermaid (as Grimsby). The latter was his final role. Wright died after undergoing heart surgery soon after finishing on The Little Mermaid. He was survived by his wife Muriel and a son and daughter. He was cremated.

Source: Wikipedia

Crime ClassicsCrime Classics
Show Count: 51
Broadcast History: June 1953 to June 1954
Cast: Lou Merrill, Ben Wright, Barney Phillips, Mary Jane Croft, Bill Johnstone, Paula Winslowe, Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield, Betty Harford, Jack Kruschen, Irene Tedrow, John Dehner, Sam Edwards, Lillian Buyeff, Norma LeMond, Roy Rowan
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Crime Classics was a United States radio docudrama which aired as a sustaining series over CBS from June 15, 1953, to June 30, 1954.
Have Gun Will TravelHave Gun Will Travel
Show Count: 106
Broadcast History: 23 November 1958 to 27 November 1960
Cast: Ben Wright, John Dehner, Olan Soule, Jack Moyles, Virginia Gregg, Lynn Allen, Russell Arms
Director: Frank Paris
Producer: Frank Paris
On StageOn Stage
Show Count: 13
Broadcast History: 1 January 1953 to 30 September 1953
Cast: Ben Wright, Elliott Lewis, Howard McNear, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Harry Bartell, Cathy Lewis, Barney Phillips, Peggy Webber
Director: Elliott Lewis
Producer: Elliott Lewis
Voyage of the Scarlet QueenVoyage of the Scarlet Queen
Show Count: 33
Broadcast History: 3 July 1947 to 14 February 1948
Cast: Ben Wright, Elliott Lewis, John Dehner, William Conrad, Ed Max
Broadcast: January 13, 1953
Added: May 02 2014
Broadcast: 7th June 1954
Added: Feb 18 2010
Broadcast: 5th October 1953
Added: Oct 08 2009
Broadcast: 28th November 1964
Added: Sep 24 2005
Broadcast: 19th March 1950
Added: Mar 19 2009
Broadcast: 22nd December 1952
Added: Dec 20 2008
Broadcast: 16th July 1950
Added: Jul 11 2003
Broadcast: 31st May 1955
Added: Apr 29 2010
Broadcast: 14th November 1964
Added: Nov 07 2004
Broadcast: 30th July 1947
Added: Jul 20 2009
Broadcast: 27th January 1952
Added: Jan 02 2011
Broadcast: 5th July 1955
Added: May 13 2010
Broadcast: 17th November 1957
Added: Nov 18 2011
Broadcast: 1st November 1958
Added: Nov 03 2011
Broadcast: 24th July 1950
Added: Jun 28 2011
Broadcast: 28th February 1956
Starring: Ben Wright
Added: Sep 11 2010
Broadcast: 21st April 1952
Added: Apr 30 2009
Broadcast: 17th August 1956
Added: Feb 14 2008
Broadcast: 3rd March 1954
Added: Mar 06 2011
Broadcast: 3rd September 1947
Starring: Ben Wright
Added: Aug 03 2009
Broadcast: 2nd December 1951
Added: Dec 24 2006
Broadcast: 7th May 1950
Added: Mar 25 2011
Broadcast: 17th December 1950
Added: Dec 17 2006
Broadcast: 23rd April 1952
Added: Sep 04 2012
Broadcast: 1st January 1950
Added: Jan 01 2006
Broadcast: 9th June 1957
Added: Jun 04 2005
Broadcast: 26th March 1950
Added: Mar 26 2009
Broadcast: 22nd September 1952
Added: Jan 17 2009
Broadcast: February 24, 1956
Added: May 03 2007
Broadcast: 22nd September 1952
Added: Aug 20 2009
Broadcast: 25th October 1950
Added: Nov 28 2010
Broadcast: 22nd June 1958
Added: May 20 2011
Broadcast: 25th May 1956
Added: May 25 2007
Broadcast: 10th April 1956
Starring: Ben Wright
Added: Jul 29 2010
Broadcast: 8th May 1952
Added: Sep 30 2011
Broadcast: 9th February 1958
Added: Feb 10 2008
Broadcast: 20th March 1950
Added: Jun 19 2011
Broadcast: September 7, 1958
Added: Nov 12 2010
Broadcast: 27th April 1953
Added: Aug 07 2009
Broadcast: 14th April 1952
Added: May 16 2009
Broadcast: 7th May 1952
Added: Oct 14 2012
Broadcast: 6th March 1960
Added: Mar 06 2012
Broadcast: 1st November 1955
Starring: Ben Wright, Parley Baer
Added: Jun 25 2010
Broadcast: 16th March 1953
Added: Sep 18 2009
Broadcast: 26th October 1951
Added: Dec 08 2011
Broadcast: 24th November 1950
Added: Nov 28 2009
Broadcast: 4th February 1951
Added: Apr 09 2006
Broadcast: 3rd July 1956
Added: Aug 01 2010
Broadcast: 27th December 1955
Added: Jan 06 2011
Broadcast: 9th November 1953
Added: Nov 12 2009
Broadcast: 30th December 1954
Added: Jan 01 2010
Broadcast: 16th February 1958
Added: Mar 12 2009
Broadcast: 10th November 1957
Added: Nov 04 2011
Broadcast: 23rd December 1954
Added: Dec 31 2009
Broadcast: 28th December 1953
Added: Jan 02 2010
Broadcast: 24th September 1950
Added: Jun 26 2010
Broadcast: November 21, 1964
Added: Nov 17 2015
Broadcast: 21st May 1952
Added: Dec 09 2011
Broadcast: 22nd March 1959
Added: Jul 30 2011
Broadcast: 15th February 1959
Added: Jul 09 2011
Broadcast: 19th June 1956
Added: Jul 23 2010
Broadcast: 24th November 1957
Added: Nov 24 2011
Broadcast: 22nd February 1959
Added: Jul 14 2011
Broadcast: 24th September 1950
Added: Nov 29 2009
Broadcast: 14th April 1957
Added: Apr 07 2011
Broadcast: 11th November 1956
Added: Jan 19 2007
Broadcast: 25th July 1956
Added: Aug 07 2010
Broadcast: 7th April 1957
Added: Feb 11 2011
Broadcast: 19th February 1950
Added: Jan 20 2009
Broadcast: 14th September 1958
Added: Sep 09 2011
Broadcast: February 2, 1950
Added: Feb 02 2015
Broadcast: 17th August 1958
Added: Oct 23 2005
Broadcast: November 30, 1953
Added: Aug 16 2014
Broadcast: 22nd September 1957
Added: Sep 22 2012