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Steven Alexander Wright was born on 6 December 1955, in Cambridge, Massachusetts USA, to mother Lucille ‘Dolly’ of Italian descent, and father Alexander K. Wright of Scottish descent. He is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer and film producer, perhaps best known for his lethargic voice and deadpan delivery of one-liners, often characterized by irony and deeply philosophical themes.

So just how rich is Steven Wright now? Sources state that Wright has earned a net worth of over $800,000, as of early 2017, acquired through his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Steven Wright Net Worth $800,000

Wright grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts, along with his three siblings. He attended Middlesex Community College in Bedford, and upon obtaining his associate’s degree, enrolled in Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating with a degree in Mass Communications in 1978.

The following year he started to perform stand-up comedy at Boston’s Comedy Connection club, and went on to perform at various other local clubs, perfecting his comedic skills and building a fan base. In 1982 he was invited to appear in “The Tonight Show”, which gave his career a much needed boost. He soon began landing appearances in other shows, such as “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with David Letterman”. His net worth began to grow.

In 1985 Wright released “I Have a Pony”, his first comedy album, consisting of numerous one-line jokes, which proved to be a great success, earning him a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The same year he recorded a special as a live college concert performance for HBO, entitled “A Steven Wright Special”, which became the network’s longest running and most requested comedy special, earning Wright an astonishing popularity among audiences and significantly improving his wealth.

He then became interested in film making, co-writing and co-producing the short comedy film “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings” in 1988, which he also starred in, and won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film. In 1990 Wright released another comedy special entitled “Wicker Chairs and Gravity”.

In 1999 he wrote, directed and starred in the black-and-white short film “One Soldier”, then in 2006 he released a new special entitled “Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away”, followed by the long-awaited comedy album in 2007, “I Still Have a Pony”, containing the audio from the special, which earned a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, considerably contributing to Wright’s popularity and to his net worth as well.

In 2010, he became a part of the producing team of the FX comedy-drama television series “Louie”, which brought him two nominations for Emmy Awards.

Throughout his career, Wright has appeared in a number of television and film projects. He made his film debut in the 1985 comedy/drama film “Desperately Seeking Susan”, starring Madonna. During the ’90s, he made appearances in television series such as “Mad About You”, in which he had the recurring role of Warren Mermelman, and landed smaller parts in ’90s films such as “Natural Born Killers”, “Speechless” and “The Muse”, and also did some voice over work, providing the voice for characters in several animated series including “Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist” and “The Simpsons”. His most recent voice over role has been in the upcoming 3D computer-animated comedy film “The Emoji Movie”, set to be released in 2017.

Aside from acting and stand-up, Wright is also a musician and has recorded several non-comedy songs.

Speaking about his personal life, sources are unaware of any information regarding Wright’s relationship/marital status, or of other details from his off-camera life.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 6, 1955
Birth place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Profession:Stand-up comedian, Actor, Writer, Screenwriter, Musician, Film Producer
Education:Middlesex Community College in Bedford, Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality:American
Parents:Alexander K. Wright, Lucille Lomano
Awards:Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film (1988), Boston Comedy Hall of Fame (2008)
Nominations:Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series (2010 (2010), 2014), CableACE Awards (1987), Grammy Awards (2008 (2008), 1987), PGA Awards - Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy (2015)
Movies:Reservoir Dogs (1992), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Son of the Mask (2005), The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)
TV shows:Trying Times (1987), The Downer Channel (2001), Bob (1992), NBC's The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Mad About You (1993), Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1998-1999), Louie (2011-2015), When the Leaves Blow Away (2006), The Aristocrats (2005)
Albums:I Have a Pony
Books:"The Deception" (2013), "Run With Your Heart " (2012), "Banksy's Bristol: Home Sweet Home: The Unofficial Guide" (2015), "Steven Wright Humor" (2009), "Native Crimes" (2014), "Leap at the moon" (2014), "Dr. Katz's Therapy Sessions" (1996)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He has Scottish (father) and Italian (mother) ancestry.
2Released his long-awaited second album, "I Still Have a Pony" in September. Touring through October. [October 2007]
3Grew up in Burlington, Massachusetts, the same town as Amy Poehler from Saturday Night Live and Upright Citizens Brigade and David Lovering of the Pixies.
4Big fan of the Boston Red Sox.
5Attended Emerson College (Boston, Massachusetts) with Denis Leary


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Curly unkempt hair
2Deadpan, monotone delivery


Quotes

#Quote
1You can't have it all . . . besides, where would you put it?
2I'm constantly tap dancing and wearing bright clothing and talking really loud and smiling all the time. As soon as they can't see me I take off whatever I was wearing, step into my tap shoes, run back stage and turn the music on. - on what he's like off-stage
3I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.
4When the guy who made the first drawing board got it wrong, what did he go back to?
5We had a quicksand box in our backyard. I was an only child, eventually.
6There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot.
7If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
8If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.
9I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
10Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
11A lot of people are afraid of heights. I'm afraid of widths.
12A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
13It doesn't matter what temperature a room is; it's *always* room temperature.
14I tried to hang myself with bungee cord. I kept almost dying.
15Yeah, it's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it!
16I've been doing a lot of abstract painting lately, extremely abstract. No brush, no paint, no canvas, I just think about it.
17I was reading the dictionary the other day. I thought it was a poem about everything.
18Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter?
19I wrote a song, but I can't read music. Every time I hear a new song on the radio I think, 'Hey, maybe I wrote that.'
20A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
21I had some eyeglasses. I was walking down the street when suddenly the prescription ran out.
22Be nice to your children. After all, they are going to choose your nursing home.
23A friend of mine once sent me a postcard with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said 'Wish you were here.'
24I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck. But my lawyer thinks he can get me five.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Film, Live ActionThe Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)· Dean Parisot

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesLouie (2010)· Louis C.K. (executive producer)
· Blair Breard (executive producer)
· Dave Becky (executive producer)
· Adam Escott (supervising producer)
· Pamela Adlon (producer)
· Vernon Chatman (producer)
· John Skidmore (produced by)
2015PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyLouie (2010)· Pamela Adlon
· Dave Becky
· Blair Breard
· Louis C.K.
· Vernon Chatman
· Adam Escott
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesLouie (2010)· Louis C.K. (executive producer)
· Blair Breard (executive producer)
· Dave Becky (executive producer)
· Adam Escott (supervising producer)
· Pamela Adlon (producer)
· Vernon Chatman (producer)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy AlbumFor the album "I Still Have A Pony"
1987ACECableACE AwardsWriting a Comedy SpecialA Steven Wright Special (1985)
1987GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Comedy RecordingFor the Album "I Have a Pony"


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie2011-2015TV SeriesComic Strip MC / Steven Wright
Aqua Teen Hunger Force2011TV SeriesDanny
Son of the Mask2005Daniel Moss
Coffee and Cigarettes2003Steven (segment "Strange to Meet You")
The Downer Channel2001TV SeriesWalter
Loser2000Panty Hose Customer
The Muse1999Stan Spielberg
One Soldier1999ShortSoldier
Becker1999TV SeriesBoyd Crossman
Hercules1998-1999TV SeriesBootes
Babe: Pig in the City1998Bob (voice)
The Larry Sanders Show1993-1998TV SeriesSteven Wright
19991998Goatman
Half Baked1998The Guy on the Couch (uncredited)
Almost Perfect1997TV SeriesRay Whitestone
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesBogeyman
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995-1997TV SeriesSteven
Canadian Bacon1995Niagara Mountie
For Better or Worse1995Cabbie
Mixed Nuts1994Man at Pay Phone
Speechless1994Eddie
The Swan Princess1994Speed (voice)
Natural Born Killers1994Dr. Emil Reingold
Mad About You1993TV SeriesWarren Mermelman
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993Pilot
Bob1992TV SeriesNoah the Cab Driver
Reservoir Dogs1992K-Billy DJ (voice)
Men of Respect1990Sterling
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings1988ShortDennis Jennings
Stars and Bars1988Pruitt
Trying Times1987TV SeriesDwight Harper
Coffee and Cigarettes1986ShortSteven
Desperately Seeking Susan1985Larry Stillman D.D.S
The Last Word1979Man in Crowd
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV SeriesSecurity Officer
The Emoji Movie2017filmingMel Meh (voice)
Horace and Pete2016TV Mini-SeriesLeon
Conan2015TV SeriesR.A.N.D.Y. (segment "The Flaming C: Episode 2") / R.A.N.D.Y (segment "The Flaming C")
The Flaming C2015TV Mini-SeriesR.A.N.D.Y.

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
LouieTV Series consulting producer - 14 episodes, 2014 producer - 8 episodes, 2015
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away2006TV Special documentary executive producer
One Soldier1999Short producer
Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity1990TV Movie executive producer
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings1988Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie2015TV Series story by - 1 episode
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away2006TV Special documentary
One Soldier1999Short written by
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1995-1997TV Series additional material - 2 episodes
Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity1990TV Movie
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings1988Short written by
Coffee and Cigarettes1986Short
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion1986TV Special uncredited
A Steven Wright Special1985TV Special desert sequence
On Location1985TV Series documentary 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Soldier1999Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1985TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aside from That2015DocumentaryLegendary comedian
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Call Me Lucky2015DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Comic Guest
Boston Strong an Evening of Support and Celebration2013TV MovieHimself
Bonnaroo Music Festival2012TV MovieHimself
Inside Comedy2012TV SeriesHimself
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby2009TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Stand-up Comedian
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2008TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1995-2007TV SeriesHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Biography2001-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away2006TV Special documentaryHimself
Boomtown2005Documentary
'Reservoir Dogs' Revisited2005TV Special documentaryHimself (voice)
The Aristocrats2005DocumentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
When Stand Up Stood Out2003DocumentaryHimself
The Curse of the Bambino2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize2002TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2001TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1999TV SeriesHimself
TV Nation: Volume One1997Video documentaryHimself
Comics Come Home 21996TV MovieHimself
Dennis Miller Live1995TV SeriesHimself
Comics Come Home1995TV MovieHimself
TV Nation1994TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent
Futurequest1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesHimself
Comic Relief V1992TV SpecialHimself
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival1992TV MovieHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1982-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1982-1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Comedian
Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity1990TV MovieHimself
Comic Relief IV1990TV Special documentaryHimself
An Evening at the Improv1987-1990TV SeriesHimself - Comic / Comic
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Comic Relief III1989TV Special documentaryHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Comic Relief '871987TV SpecialHimself
Mike's Talent Show1987TV MovieHimself - Comedian
Comic Relief1986/ITV SpecialHimself
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion1986TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1983-1985TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Special Guest
A Steven Wright Special1985TV SpecialHimself
On Location1985TV Series documentaryHimself
Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians1984TV MovieHimself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
The Bob Monkhouse Show1983TV SeriesHimself
7th Annual Young Comedians Show1982TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Favourite Joke2011TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2010TV SeriesHimself
The Comedians' Comedian2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #23
Full Mountie2000TV SeriesHimself
Mad About You1996TV SeriesWarren Mermelman
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright1993Documentary segment "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings"
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary1991TV SpecialHimself
Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary1983TV MovieHimself

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