Samuel E Wright, the Voice of Sebastian in ‘The Little Mermaid’ dies at 74

Samuel E Wright, the Voice of Sebastian in ‘The Little Mermaid’ dies at 74

The voice behind the character of the crab in The Little Mermaid, Samuel E Wright, died at the age of 74. His hometown of Montgomery, NY, revealed the news on Facebook. They recalled what an inspiration he has been throughout his life. Wright and his family were the pioneers of the Hudson Valley Conservatory.

Montgomery did not ascertain the cause of his demise. However, they spoke about his love for the arts and his family. They also said that whenever Wright entered a room, he would fill it with “pure joy.” Everyone who interacted with him knew what a lovely person he was. He was a sheer entertainer who filled people’s lives with laughter and love.

Samuel E Wright was famous for his voice in The Little Mermaid

The excellence of the artist in Wright gained recognition after he lent his voice to the character of a crab in The Little Mermaid. The Disney film was released in 1989, and the character was named Sebastian. 

He was not only famous for dubbing the role but also singing two famous songs that were nominated for the Oscars. The song named Under the Sea won the Oscar for the Best Original Song, while Kiss the Girl received nomination and acknowledgment.

Samuel and Disney had a long relationship. He was not only a part of the film but also the sequels and then the TV series. Later, he lent his voice in the film Dinosaur, released in 2000.

Samuel was not only a voice artist but also an actor. Some of his works are recorded in All My Children, Enos, The Cosby Show, and more. The man also costarred Forest Whitaker in the movie Bird, which deserved much more recognition than it received.

Wright was a theater personality and performed in several musicals. Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar were some of his plays. He also originated the voice of the character Mufasa for the Lion King musical. 

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