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Dorsey Wright is a Actor American born on 21 april 1957 at New York City (USA)

Dorsey Wright

Dorsey Wright
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Nationality USA
Birth 21 april 1957 (61 years) at New York City (USA)

Dorsey Wright (born April 21, 1957) is an American actor, best known for his role as Cleon in the 1979 film The Warriors.

Wright was born in The Bronx, New York City in 1957 and earned his first acting role in 1979, in The Warriors, for which he is best remembered. He co-starred in the film version of Hair that same year. In 1981, he appeared as a gang member in the film Ragtime and played Junior Jones in the 1984 film adaptation of John Irving's novel The Hotel New Hampshire. It was his last film role.

Dorsey Wright was part of a not-for-profit theater group based in Long Island City, New York called the Theater for the Forgotten. The project was run by founders Akila Couloumbis and Beverly Rich, funded by The National Council for the Arts and several other sources. The group put on plays for the institutionalized, ranging from prisons and drug rehab to hospitals in six states. Some of the plays were written in collaboration with the theater groups Dream 76 and Forever My Earth. More of them were adapted with playwrights' permissions to the intended audience.

He now works for the New York Transit Authority and does voice-overs for television and radio commercials. In 2005, he reprised his role as Cleon in the video game version of The Warriors.

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Hair (1979)
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Filmography of Dorsey Wright (4 films)

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The Hotel New Hampshire, 1h49
Directed by Tony Richardson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about terrorism, Rape in fiction, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Nastassja Kinski, Wilford Brimley, Paul McCrane, Wallace Shawn
Roles Junior Jones
Rating59% 2.9996752.9996752.9996752.9996752.999675
The Hotel New Hampshire is narrated by John Berry and opens in flashback to the time when his parents met and fell in love while working summer jobs at a New England hotel around World War II. They are brought together by Freud, a European refugee who travels with a performing bear.
Ragtime
Ragtime (1981)
, 2h35
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Politique
Actors James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Howard Rollins
Roles Gang Member No. 4
Rating72% 3.648483.648483.648483.648483.64848
The film begins with a newsreel montage, depicting celebrities of the turn of the 20th century such as Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, and the architect Stanford White (Norman Mailer), as well as life in New York. The newsreel is accompanied by ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.). The millionaire industrialist Harry Kendall Thaw (Robert Joy), who makes a scene when White's latest creation, a nude statue on the roof of Madison Square Garden, is unveiled. The model for the statue is Evelyn Nesbit (Elizabeth McGovern), a former chorus girl who is now Thaw's wife. Thaw becomes convinced White has corrupted Evelyn and humiliated him, and publicly shoots White, killing him.
The Warriors, 1h32
Directed by Walter Hill, Lawrence Gordon, David Shaber
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Rail transport films, Hip hop films, Road movies, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Michael Beck, James Remar, Dorsey Wright, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, David Patrick Kelly, Brian Tyler
Roles Cleon
Rating76% 3.8488953.8488953.8488953.8488953.848895
Cyrus, leader of the Gramercy Riffs, the most powerful gang in New York City, calls a midnight summit of all New York area gangs, requesting them to send nine unarmed delegates to Van Cortlandt Park. The Warriors, from Coney Island, attend the summit. Cyrus proposes to the assembled crowd a permanent citywide truce and alliance that would allow the gangs to control the city. Most of the gangs laud his idea, but Luther, leader of the Rogues, shoots Cyrus dead. In the resulting chaos, Luther frames the Warriors' leader Cleon for the murder, and Cleon is beaten down by the Riffs. Meanwhile, the other Warriors have escaped, unaware that they've been implicated in Cyrus' murder. The Riffs put out a hit on the Warriors through a radio DJ. Swan, the Warriors' "war chief", takes charge of the group as they try to make it back home.
Hair
Hair (1979)
, 2h1
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical, Musical
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Théâtre, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Donnie Dacus, Annie Golden, Dorsey Wright
Roles Lafayette aka Hud
Rating75% 3.798763.798763.798763.798763.79876
Claude Hooper Bukowski, an Oklahoma farm boy, heads to New York City to enter the Army and serve in the Vietnam War. In Central Park, he meets a troupe of free-spirited hippies led by George Berger, a young man who introduces him to debutante Sheila Franklin when they crash a dinner party at her home. Inevitably, Claude is sent off to recruit training in Nevada, but Berger and his band of merry pranksters - including Woof Daschund, LaFayette "Hud" Johnson, and pregnant Jeannie Ryan - follow him to give a sendoff. They are met at the base's main gate by a surly MP, who doesn't like their looks and demands that they leave. Accordingly, Sheila flirts with an off-duty Sergeant in order to steal his uniform, which she gives to Berger. He uses it to extract Claude from the base for a last meeting with Sheila, taking his place. However, while Claude is away, the unit is suddenly rallied and flown out to Vietnam; Berger, whose ruse is somehow never detected, is taken with them. The film ends with the main cast singing at Berger's grave, followed by scenes of a large anti-war protest outside the White House in Washington, DC.