Patrick Wricht as cop in 1979 film "Roller Boogie".
|General Actor Information|
|Birth name:||Michael E. Wright|
|Born:||November 28, 1939|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Died||December 9, 2004(aged 65)|
|Death Location||Palmdale, Los Angeles County, California, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|"Married Alive" (Season 2)|
Patrick Wright (born Michael E. Wright November 28, 1939-died December 9, 2004) made a guest appearance as Biff, the goon-looking driver/valet for a Mr. Douglas, the wealthy business mogul dad of Patty Douglas, who briefly becomes engaged to Dan Fielding in the Season 2 episode "Married Alive".. A burly, imposing looking character actor, Patrick mainly appeared in exploitation flicks made from the 1970's through the 1990's.
right was frequently cast as stolid jerk cops, ramrod military men, prison guards, assorted vicious villains, and various boorish blue collar working class types. The brother of actress Mary Catherine Wright and husband of 70s B-movie actress Talie Cochrane (they often acted together in a sizable number of films), Wright first began acting in the late 1960s. He appeared in three films for director Russ Meyer: Good Morning ... and Goodbye (1967), The Seven Minutes (1971), and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens in 1979.
He rarely starred in a film project that didn't revovle around such sexploitation fare such as the light sex-comedy romps like Hollywood High (1976), Up Yours (1979), Tanya (1976), The Bikini Carwash Company (1992), and the erotic sex-murder/supense thriller Houarglass (1995).
Patrick also made appearances in The Lincoln Conspiracy (1977), Roller Boogie (1979),the horror/slasher film Graduation Day and Carbon Copy (1981) which co-starred Denzel Washington and George Segal, and the made-for-TV films The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979), and The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang (1979).
In addition to his Night Court appearance, Wright also did guest spots on the TV shows Wizards and Warriors, Dynasty, The Dukes of Hazzard and The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams. Moreover, Wright directed the entertainingly lowbrow teen sex comedy Hollywood High produced the failed horror spoof Frightmare, and worked on several other movies and TV shows in minor behind-the-scenes production capacities. He also acted under the pseudonyms Silver Foxx, Bal Johnson and Michael Wright. Patrick ended his lengthy and extensive film career with a few small parts in a handful of straight-to-video items.
Patrick Wright passed away in Palmdale, CA.