Max Wright Biography, Age, Death Cause, Cancer, Wife, Children, Movies, Tv Shows And Net Worth

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Max Wright Biography

Max Wright born George Edward Maxwell Wright was an American actor.  He was best known for his role as Willie Tanner on the sitcom ALF.

Max Wright Age

Max was born on August 2, 1943 in Hermosa Beach, California, U.S. He died on June 26, 2019 with 75 years old.

Max Wright Wife

Max was married to Linda Ybarrondo from 1965 until her death in 2017 from breast cancer. They had two children, Ben and Daisy. Max was diagnosed with lymphoma in 1995, which was successfully treated and remained in remission until 2019.

Max was arrested for drunken driving in Los Angeles in January 2000. During that time he was appearing on The Norm Show.  Wright was arrested again for DUI in 2003.

Max Wright Death

Max was a veteran TV star whose most popular role was as Willie Tanner on the puppet-led sitcom — which ran for 4 seasons on NBC. He’s also known for acting in shows like “Buffalo Bill,” “Cheers,” “Misfits of Science,” “Dudley” and “Norm.”

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Max Wright Movies

2002 Easter Zaddock Pratt
1999 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Robin Starveling
1999 Snow Falling on Cedars Horace Whaley
1995 Grumpier Old Men County Health Inspector
1994 The Shadow Berger
1988 Going to the Chapel Howard Haldane
1986 Touch and Go Lester
1986 Soul Man Dr. Aronson
1985 Fraternity Vacation Millard Tvedt
1983 The Sting II Floor Manager
1981 Reds Floyd Dell
1980 Simon Leon Hundertwasser
1979 Last Embrace Second Commuter
1979 All That Jazz Joshua Penn

Max Wright Tv Shows

In Fashion (1974) (TV movie)
Red Alert (1977) (TV movie)
Playing for Time (1980) (TV movie) – Dr. Mengele
For Ladies Only (1981) (TV movie) – Shakespeare Director
Hart to Hart (1 episode, 1982) – Dr. Robert Chase
CBS Afternoon Playhouse (1 episode, 1982)
WKRP in Cincinnati (2 episodes, 1982) – Frank Bartman
Taxi (1 episode, 1982) – Mr. Ambrose
Tales from the Darkside (1 episode, 1983)
Buffalo Bill (25 episodes, 1983–1984)
AfterMASH (1 episode, 1984)
E/R (1 episode, 1984)
The Boy Who Loved Trolls (1984) (TV movie)
Scandal Sheet (1985) (TV movie)
Code Name: Foxfire (1 episode, 1985)
Benson (1 episode, 1985)
Konrad (1985) (TV movie)
Misfits of Science (1985) (TV movie)
Misfits of Science (15 episodes, 1985–1986)
ALF (99 episodes, 1986–1990)
Cheers (2 episodes, 1986)
Comedy Factory (1 episode, 1986)
Liberty (1986) (TV movie)
Faerie Tale Theatre (1 episode, 1987)
Murder, She Wrote (1 episode, 1991)
Ghostwriter (4 episodes, 1992)
Quantum Leap (2 episodes, 1992)
The Powers That Be (1 episode, 1992)
Dudley (6 episodes, 1993)
Murphy Brown (1 episode, 1993)
Roc (1 episode, 1993)
Monty (1 episode)
The Stand (miniseries, 1994)
White Mile (1994) (TV movie)
A Mother’s Gift (1995) (TV movie)
Friends (2 episodes in season 1 & 2, 1994–1995)
The John Larroquette Show (1 episode, 1996)
Early Edition (1 episode, 1996)
High Incident (1 episode, 1996)
Dead by Midnight (1997) (TV movie)
From the Earth to the Moon (miniseries, 1998)
Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998) (TV movie)
Mad About You (1 episode, 1998)
The Drew Carey Show (1 episode, 1999)
The Norm Show (49 episodes, 1999–2001)
A Minute with Stan Hooper (1 episode, 2003)
Back to Norm (2005) (TV movie)

Max Wright Career

Apart from appearing on ALF, Max made appearances on TV shows such as WKRP in Cincinnati. He was also a regular cast member on Misfits of Science, AfterMASH, Buffalo Bill and The Norm Show, as well as appearing in the made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand. He appeared briefly in the first and second seasons of the sitcom Friends as Terry, the manager of Central Perk. He played Guenter Wendt in the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and Dr. Josef Mengele in Playing for Time.

Max also enjoyed a stage career in theater and acted at regional theaters around the United States.  He appeared in the original production of The Great White Hope at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C in 1968.  He appeared on Broadway in Ivanov in 1998,which earned him a Tony nomination, and played Sir Andrew in Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center. He acted at the JET (Jewish Ensemble Theatre) in Detroit in 2007 and in the production of No Man’s Land at the American Repertory Theater.  Max also appeared in The Public Theater’s 2010 production of Winters Tale and Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare in the Park.

Max Wright Net Worth

Max has never disclosed his estimated net worth.

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