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Steven Wright net worth:
$800,000

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Steven Wright Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie 2011-2015 TV Series Comic Strip MC / Steven Wright
Aqua Teen Hunger Force 2011 TV Series Danny
Son of the Mask 2005 Daniel Moss
Coffee and Cigarettes 2003 Steven (segment "Strange to Meet You")
The Downer Channel 2001 TV Series Walter
Loser 2000 Panty Hose Customer
The Muse 1999 Stan Spielberg
One Soldier 1999 Short Soldier
Becker 1999 TV Series Boyd Crossman
Hercules 1998-1999 TV Series Bootes
Babe: Pig in the City 1998 Bob (voice)
The Larry Sanders Show 1993-1998 TV Series Steven Wright
1999 1998 Goatman
Half Baked 1998 The Guy on the Couch (uncredited)
Almost Perfect 1997 TV Series Ray Whitestone
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1997 TV Series Bogeyman
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1995-1997 TV Series Steven
Canadian Bacon 1995 Niagara Mountie
For Better or Worse 1995 Cabbie
Mixed Nuts 1994 Man at Pay Phone
Speechless 1994 Eddie
The Swan Princess 1994 Speed (voice)
Natural Born Killers 1994 Dr. Emil Reingold
Mad About You 1993 TV Series Warren Mermelman
So I Married an Axe Murderer 1993 Pilot
Bob 1992 TV Series Noah the Cab Driver
Reservoir Dogs 1992 K-Billy DJ (voice)
Men of Respect 1990 Sterling
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings 1988 Short Dennis Jennings
Stars and Bars 1988 Pruitt
Trying Times 1987 TV Series Dwight Harper
Coffee and Cigarettes 1986 Short Steven
Desperately Seeking Susan 1985 Larry Stillman D.D.S
The Last Word 1979 Man in Crowd
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series Security Officer
The Emoji Movie 2017 filming Mel Meh (voice)
Horace and Pete 2016 TV Mini-Series Leon
Conan 2015 TV Series R.A.N.D.Y. (segment "The Flaming C: Episode 2") / R.A.N.D.Y (segment "The Flaming C")
The Flaming C 2015 TV Mini-Series R.A.N.D.Y.

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie TV Series consulting producer - 14 episodes, 2014 producer - 8 episodes, 2015
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away 2006 TV Special documentary executive producer
One Soldier 1999 Short producer
Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity 1990 TV Movie executive producer
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings 1988 Short producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louie 2015 TV Series story by - 1 episode
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away 2006 TV Special documentary
One Soldier 1999 Short written by
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1995-1997 TV Series additional material - 2 episodes
Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity 1990 TV Movie
The Appointments of Dennis Jennings 1988 Short written by
Coffee and Cigarettes 1986 Short
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 TV Special uncredited
A Steven Wright Special 1985 TV Special desert sequence
On Location 1985 TV Series documentary 1 episode

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Soldier 1999 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live 1985 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aside from That 2015 Documentary Legendary comedian
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Himself
Call Me Lucky 2015 Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Conan 2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Comic Guest
Boston Strong an Evening of Support and Celebration 2013 TV Movie Himself
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2012 TV Movie Himself
Inside Comedy 2012 TV Series Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby 2009 TV Movie Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Stand-up Comedian
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2007 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Special documentary Himself
Biography 2001-2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away 2006 TV Special documentary Himself
Boomtown 2005 Documentary
'Reservoir Dogs' Revisited 2005 TV Special documentary Himself (voice)
The Aristocrats 2005 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004 TV Series Himself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
When Stand Up Stood Out 2003 Documentary Himself
The Curse of the Bambino 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize 2002 TV Movie Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992-2001 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1999 TV Series Himself
TV Nation: Volume One 1997 Video documentary Himself
Comics Come Home 2 1996 TV Movie Himself
Dennis Miller Live 1995 TV Series Himself
Comics Come Home 1995 TV Movie Himself
TV Nation 1994 TV Series documentary Himself - Correspondent
Futurequest 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
Saturday Zoo 1993 TV Series Himself
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Himself
10th Annual Montreal Comedy Festival 1992 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1982-1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Comedian
Steven Wright: Wicker Chairs and Gravity 1990 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
An Evening at the Improv 1987-1990 TV Series Himself - Comic / Comic
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film
Comic Relief III 1989 TV Special documentary Himself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief '87 1987 TV Special Himself
Mike's Talent Show 1987 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 TV Special Himself
Saturday Night Live 1983-1985 TV Series Himself / Himself - Special Guest
A Steven Wright Special 1985 TV Special Himself
On Location 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians 1984 TV Movie Himself
On Stage America 1984 TV Series Himself
The Bob Monkhouse Show 1983 TV Series Himself
7th Annual Young Comedians Show 1982 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2010 TV Series Himself
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #23
Full Mountie 2000 TV Series Himself
Mad About You 1996 TV Series Warren Mermelman
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright 1993 Documentary segment "The Appointments of Dennis Jennings"
Johnny Carson's 29th Anniversary 1991 TV Special Himself
Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary 1983 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Live Action The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988) · Dean Parisot

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Louie (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)
2015 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy Louie (2010) · Pamela Adlon
· Dave Becky
· Blair Breard
· Louis C.K.
· Vernon Chatman
· Adam Escott
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Louie (2010) · Louis C.K. (executive producer)
· Blair Breard (executive producer)
· Dave Becky (executive producer)
· Adam Escott (supervising producer)
· Pamela Adlon (producer)
· Vernon Chatman (producer)
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album For the album "I Still Have A Pony"
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Writing a Comedy Special A Steven Wright Special (1985)
1987 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Comedy Recording For the Album "I Have a Pony"


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

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

#Trademark
1 Curly unkempt hair
2 Deadpan, monotone delivery
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