Max Wright, beloved dad on ALF, dies

He had roles in a number of movies, including All That Jazz, Snow Falling on Cedars, Soul Man and Reds, and played Josef Mengele in the television movie, Playing for Time.

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June 27, 2019 15:56
'Alf' dad Max Wright dead At 75

'Alf' dad Max Wright dead At 75. (photo credit: ACCESS VIA SCREENSHOT)

Max Wright, the actor best known for his role in “ALF,” died Wednesday at 75 in California after battling lymphoma for years.

Wright played  a father coping with a  wise-cracking alien on ALF, which ran from 1986 to 1990 on NBC. He also appeared on such television series as  “Norm,” “Murphy Brown,” “Friends,” “Quantum Leap,” “Misfits of Science,” “Cheers,” “Buffalo Bill,” “Taxi” and “The Drew Carey Show.”



He had roles in a number of movies, including All That Jazz, Snow Falling on Cedars, Soul Man and Reds, and played Josef Mengele in the television movie, Playing for Time. He had an extensive career in theater, earning a Tony nomination for his performance in Chekhov’s Ivanov and appeared in Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center. He also acted with JET, the Jewish Theater Ensemble, in Detroit, his hometown.

His wife passed away two years ago and he is survived by two children.


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