Barry Primus

Barry Primus

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    • February 16th, 1938
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barry Primus (born February 16, 1938) is an American television and film actor. Primus is primarily an actor, but has also doubled and tripled as writer and director. He worked on stage for the first decade of his career. He gained some experience on TV in shows like The Defenders, East Side/West Side and The Virginian. He then made his screen bow in the Manhattan-filmed The Brotherhood (1968). Additional films include Boxcar Bertha (1972), Heartland (1979), Night Games (1980), Absence of Malice (1981), and Guilty by Suspicion (1991). He also had a continuing role on the CBS TV series Cagney and Lacey (1982 — 1988) as Christine Cagney's (Sharon Gless) erstwhile boyfriend Sergeant Dory McKenna, whose drug problem compromises his value as a police officer. After working as director Mark Rydell's assistant on The Rose (1979), Primus has increased his behind-the-camera activities; in 1992, he directed his first theatrical feature, the "inside" Hollywood comedy/drama Mistress. Barry Primus taught acting and directing classes at the American Film Institute, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, the UCLA campus, and at The Maine Media Workshops [1] in Maine. He also teaches acting classes at Loyola Marymount University. Primus' recent film history includes Jackson, a film directed by J.F. Lawton; he also cameoed in Righteous Kill with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barry Primus, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (23 Credits)

2020Arkansas as Old Greek
2019The Irishman as Ewing King
2015Joy as Rudy's Attorney
2014The Longest Week as Bernard the Chauffer
2008Righteous Kill as Prosky
2001James Dean as Nicholas Ray
2001Life as a House as Tom
200115 Minutes as Cab Driver
1996Crime of the Century as Ellis Parker
1992Night and the City as Tommy Tessler
1991Guilty by Suspicion as Bert Alan
1989Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death as Ford Maddox
1988Big Business as Michael
1986Jake Speed as Lawrence
1981Absence of Malice as Robert Waddell
1979Heartland as Jack
1979The Rose as Dennis
1978Avalanche as Mark Elliott
1977New York, New York as Paul Wilson
1975Autopsy as Father Paul Lenox
1972Boxcar Bertha as Rake Brown
1971Von Richthofen and Brown as Hermann Goering
1970Puzzle of a Downfall Child as Aaron Reinhardt

Director (1 Credits)


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