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Barry Primus

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.

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Feb 16, 1938 In New York City, New York USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Desperate Hours 1967-12-13
Latest Project:
Movie Arkansas 2020-05-05
Known For
Movie Arkansas Old Greek 2020-05-05
Movie The Irishman Ewing King 2019-11-01
Movie Joy Rudy's Attorney 2015-12-24
Movie The Longest Week Bernard the Chauffer 2014-09-05
Movie Righteous Kill Prosky 2008-09-11
Movie Break a Leg Ira Goldstein 2005-04-21
Movie 15 Minutes Cab Driver 2001-03-01
Movie Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast Ed Grossi 1997-09-28
Movie Trade Off Detective Gold 1995-04-29
Movie Night and the City Tommy Tessler 1992-10-11
Movie Guilty by Suspicion Bert Alan 1991-03-15
Movie Denial Jay 1990-01-31
Movie Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Ford Maddox 1989-03-15
Movie Big Business Michael 1988-06-10
Movie Stillwatch Toby Wilson 1987-02-10
Movie The Stranger Sergeant Drake 1987-12-04
Movie Talking Walls Professor Hirsch 1987-08-01
Movie Jake Speed Lawrence 1986-05-30
Movie Brotherly Love Detective Trelska 1985-05-28
Movie Heart of Steel Amendola 1983-12-04
Movie Macbeth Banquo 1981-01-01
Movie Absence of Malice Robert Waddell 1981-11-19
Movie Night Games Jason St. John 1980-04-11
Movie Heartland Jack 1979-09-22
Movie Avalanche Mark Elliott 1978-09-29
Movie New York, New York Paul Wilson 1977-06-21
Movie The Dion Brothers Tony 1974-06-16
Movie Incident at Vichy Bayard, A Railroad Worker 1973-12-06
Movie Boxcar Bertha Rake Brown 1972-06-14
Movie The Desperate Hours Hank Griffin 1967-12-13