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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 Inherit the Wind 1960-06-24
Latest Project:
Movie Joy 2015-12-24
Known For
Poster of Night and the City
Poster of Big Business
Poster of Absence of Malice
Poster of Heartland
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
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Rebelde Paul Wilson 2004-10-04
Movie 15 Minutes Cab Driver 2001-03-01
Series Providence Unknown 1999-01-08
Series Cybersix Rake Brown 1999-09-06
Movie Flipping Joey, Leo's Crew 1997-03-07
Series The Practice Unknown 1997-03-04
Movie Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast Ed Grossi 1997-09-28
Movie Crime of the Century Ellis Parker 1996-09-14
Movie Michael Unknown 1996-12-25
Series seaQuest DSV Unknown 1994-01-19
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
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
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Big Business Michael 1988-06-10
Movie Stillwatch Toby Wilson 1987-02-10
Movie Talking Walls Professor Hirsch 1987-08-01
Movie The Stranger 1987-12-04
Movie Jake Speed Lawrence 1986-05-30
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series MacGruder and Loud Unknown 1985-01-20
Movie Brotherly Love Detective Trelska 1985-05-28
Series The Equalizer Unknown 1985-09-18
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Heart of Steel Amendola 1983-12-04
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Series T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Series Cagney & Lacey 1982-03-25
Movie Absence of Malice Robert Waddell 1981-11-19
Movie Night Games Jason St. John 1980-04-11
Movie Heartland Jack 1979-09-22
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie Avalanche Mark Elliott 1978-09-29
Series Lou Grant Unknown 1977-09-20
Movie Autopsy Father Paul Lenox 1975-01-18
Movie The Dion Brothers Tony 1974-06-16
Movie Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target 1972-05-02
Series The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-23
Movie Von Richthofen and Brown Hermann Goering 1971-06-30
Movie Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis 1971-09-15
Movie Puzzle of a Downfall Child Aaron Reinhardt 1970-12-16
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Inherit the Wind Unknown 1960-06-24