Person Details

Birthday: 1938-02-16 20:55:35

Aliases: No known aliases

Gender: Male

Place of birth: New York City, New York USA

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Movie Involvements: 33

TV Involvements: 4


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

The Irishman
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8

The Irishman

(2019) Ewing King
21 Jump Street
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7

21 Jump Street

(1987) Judge Warren Briggs
The Equalizer
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8

The Equalizer

(1985) Walter Wesley
Arkansas
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5

Arkansas

(2020) Old Greek
seaQuest DSV
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7

seaQuest DSV

(1993) Frobe Ernst
Righteous Kill
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6

Righteous Kill

(2008) Prosky
15 Minutes
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6

15 Minutes

(2001) Cab Driver
Cagney & Lacey
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7

Cagney & Lacey

(1982) Dory McKenna

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2020 Old Greek
2019 Ewing King
N/A
2015 Rudy's Attorney
2014 Bernard the Chauffer
2008 Prosky
2005 Ira Goldstein
2004 N/A
2001 Cab Driver
1999 N/A
1997 Ed Grossi
Joey, Leo's Crew
N/A
1996 Ellis Parker
1995 Detective Gold
1993 Frobe Ernst
N/A
1992 Tommy Tessler
1991 Bert Alan
1990 N/A
Jay
1989 Ford Maddox
1988 Michael
1987 N/A
Professor Hirsch
Judge Warren Briggs
Toby Wilson
1986 N/A
Lawrence
1985 Walter Wesley
Detective Trelska
N/A
1984 N/A
N/A
N/A
1983 Amendola
1982 N/A
Alan
Dory McKenna
N/A
N/A
1981 Robert Waddell
1980 Jason St. John
1979 N/A
Jack
1978 Mark Elliott
1977 N/A
Paul Wilson
N/A
1975 Father Paul Lenox
1974 Tony
1973 Bayard, A Railroad Worker
1972 N/A
Rake Brown
N/A
1971 Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis
Hermann Goering
1970 Aaron Reinhardt
1969 N/A
1967 Hank Griffin
1962 N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2009 Thanks
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1992 Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Year Role Movie/Tv
1992 Story
Screenplay
Year Role Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
1981 Casting
Year Role Movie/Tv

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