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Richard Portnow (born January 26, 1947) is a prolific American character actor who played Howard Stern's father, Ben in the movie Private Parts. He has appeared on The Sopranos and many other films, video games, and television shows such as Hannah Montana and Boston Legal.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Portnow (born January 26, 1947) is a prolific American character actor who played Howard Stern's father, Ben in the movie Private Parts. He has appeared on The Sopranos and many other films, video games, and television shows such as Hannah Montana and Boston Legal.

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Gender -

Known Credits 80

Birthday 1947-01-26

Place of Birth Brooklyn - New York - USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2016 Café Society as Walt
2015 Trumbo as Louis B. Mayer
2015 Parallel as Stewart
2014 Nanny Cam as Detective Jones
2014 This Last Lonely Place as Jason Pure
2013 Oldboy as Bernie Sharkey
2013 Underdogs as John Handon II
2013 In the Dark as Detective Archer
2012 Two Jacks
2010 Outlaw(9 episodes) as Sen. Sidney Vidalin
2010 The Wish List as Lenny
2010 How to Make It in America(1 episode)
2010 Killer by Nature as Walter
2009 Law Abiding Citizen as Bill Reynolds
2009 Parks and Recreation(2 episodes) as Mitch Savner
2009 Castle(1 episode) as Milt Boyle
2009 Under New Management as Carmello Conforte
2008 Tinker Bell as Minister of Autumn (voice)
2008 The Mentalist(1 episode) as Phil
2008 The Minis as Jack
2007 Perfect Stranger as Narron
2007 Dirt(1 episode)
2007 The Indian as Elliot
2007 Good Time Max
2006 Find Me Guilty as Max Novardis
2005 Meet the Mobsters as Jerry Kaminski
2005 Trump Unauthorized as Mayor Ed Koch
2005 Under the City as Minks
2004 Boston Legal(4 episodes)
2004 Tony n' Tina's Wedding as Vinnie Black
2003 Cold Case(1 episode)
2003 Las Vegas(1 episode)
2003 Nip/Tuck(1 episode)
2001 Zigs as Arnold Zigman
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor as Harry Prince
2000 The Unscarred as Tommy Matolla
2000 The Ghost of Spoon River as Agent Cicarelli
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One(8 episodes)
1999 Judging Amy(1 episode)
1999 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai as Handsome Frank
1999 Ballad of the Nightingale
1999 The Sopranos(8 episodes)
1999 The Sopranos(4 episodes) as Attorney Melvoin
1998 Postal Worker as Dr. Nicolas Brink
1998 Milo as Lieutenant Parker
1998 My Giant as Producer
1998 Fallen Arches as Nicky Kaplan
1997 Private Parts as Ben Stern
1996 EZ Streets(10 episodes) as Det. Frank Collero
1996 Spin City(1 episode)
1995 JAG(1 episode)
1995 Se7en as Dr. Beardsley
1995 Man of the House as Joey Renda, Frank's Son
1994 S.F.W. as Gerald Parsley
1994 Trial by Jury as Leo Greco
1993 The Nanny(1 episode)
1993 Boy Meets World(1 episode)
1993 Dave's World(1 episode)
1993 Night Eyes Three as Kaplan
1993 Walker, Texas Ranger(1 episode)
1992 Sister Act as Willy
1991 Father of the Bride as Al - the Tux Salesman
1991 The Commish(1 episode)
1991 The New WKRP in Cincinnati(1 episode)
1991 Barton Fink as Detective Mastrionotti
1991 Dinosaurs(2 episodes)
1990 Kindergarten Cop as Captain Salazar
1990 Havana as Mike MacClaney
1989 Meet the Hollowheads as Mr. Crabneck
1989 Seinfeld(1 episode)
1989 A Deadly Silence as D.A. Ed Jablonski
1988 Twins as Chop Shop Owner
1988 Something Is Out There(1 episode)
1987 Good Morning, Vietnam as Dan 'The Man' Levitan
1987 Beauty and the Beast(1 episode)
1987 Wiseguy(1 episode)
1987 The Oldest Rookie(1 episode)
1986 Courage as Frankie Ce De Baca
1985 The Equalizer(3 episodes)
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1900 Andover as Shamus Trout

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