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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 57

Birthday 1938-02-16

Place of Birth New York City, New York USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Joy as Rudy's Attorney
2014 The Longest Week as Bernard the Chauffer
2008 Righteous Kill as Prosky
2005 Break a Leg as Ira Goldstein
2004 Boston Legal (1 episode)
2001 15 Minutes as Cab Driver
1999 Providence (1 episode)
1997 Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast as Ed Grossi
1997 Flipping as Joey, Leo's Crew
1997 The Practice (1 episode)
1996 Crime of the Century as Ellis Parker
1994 seaQuest DSV (1 episode) as Frobe Ernst
1993 The X-Files (1 episode)
1992 Night and the City as Tommy Tessler
1991 Guilty by Suspicion as Bert Alan
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1990 Denial as Jay
1989 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death as Ford Maddox
1988 Big Business as Michael
1987 The Stranger
1987 Talking Walls as Professor Hirsch
1987 Stillwatch as Toby Wilson
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1986 Jake Speed as Lawrence
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 Brotherly Love as Detective Trelska
1985 MacGruder and Loud (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1983 Heart of Steel as Amendola
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 Paper Dolls as Alan
1982 Cagney & Lacey (11 episodes) as Dory McKenna (0 episodes)
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)
1981 Absence of Malice as Robert Waddell
1980 Night Games as Jason St. John
1979 Knots Landing (2 episodes)
1979 Heartland as Jack
1978 Avalanche as Mark Elliott
1977 Lou Grant (1 episode)
1977 New York, New York as Paul Wilson
1977 The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries (1 episode)
1975 Autopsy as Father Paul Lenox
1974 The Dion Brothers as Tony
1972 The Streets of San Francisco (1 episode)
1972 Boxcar Bertha as Rake Brown
1972 Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target
1971 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me as Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis
1971 Von Richthofen and Brown as Hermann Goering
1970 Puzzle of a Downfall Child as Aaron Reinhardt
1969 Medical Center (1 episode)
1967 The Desperate Hours as Hank Griffin
1962 The Virginian (1 episode)

Writing

1992 Mistress Screenplay Story

Crew

2009 Inglourious Basterds Thanks

Directing

1992 Mistress Director

Production

1981 On Golden Pond Casting

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