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Richard Bright (I) (1937–2006)

Fair complexioned, cold-eyed actor Richard Bright has notched up an impressive array of character performances of often shifty, or deadly characters on the wrong side of the law. First came to attention as a burglar in the engrossing The Panic in Needle Park (1971), and then followed it the following year playing a slick con artist hustling naive ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Godfather: Part II
(1974)
The Godfather
(1972)
Once Upon a Time in America
(1984)
The Godfather: Part III
(1990)

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 2006 Day on Fire
 2001 Dead Dog
Cunningham
 2001 Trigger Happy
Quigley
 2000 Broke Even
Lazarus
 2000 The Photographer
Drunk in Bar
 1999 Joe the King
Roy
 1998 Anima
Tommy
 1998 Jaded
Zack Brown
 1998 O.K. Garage
Louis
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
64 Precinct Lieutenant
 1995 Sweet Nothing
Jack the Cop
 1995 Blue Funk
Father
 1994 Who Do I Gotta Kill?
Belcher
 1994 The Ref
Murray
 1993 Who's the Man?
Demetrius
 1990 The Ambulance
McClosky
 1988 Red Heat
Sgt. Gallagher
 1988 Time Out
The Sherif
 1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
Recruiting Sergeant
 1985 Inferno in diretta
Bob Allo
 1985 Crimewave
Officer Brennan
 1983 Vigilante
Burke
 1982 Girls Nite Out
Detective Greenspan
 1980 The Idolmaker
Uncle Tony
 1979 Hair
Fenton
 1978 On the Yard
Nunn
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
George
 1977 Handle with Care
Smilin' Jack
 1976 Marathon Man
Karl
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
Burt
 1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1974 The Sugarland Express
Marvin Dybala (uncredited)
 1969 Lions Love (... and Lies)
THE BEARD Billy the Kid
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
Coco
 1958 Never Love a Stranger
Street Gang Tough Lookout (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Eddie Gambino | Richard Wright

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

He was struck and killed by the rear wheels of a tour bus on the Upper West Side of New York City. The bus driver did not even know anyone was struck and kept on driving. Police interviewed the driver, at the bus terminal, and no charges were filed. See more »

Trademark:

Specialized in tough, streetwise New Yorkers

Nickname:

Richie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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