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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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 2006 Day on Fire
 2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Robert Sawyer
- Name (2005) ... Robert Sawyer
 2004 The Jury (TV Series)
Nick Dunphy
- The Boxer (2004) ... Nick Dunphy
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Frank Lowell
- Malignant (2002) ... Frank Lowell
 1992-2002 Law & Order (TV Series)
Dru Hunt / Victim's Former Police Captain / Mr. Quinn / ...
- True Crime (2002) ... Dru Hunt
- Working Mom (1997) ... Victim's Former Police Captain
- Black Tie (1993) ... Mr. Quinn
- Cradle to Grave (1992) ... Albert Boxer
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series)
Frank Crisci
- The Weight (2002) ... Frank Crisci
 2001 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Eric the Lawyer
- Lost Causes (2001) ... Eric the Lawyer
 2001 Dead Dog
Cunningham
 2001 Trigger Happy
Quigley
 2000 Oz (TV Series)
Detective Robert Stransky
- Works of Mercy (2000) ... Detective Robert Stransky
 2000 Broke Even
Lazarus
 2000 The Photographer
Drunk in Bar
 1999 Third Watch (TV Series)
Alchy Joe / Drunk
- Modern Designs for Better Living (1999) ... Alchy Joe
- Anywhere But Here (1999) ... Drunk
 1999 Getting to Know You
Elderly Man
 1999 Joe the King
Roy
 1998 Anima
Tommy
 1998 Jaded
Zack Brown
 1998 Witness to the Mob (TV Movie)
Joe (Old Man) Paruta
 1998 O.K. Garage
Louis
 1996 Ripper (Video Game)
Dr. Karl Stasiak
 1996 Calm at Sunset (TV Movie)
Pittsley
 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
 1992 Ballad of Tina Juarez (Short)
Eddie
 1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (TV Movie)
The Bomber
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Marty Stein
- I Could Write a Book (1991) ... Marty Stein
 1990 Ghoul School (Video)
Principal Kaplan (as Eddie Gambino)
 1990 The Ambulance
McClosky
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Gropman / Vegas
- Splinters (1988) ... Gropman
- No Place Like Home (1988) ... Vegas
 1988 Red Heat
Det. Sgt. Gallagher
 1988 Time Out
The Sherif
 1988 Private Eye (TV Series)
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
Uncle Mikey
- Moving Violation (1987)
- Yesterday's Gone (1987) ... Uncle Mikey
- Mirrors (1987)
 1987 Fame (TV Series)
Al Stefano
- Best Buddies (1987) ... Al Stefano
 1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
Recruiting Sergeant
 1986 The Penalty Phase (TV Movie)
Judge Von Karman
 1986 There Must Be a Pony (TV Movie)
The Detective
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Stubby
- I Want My Hill Street Blues (1986) ... Stubby
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Dave
- High School Narc (1985) ... Dave
 1985 Brass (TV Movie)
Philip Stack
 1985 Cut and Run
Bob Allo
 1985 Crimewave
Officer Brennan
 1983 Two of a Kind
Stuart
 1983 Vigilante
Burke
 1982 Girls Nite Out
Detective Greenspan
 1981 Sizzle (TV Movie)
Corky
 1980 The Idolmaker
Uncle Tony
 1980 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
Richard Fine
- Episode #1.1231 (1980) ... Richard Fine
- Episode #1.1230 (1980) ... Richard Fine
- Episode #1.1229 (1980) ... Richard Fine
 1979 Hair
Fenton
 1979 From Here to Eternity (TV Mini-Series)
Sgt. Doehm
 1978 On the Yard
Nunn
 1978 Cops and Robin (TV Movie)
Richards
 1977 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (TV Mini-Series)
Al Neri
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Al Neri
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Al Neri
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
George
 1977 Handle with Care
Smilin' Jack
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Buck Shannon
- Cancelled Contract (1977) ... Buck Shannon
 1976 Marathon Man
Karl
 1975 Rancho Deluxe
Burt
 1974 The Gun (TV Movie)
Gil Strauss
 1974 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1974 The Sugarland Express
Marvin Bybala (uncredited)
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
BeeJay
 1972 The Getaway
The Thief
 1971 A Death of Innocence (TV Movie)
Jimmy Rekko
 1970 Somerset (TV Series)
Bernie Bailey (1976)
 1969 Lions Love
THE BEARD Billy the Kid
 1967 Coronet Blue (TV Series)
Harry
- A Charade for Murder (1967) ... Harry
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Phil Macy
- The Pill Man (1964) ... Phil Macy
 1960 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Tech Sgt. Robert La Motte
- Ghost Bomber: The Lady Be Good (1960) ... Tech Sgt. Robert La Motte
 1960 CBS Repertoire Workshop (TV Series)
 1959 Odds Against Tomorrow
Coco
 1959 Brenner (TV Series)
Forresse
- Blind Spot (1959) ... Forresse
 1958 Never Love a Stranger
Street Gang Tough Lookout (uncredited)
 1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Ditch
- Rudy (1957) ... Ditch
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Alternate Names:

Eddie Gambino

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

During the 1960s Lenny Bruce rage over rights of artistic free speech, poet/playwright Michael McClure's controversial play "The Beard" premiered on December 18, 1965, at the Actor's Workshop of San Francisco. It starred Richard as Billy the Kid and Billie Dixon as 'Jean Harlow'. The next few performances of the play took place at The Committee, a San Francisco theater nightclub. The play was ... See more »

Trademark:

Specialized in tough, streetwise New Yorkers

Nickname:

Richie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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