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Barry Primus was born on February 16, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for American Hustle (2013), New York, New York (1977) and Righteous Kill (2008). He is married to Julie Arenal. They have one child. See full bio »

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American Hustle
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New York, New York
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Righteous Kill
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 2014 Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends (TV Short)
Larry Gelman
 2011 The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks (TV Series)
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Professor Jeffrey Benoit
- The Object of My Affection (2007) ... Professor Jeffrey Benoit
 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
- All That Glitters (2002) ... Benny
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
Nicholas Ray
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
- The Kiss (2000) ... Gordon
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Porn Film Director Goodwin
- Ties That Bind (1998) ... Porn Film Director Goodwin
 1997 Gold Coast (TV Movie)
Ed Grossi
 1996 Crime of the Century (TV Movie)
Ellis Parker
 1995 Trade-Off (TV Movie)
Detective Gold
 1995 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Frobe Ernst
- Lostland (1995) ... Frobe Ernst
 1995 The Women of Spring Break (TV Movie)
Frank Blair
 1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Jack Lambert
- Silence Is Golden (1994) ... Jack Lambert
 1994 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Rabbi Levin
- Squatter's Rights (1994) ... Rabbi Levin
 1993 The X-Files (TV Series)
Robert Dorlund
- Shadows (1993) ... Robert Dorlund
 1993 Law & Order (TV Series)
Gary Silver
- Extended Family (1993) ... Gary Silver
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Andy McBride
- The Incident (1990) ... Andy McBride
 1989 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Judge Warren Briggs
- Loc'd Out: Part 2 (1989) ... Judge Warren Briggs
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
FBI Agt. Daley
- Line of Fire (1988) ... FBI Agt. Daley
 1987 Stillwatch (TV Movie)
Toby Wilson
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Len Berger
- Menace, Anyone? (1986) ... Det. Sgt. Len Berger
 1986 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Walter Wesley
- Out of the Past (1986) ... Walter Wesley
 1985 Brotherly Love (TV Movie)
Detective Trelska
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series)
- The Very Scary Man (1985) ... Sam
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Russ McMullen
- Identities (1985) ... Russ McMullen
 1982-1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Sgt. Dory McKenna
- Con Games (1985) ... Sgt. Dory McKenna
- Happily Ever After (1985) ... Sgt. Dory McKenna
- Out of Control (1984) ... Sgt. Dory McKenna
- Hooked (1984) ... Sgt. Dory McKenna
- Thank God It's Monday (1984) ... Sgt. Dory McKenna
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Martin Colson
- Undercover Affair (1983) ... Martin Colson
 1983 Heart of Steel (TV Movie)
 1983 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Mitch Casey
- The People vs. Gary Ewing (1983) ... Mitch Casey
 1983 I Want to Live (TV Movie)
Al Matthews
 1982 Lou Grant (TV Series)
Sergeant Stapler
- Victims (1982) ... Sergeant Stapler
 1982 CBS Afternoon Playhouse (TV Series)
Andrew Cotter
- The Shooting (1982) ... Andrew Cotter
 1982 Paper Dolls (TV Movie)
 1982 Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Movie)
Dennis Philips
 1981 Les uns et les autres (TV Mini-Series)
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Peter Abrams
- Sole Survivor (1978) ... Peter Abrams
 1977 Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target (TV Movie)
Harry Jaworsky
 1977 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Insp. Dave Lambert
- A Good Cop... But (1977) ... Insp. Dave Lambert
 1974 Big Rose: Double Trouble (TV Movie)
Ed Mills
 1974 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Charlie Mariette
- The Book of Murder (1974) ... Charlie Mariette
 1973 Incident at Vichy (TV Movie)
Bayard, A Railroad Worker
 1973 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Sam Nevins
- Woman for Hire (1973) ... Dr. Sam Nevins
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Christopher Adler
- The Body in the Trunk (1969) ... Christopher Adler
- The Boy Witness (1967) ... Christopher Adler
 1967 The Desperate Hours (TV Movie)
Hank Griffin
 1966 The Virginian (TV Series)
Johnny Younce
- The Mark of a Man (1966) ... Johnny Younce
 1965 For the People (TV Series)
- Act of Violence: Part 2 (1965) ... Bob
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Walter Johnson
- Go Fight City Hall (1963) ... Walter Johnson
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
Douglas Gillis / Hoodlum #1
- The Tarnished Cross (1962) ... Douglas Gillis
- The Iron Man (1962) ... Hoodlum #1
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: Plays Victor Franz in "The Price" play by Arthur Miller (Odyssey Theater Ensemble, West Los Angeles, California, USA).

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Personal Quote:

I could easily have become a criminal if I hadn't decided to become an actor.


Played Sharon Gless's cop boyfriend Sgt. Dory McKennas who develops a drug problem on "Cagney and Lacey." See more »

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