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Date of Birth 16 February 1938New York City, New York, USA

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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.

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Julie Arenal (? - present) (1 child)

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Primarily a dramatic support actor but has also doubled and tripled as writer and director.
Played Sharon Gless's cop boyfriend Sgt. Dory McKennas who develops a drug problem on "Cagney and Lacey."
Taught acting and directing classes at the American Film Institute, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, the UCLA campus, and at The Workshop in Maine.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
For several years, has taught acting classes at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. [April 2005]
He was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972) before Robert Duvall was cast.

Personal Quotes (1)

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

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