Barry Primus

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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 Grudge Match (2013), Righteous Kill (2008) and 15 Minutes (2001). He has been married to Julie Arenal since December 23, 1960. They have one child. See full bio »

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Grudge Match Joey the Bartender
15 Minutes Cab Driver
On Golden Pond Casting Director


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 2018 Two If By Sea (Short) (completed)
 2020 Arkansas
Old Greek
 2019 The Irishman
Ewing King
 2019 Five Families (Short)
 2017 Lexi and Micky (Short)
Man on Bench
 2017/III Flower (Short)
 2017 Breakable You
Dr. Chazen
 2015/I Joy
Rudy's Attorney
 2015 Bad Hurt
 2014 The Longest Week
Bernard the Chauffeur
 2014 Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends (TV Movie)
Larry Gelman
 2014 Small Time
 2013/XI Redemption
Scott McCabe
 2013 Grudge Match
Joey the Bartender
 2013 American Hustle
Tellegio's Consigliere
 2013 Memoirs (Short)
Ray Harris
 2012 The Legend
 2012 The Undercard (Short)
Tony Salerno
 2011/I Good Intentions (Short)
 2011 The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks (TV Series)
 2008 Jackson
 2008 Righteous Kill
 2007 Price (Short)
 2007 After Midnight (Video)
Marty Cole
 2007 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Professor Jeffrey Benoit
- The Object of My Affection (2007) ... Professor Jeffrey Benoit
 2007 A Relationship in Four Days (Short)
 2006 Big Guns (Video)
Will Fox
 2006 Mustang Sally
Dr. Koshansky
 2005 Break a Leg
Ira Goldstein
 2004 When Will I Be Loved
Victor Barrie
 2004 Cross Bronx
Mary Green
 2003 Frankie and Johnny Are Married
Barry Primus
 2002 Arli$$ (TV Series)
- All That Glitters (2002) ... Benny
 2001 Life as a House
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
Nicholas Ray
 2001 15 Minutes
Cab Driver
 2000 Providence (TV Series)
- The Kiss (2000) ... Gordon
 1999/II Black and White
 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
 1996 Flipping
Joey, Leo's Crew
 1995 Trade-Off (TV Movie)
Detective Gold
 1995 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Frobe Ernst
- Lostland (1995) ... Frobe Ernst
 1995 Welcome to Paradise (TV Movie)
Frank Blair
 1994 Loadstar: The Legend of Tully Bodine (Video Game)
Tully Bodine
 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
 1992 Night and the City
Tommy Tessler
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion
Bert Alan
 1990 Final Stage
Detective #1
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Andy McBride
- The Incident (1990) ... Andy McBride
 1990 Torn Apart
Arie Arnon
 1990 Denial
 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
 1988 Big Business
 1987 The Stranger
Sergeant Drake
 1987 Talking Walls
Professor Hirsch
 1987 Stillwatch (TV Movie)
Toby Wilson
 1986 SpaceCamp
 1986 Jake Speed
 1986 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Len Berger
- Menace, Anyone? (1986) ... Det. Sgt. Len Berger
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Lou Waltzberg
 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
 1984 The River
 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 Over Here, Mr. President (Short)
Mike Yaeger
 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 Macbeth (Video)
 1981 Absence of Malice
 1981 Bolero
 1981 Les uns et les autres (TV Mini Series)
 1980 Night Games
Jason St. John
 1979 The Rose
 1979 Heartland
 1978 Avalanche
Mark Elliott
 1978 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Peter Abrams
- Sole Survivor (1978) ... Peter Abrams
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini Series)
Joe Wisnovsky
- Part 6 (1977) ... Joe Wisnovsky
- Part 5 (1977) ... Joe Wisnovsky
- Part 4 (1977) ... Joe Wisnovsky
- Part 3 (1977) ... Joe Wisnovsky
- Part 2 (1977) ... Joe Wisnovsky
 1977 New York, New York
Paul Wilson
 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
 1975 Autopsy
Father Paul Lenox
 1974 The Dion Brothers
 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
 1972 Boxcar Bertha
Rake Brown
 1971 Talking with Thoreau (Video short)
Henry David Thoreau
 1971 Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me
Gnossos 'Paps' Pappadopoulis
 1971 Von Richthofen and Brown
Hermann Goering
 1970 Puzzle of a Downfall Child
Aaron Reinhardt
 1967-1969 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Christopher Adler
- The Body in the Trunk (1969) ... Christopher Adler
- The Boy Witness (1967) ... Christopher Adler
 1968 The Brotherhood
 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 When I'm Old Enough... Good-Bye! (Short)
Doug Miller
 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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Other Works:

He acted in Arthur Kopit's play, "Indians", in an American premiere at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington, D.C. with Stacy Keach (Buffalo Bill Cody), Manu Tupou, Raul Julia, Richard Venture, Morris Engle, Howard Witt, Robert Prosky, Peter MacLean, Barton Heyman, Ed Rombola, Grayce Grant, Dimitra Arliss, Phyllis Somerville, ... See more »

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Julie Arenal  (1 child)

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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 »


Appears in many films with Robert De Niro. See more »

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