Barry Primus

Barry Primus

Highest Rated: 100% Heartland (1979)

Lowest Rated: 10% The Longest Week (2014)

Birthday: Feb 16, 1938

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

New Yorker Barry Primus is primarily an actor, but has also doubled and tripled as writer and director. Primus worked on stage for the first decade of his career, then made his screen bow in the Manhattan-filmed The Brotherhood (1968). Additional films include Boxcar Bertha (1972), Heartland (1979) Night Games (1980) and Guilty by Suspicion (1991). Primus also had a continuing role on the TV series Cagney and Lacey (1982-88) as Cagney's(Sharon Gless) erstwhile boyfriend Sgt. Dory McKenna, whose drug problem compromised his value as a cop. After working as director Mark Rydell's assistant on The Rose (1981) Barry Primus has increased his behind-the-camera activities; in 1992, Primus directed his first theatrical feature, the "inside" Hollywood comedy/drama Mistress.

Highest Rated Movies



80% Bad Hurt Marty 2016
60% Joy Rudy's Attorney $42.6M 2015
10% The Longest Week Bernard the Chauffer 2014
31% Grudge Match Joey the Bartender $14.9M 2013
92% American Hustle Tellegio's Consigliere $99.2M 2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project Tellegio's Consigliere 2013
No Score Yet The Legend Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Dinner Party Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jackson Donald 2008
18% Righteous Kill Prosky $40M 2008
No Score Yet A Relationship in Four Days Actor 2007
No Score Yet Big Guns Executive Producer Will Fox 2006
32% When Will I Be Loved Victor 2004
67% Frankie and Johnny Are Married Himself 2004
No Score Yet Cross Bronx Actor 2004
No Score Yet Break a Leg Ira Goldstein 2003
47% Life as a House Tom $15.5M 2001
No Score Yet James Dean Nicholas Ray 2001
32% 15 Minutes Cab Driver $24.2M 2001
No Score Yet Avalanche Mark Elliott 1999
No Score Yet Gold Coast Ed Grossi 1997
No Score Yet Crime of the Century Ellis Parker 1996
No Score Yet Flipping Joey 1996
No Score Yet Trade-Off Det. Gold 1995
No Score Yet T-Force Producer 1995
No Score Yet Welcome to Paradise Frank Blair 1994
57% Night and the City Tommy Tessler 1992
72% Mistress Screenwriter Director 1991
No Score Yet Denial Jay 1991
65% Guilty by Suspicion Bert Alan 1991
36% Desperate Hours Actor 1990
No Score Yet Torn Apart Arie Arnon 1989
No Score Yet Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Ford Maddox 1989
44% Big Business Michael 1988
No Score Yet Talking Walls Prof. Hirsh 1987
No Score Yet The Stranger Sergeant Drake 1987
45% SpaceCamp (Space Camp) Brennan 1986
No Score Yet Jake Speed Lawrence 1986
81% Down and Out in Beverly Hills Lou Waltzberg 1986
No Score Yet Brotherly Love Detective Trelska 1985
No Score Yet The River Roy 1984
No Score Yet I Want to Live! Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Shooting Actor 1982
No Score Yet Portrait of a Showgirl Actor 1982
80% Absence Of Malice Waddell 1981
No Score Yet Macbeth Actor 1981
No Score Yet Night Games Jason St. John 1980
78% The Rose Dennis 1979
100% Heartland Jack 1979
61% New York, New York Paul Wilson 1977
No Score Yet Autopsy (Macchie solari) Actor 1977
No Score Yet The Dion Brothers (The Gravy Train) Actor 1974
52% Boxcar Bertha Rake Brown 1972
50% Von Richthofen and Brown Hermann Goering 1971
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child Aaron Reinhardt 1970
75% The Brotherhood Vido 1968


86% Boston Legal
Prof. Jeffrey Benoit 2007
62% Arli$$
Benny 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
Goodman 1998
82% Picket Fences
Rabbi Levin 1994
No Score Yet Law & Order
Gary Silver Broadway Producer 1993
74% The X-Files
Robert Dorland 1993
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Daly 1988
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Det. Berger 1986
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Walt 1986
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
Sgt. Dory McKenna 1985
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
Lambert 1977


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