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Barry Primus

Highest Rated:   100% Heartland (1979)
Lowest Rated:   11% The Longest Week (2014)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% Bad Hurt
  • Marty
2016
59% Joy
  • Rudy's Attorney
$42.6M 2015
11% The Longest Week
  • Bernard the Chauffer
2014
29% Grudge Match
  • Joey the Bartender
$14.9M 2013
93% 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
19% Righteous Kill
  • Prosky
$40M 2008
No Score Yet Autopsy
  • Actor
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
33% 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
67% Night and the City
  • Tommy Tessler
1992
69% Mistress
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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
36% Big Business
  • Michael
1988
No Score Yet Talking Walls
  • Prof. Hirsh
1987
No Score Yet The Stranger
  • Sergeant Drake
1987
40% SpaceCamp (Space Camp)
  • Brennan
1986
No Score Yet Jake Speed
  • Lawrence
1986
84% 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
86% Absence Of Malice
  • Waddell
1981
No Score Yet Macbeth
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet Night Games
  • Jason St. John
1980
86% The Rose
  • Dennis
1979
100% Heartland
  • Jack
1979
65% 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
48% Boxcar Bertha
  • Rake Brown
1972
No Score Yet Von Richthofen and Brown
  • Hermann Goering
1971
No Score Yet Puzzle of a Downfall Child
  • Aaron Reinhardt
1970
75% The Brotherhood
  • Vido
1968

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Prof. Jeffrey Benoit
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Goodman
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Gary Silver Broadway Producer
  • 1993
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Robert Dorland
  • 1993

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