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Richard Bright

Highest Rated: 100% Citizens Band (1977)

Lowest Rated: 18% Two of a Kind (1983)

Birthday: Jun 28, 1937

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

After playing a drug addict in 1971's "The Panic in Needle Park" and a conman in 1972's "The Getaway," Richard Bright appeared in Director Francis Ford Coppola's gangster epic "The Godfather." As Al Neri, a hit man in the crew of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), Bright had a memorable scene at the end of the film where, disguised as a police officer, he murders two rival mob bosses during a baptism. Bright also made appearances as Al Neri in both sequels of the film, and memorably killed Michael Corleone's conniving brother Fredo, played by John Cazale, at the end of "The Godfather Part II." For the remainder of his career Bright seemed to be typecast as a mobster. He played a gangster in 1984's "Once Upon a Time in America," in "The Sopranos," and even on the soap opera "One Life to Live," in which he had a recurring role as the mob boss "Moose" Mulligan. Although he continued to work well into his 60s, Richard Bright's career was unexpectedly cut short when he struck and killed by a tour bus on February 18, 2006, while attempting to cross a street in Manhattan. He was 68.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trigger Happy Quigley (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Dog Cunningham (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anima Tommy (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet O.K. Garage Louis (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 28% Jaded Zack Brown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Calm at Sunset Pittsley (Character) - 1996
79% 81% Beautiful Girls Dick Conway (Character) $10.6M 1996
36% 44% Sweet Nothing Jack (Character) $98.3K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hotel Manor Inn Unknown (Character) - 1995
72% 73% The Ref Murray, Gus' Driver (Character) $11.3M 1994
50% 54% Who's the Man? Demetrius (Character) $11.3M 1993
No Score Yet 51% The Ambulance McClosky (Character) - 1990
68% 63% The Godfather, Part III Al Neri (Character) $64.6M 1990
88% 71% The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone Al Neri (Character) - 1990
67% 37% Red Heat Det. Sgt. Gallagher (Character) $35M 1988
No Score Yet 38% Cut and Run Bob Allo (Character) - 1986
18% 37% Two of a Kind Stuart (Character) - 1983
20% 69% Vigilante Burke (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 26% Girls Nite Out Detective Greenspan (Character) - 1982
89% 86% The Idolmaker Uncle Tony (Character) - 1980
88% 87% Hair Fenton (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 67% On the Yard Nunn (Character) - 1979
65% 74% Looking for Mr. Goodbar George (Character) - 1977
100% 67% Citizens Band Smilin' Jack (Character) - 1977
81% 81% Marathon Man Karl (Character) - 1976
69% 37% Rancho Deluxe Burt (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gun Gil Strauss (Character) - 1974
98% 97% The Godfather, Part II Al Neri (Character) - 1974
86% 83% Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Holly (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Connection BeeJay (Character) - 1973
98% 98% The Godfather Al Neri (Character) $134.8M 1972
86% 81% The Getaway The Thief (Character) - 1972
85% 75% Panic in Needle Park Hank the Burgler/Bobby's Brother (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Death of Innocence Jimmy Rekko (Character) - 1971
58% 50% Lions Love Unknown (Character) - 1969
88% 85% Odds Against Tomorrow Coco (Character) - 1959

TV

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78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Robert Sawyer (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2002 1997 1992-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hill Street Blues Stubby (Guest Star) 1986

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