Richard Portnow

Richard Portnow

Highest Rated: 98% Say Anything... (1989)

Lowest Rated: 8% Trial by Jury (1994)

Birthday: Jan 26, 1947

Birthplace: Not Available

Character actor Richard Portnow has worked steadily in theater, feature films, and on television for many years. On stage, he has appeared both on and off Broadway, as well as in many regional productions, and at London's Royal Court Theatre. Portnow made his feature film debut with a bit part in Susan Seidleman's Desperately Seeking Susan (1985). On television, Portnow has guest starred on many series, including Seinfeld, NYPD Blue, and The Nanny.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet The Gliksmans Actor 2017
No Score Yet This Last Lonely Place Jason Pure $12.1K 2016
71% Café Society Walt $11.1M 2016
74% Trumbo Louis B. Mayer 2015
No Score Yet Sitter Cam (Nanny Cam) Det. Jones 2015
No Score Yet Seasons Of Love Pop 2014
40% Oldboy Bernie Sharkey $1.3M 2013
No Score Yet Underdogs Actor $35.3K 2013
33% 2 Jacks Lorenzo 2013
No Score Yet In the Dark Det. Archer 2013
60% Hitchcock Barney Balaban $6.1M 2012
No Score Yet A Night Of Nightmares Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Wish List Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Indian Actor 2009
26% Law Abiding Citizen Billy Reynolds $73.4M 2009
50% Life Is Hot in Cracktown Guy From 4K 2009
No Score Yet The Minis Jack 2009
No Score Yet Under New Management Actor 2009
90% Tinker Bell Minister of Autumn 2008
No Score Yet Meet The Mobsters Actor 2008
No Score Yet Six Bullets from Now Actor 2008
25% Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding Vinnie Black 2007
No Score Yet Good Time Max Head Administrator 2007
10% Perfect Stranger Narron $23.8M 2007
62% Find Me Guilty Max Novardis $0.7M 2006
No Score Yet Meet the Mobsters Jerry Kaminski 2005
33% Poolhall Junkies Toupe Jay $0.6M 2002
No Score Yet Double Bang Lt. Shatkin 2002
71% Happy Accidents Trip 2001
No Score Yet Double Down Arnold Zigman 2001
No Score Yet Neil Simon's 'Laughter on the 23rd Floor' Harry 2001
No Score Yet Double Down Actor 2000
82% Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai Handsome Frank 2000
No Score Yet The Ghost of Spoon River Cicarelli 2000
No Score Yet Fallen Arches Actor 1999
60% Witness Protection Niko 1999
No Score Yet The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All Actor 1999
No Score Yet Postal Worker Dr. Nicholas Brink 1999
No Score Yet Road Kill Mr. Charboneau 1999
No Score Yet Milo Lt. Parker 1998
50% Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Wine Coloured Tuxedo 1998
19% My Giant Producer 1998
No Score Yet Shadow of Doubt Marvin Helm 1998
No Score Yet Guy Al 1997
No Score Yet Bella Mafia Tony Moreno 1997
36% Mad City Brackett's Agent 1997
75% Private Parts Ben Stern 1997
44% Bogus M. Clay Thrasher 1996
No Score Yet The Continued Adventures of Reptile Man and His Faithful Sidekick Tadpole Sid Higgins 1996
No Score Yet Donor Unknown Hal 1995
81% Seven (Se7en) Dr. Beardsley 1995
No Score Yet Indictment: The McMartin Trial Judge George 1995
14% Man of the House Joey Renda 1995
8% Trial by Jury Leo Greco 1994
No Score Yet Lipstick Camera Vorkopich 1994
No Score Yet Across the Moon Roy 1994
12% S.F.W. Gerald Parsley 1994
55% Heart and Souls Max Marco 1993
No Score Yet Night Eyes 3 Edgar Kaplan 1993
No Score Yet There Goes the Neighborhood (Paydirt) Marty Rollins 1992
73% Sister Act Willy $139.7M 1992
43% For the Boys Milt 1991
90% Barton Fink Detective Mastrionotti 1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster Dave Barrett 1991
70% Father of the Bride Al, the Tux Salesman Al 1991
50% Kindergarten Cop Capt. Salazar 1990
50% Tune in Tomorrow... (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter) Uncle Luke 1990
28% Havana Mike MacClaney 1990
No Score Yet Meet the Hollowheads Mr. Crabneck 1989
14% Chattahoochee Dr. Debner 1989
98% Say Anything... Agent Stewart 1989
No Score Yet Original Sin Vincent 1989
No Score Yet A Deadly Silence Actor 1989
44% Twins Chop Shop Owner 1988
90% Good Morning, Vietnam Dan `The Man' Levitan 1987
33% Hiding Out Mr. Lessig 1987
80% Weeds Guard 1987
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam Harry Long 1987
14% The Squeeze Ruben 1987
81% Tin Men Actor 1987
89% Radio Days Sy 1987
No Score Yet Legends - Live at Montreux 1997 Carly 1987
No Score Yet Courage Frankie Ce De Baca 1986
83% Desperately Seeking Susan Party Guest $27.5M 1985


96% Elementary
Eddie Eichorn 2016
94% The Good Wife
Judge Ben Margovski 2015
80% Castle
Milt Boyle 2014
No Score Yet CSI: NY
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Ron Sheridan 2012
No Score Yet The Mentalist
Phil 2011
6% Outlaw
Sen. Sidney Vidalin Sen. Vidalin 2010
75% Nip/Tuck
Manny Calderello 2009
No Score Yet Cold Case
Oscar Anderson 2008
No Score Yet Hannah Montana
Marty Klein 2006
86% Boston Legal
Judge Peter Harding 2006
No Score Yet Las Vegas
Lester Colette 2005
92% The Sopranos
Harold `Mel' Melvoin Attorney Melvoin 2000
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
Stan 1999
14% Ryan Caulfield: Year One
Sgt. Palermo 1999
No Score Yet Mad About You
Arthur 1997
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Barry Barker 1995
84% NYPD Blue
Harry Bernstein 1995
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Lt. Murphy Walter Pell 1995
88% Seinfeld
Salesman 1993
No Score Yet Wiseguy
Cabra 1988
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Naj 1987
No Score Yet American Playhouse


David Mills says: Has he tried to speak or communicate in any way?

Dr. Beardsley says: Even if his brain were not mush, which it is, he chewed off his own tongue long ago.

William Somerset says: Uh... Doc, is there absolutely no chance that he might survive?

Dr. Beardsley says: Detective, he'd die of shock right now if you were to shine a flashlight in his eyes. He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take... and he still has hell to look forward to. Good night.

Dr. Beardsley says: He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take, and he still has Hell to look forward to.

Detective Mastrionotti says: You're a sick fuck, Fink.

Dr. Beardsley says: He's experienced about as much pain and suffering as anyone I've encountered, give or take, and he still has Hell to look forward to.