Richard Romanus

Richard Romanus

Highest Rated: 96% Mean Streets (1973)

Lowest Rated: 12% Oscar (1991)

Birthday: Feb 8, 1943

Birthplace: Barre, Vermont, USA

Richard Romanus is a character actor who has regularly found work on high-profile network television series throughout his career, from "Charlie's Angels" in the '70s to "NYPD Blue" in the '90s. He also managed to work with his brother, actor Robert Romanus, in a couple of episodes of "MacGyver." His most prominent TV role was playing the husband of Dr. Jennifer Melfi (Lorraine Bracco) in the HBO mob drama "The Sopranos." He has also appeared in a number of motion pictures, such as 1993's "Point of No Return," where he acts in a pivotal scene with the movie's star, Bridget Fonda, and the ominous Cleaner played by Harvey Keitel. His voice can be heard in animated feature films, including the adult-oriented cult classic "Heavy Metal," where he plays the lead role in the Harry Canyon segment. His most significant critical success came in the form of a Writers Guild of America Award nomination for the Lifetime original film he co-wrote and co-produced, "If You Believe." The movie features a young Hayden Panettiere playing the role of the inner child of a jaded and depressed woman.

Highest rated movies

Mean Streets
Point of No Return
Young Black Stallion
The Resurrected
The Couch Trip
Murphy's Law
Protocol
Cops and Robbersons

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
44% 66% Young Black Stallion Ben Ishak (Character) $6.8M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Urban Relics Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Giving Up the Ghost Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise Penguinetti (Character) - 1995
14% 22% Cops and Robbersons Fred Lutz (Character) $10.5M 1994
52% 50% Point of No Return Fahd Bahktiar (Character) $27.5M 1993
40% 53% The Resurrected Lonnie Peck (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Entertainers Chick (Character) - 1991
12% 63% Oscar Vendetti (Character) $23.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Heartbreak Niles Gregory (Character) - 1990
33% 45% The Couch Trip Harvey Michaels (Character) $9.9M 1988
33% 45% Murphy's Law Frank Vincenzo (Character) $9.1M 1986
33% 37% Protocol Emir (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strangers Kiss Frank Silva (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 51% Hey Good Lookin' Vinnie (Voice) - 1982
66% 67% Heavy Metal Harry Canyon (Voice) $204.7K 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strike Force Lt. Charlie Gunzer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 8% Gold of the Amazon Women Luis Escobar (Character) - 1979
61% 69% Wizards Weehawk (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet 29% Night Terror The Killer (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 40% Russian Roulette Ragulia (Character) - 1975
96% 84% Mean Streets Michael (Character) $32.6K 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Chase Young Fisherman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 30% The Ghastly Ones Don (Character) - 1968

TV

Credit
92% 96% The Sopranos Richard La Penna (Guest Star) 1999 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
83% 83% NYPD Blue Carmine Del Marco (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 0% Jake and the Fatman Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mission: Impossible Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 62% The A-Team Unknown (Guest Star) 1983 1986
No Score Yet 75% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1985-1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Nathan "Nate" Demarest (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strike Force Lieutenant Charlie Gunzer (Character) 1981-1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 100% The Rockford Files Sean Innes (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Aurelio (Guest Star) 1970-1971