Barry Primus

Actor, Director, Acting teacher
Veteran character actor turned director who has worked extensively on stage, TV, and in over 25 feature films. Among Primus' many film acting credits are Martin Ritt's "The Brotherhood" (1968), Jerry Schatzberg's ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1938 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Jackson 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Small Time 2014 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

The Longest Week 2014 (Movie)

Bernard the Chauffer (Actor)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

Tellegio's Consigliere (Actor)

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

Joey The Bartender (Actor)

Righteous Kill 2008 (Movie)

Prosky (Actor)

Relationship in Four Days 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

When Will I Be Loved? 2004 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

Break a Leg 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cross Bronx 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

15 Minutes 2001 (Movie)

Cab Driver (Actor)

Life As A House 2001 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Providence 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Black and White 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Practice 1985 - 1986, 1993 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flipping 1997 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

L.A. Law 1985 - 1986, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

SeaQuest DSV 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women of Spring Break 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1985 - 1986, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trade-Off 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

Tommy Tessler (Actor)

Guilty By Suspicion 1991 (Movie)

Bert Alan (Actor)

Denial 1990 (Movie)

Jay (Actor)

Torn Apart 1990 (Movie)

Arie Arnon (Actor)

Big Business 1988 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death 1988 (Movie)

Ford Maddox (Actor)

Talking Walls 1987 (Movie)

Professor Hirsh (Actor)

The Stranger 1987 (Movie)

Sergeant Drake (Actor)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

Lou Waltzberg (Actor)

Jake Speed 1986 (Movie)

Lawrence (Actor)

Rita 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Space Camp 1986 (Movie)

Brennan (Actor)

The River 1984 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

I Want to Live 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Paper Dolls 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shooting 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Absence of Malice 1981 (Movie)

Waddell (Actor)

Night Games 1980 (Movie)

Jason St John (Actor)

Heartland 1979 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Avalanche 1978 (Movie)

Mark Elliott (Actor)

The Rose 1978 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Autopsy 1977 (Movie)

(Actor)

New York, New York 1977 (Movie)

Paul Wilson (Actor)

Roger & Harry: The Mitera Target 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Gravy Train 1973 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Boxcar Bertha 1972 (Movie)

Rake Brown (Actor)

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me 1970 (Movie)

Gnossos (Actor)

Puzzle of a Downfall Child 1970 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

Von Richthofen and Brown 1970 (Movie)

Hermann Goering (Actor)

The Brotherhood 1968 (Movie)

Vido (Actor)

Big Rose (TV Show)

Actor

Crime of the Century (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of Steel (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean (TV Show)

Actor

Portrait of a Showgirl (TV Show)

Actor

Stillwatch (TV Show)

Actor
Director (3)

Tribeca 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1995, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Mistress 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rose 1978 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Writer (2)

Mistress 1992 (Movie)

(From Story)

Mistress 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

Cross Bronx 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Veteran character actor turned director who has worked extensively on stage, TV, and in over 25 feature films. Among Primus' many film acting credits are Martin Ritt's "The Brotherhood" (1968), Jerry Schatzberg's "Puzzle of a Downfall Child" (1970), Sydney Pollack's "Absence of Malice" (1981) and Martin Scorsese's "Boxcar Bertha" (1979) and "New York, New York" (1977). He also acted opposite Bette Midler in three films: "The Rose" (1979), "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986), and "Big Business" (1988). On TV, Primus appeared in "Washington Behind Closed Doors", "Paper Dolls", "The Equalizer", "Murder, She Wrote", and in a recurring role on "Cagney and Lacey".

Relationships

George Primus

Father

Natalie Fewsmith

Sister

Francesca Primus

Sister
born c. 1946 died January 27, 1992 of lung cancer was critic, columnist and feature writer for BACKSTAGE

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

The School of Performing Arts

New York , New York

Bennington College

Bennington , Vermont

Milestones

1979

Directed the second unit on Mark Rydell's "The Rose"

1968

Feature film acting debut in Martin Ritt's gangster film "The Brotherhood"

Became one of the original members of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company and appeared there in four plays: "Incident at Vichy", "Marco Millions", "After the Fall", and "The Changeling", the latter two directed by Elia Kazan

Joined Jerome Robbins' experimental American Laboratory Theater as both actor and assistant

Made Broadway debut at age 21 in "The Nervous Set"

Appeared in the Jerome Robbins-directed version of the Arthur Kopit play, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad"

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