Richard Bright

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 ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1937 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (64)

Day on Fire 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jury 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oz 1997 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1991 - 1992, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broke Even 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Getting to Know You 2000 (Movie)

Lotto Man (Actor)

Joe the King 1999 (Movie)

Roy (Actor)

Third Watch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trigger Happy 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jaded 1997 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 (Movie)

64th Precinct Lieutenant (Actor)

The Hotel Manor Inn 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Anima 1996 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Dick Conway (Actor)

OK Garage 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sweet Nothing 1996 (Movie)

Jack The Cop (Actor)

The Ref 1994 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

Who Do I Gotta Kill? 1994 (Movie)

Belcher (Actor)

Who's the Man? 1993 (Movie)

Demetrius (Actor)

The Ambulance 1990 (Movie)

Detective (Actor)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

Al Neri (Actor)

Gangland 1988 (Movie)

Adam Richetti (Actor)

Red Heat 1988 (Movie)

Sergeant Gallagher (Actor)

Time Out 1988 (Movie)

The Sheriff (Actor)

Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 (Movie)

Recruiting Sergeant (Actor)

Crimewave 1986 (Movie)

Officer Brennan (Actor)

Cut and Run 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

High School Narc 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Crackers 1984 (Movie)

1st Guy (Actor)

Once Upon A Time In America 1984 (Movie)

Chicken Joe (Actor)

Two of A Kind 1983 (Movie)

Stuart (Actor)

Vigilante 1983 (Movie)

Burke (Actor)

Sizzle 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Girls Nite Out 1981 (Movie)

(Actor)

From Here to Eternity 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hair 1979 (Movie)

Fenton (Actor)

The Idolmaker 1979 (Movie)

Uncle Tony (Actor)

Cops and Robin 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Citizens Band 1977 (Movie)

Garage Owner-- (Actor)

Looking For Mr. Goodbar 1977 (Movie)

George (Actor)

On the Yard 1977 (Movie)

Nunn (Actor)

Marathon Man 1976 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Rancho Deluxe 1975 (Movie)

Burt (Actor)

The Gun 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

Al Neri (Actor)

The Connection 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid 1972 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

Neri (Actor)

The Getaway 1971 (Movie)

Railroad Station Thief (Actor)

The Panic in Needle Park 1971 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Lions Love 1969 (Movie)

Billy the Kid (Actor)

Odds Against Tomorrow 1959 (Movie)

Coco (Actor)

A Death of Innocence (TV Show)

Actor

Brass (TV Show)

Actor

Calm at Sunset (TV Show)

Actor

Houston Knights (TV Show)

Actor

Penalty Phase (TV Show)

Actor

The Photographer (TV Show)

Actor

There Must Be a Pony (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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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