Richard Price

Screenwriter, Novelist, Actor
Sometimes dubbed "the voice of the Bronx," Price is primarily known for streetwise sagas like his 1976 novel "Blood Brothers" (filmed in 1978), a coming-of-age story set in the world of construction workers, and "The ... Read more »
Born: 10/12/1949 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (18)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

(from novel: "Freedomland") (Source Material)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

("Clockers") (Source Material (from novel))

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sea of Love 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rain Man 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Michael Jackson... The Magic Returns 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Other Writer

Arena Brains 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Streets of Gold 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

("The Wanderers") (Source Material (from novel))

Bloodbrothers 1978 (Movie)

(Source Material (from novel))
Actor (16)

The Night Of 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad 25 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Wire 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

Brenda's Attorney (Actor)

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

Detective No 1 (Actor)

Clive James' Postcards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

City Clerk (Actor)

The Paper 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

Detective in Restaurant (Actor)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Artist at Opening (Actor)

Arena Brains 1986 (Movie)

The Critic (Actor)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

Guy Who Calls Dud (Actor)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

Bowling Bankroller (Actor)
Producer (6)

NYC 22 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Clockers 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Kiss of Death 1995 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Mad Dog and Glory 1993 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Crime (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Deuce (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Biography

Sometimes dubbed "the voice of the Bronx," Price is primarily known for streetwise sagas like his 1976 novel "Blood Brothers" (filmed in 1978), a coming-of-age story set in the world of construction workers, and "The Wanderers" (published in 1974, filmed in 1979), a gritty look at the world of Bronx housing-project gangs. After both of these popular novels had been adapted for film, Price embarked on a successful career as an original screenwriter, notably with "The Color of Money" (1986), which earned him an Oscar nod, and the thoughtful crime drama-cum-character study "Sea of Love" (1989), which revitalized Al Pacino's film career.

Relationships

Harriet Price

Mother

Annie Morgan Price Hudson

Daughter
born c. 1985

Judy Hudson

Wife

Genevieve Hudson

Daughter
born c. 1987

Milton Price

Father

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York , New York 1976

Stanford University

Stanford , California 1973
Attended for one semester of graduate study

Cornell University

Ithaca , New York 1971
Did construction work during summer vacations(labor relations)

Bronx High School of Science

Bronx , New York

Milestones

2012

Created and executive-produced (with Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Ken Sanzel) the CBS series "NYC 22"

2006

Wrote the screenplat for "Freedomland," a drama directed by Joe Roth and based on his novel of the same name

2004

Wrote for the HBO drama series "The Wire"

2000

Contributed to the script of "Shaft," John Singelton's loose remake of the 1971 classic

1996

Co-wrote the screenplay for the remake of "Ransom"

1995

Penned screenplay adaptation for "Clockers," directed by Spike Lee

1994

Appeared as himself in Ron Howard's comedy-drama "The Paper"

1993

First film as executive producer, "Mad Dog and Glory"; also wrote and appeared in

1991

Sold unpublished manuscript "Clockers" to Universal for $1.9 million

1986

First collaboration with Martin Scorsese, wrote and appeared in "The Color of Money"

1986

Co-wrote first original screenplay, "Streets of Gold"

1979

First onscreen appearance, in "The Wanderers"

1978

First novel adapted to film, "Bloodbrothers"

1973

Began teaching at various East Coast colleges

1973

Completed his first novel The Wanderers (1974) at age 24

Sold his first short story to the literary magazine Antaeus

Raised in the Bronx; had a mild case of cerebral palsy while growing up

Bonus Trivia

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Price received the Edith Mirrilees Grant in Fiction from Stanford University in 1972.

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He received a grant from Mary Roberts Rhinehart Foundation in 1973.

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Price also received a McDowell Colony Grant in 1973.

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Price lectured in English as a Second Language (Hostos Community College, 1973), Urban Affairs (NYU, 1973) and Creative Writing (SUNY Stonybrook, 1974-; NYU, 1974 and 1977; SUNY Binghamton, 1976; Hofstra University, 1978-79; and Yale, 1980).

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Since 1975, Price has written essays and articles for Esquire, Playboy, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, American Film, and The Village Voice.

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He was named as a Yaddo Fellow in 1977, 1978 and 1980.

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Price received a Playboy Magazine Nonfiction Award in 1979.

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He was named a MacDowell Fellow in 1979.

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In "Defusing the Urban 'Powder Keg,'" an interview with Laurie Werner in USA Weekend (Sept. 15-17, 1995) around the release date of "Clockers" (1995), Price responded to a question about what he personally did to help inner-city youth."I've helped some, financially and in other ways. There have been offers that weren't accepted. But if kids ever came to me, I'd help in a second. And next year, I'm teaching a creative writing class at P.S. 22 in Jersey City. People have been very honest with me. You like to return the favors when you can."

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