Barry Primus was born on February 16, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA as Bernard S. Primus. He is an actor and director, known for Righteous Kill (2008), 旗鼓相当 (2013) and 千钧一刻 (2001). He has been married to Julie Arenal since 1960. They have one child.
Primarily a dramatic support actor but has also doubled and tripled as writer and director. Played Sharon Gless's cop boyfriend Sgt. Dory McKennas who develops a drug problem on "Cagney and Lacey." Taught acting and directing classes at the American Film Institute, The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, the UCLA campus, and at The Workshop in Maine. He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City. For several years, has taught acting classes at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. [April 2005] He was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in 教父
(1972) before 罗伯特·杜瓦尔
Appears in many films with Robert De Niro.
Frequently cast in 马克·雷戴尔 films.