Richard Portnow

Biography: Richard Portnow was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York in January 1947. He attended Brooklyn College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Speech and Theatre. The first film Portnow acted in was "Roadie," which was released in 1981. After this debut, he went on to appear in "Good Morning, Vietnam" "The Sqeeze" and "Weeds." He also appeared in a various television series. He acted in Beauty and the Beast and was also cast in the television show "Perry Mason: The Case of the Missing Madam." His other credits for television include "Almost Partners", "Courage," "Dear John," and "Tales From the Darkside." However, his most well-known performance is in the television drama "The Sopranos," which he acts as the lawyer Harold Melvoin. Portnow has also starred on Broadway in the productions of "The House of Blue Leaves" and "A Month of Sundays." His other theater work include "A Loss of Roses," "Sabrina Fair" and "The Chopin Playoff."



Richard Portnow's Scores

Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 69 Barton Fink
Lowest Metascore: 31 Perfect Stranger
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 5 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
69 Barton Fink Aug 21, 1991 Detective Mastrionotti 8.6
67 Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Mar 3, 2000 Handsome Frank 8.0
67 Private Parts Mar 7, 1997 Ben Stern 8.4
65 Find Me Guilty Mar 17, 2006 Max Novardis 7.7
61 Kindergarten Cop Dec 21, 1990 Captain Salazar 7.4
60 Happy Accidents Aug 24, 2001 Trip 8.7
55 Hitchcock Nov 23, 2012 Barney Balaban 6.8
51 Father of the Bride Dec 20, 1991 Al - The Tux Salesman 7.7
49 Oldboy Nov 27, 2013 Bernie Sharkey 4.7
38 2 Jacks Oct 18, 2013 Lorenzo tbd
36 Poolhall Junkies Feb 28, 2003 Toupee Jay 8.8
36 Tony N' Tina's Wedding Nov 30, 2007 Vinnie Black 6.3
34 Law Abiding Citizen Oct 16, 2009 Bill Reynolds 6.7
31 Perfect Stranger Apr 13, 2007 Narron 4.9
tbd Underdogs Aug 16, 2013 John Handon II 7.0