Barry Primus

Biography: New Yorker Barry Primus is primarily an actor, but has also doubled and tripled as writer and director. Primus worked on stage for the first decade of his career, then made his screen bow in the Manhattan-filmed The Brotherhood (1968). Additional films include Boxcar Bertha (1972), Heartland (1979) Night Games (1980) and Guilty by Suspicion (1991). Primus also had a continuing role on the TV series Cagney and Lacey (1982-88) as Cagney's(Sharon Gless) erstwhile boyfriend Sgt. Dory McKenna, whose drug problem compromised his value as a cop. After working as director Mark Rydell's assistant on The Rose (1981) Barry Primus has increased his behind-the-camera activities; in 1992, Primus directed his first theatrical feature, the "inside" Hollywood comedy/drama Mistress.

Barry Primus' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 54
Highest Metascore: 82 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Lowest Metascore: 32 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
18 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
55 Arkansas May 5, 2020 Old Greek / Old Greek 5.4
65 Bad Hurt Feb 12, 2016 Marty 4.2
34 The Longest Week Sep 5, 2014 Bernard The Chauffer 5.0
35 Grudge Match Dec 25, 2013 Joey / Joey / Joey The Bartender / Joey The Bartender 7.8
36 Righteous Kill Sep 12, 2008 Dr. Prosky 4.9
45 Life as a House Oct 26, 2001 Tom 7.6
61 Night and the City Oct 23, 1992 Tommy Tessler tbd
63 Mistress Jul 24, 1992 Director / Screenplay / Story tbd
64 Guilty by Suspicion Mar 15, 1991 Bert Alan 8.3
32 Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death Mar 15, 1989 Ford Maddox tbd
53 Big Business Jun 10, 1988 Michael tbd
40 SpaceCamp Jun 6, 1986 Brennan tbd
42 Jake Speed May 30, 1986 Lawrence tbd
82 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Jan 31, 1986 Lou Waltzberg 7.9
64 Absence of Malice Dec 18, 1981 Waddell tbd
67 The Rose Nov 7, 1979 Dennis tbd
64 New York, New York Jun 21, 1977 Paul Wilson / Paul Wilson tbd
61 Boxcar Bertha Jun 14, 1972 Rake Brown 6.5
tbd Breakable You TBA Dr. Chazen tbd