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Richard Portnow

The bi-coastal actor was born and raised in Brooklyn and graduated from Brooklyn College, where he majored in speech and theatre. Since his feature debut in 1981's Roadie, he appeared in Desperately Seeking Susan, Radio Days, Tin Men, The Squeeze, Weeds, Hiding Out, Good Morning, Vietnam, In Dangerous Company, Twins and Life On The Edge.

His television credits include Dear John, Wiseguy, Hooperman, Perry Mason: The Case of the Missing Madam, Beauty and the Beast, The House of Blue Leaves (in which he and John Mahoney reprised their Broadway roles for PBS), Almost Partners, Courage, Tales From the Darkside and The Equalizer,

On stage, he has appeared in the Broadway productions of A Month of Sundays and The House of Blue Leaves. He is an original member of the La Mama Ensemble and has participated in such off-Broadway productions as The Chopin Playoff, Bleacher Bums, Merton of the Movies and Szechuan Dynasty. His regional theatre work includes the Long Wharf's A Grand Romance, the Berkshire Theatre Festival's Sabrina Fair and A Loss of Roses, Cleveland's Playhouse in the Park's The Dresser, and the Philadelphia Drama Guild's The Front Page. he also appeared in the original production of Moonchildren" at London's Royal Court Theatre.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Richard Portnow Facts

BirthdayJanuary 26, 1947 (76)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.