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Biography

Brooklyn, New York, USA
A veteran of stage, film and television with a variety of characters to his credit, Richard Portnow was named one of the "Actors We Love" from the actors' trade newspaper Back Stage West. It said, "Portnow knows exactly how to hook an audience with every character." This Brooklyn native has worked steadily for 30 years and has built a solid list of credits, appearing in some of the most highly regarded and successful films and television shows of the past three decades.

His entire family hails from Brooklyn. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Bernie Sharkey

Oldboy 2013

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Character: First New York Wino

Roadie 1980

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Character: Jason Pure

This Last Lonely Place 2014

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Character: Older Bar Guy

Slightly Single in L.A. 2013

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Character: John Handon II

Underdogs 2013

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Character: Carroll Green

Duke 2013

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Character: Barney Balaban

Hitchcock 2012

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Character: Salvatore Vorrato

Hotchfeld 2012

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Character: Leo Brenner

The Christmas Pageant 2011

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Character: Guy from 4 K

Life Is Hot in Cracktown 2009

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Character: Carmello Conforte

Under New Management 2009

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Character: Donenfeld

The Spirit 2008

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Character: Narron

Perfect Stranger 2007

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Character: Max Novardis

Find Me Guilty 2006

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Character: Mayor Ed Koch

Trump Unauthorized 2005

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Character: Vinnie Black

Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding 2004

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Character: Toupee Jay

Poolhall Junkies 2002

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Character: Vincent Lo Russo

The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All 1999

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Character: Charboneau

Road Kill 1999

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Character: Adm. Le Clair

Desert Thunder 1999

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Character: Arnie D'Angelo

Ballad of the Nightingale 1999

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Character: Wine Colored Tuxedo

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998

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Character: Brackett's Agent

Mad City 1997

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Character: Anthony Moreno

Bella Mafia 1997

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Character: Sid Higgins

Brittle Glory 1997

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Character: Joey Renda, Frank's Son

Man of the House 1995

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Character: Hal Cooney

Donor Unknown 1995

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Character: Gerald Parsley

S.F.W. 1994

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Character: Leo Greco

Trial by Jury 1994

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Character: Detective Vorkopich

Lipstick Camera 1994

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Character: Det. Dryden

Dragstrip Girl 1994

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Character: Robert L. Ripley

Ripley's Believe It or Not 1994

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Character: Max Marco

Heart and Souls 1993

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Character: Disturbing Caller

Based on an Untrue Story 1993

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Character: Man with Gun in Briefcase

Beethoven 1992

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Character: Marty Rollins

There Goes the Neighborhood 1992

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Character: Al - the Tux Salesman

Father of the Bride 1991

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Character: Detective Mastrionotti

Barton Fink 1991

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Character: Milt, Recording Studio

For the Boys 1991

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Character: Mike MacClaney

Havana 1990

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Character: IRS Agent Stewart

Say Anything... 1989

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Character: Mr. Crabneck

Meet the Hollowheads 1989

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Character: Dan 'The Man' Levitan

Good Morning, Vietnam 1987

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Character: Mr. Lessig

Hiding Out 1987

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Character: Denny Simpkins

Jack's Family Adventure 2010

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Character: Head Administrator

Good Time Max 2007

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Character: Louis / Vito Ungaro

Made in Brooklyn 2007

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Character: Ed Thorton

Chasing Robert 2007

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Character: M. Clay Thrasher

Bogus 1996

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Character: Al

Guy 1996

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Character: Marvin Helm

Shadow of Doubt 1998

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Character: Nicky Kaplan

Fallen Arches 1998

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Character: Dr. Nicholas Brink

Postal Worker 1998

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Character: Jack Shelby

Lured Innocence 2000

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Character: Agent Cicarelli

The Mystery of Spoon River 2000

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Character: Tommy Matolla

The Unscarred 2000

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Character: Lieutenant Shatkin

Double Bang 2001

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Character: Arnold Zigman

Zigs 2001

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Character: Frankie gagalino

The Gold Rush Boogie 2015

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Character: The Pawn Shop Owner

Red Team Go 2015

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Character: Milt Boyle

That '70s Show 2014

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Character: Creed's Attorney

Kupale 2012

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Character: Halrold 'Mel' Melvoin

The Test Dream 2004

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Character: Guard

Weeds 1987

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Character: Judge Ben Margovski

Restraint 0

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Character: Daniel Troyer

Maiden Quest 0

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Character: Richard Kohl

For Those About to Rock 0

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Character: Marty Kline

On the Road Again 0

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Character: Max

In the Club 0

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Character: Judge Peter Harding

Change of Course 0

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Character: Judge Peter Harding

Let Sales Ring 0

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Character: Judge Peter Harding

The Black Widow 0

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Character: Judge Peter Harding

...There's Fire! 0

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Character: Preston Seville, Sr.

Brooklyn Til I Die 0

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Character: Oscar Anderson '08

The Dealer 0

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Character: Lester Colette

Everything Old Is You Again 0

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Character: Manny Caldarello

Bobbi Broderick 0

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Character: Manny Caldarello

Allegra Caldarello 0

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Character: Ben's Father

Paper, Denim + Dollars 0

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Character: Sen. Sidney Vidalin

Pilot 0

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Character: Sen. Sidney Vidalin

In Re: Curtis Farwell 0

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Character: Sen. Sidney Vidalin

In Re: Tracy Vidalin 0

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Character: Teddy Jick

Ovophagy 0

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