Richard Portnow is a American character actor with over 150 film and television projects to his credit in a successful career spanning 30 years. Famous for his roles as "Attorney Hal Melvoin" in the hit HBO television series The Sopranos, "Ben Stern" (Howard Stern's father) in the auto-biographical film Private Parts, and Bill Reynolds in the recent film Law Abiding Citizen, Portnow has been named one of the "Actors We Love" by industry newspaper Back Stage West. A stage actor as well, Portnow has starred on Broadway in "The House of Blue Leaves" and "A Month of Sundays", as well as worked with Woody Allen in his "Writer's Block".
Richard Portnow's ability to engage audiences with his fully committed performances has made him a favorite of directors Barry Levinson, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, David Fincher, Woody Allen, Sydney Pollack, James Foley, Jim Jarmusch, Heywood Gould, Cameron Crowe and Sidney Lumet. He has worked in dozens of critically acclaimed and blockbuster films alongside notables such as James Spader, Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Vin Diesel, Paul Giamatti, John Turturro, and Brad Pitt. Portnow is also a staple of American television with guest appearances on series such as Seinfeld, Mad About You, NYPD Blue, The Shield, Spin City, The Nanny, and recently Dave's World, Nip/Tuck, The Shield, Boston Legal, and Outlaw.
Richard appears in the recently completed 2011 films, Spring Break '83, Slightly Single in L.A., and Two Jacks, as well as films Red Team Go, and Duke which are currently in post-production, and The Fourth Noble Truth currently filming.
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