Barry Primus as George Epstein
Barry Primus wrote and directed Mistress, the first production of Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions, which starred De Niro and Danny Aiello. He has also directed for television shows such as Tribeca, V.I.P., and the pilot Satisfaction. He was the second-unit director for The Rose, Bette Midler's debut film. Primus has made several short films, one of which, Final Stage, has played worldwide on television.
Onstage, he has directed Off Broadway and stock productions in such places as the Stock Bridge Playhouse, the Theater Company (Boston), and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. Recently, he wrote and directed Wonder Comes on the 7th Day for the American Theatre of Actors (New York). Primus has acted in many plays on and Off Broadway and was an original member of the Lincoln Center Repertory Company under Elia Kazan's direction. Onscreen, he's made some 30 films, including Martin Scorsese's Boxcar Bertha; New York, New York; Sydney Pollack's Absence of Malice; Irwin Winkler's Guilty By Suspicion; Night and the City; Richard Pearce's Heartland; and Paul Mazursky's Down and Out in Beverly Hills. His television work includes the mini-series Washington: Behind Closed Doors, Knots Landing, Law & Order, The X-Files, and Cagney & Lacey, which he was a regular on.
He has been a member of the Actors Studio and serves as a moderator for their playwrights and acting sessions. He has held classes at the American Film Institute, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCLA, the Workshop (Maine), and the International Film Workshop (Moscow). In 2005, Barry received the Jean Dalrymple Lifetime Achievement Award.