Parents Flo Portnow, Al Portnow
|Name Richard Portnow|
Years active 1980–present
|Born January 26, 1947 (age 68) (1947-01-26) Brooklyn, New York, U.S.|
Siblings Gayle Portnow, Jay Portnow
TV shows EZ Streets, Outlaw, Ryan Caulfield: Year One
Movies Hitchcock, Perfect Stranger, Good Morning - Vietnam, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samu, Law Abiding Citizen
Similar People Sacha Gervasi, James Foley, Andrew Kevin Walker, Ivan Reitman, James Orr
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Richard Portnow (born 26 January 1947) is an American actor known for such films and television series as Good Morning, Vietnam, Barton Fink, Kindergarten Cop, Seven, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, The Spirit, Law Abiding Citizen, Private Parts, Fallen Arches, Double Down, Poolhall Junkies, Spring Break '83, The Sopranos, Hannah Montana, The Nanny, Trumbo, Oldboy, Find Me Guilty, Underdogs and Boston Legal.
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Life and career
Portnow was born in Brooklyn, New York. A veteran of stage, film and television, Portnow was named one of the "Actors We Love" from the actors' trade newspaper Back Stage West with the newspaper saying "Portnow knows exactly how to hook an audience with every character".
He graduated with a BA degree as a speech and theater major from Brooklyn College.
Portnow played the role of defense attorney Harold "Mel" Melvoin on the Emmy-winning HBO series The Sopranos (1999), the lawyer for Uncle Junior.