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Richard Romanus is a Actor and Writer American born on 8 february 1943 at Barre (USA)

Richard Romanus

Richard Romanus
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Birth name Richard Joseph Romanos
Nationality USA
Birth 8 february 1943 (76 years) at Barre (USA)

Richard Romanus (born Richard Joseph Romanos; February 28, 1945) is an American actor. Among other roles, he has appeared in Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets and provided voices for Ralph Bakshi's animated films Wizards and Hey Good Lookin'. He played Richard La Penna, Lorraine Bracco's ex-husband, later husband again, in four episodes of The Sopranos from 1999–2002. In 1999 he co-wrote the Christmas film If You Believe along with his wife Anthea Sylbert, which was nominated for a Best Original Screenplay award by the Writers Guild of America.


Romanus was born in Barre, Vermont, the son of Eileen (née Maloof) and Dr. Raymond Romanos. He lived in West Hartford, Connecticut, and in 1964 graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor's in philosophy, before studying acting with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio in New York. His younger brother Robert is also an actor. They both appeared in some episodes of MacGyver in the 1980s. He is of Lebanese descent.

In 2004 Romanus moved to the Greek island of Skiathos with his wife Anthea and since then he has focused his creative talent on writing prose. In 2011 he published his memoirs, Act III (Aiora Press, Athens, and Armida Publications, Nicosia), and first novel, Chrysalis (Armida Publications). In 2012 Act III was short-listed for the International Rubery Book Award.

Usually with

Ralph Bakshi
Ralph Bakshi
(2 films)
David Proval
David Proval
(3 films)
Henry Jaglom
Henry Jaglom
(1 films)
Andy Milligan
Andy Milligan
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Richard Romanus (19 films)

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The Young Black Stallion, 48minutes
Directed by Simon Wincer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Richard Romanus, Gérard Rudolf
Roles Ben Ishak
Rating57% 2.8597252.8597252.8597252.8597252.859725
The film follows the adventures of Shetan, a young black Arabian colt. After a band of robbers separates a young Arabian girl named Neera (Biana Tamini) from her father, she finds herself alone in the desert. Before too long, a mysterious black colt comes to her rescue. The two quickly form a special bond, and the horse returns Neera to her grandfather. Once Neera is back home, the stallion disappears.
Cops & Robbersons, 1h33
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi, Jason James Richter, Fay Masterson
Roles Fred Lutz
Rating51% 2.5517652.5517652.5517652.5517652.551765
When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, tough-as-nails Jake Stone (Jack Palance) and his young partner Tony Moore (David Barry Gray) are assigned to the stakeout, but now it's a question of whether Jake can last long enough to capture the bad guys. The Robbersons want to help and by doing so, they drive Jake crazy.
Point of No Return, 1h41
Directed by John Badham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films
Actors Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Miguel Ferrer, Dermot Mulroney, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Keitel
Roles Fahd Bahktiar
Rating60% 3.00013.00013.00013.00013.0001
Maggie Hayward (Bridget Fonda) is a drug addict found guilty of murdering a police officer, and is sentenced to death by lethal injection. Her death is faked, and a secret government agent named Bob (Gabriel Byrne) informs her that she has to become an operative. Maggie, having little choice, agrees to cooperate and she begins a regimen of intensive training that includes etiquette and computer use.
Oscar (1991)
, 1h49
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Ornella Muti, Tim Curry, Chazz Palminteri, Peter Riegert
Roles Vendettii
Rating64% 3.2491253.2491253.2491253.2491253.249125
In the prologue, gangster Angelo "Snaps" Provolone promises his dying father (Kirk Douglas) that he will give up a life of crime, and instead "go straight".
The Couch Trip, 1h37
Directed by Michael Ritchie
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dan Aykroyd, Charles Grodin, Walter Matthau, Donna Dixon, Richard Romanus, David Clennon
Roles Harvey Michaels
Rating56% 2.8498152.8498152.8498152.8498152.849815
Alleged mental patient John Burns (Dan Aykroyd), a former computer hacker, is sent to Dr Lawrence Bairds' office (David Clennon) after causing a riot in the hospital cafeteria. Dr Baird receives a message from his secretary that a call was waiting for him. As Dr Baird leaves his office, coincidentally Burns intercepts a telephone call from Dr Maitlins' Lawyer (Richard Romanus), requesting if Dr Baird could fill in for Dr. George Maitlin (Charles Grodin) on his popular radio talk show. Burns assumes Dr. Baird's identity and jumps at the chance to escape the hospital. With the help of Dr. Baird's secretary, he breaks out and picks up a waiting ticket at the Chicago airport.
Murphy's Law, 1h40
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Charles Bronson, Kathleen Wilhoite, Carrie Snodgress, Richard Romanus, Angel Tompkins, Bill Henderson
Roles Frank Vincenzo
Rating59% 2.99972.99972.99972.99972.9997
Jack Murphy (Bronson), a hardened, antisocial LAPD detective, frequently escapes the harsh reality that his ex-wife (Angel Tompkins) has become a stripper and his career is going nowhere by drinking. His world is turned upside down, however, when he is framed by ex-convict Joan Freeman (Carrie Snodgress) for putting her in prison earlier in his career.
Protocol (1984)
, 1h36
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Goldie Hawn, Chris Sarandon, Richard Romanus, Gail Strickland, Cliff De Young, Andre Gregory
Roles Emir
Rating55% 2.752132.752132.752132.752132.75213
Sunny Ann Davis is a seemingly ditzy blonde who works as a cocktail waitress in Washington, D.C. She rents a small room in the home of a gay couple, has a lousy love life and drives a rust bucket of a car that she cannot afford to repair.
Second Sight: A Love Story, 2h
Directed by John Korty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Elizabeth Montgomery, Barry Newman, Nicholas Pryor, Susan Ruttan, Richard Romanus, Mitzi Hoag
Rating72% 3.631483.631483.631483.631483.63148
A self-sufficient stubborn independent blind woman named Alexandra McKay (Montgomery), who has been blind for over 20 years, finally agrees to acquire a guide dog. She is worried that people will try to get close to her out of pity, so she distances herself emotionally from everyone, but becomes attached to her seeing-eye Labrador Retriever companion, Emma.
More Than Murder
Directed by Gary Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Noir, Crime
Actors Stacy Keach, Don Stroud, Lindsay Bloom, Kent Williams, Tim McIntire, Lynn-Holly Johnson
Roles Bordante
Rating69% 3.4795553.4795553.4795553.4795553.479555
Le détective privé Mike Hammer (Stacy Keach) vient en aide à son ami de la police le capitaine Pat Chambers (Don Stroud). Ce dernier est impliqué dans une douteuse affaire de trafic de drogue.
Strangers Kiss, 1h35
Directed by Matthew Chapman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Peter Coyote, Victoria Tennant, Dan Shor, Linda Kerridge, Richard Romanus
Roles Frank Silva
Rating55% 2.7792952.7792952.7792952.7792952.779295
To help his actress girlfriend regain her confidence a Hollywood bigshot bankrolls a small film being made by a first-time producer and director duo. Despite the hand-to-mouth way it is made the film turns out well, as does the off-set relationship between the actress and her unknown male lead.
Hey Good Lookin', 1h16
Directed by Ralph Bakshi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Animation
Themes Gangster films
Actors Richard Romanus, David Proval, Danny Wells, Larry Bishop, Philip Michael Thomas, Frank DeKova
Roles Vinnie (voice)
Rating63% 3.1935353.1935353.1935353.1935353.193535
Le film se déroule à New York dans le quartier de Brooklyn dans les années 1950 et met en scène les aventures de Vinnie, le chef d'un gang appelé les Stompers, en compagnie de son ami Crazy Shapiro et de leurs petites amies, Rozzie et Eva.
Heavy Metal, 1h30
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, Gerald Potterton
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Harvey Atkin, Rodger Bumpass, Jackie Burroughs, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Eugene Levy
Roles Harry Canyon (voice)
Rating66% 3.347663.347663.347663.347663.34766
The movie's title sequence story (based on the original story by Dan O'Bannon and art by Thomas Warkentin) opens with a space shuttle flying in orbit over Earth. The bay doors (on the belly of the shuttle) open, releasing a 1960 Corvette. An astronaut seated in the Corvette then begins descending through Earth's atmosphere, landing in a desert canyon.
Sitting Ducks, 1h27
Directed by Henry Jaglom
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Henry Jaglom, Frances Fisher, Richard Romanus
Roles Moose Joe Mastaki
Rating63% 3.195283.195283.195283.195283.19528
Wizards (1977)
, 1h20
Directed by Ralph Bakshi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Bob Holt, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Susan Tyrrell, Ralph Bakshi, Mark Hamill
Roles Weehawk (voice)
Rating64% 3.2497253.2497253.2497253.2497253.249725
In the beginning of the story, Earth has been devastated by a nuclear war. Only a handful of humans have survived, while the rest have changed into mutants who roam the irradiated wastelands. In the idyllic land of Montagar, fairies, elves, and dwarves live in peace. During a celebration of 3,000 years of peace, Delia, queen of the fairies, gives birth to twin wizards: Avatar, who spends much of his boyhood entertaining his mother with beautiful visions, and Blackwolf, who spends his time torturing small animals. After many years, Delia dies, and Blackwolf tries to seize her rule; but Avatar expels him. Years later, Blackwolf has become ruler of Scortch (a semi-irradiated zone), where he restores ancient technology. He tries to attack Montagar twice, but is foiled both times. Blackwolf then discovers an old projector and reels of Nazi propaganda footage, which he uses first to inspire his own soldiers and later to distract the elves, whom his own people can then overcome.