Richard Romanus is an American actor who is known for his small character roles. Born on February 8, 1943 in Barre, Vermont, he studied acting with the legendary Lee Strasburg at the Actor's Studio in New York City. Romanus made his feature length debut in The Ghastly Ones (1968). He made a huge splash in Martin Scorsese's classic Mean Streets (1973), playing Michael alongside Harvey Keitel and Robert DeNiro. He would continue to work in a variety of films including Russian Roulette (1975), Oscar (1991) and Point of No Return (1993) with Bridget Fonda. While Romanus has enjoyed a solid film career, he has been very prolific on television. He first appeared on 70s mainstays Mission:Impossibile and the Mod Squad. In the 80s, he continued to show up in shows like Starsky and Hutch, MacGyver and The A-Team. He is best known for his role as Richard LaPenna, the ex-husband of Tony Soprano's psychiatrist on The Sopranos.