Poetry. "It makes sense that one of the best poets ever to come out of Los Angeles would be a fine character actor like Harry Northup. Northup is the poet laureate of east Hollywood—of streets like Normandie and Mariposa and Fountain. His poems are lit by flourescent street lamps and TV screens glowing from apartment-house windows. I don't care what anybody says about Charles Bukowski. Quiet, clear-eyed, Northup is like a spy, sitting in the back of the No. 1 bus, writing it all down"—Lewis MacAdams.
Harry E. Northup has had 12 books of poetry published, the latest being LOVE POEM TO MPTF (Cahuenga Press, 2020). He received his BA in English from CSUN, where he studied Verse with Ann Stanford. Northup has made a living as an actor for 34 years, acting in 37 films, including Mean Streets, Taxi Driver (1976 Palme d'Or Winner at Cannes), Over the Edge (starring role), & The Silence of the Lambs (1991 Oscar Winner for Best Picture). Northup is the only actor to have acted in Martin Scorsese's first six films & first TV show. Harry has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts since 1976. Lewis MacAdams wrote, in the LA Weekly, "Northup is the poet laureate of East Hollywood." Harry's wife Holly Prado died on June 14, 2019.Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA