Barton Heyman Biography (1937-1996)
Born January 24, 1937, in Washington; died of a heart attack, May 15, 1996, in Manhattan, NY. Actor. An actor of stage and screen for more than thirty years, Heyman believed that his last onscreen line was the highlight of his career. His line, "Dead man walking," was the title of the widely acclaimed 1995film. After graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, Heymanstudied with Lee Strasberg and Warren Robertson. In 1952 he made his theatrical debut in Los Alamos, New Mexico, as the lead in Hello Out There. He alsoappeared in productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry V, Sleep, and Indians. In 1995 he portrayed a truck driver who thinks he sees a likeness of Elvis Presley in Him. Heyman also appeared in many movies. In 1970 he made hisfilm debut in Valdez Is Coming. He made several more films, including The Exorcist, Awakenings, Bang the Drum Slowly, Bonfire of the Vanities, The Secretof My Success, and Cruising. Heyman also appeared in several films made for television. They include North and South, One Police Plaza, Chicago Trial, andThe Kennedy Years. He also appeared in episodes of Law and Order, Kojak, TheCommish, and All My Children.
- Birth Details
- January 24, 1937
- Washington, United States
- Death Details
- May 15, 1996
- Manhattan, New York, United States
- Who's Who in the East, Marquis Who's Who, 1994.
- Los Angeles Times, May 21, 1996, p. B8.
- New York Times, May 20, 1996, p. B14.
- Washington Post, May 21, 1996, p. C5.