Barry Bostwick Biography (1945?-)

Full name, Barry Knapp Bostwick; born February 24, 1945 (some sources say 1946), in San Mateo, CA; son of Henry "Bud" (a city planner and actor) and Betty(a homemaker) Bostwick; married Stacey Nelkin (an actress), 1987 (divorced,1991); married Sherri Ellen Jensen (an actress), 1993; children: (second marriage) Brian, Chelsea. Addresses: Manager: Baumgarten Merims Entertainment, 1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 218, Los Angeles, CA 90025.; Contact: 170S. Mountain Rd., New City, NY 11956.

Birth Details
February 24, 1945?
San Mateo, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Detective Tucker Pendleton, Foul Play, ABC, 1981
  • Rick Armstrong, Dads, ABC, 1986-1987
  • Mayor Randall Winston, Jr., Spin City (also known as Spin),ABC, 1996-
  • Guest regular, Hollywood Squares (also known as H2), syndicated, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Michael "Spider" Elliott, Scruples, CBS, 1980
  • Title role, George Washington, CBS, 1984
  • Major Paul McGill, A Woman of Substance, syndicated, 1984
  • Title role, George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation, CBS, 1986
  • Zachary Amberville, I'll Take Manhattan, CBS, 1987
  • "Lady" Aster, War and Remembrance, ABC, 1988
  • Terence "Mac" McGuire, Till We Meet Again (also known as JudithKrantz's "Till We Meet Again"), CBS, 1989
  • Movies
  • Bill Quinn, The Quinns, ABC, 1977
  • Gil Weston, Murder by Natural Causes, CBS, 1979
  • Henry Demerjian, Once upon a Family, CBS, 1980
  • John Gilbert, Moviola: The Silent Lovers (also known as Moviola: Silent Lovers), NBC, 1980
  • Major Jay Rivers, Red Flag: The Ultimate Game, CBS, 1981
  • Gavin Shelburne, Summer Girl (also known as The Hands That Robthe Cradle), CBS, 1983
  • Steve Kinser, An Uncommon Love, CBS, 1983
  • Grant Richards, Deceptions, NBC, 1985
  • Nick DeLeon, Betrayed by Innocence (also known as Jailbait: Betrayed by Innocence), CBS, 1986
  • Ben Scott, Pleasures, ABC, 1986
  • Alex Dwyer, Body of Evidence, CBS, 1988
  • Larry Hogan, Addicted to His Love (also known as Sisterhood), ABC, 1988
  • Jeffrey Wyatt, "Parent Trap III," The Magic World of Disney, NBC,1989
  • Jeffrey Wyatt, "Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon" (also known as "Parent Trap IV: Hawaiian Honeymoon"), The Magic World of Disney, NBC, 1989
  • Captain Hawkins, The Last U-Boat (also known as Das Letzte U-Boat), ABC, 1990
  • Roscoe Turner, The Great Air Race (also known as Half a World Away), 1990
  • Aladdin, The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Commander Francis R. "Dick" Scabee, "Challenger," ABC Theatre, ABC, 1990
  • Paul Plunk, Captive (also known as Season of Fear), ABC, 1991
  • Justin Conrad, Between Love and Hate, ABC, 1993
  • Don McAndrews, Praying Mantis, USA Network, 1993
  • Dr. Matthew Dane, Once in a Lifetime (also known as Danielle Steele's "Once in a Lifetime"), NBC, 1994
  • Matt Sherry, The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (also known as The Return of Hunter), 1995
  • Eric Bradford, The Secretary, 1995
  • Mr. Lawrence Van Degen, 919 Fifth Avenue (also known as Dominick Dunne's "919 Fifth Avenue"), 1995
  • Frank Mallory, A Different Kind of Christmas (also known as Santa and Me), 1996
  • Thodin, Tales from a Parallel Universe: I Worship His Shadow (alsoknown as Lexx: The Dark Zone, Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories, andLexx: I Worship His Shadow), 1997
  • Art Brooks, One Hot Summer Night: A Crimes of Passion Movie (alsoknown as The Trophy Wife's Secret), ABC, 1998
  • President Robert "Bud" Smith, Men In White (also known as National Lampoon's "Men in White"), Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Specials
  • Anthony Kirby, Jr., You Can't Take It with You, CBS, 1979
  • Steelworker, Working, PBS, 1982
  • Broadway Plays Washington, 1982
  • Host, Star Tour Australia, syndicated, 1986
  • We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala, CBS, 1987
  • Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration, CBS, 1988
  • The House I Live In (also known as In Performance at the WhiteHouse), PBS, 1989
  • From the Heart: The First International Very Special Arts Festival, NBC, 1989
  • Night of 100 Stars III, NBC, 1990
  • Himself, Men, Movies, and Carol, CBS, 1994
  • A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 1995
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Prime Time Special, NBC, 1999
  • Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala, NBC, 1999
  • Host, Swing into Spring, PAX, 2000
  • The Great American History Quiz: Pursuit of Happiness, History Channel, 2000
  • Host, The Great American History Quiz: Americana, History Channel,2000
  • Host, A Capitol Fourth 2000, PBS, 2000
  • Host, The Great American History Quiz: For Kids, History Channel,2001
  • Host, The Great American History Quiz: America at War, History Channel, 2001
  • Host, The Great American History Quiz: 50 States, History Channel,2001
  • Disney's California Adventure Special, Disney Channel, 2001
  • Host, A Capitol Fourth, PBS, 2001
  • Himself, AMC Backstory: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (documentary), AMC, 2002
  • Pilots
  • Duffy McTaggert, The Chadwick Family (also known as No. 10 Coronado Drive), ABC, 1974
  • Dick Kanipsia, Slither, CBS, 1974
  • Title role, Young Guy Christian, ABC, 1979
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 33rd Annual Tony Awards, 1979
  • The 43rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1989
  • The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1990
  • Presenter, The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1995
  • The 54th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2000
  • Episodic
  • Ted Machlin, "The Jade Trap," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978
  • Lucas Sandover, "The Year of the Horse: Part 1," Hawaii Five-O, 1979
  • Host, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1984
  • Tony, "Ghostwriter," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1986
  • Nick Delia, "Just a Gigolo," The Golden Palace, CBS, 1992
  • Professor Jack Drayson, "Mother & Son & Father Reunion," Graceunder Fire, ABC, 1994
  • Mark Finnegan, "Finnegan's Rainbow," High Society, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Irv Kleinman, "Mean Seasons," The New Batman/Superman Adventures (animated), 1997
  • "White Woman's Burden," Beggars and Choosers, Showtime, 1999
  • Governor Gary McNamara, "First Episode," She Spies: Bad Girls Gone Good (also known as She Spies), NBC, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Nanki, first minstrel, Jennifer on My Mind, United Artists, 1971
  • Narrator, La planete sauvage (also known as The Fantastic Planet, Planet of Incredible Creatures, Divoka Planet, and The Savage Planet), New World Pictures, 1973
  • Hank, Road Movie, Grove Press, 1974
  • Brad Majors, The Rocky Horror Picture Show (also known as The Rocky Horror Show), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Alex Rounder, The Wrong Damn Film, 1975
  • Johnny Danko/Dick Cummings, Movie Movie, Warner Bros., 1978
  • Ace Hunter, Megaforce, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1982
  • Hummel, Weekend at Bernie's II, TriStar, 1993
  • Garral, 800 Leagues down the Amazon (also known as Eight Hundred Leagues down the Amazon), Concorde/New Horizons, 1993
  • Grant, Russian Holiday (also known as Russian Roulette), 1993
  • Phillip, In the Heat of Passion II (also known as Behind ClosedDoors and Unfaithful), Concorde/New Horizons, 1994
  • Miller, Metalbeast (also known as Project: Metalbeast), Prism Pictures, 1995
  • The Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show, 1995
  • Vincent Scarletti, The Secret Agent Club, Secret Agent Productions, 1996
  • Norman Coleman, Spy Hard, Buena Vista, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Salvation, 1969
  • (Broadway debut) Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy, 1969
  • Kelly, Soon, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • Danny Zuko, Grease, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • They Knew What They Wanted, 1976
  • The Robber Bridegroom, 1977
  • Night of 100 Stars III, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1990
  • Nick Charles, Nick and Nora, Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Made stage debut in Take Her, She's Mine; also appeared in Colette; House of Leather; The Screens; L'histoire du soldat; and She Loves Me.
  • Albums
  • Performed in the soundtrack recording of The Robber Bridegroom, released by Columbia.
  • Taped Readings
  • Half Crazy by J. M. McDonell (novel on tape), Dove, 1995
  • Also read Mars by Ben Bova.

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, March 10, 1997, pp. 99-101; October 9, 2000, p. 164

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