Gene Barry Biography (1919?-)

Original name, Eugene Klass; born June 14, 1919 (some sources say 1921), in New York, NY; son of Martin and Eva (maiden name, Conn) Klass; married Betty Claire Kalb, October 22, 1944 (died January 31, 2003); children: Michael Lewis(a director), Fredric James, Elizabeth. Addresses: Contact: c/o 10390Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 270, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Actor, producer, writer
Birth Details
June 14, 1919?
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Gene Talbot, Our Miss Brooks, CBS, 1955-1956
  • William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (title role), Bat Masterson, NBC,1958-1961
  • Captain Amos Burke, Burke's Law, ABC, 1963-1965, then known as Amos Burke, Secret Agent, ABC, 1965-1966
  • Glenn Howard, The Name of the Game, NBC, 1968-1972
  • Agent Gene Bradley, The Adventurer, syndicated, 1972
  • Captain Amos Burke, Burke's Law, CBS, 1994-1995
  • Miniseries
  • Carl Osborne, Aspen (also known as The Innocent and the Damned), NBC, 1977
  • Bat Masterson, Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns, NBC, 1991
  • Movies
  • Michael London, Istanbul Express, NBC, 1968
  • Murray Jarvis, Do You Take This Stranger? (also known as Knockat the Wrong Door and Strangers and Lovers), NBC, 1971
  • Gil Turner, The Devil and Miss Sarah, ABC, 1971
  • Glenn Howard, The Name of the Game: LA 2017, 1971
  • Gordon Harris, A Cry for Love, NBC, 1980
  • John Cockerill, The Adventures of Nelly Bly (also known as TheAmazing Nellie Bly), NBC, 1981
  • Glen Kilgallen, Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love, NBC, 1987
  • John Forrest, Turn Back the Clock (also known as Repeat Performance), NBC, 1989
  • Mr. Stern, These Old Broads, ABC, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Sergeant Andy Pile, War Correspondent, CBS, 1959
  • Captain Amos Burke, Honey West: Who Killed the Jackpot?, ABC, 1965
  • Dr. Ray Flemming, Prescription: Murder (also known as Columbo:Prescription Murder), NBC, 1968
  • Harry Darew, Ransom for Alice!, NBC, 1977
  • Andrew Stovall, The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Dynamite, syndicated, 1981
  • Specials
  • Tiptoe through TV, CBS, 1960
  • Variety: The World of Show Biz, CBS, 1960
  • NBC's 60th Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 1986
  • The 40th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1986
  • The 38th Annual Emmy Awards, NBC, 1986
  • Himself, Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood, 1987
  • Judge, The 12th Annual Mrs. America Pageant, ABC, 1988
  • Himself, Hollywood Aliens & Monsters (also known as To theGalaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill), Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Judge, Mrs. World 2001, PAX, 2001
  • Episodic
  • Hollywood Screen Test, ABC, 1949
  • "The Take," The Clock, ABC, 1950
  • "The Blood Call," Believe It or Not, NBC, 1950
  • "Something about Love," The Loretta Young Show, NBC, 1954
  • "The Girl in Car Thirty-two," Suspense, CBS, 1954
  • Cosgrove/Griggsy, "To Each His Own," Lux Video Theatre, CBS, 1954
  • "A Touch of Spring," The Ford Television Theatre, NBC, 1955
  • Joe Ferguson, "Spider, Inc.," Science Fiction Theatre, syndicated,1955
  • "Ride the Comet," Appointment with Adventure, CBS, 1955
  • "Something about George," The Loretta Young Show (also known as Letter to Loretta), NBC, 1955
  • Captain John Forester, "The World Below," Science Fiction Theatre,syndicated, 1955
  • Dell Delaney, "Triggers in Leash," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS,1955
  • "Nailed Down," Fireside Theatre (also known as The Jane Wyman Show), NBC, 1955
  • Dan Varrel, "Salvage," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1955
  • "The Blue Ribbon," The Ford Television Theatre, NBC, 1955
  • "The Story of Steve Carey," The Millionaire, CBS, 1955
  • "The Good Luck Kid," Damon Runyon Theatre, CBS, 1956
  • "The Women Who Dared," The Ford Television Theatre, ABC, 1956
  • "A Place on the Bay," Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (also known as The Jane Wyman Show), NBC, 1956
  • "Return to Guam," General Electric Theater, 1956
  • "The Pendulum," Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (also known as The Jane Wyman Show), NBC, 1957
  • Lieutenant Eddie Pfeiffer, "Threat to a Happy Ending," The Twentieth Century-Fox Hour, CBS, 1957
  • "Ain't No Time for Glory," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957
  • "The Headline Hero: File Number 28," The Walter Winchell File, ABC, 1958
  • "Dynamite Blows Two Ways," Wagon Train, NBC, 1958
  • Himself, "Crossed Wires," Pete and Gladys, CBS, 1961
  • Guest, The Ed Sullivan Show, 1961, 1967
  • "Seeds of April," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1962
  • "The Prison," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1962
  • "The Roman Kind," General Electric Theatre, CBS, 1962
  • John Chambers/Uncle George, "Dear Uncle George," The Alfred HitchcockHour, CBS, 1963
  • Snooky Martinelli, "Who Killed Snooky Martinelli?," Burke's Law, 1964
  • Host, The Hollywood Palace, 1964, 1966, 1967
  • American Bandstand, 1964
  • The Andy Williams Show, 1965
  • Patrick Harrigan, "Who Killed the Grand Piano?," Burke's Law, 1965
  • Guest panelist, The Hollywood Squares, 1967
  • Kraft Music Hall, 1970
  • The Red Skelton Show, 1970
  • Generalis, "The Apology," The Feather and Father Gang, ABC, 1977
  • Frank Jason, "Angels in the Wings," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1977
  • Neville Quinn, "Treasure Hunt/Beauty Contest," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978
  • Al Newberry, "Where Is It Written?/Julie's Aunt/Big Deal," The Love Boat, ABC, 1978
  • "The Story of Abraham," The Greatest Heroes of the Bible, NBC, 1979
  • Dexter, "Sanctuary/My Late Lover," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981
  • Steve Moss, "Hula Angels," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1981
  • Wade, "Vicki and the Gambler/Love with a Skinny Stranger/That Old Gang ofMine," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981
  • "Catching Up/Warbling Out to Yore/Black Day at Black Rock," Aloha Paradise, ABC, 1981
  • "Abraham's Sacrifice," The Greatest Heroes of the Bible, NBC, 1981
  • Jim Brady, "Lillian Russell," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981
  • Ted Anderson, "Isaac Gets Physical/She Brought Her Mother Along/Cold Feet," The Love Boat, ABC, 1982
  • Nicholas Roland, "Fox and Wolf," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1986
  • Jason Starr, "The Old Team," Shell Game, CBS, 1987
  • Prince of Darkness, "Time and Teresa Golowitz," Twilight Zone, CBS, 1987
  • Michael Casey, "Reservations," Hotel, ABC, 1987
  • "You've Got a Friend," My Secret Identity, syndicated, 1988
  • Henry Reynard, "Test of Wills," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • "A Gather of Guns," Paradise, 1989
  • Hearts Are Wild, CBS, 1992
  • "Unfunny Girl," Hollywood Off-Ramp, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Also appeared in TV Reader's Digest, ABC; Tattletales; as guest panelist, People Will Talk; guest panelist, The Celebrity Game.
  • Film Appearances
  • Dr. Frank Addison, Atomic City (also known as Los Alamos),Paramount, 1952
  • Captain Beaton, Girls of Pleasure Island, Paramount, 1953
  • Johnny Kisko, Those Redheads from Seattle, Paramount, 1953
  • Dr. Clayton Forrester, The War of the Worlds, Paramount, 1953
  • Verne Williams, Alaska Seas, Paramount, 1954
  • Raphael Moreno, Red Garters, Paramount, 1954
  • Al Willis, Naked Alibi, Universal, 1954
  • Captain Charles Laverne, The Purple Mask, Universal, 1955
  • Louis Hoyt, Soldier of Fortune, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1955
  • Jud Ellis, Back from Eternity, RKO Radio Pictures, 1956
  • Frank Duncan, The Houston Story, Columbia, 1956
  • Sergeant Brock, China Gate, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Wes Bonnell, Forty Guns (also known as Woman with a Whip),Twentieth Century-Fox, 1957
  • Jonathan Clark, The 27th Day, Columbia, 1957
  • Casey Reed, Hong Kong Confidential, United Artists, 1958
  • Troy Barrett, Thunder Road, United Artists, 1958
  • Simon Grant, Maroc Seven (also known as Maroc 7), Paramount, 1967
  • Donovan, Subterfuge, Commonwealth United Entertainment, 1969
  • Television commentator, The Second Coming of Suzanne (also known as Suzanne), Barry, 1974
  • Congressman Leo O'Brien, Guyana: Cult of the Damned (also known asGuyana: Crime of the Century and Guyana, el crimen del siglo),Universal, 1980
  • Film Executive Producer
  • The Second Coming of Suzanne, Barry, 1974
  • Stage Appearances
  • Rosalinda, 44th Street Theatre, New York City, 1942
  • Catherine Was Great, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1944
  • The Would-Be Gentleman, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1946
  • Bless You All, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1950
  • The Perfect Setup, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Watergate: A Musical, Alliance Theatre Company, Atlanta, GA, 1982
  • Georges, La cage aux folles, Palace Theatre, New York City, then Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Give My Regards to Broadway, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1991
  • Also appeared in Happy Is Larry; Spotlight; Kismet;Destry Rides Again; The Merry Widow; Idiot's Delight; Pins and Needles; Gene Barry in One (solo revue).

Further Reference


    • People, August 28, 1989, p. 106

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