Raymond J. Barry Biography (1939-)

Born March 14, 1939, in Hempstead, Long Island, NY; son of Raymond (in sales)and Barbara (an actress; maiden name, Duffy) Barry; married Robyn Mundell (an actress); children: Oona.

Actor, director, writer
Birth Details
March 14, 1939
Long Island, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Prisoner #2, The Brig, Living Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Man Is Man, Masque Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • The Amerind, The Last Days of British Honduras, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • (Broadway debut) Gitaucho, The Leaf People, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1975
  • Rory, Fishing, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1975
  • Woyzek, Buchner, grandmother, drum major, and Marlon Brando, A Movie Star Has to Star in Black or White, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1975
  • Masked man, dope king, King of Providence, and bank teller, Landscapeof the Body, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1977
  • Johnny "Baby Face" Flint, Happy End, Martin Beck Theatre, New YorkCity, 1978
  • Slater, Curse of the Starving Class, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1978
  • Sheriff, Zoot Suit, Martin Beck Theatre, 1979
  • Volker, Hunting Scenes from Lower Bavaria, Manhattan Theatre Club,New York City, 1981
  • Dangerous man, Penguin Touquet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1981
  • Messenger, Antigone, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1982
  • Strong man #1, Egyptology, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1983
  • (And author) Once in Doubt, La Mama Experimental Theatre Company,New York City, 1983
  • Buried Child, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Costa Mesa, CA, 1986
  • Once in Doubt, People's Light and Theatre Company, Philadelphia, PA, then Cast Theatre, Los Angeles, both 1989
  • Also appeared in Hot Lunch Apostles, La Mama Experimental TheatreCompany; as transvestite agent, Tourists and Refugees, La Mama Experimental Theatre Company, Winter Project; as Mike, Soft Targets, La MamaExperimental Theatre Company; as clown, Nightwalk, Open Theatre, New York City; as man who hits himself, Mutation Show, Open Theatre; as executed man, Terminal, Open Theatre; and as Cain, The Serpent, Open Theatre.
  • Major Tours
  • Appeared with the Open Theatre in U.S., Canadian, European, and Far Eastern cities.
  • Film Appearances
  • (As Ray Barry) Richard III cast, The Goodbye Girl (also known as Neil Simon's The Goodbye Girl), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1977
  • Herbert Fisk, Between the Lines, Midwest Films, 1977
  • Edward Thoreau, An Unmarried Woman, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Detective Gleason, You Better Watch Out (also known as Christmas Evil and Terror in Toyland), 1980
  • Louis Bukowski, Year of the Dragon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985
  • Ballplayer's father, Insignificance, 1985
  • Mr. Hatcher (Chloe's father), Playing for Keeps, Universal, 1986
  • Hurley, Out of Bounds, Columbia, 1986
  • Senator Kitteredge, Three for the Road, New Century-Vista, 1987
  • Captain Fred Gaffney, Cop, Atlantic, 1987
  • Daddy, Daddy's Boys, Concorde, 1988
  • Mr. Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • (As Raymond Barry) Petey, December Bride, 1990.Mark, Nothing but Trouble, Warner Bros., 1991
  • Claiborne, K2 (also known as K2: The Ultimate Hour), Majestic, 1991
  • Mark Harnish, The Turning (also known as Pocahontas, Virginia), 1992
  • Agent Frank Stewart, Rapid Fire, 1992
  • Captain Yardley, Falling Down, 1993
  • Kurt Hemphill, Cool Runnings, 1993
  • Lieutenant Huff, The Ref (also known as Hostile Hostages),1994
  • Vice President, Sudden Death, 1995
  • Earl Delacroix, Dead Man Walking, 1995
  • Man, Headless Body in Topless Bar, 1995
  • (As Raymond Barry) Rollie Wedge, The Chamber, Universal City Studios, 1996
  • Special Agent Laurence Dobbins--FBI, Mad City, Warner Bros., 1997
  • Agent Hoover, Best Men, Orion Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Chester Hoenicker, Flubber (also known as Disney's Flubber:The Absent Minded Professor), Walt Disney Productions, 1997
  • (Uncredited) Sheriff's father, Return to Paradise (also knownas All for One), 1998
  • New Port South, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Carlie Nagle, The Deep End, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Captain Ted Ronson, "J. Edgar's Ghost," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, 1985
  • Lieutenant Marco Zaga, The Oldest Rookie, CBS, 1987-88
  • Frank Sweeney, Hyperion Bay, The WB, 1998
  • Sam Haskell, Four Corners, CBS, 1998
  • Also appeared as Jenks, As the World Turns; Sonny Lundstrom, One Life to Live, ABC; Stavros, The Hamptons; Sergeant Spinoli, All My Children; Sutar, Texas; and a gangster, The Doctors.
  • Movies
  • Tony, Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This (also known as Daddy, I Don't Like It This Way Anymore), CBS, 1978
  • Sid, The Face of Rage, ABC, 1983
  • Gerald McMurty, Slow Burn, Showtime, 1986
  • Charles Templeton, Between Love and Hate, ABC, 1993
  • Jack Graves, Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (also known asFugitive Nights), NBC, 1993
  • Miniseries
  • Jack Lawn, Drug Wars: The Camarena Story, 1990
  • Specials
  • Cat in the Ghetto, 1981
  • Garrett, "King of the Road," Two-Fisted Tales, 1991
  • Also appeared in Works of the Open Theatre.
  • Episodic
  • (As Raymond Barry) Mr. Lyon's friend, "The Sudden Storm," Upstairs, Downstairs, 1974
  • (As Ray Barry) "King of the Road," Tales from the Crypt, 1992
  • "Love on the Rox," L.A. Law, 1992
  • "You Can't Tell a Crook by His Cover," Frasier, NBC, 1994
  • Senator Richard Matheson, "Little Green Men," The X-Files, Fox, 1994
  • Vince Connors, "No Strings Attached," Melrose Place, Fox, 1994
  • Senator Matheson, "Nisei," The X-Files, Fox, 1995
  • Sam Connolly, Wind on Water, NBC, 1998
  • Senator Matheson, "S.R. 819," The X-Files, Fox, 1999
  • Stage Plays
  • Mother'Son and Other Plays, 1996

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, January 26, 1996, p. 43.

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