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Raymond J. Barry
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Raymond J. Barry

Raymond J. Barry has appeared in over forty films including Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July, Tim Robbins' Dead Man Walking, Costa Gavras' Mad City, Antoine Fuqua's Training Day, Scott McGehee and David Siegel's The Deep End, Joel Schumacher's Falling Down and Paul Mazursky's Unmarried Woman. He is currently at work on Peter Greenaway's ambitious new trilogy The Tulse Luper Suitcases and appearing on ABC's Push, Nevada.

Barry was born in New York, and attended Brown University, where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, and track. While there, he earned his degree in Philosophy, and as a senior was cast in the stage production of Picnic. He then entered the Yale Drama School. After he moved to New York in the sixties, his involvement with experimental theatre included work with Julien Beck at the Living Theatre and with John Vaccaro at the Theatre of the Ridiculous. Barry appared in seventeen productions of the New York Shakespeare Festival and by 1968 was touring Europe with Joseph Chaiken's Open Theatre. Barry is also an active writer of stage projects. He co-directed the Puerto Rican Writer's Workshop in New York and his play Once In Doubt won the 1990 Drama Critic's Circle Award. He is also the recipient of two Obie Awards for Leaf People and Molly's Dream. Barry has conducted theatre workshiops at Sing Sing, Attica and Grasslands penitentiaries. An anthology of Raymond J. Barry's plays titled Mother's Son and Other Plays has been published by Chicago Plays.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Raymond J. Barry Facts

BirthdayMarch 14, 1939 (83)
BirthplaceHempstead, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.