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Barry Bostwick ACTOR


Barry Bostwick was born on February 24th, 1945 in San Mateo, California with the birth name Barry Knapp Botswick.  His parents were, Henry 'Bud' and Betty Bostwick and he had one older brother, Peter.
After graduating from San Mateo High School, Bostwick went on to study at San Diego United States International University's School for Performing Arts.  Bostwick also found work part time as a circus performer.  After earning his Bachelors degree in drama he then traveled to New York and enrolled to earn his masters at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at New York University.
By the age of twenty two, Botswick was performing as a stage actor in such productions as, "Take Her, She's Mine", "War and Peace", "The Misanthrope" and then on Broadway in, "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy", "Hamlet" and "Grease".  He was also a member in the early 1970's of a pop group known as, "The Klowns" and they produced one album. 
With quite a bit of stage experience and increased respect as an actor he began to break into the film industry.  Some of his earlier career roles were in, "Jennifer on My Mind" (1971), "Road Movie" (1974), "The Wrong Damn Film" (1975) and his best role up until that point in the musical film, "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975).
Along with continuing to work as a film actor, he did not neglect his love of stage acting.  He remained performing on Broadway in such productions as, "They Knew What They Wanted" (1976) for which he earned his second Tony Award nomination and then he won a Tony for his role in 1977 in, 'The Robber Bridegroom". 
As his career progressed film roles were coming easy to him with more appearances on such features as, "Movie Movie" (1978) and "War and Remembrance" (1988) for which Botswick won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of a military officer.  He also appeared on a number of television series such as, "Spin City" (1996), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), "Scrubs" (2003), "What I Like About You" (2006)  and "Cougar Town" (2010-2011).
Botswick has also had a number of leading roles in such miniseries as, "George Washington", "The Forging of a Nation", "A Woman of Substance" and "Till We Meet Again".  Some of his more recent film roles have been in, "Guess Whom" (2011), "Home Run Showdown" (2011), "FDR: American Badass!" (2011) and soon to release in 2012, "Finding Joy".  He has also done voiceover work for such animated series as, "Phineas and Ferb" (2007).  
Although Barry was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1997, Botswick underwent a successful surgery and has remained in remission.  He has married twice throughout his lifetime thus far.  His first wife was Stacey Nelkin from 1987 through 1991.  He then married actress, Sherri Jensen in 1994 and they had two children together, Brian and Chelsea, and remained married through 2009.   


2012 Finding Joy 
2011 FDR: American Badass! 
2011 Home Run Showdown 
2011 Guess Whom 
2011 A Little Bit of Laughter 
2010-2011 Cougar Town 
2011 The Selling 
2011 Some Guy Who Kills People 
2010 Glory Daze 
2010 2010: Moby Dick 
2010 Glee
2010 Bedrooms
2010 Miss Nobody
2009-2010 'Til Death 
2010 Secrets of the Mountain
2010 The Forgotten 
2010 It's a Dog Gone Tale: Destiny's Stand 
2009 Nip/Tuck 
2009 Ghost Whisperer 
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie 
2009 Supernatural
2008 Baggage 
2008 Ugly Betty 
2008 Depth Charge 
2007-2008 Phineas and Ferb 
2007 Nancy Drew 
2007 Evening
2004-2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 
2007 Love Is a Four Letter Word
2007 The News 
2006 Three Moons Over Milford
2005-2006 What I Like About You
2006 Spymate
2005-2006 Out of Practice
2006 The 12th Man
2005 Las Vegas
2005 Cold Case
2004 Chestnut: Hero of Central Park
2004 The Skulls III
2004 Spellbound
2003 Scrubs
2003 Swing
2003 Less Than Perfect
2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
2003 Baby Bob 
2003 The Afterlife 
2002 She Spies 
1996-2002 Spin City 
2001 Disney's California Adventure TV Special
2000 919 Fifth Avenue 
1999 Beggars and Choosers 
1998 Men in White 
1998 The New Batman Adventures 
1998 One Hot Summer Night 
1997 Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories
1997 Lexx
1996 A Different Kind of Christmas 
1996 Spy Hard
1996 The Secret Agent Club
1995 High Society
1995 Grace Under Fire 
1995 The Return of Hunter
1995 The Secretary
1995 Project: Metalbeast 
1994 In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful 
1994 Once in a Lifetime 
1993 Weekend at Bernie's II 
1993 Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon 
1993 Das letzte U-Boot 
1993 Between Love and Hate 
1993 Praying Mantis 
1992 The Golden Palace 
1992 Russian Holiday 
1991 Captive 
1990 Challenger 
1990 Aladdin 
1990 Joseph and His Brothers
1990 The Great Air Race 
1989 Till We Meet Again 
1989 Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon 
1988-1989 War and Remembrance
1989 Parent Trap III 
1988 Addicted to His Love 
1988 Body of Evidence 
1987 I'll Take Manhattan 
1986-1987 Dads 
1986 George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation
1986 Pleasures
1986 Betrayed by Innocence
1986 The Hitchhiker 
1985 Deceptions
1985 A Woman of Substance
1984 George Washington
1983 An Uncommon Love 
1983 Summer Girl 
1982 Megaforce 
1982 American Playhouse
1981 Red Flag: The Ultimate Game 
1981 Foul Play
1980 The Silent Lovers
1980 Scruples 
1980 Once Upon a Family 
1979 You Can't Take It with You 
1979 Hawaii Five-O
1979 Murder by Natural Causes 
1978 Movie Movie 
1978 Charlie's Angels
1977-1978 Razzmatazz 
1977 The Quinns 
1975 The Rocky Horror Picture Show 
1975 The Wrong Damn Film 
1974 The Chadwick Family
1974 Slither 
1974 Road Movie 
1973 Fantastic Planet 
1971 Jennifer on My Mind 
1970 The Klowns

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