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Don 'Red' Barry ACTOR


Don 'Red' Barry was born on January 11th, 1912 in Houston, Texas, USA with the birth name Donald Barry De Acosta. 
Barry was a High School and college football star.  He was working in advertising, but decided to leave that career and take a chance as an actor.  He started out as a stage actor with a stock company and soon switched to film work.  The majority of the characters he portrayed for the first four years of his career were those of henchmen and villains.  His first film was with RKO called, "Night Waitress" (1936).  In 1940, he appeared in the highly successful film, "Adventures of Red Ryder" hence where he took on the nickname "Red".  He followed this role by larger budget films, but nothing amounted to the success he got from "Red Ryder".  He starred in the film, "The Purple Heart" (1944) showing viewers he was a very talented actor, however he had a very bad attitude towards others in the industry and this would ultimately hurt his career.
As his career entered into the 1950's he continued to act on film, but he was not starring in as many westerns, instead he was working more as a supporting actor.  He was also more involved in television work such as his role on the television series, "Maverick" (1961).  He also briefly appeared in the last episode of,  "Mickey Sitcom" (1965) starring Mickey Rooney.  He also received a supporting role working with Sean Connery on, "Shalako" (1968).
It was not that his career had slowed down, but that his roles were less significant.  He appeared eight times on the series, "The Virginian" in the 1960's and was also on two episodes of, "Little House on the Prairie".  He continued to accept any role that came his way some even being unbilled and small supporting roles, but he managed to stay employed in the industry.   
Don 'Red' Barry passed away on 17 July 1980, Hollywood, California, USA by committing suicide.  Don was married twice during his lifetime, first to Peggy Stewart from 1940 to 1944 and he then married Barbara Patin in 1963, but the couple divorced, July 17th, 1980.  They did have two children together.  


1981   Back Roads
1980   The Dream Merchants  
1980   Knots Landing 
1980   Charlie's Angels
1978-1980  CHiPs
1979   Goldie and the Boxer
1979   Undercover with the KKK
1979   240-Robert 
1979   Quincy, M.E.
1976-1979  Little House on the Prairie
1978   Crash
1978   The One Man Jury  
1978   The Rockford Files
1978   Seabo 
1978   Hooper  
1978   The Swarm
1978   Hot Lead and Cold Feet  
1978   Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid
1978   Doctor Dracula  
1974-1978  Police Woman
1978   Shame, Shame on the Bixby Boys 
1977   Orca  
1977   The Bionic Woman 
1976   Police Story 
1976   The Quest
1976   From Noon Till Three
1976   McMillan & Wife 
1976   The Blue Knight 
1976   Barbary Coast
1975   Hustle  
1975   The Family Holvak
1975   Whiffs  
1975   Baretta
1975   Blazing Stewardesses  
1975   Boss Nigger
1974-1975  The Rookies 
1969-1975  Ironside
1975   Kolchak: The Night Stalker
1975   The Waltons
1974   Punch and Jody
1971-1974  Adam-12
1973   Dusty's Trail
1973   Emergency!
1973   Partners in Crime
1972-1973  Circle of Fear
1971-1973  Love, American Style 
1963-1973  Gunsmoke 
1973   Incident on a Dark Street
1972   Junior Bonner
1972   The Eyes of Charles Sand
1972   The F.B.I. 
1971   O'Hara, U.S. Treasury 
1971   Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law 
1971   Johnny Got His Gun  
1971   One More Train to Rob
1971   The Immortal  
1970   Rio Lobo
1970   Dirty Dingus Magee  
1970   Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County  
1970   Hunters Are for Killing
1970   Land of the Giants 
1969   The Bold Ones: The Lawyers
1963-1969  The Virginian
1968-1969  The Outcasts 
1969   Sam Whiskey
1969   Daniel Boone
1969   The Outsider 
1967-1969  The Wild Wild West
1968   Shalako  
1968   The Shakiest Gun in the West
1968   Bandolero! 
1968   Cimarron Strip
1968   It Takes a Thief
1967   Fort Utah 
1967   Hondo
1967   Hostile Guns  
1967   El magnifico extranjero
1966-1967  Batman
1967   Dragnet 1967
1966-1967  T.H.E. Cat
1967   Pistols 'n' Petticoats
1967   Red Tomahawk  
1966   Laredo
1966   Alvarez Kelly 
1964-1966  Bonanza
1966   The Legend of Jesse James
1965   Apache Uprising  
1965   The Munsters
1965   F Troop 
1965   Town Tamer
1965   Fort Courageous  
1965   War Party  
1965   Mickey
1965   Convict Stage  
1964   Broadside 
1964   The Fugitive
1964   Arrest and Trial 
1964   The Carpetbaggers  
1964   Perry Mason 
1964   Law of the Lawless  
1964   Iron Angel  
1963   Twilight of Honor  
1959-1963  Laramie 
1963   Sam Benedict
1963   McHale's Navy
1963   The Dick Powell Theatre 
1962   The Wide Country 
1962   Checkmate 
1962   Alcoa Premiere
1959-1962  Bronco
1962   Walk on the Wild Side  
1959-1962  77 Sunset Strip 
1960-1961  Surfside 6 
1961   The Roaring 20's 
1959-1961  Lawman
1961   Buffalo Gun  
1961   Rawhide
1959-1961  Maverick 
1960   Ocean's Eleven
1960   Peter Gunn 
1960   M Squad 
1960   Walk Like a Dragon  
1960   Bourbon Street Beat 
1958-1960  Colt .45 
1960   U.S. Marshal 
1960   Bat Masterson
1960   This Man Dawson 
1959   The Deputy
1958-1959  Sugarfoot
1959   The Big Operator  
1959   Warlock
1959   The Last Mile 
1958   Andy Hardy Comes Home 
1958   Born Reckless  
1958   Have Gun - Will Travel
1958   Frankenstein - 1970  
1958   China Doll  
1958   Cheyenne
1957   Code 3
1956-1957  Lux Video Theatre 
1957   Gun Duel in Durango 
1957   Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
1956   Seven Men from Now  
1956   Screen Directors Playhouse
1955   I'll Cry Tomorrow 
1955   Dragnet
1955   The Twinkle in God's Eye 
1955   Stories of the Century
1954   Jesse James' Women
1954   The Public Defender
1954   Untamed Heiress 
1951   My Outlaw Brother  
1950   Border Rangers 
1950   Train to Tombstone
1950   Gunfire 
1950   I Shot Billy the Kid  
1949   Red Desert 
1949   Tough Assignment 
1949   Square Dance Jubilee 
1949   The Dalton Gang
1949   Ringside  
1948   Train to Alcatraz  
1948   Lightnin' in the Forest  
1948   Madonna of the Desert 
1948   Slippy McGee 
1947   That's My Gal  
1946   Out California Way 
1946   Plainsman and the Lady  
1946   The Last Crooked Mile 
1945   The Chicago Kid 
1945   Bells of Rosarita  
1944   My Buddy  
1944   Outlaws of Santa Fe  
1944   The Purple Heart  
1943   California Joe 
1943   Canyon City  
1943   The Man from the Rio Grande
1943   West Side Kid  
1943   Black Hills Express  
1943   Fugitive from Sonora  
1943   Days of Old Cheyenne  
1943   Carson City Cyclone  
1943   Dead Man's Gulch  
1942   The Sundown Kid 
1942   The Traitor Within 
1942   Outlaws of Pine Ridge 
1942   The Sombrero Kid 
1942   The Cyclone Kid  
1942   Remember Pearl Harbor  
1942   Jesse James, Jr. 
1942   Stagecoach Express 
1942   Arizona Terrors
1941   A Missouri Outlaw 
1941   Death Valley Outlaws  
1941   The Apache Kid  
1941   Kansas Cyclone  
1941   Desert Bandit  
1941   Two Gun Sheriff  
1941   The Phantom Cowboy  
1941   Wyoming Wildcat
1940   Texas Terrors
1940   Frontier Vengeance  
1940   The Tulsa Kid  
1940   Sailor's Lady 
1940   One Man's Law
1940   Adventures of Red Ryder
1940   Ghost Valley Raiders 
1940   Jack Pot 
1939   Days of Jesse James  
1939   The Secret of Dr. Kildare
1939   Saga of Death Valley  
1939   Calling All Marines  
1939   Wyoming Outlaw  
1939   S.O.S. Tidal Wave  
1939   Only Angels Have Wings  
1939   Calling Dr. Kildare  
1939   First Offenders  
1939   Panama Patrol  
1939   There's That Woman Again  
1938   The Duke of West Point  
1938   Young Dr. Kildare  
1938   Letter of Introduction 
1938   The Crowd Roars  
1938   Think It Over  
1938   Sinners in Paradise  
1938   Saleslady  
1937   All-American Sweetheart  
1937   Navy Blue and Gold  
1937   Springtime in the Rockies  
1937   The Last Gangster  
1937   Dead End  
1937   The Woman I Love  
1937   When's Your Birthday?  
1936   Beloved Enemy  
1936   Night Waitress  
1935   The Hoosier Schoolmaster 
1934   Bridal Bail 
1933   Flying Down to Rio 
1933   This Day and Age

Matinee Classics - Saga of Death Valley starring Roy Rogers, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Don 'Red' Barry, Doris Day, Frank M. Thomas, Jack Ingram, Hal Taliaferro, Lew Kelly, Fern Emmett and Tommy Baker
Matinee Classics - Out California Way starring  Monte Hale, Lorna Gray, Robert Blake, John Dehner, Tom London, Nolan Leary, Don 'Red' Barry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
Matinee Classics - Alvarez Kelly starring William Holden, Richard Widmark, Harry Carey Jr., and Don 'Red' Barry
Matinee Classics - Arizona Terrors starring Don 'Red' Barry, Lynn Merrick, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John and Reed Hadley
Matinee Classics - Days of Jesse James starring Roy Rogers
Matinee Classics - The Apache Kid starring Don 'Red' Barry, Lynn Merrick, LeRoy Mason, Robert Fiske, John Elliott, Forbes Murray, Monte Montague, Al 'Fuzzy' St. John and Fred Toones
Matinee Classics - One Man's Law starring Don 'Red' Barry, Janet Waldo, George Cleveland, Dub Taylor, Edmund Cobb, Dick Elliott, James H. McNamara, Robert Frazer, Rex Lease, Edward Peil Sr. and Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Matinee Classics - The Purple Heart starring Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Farley Granger, Kevin O'Shea, Don 'Red' Barry, Trudy Marshall, Sam Levene, Charles Russell, John Craven, Tala Birell, Richard Loo, Peter Chong, Gregory Gaye, Torben Meyer and Kurt Katch
Matinee Classics - The Tulsa Kid starring Don 'Red' Barry, Noah Beery Sr., Luana Walters, David Durand, George Douglas, Ethan Laidlaw, Stanley Blystone, John Elliott, Jack Kirk and Fred Toones
Matinee Classics - Remember Pearl Harbor starring Don 'Red' Barry, Alan Curtis, Fay McKenzie, Sig Ruman, Ian Keith, Rhys Williams, Maynard Holmes, Diana Del Rio, Robert Emmett Keane, Sammy Stein, Paul Fung and James B. Leong

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