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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 28 May 1958Amarillo, Texas, USA
Birth NameRandal Barry Orton
Nickname Bazza
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born May 28th, 1958 in Amarillo, Texas, Randal 'Barry' Orton, arrived in Kansas City, Mo. three days later with his mother, Rita, at the wheel of the car. This served as an early sample of what life would hold for the newborn, Barry, as his father, Bob Orton Sr., 'The Big O' was a professional wrestler and the family rarely spent more than a few years in any one geographical region. On February 9, 1964 in their Tampa, Florida living room, Barry and his family watched with millions of other Americans as The Beatles made their U.S. debut on _"Ed Sullivan Show, The" (1955)_. That proved to be a defining moment for our subject, cementing his aspirations of working in the performing arts.

On his 6th birthday, Barry chose a guitar over a rowboat. His first play followed when he played 'Old King Cole' in a first grade production of Mother Goose. Playing his first nightclub gig at age 13, Barry, went on to play in several prominent club bands across the country. In 1976 after being disappointed by a "near miss" record deal, he found himself once again in Tampa, Florida, this time being trained by his father and brother, "The Ace" Cowboy Bob Orton, to follow in his family's footsteps into the world of professional wrestling. This initiated an inner struggle which saw him rebound between the worlds of wrestling and rock & roll for the next decade and a half. In 1991, Barry landed the role of 'Wild Thing' in the local Vegas TV show 'Vegas Rocks.' This led to a local commercial and an (uncredited) part in Honeymoon in Vegas (1992).

After struggling with inner demons and the music industry for the next several years, Barry resurfaced as a serious pupil in the craft of acting. After Killer's Mind (1999) as a ritual to signify new beginnings and to remove himself from "the shadows", Barry redefined his identity by adopting the name Barrymore Barlow, in part to honor one of his favorite character actors, Lionel Barrymore and in part because, "it sounds groovy." Following an overnight reign as World Champion in the now defunct WOW (World Organized Wrestling), Barry went to New York to study Classical Theater at the Robert Patterson Studio and was cast in several independent and studio features and shorts. He also found work in stunt coordination and fight choreography. He is currently working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and continues to pursue his career as a uniquely charismatic character actor.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

? (? - ?) (divorced) (4 children)

Trivia (21)

Wrestled for the WWF World Wrestling Federation 1984-1990 as BARRY O. Is the son of Big Bob Orton, Sr. and brother of The ACE Cowboy Bob Orton.
His father, Big Bob Orton shared the WWWF (now the WWF) World Tag-Team Championship with wrestling legend, Buddy Rogers 1961-1962 holding the all-time attendance record for any event ever in the history of the old Madison Square Garden against Bearcat Wright and Argentina Antonio Rocca, attended Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas and played H.S. football with his fellow student and now life-long friend, Ed Asner of TV's Lou Grant.
Son of wrestling legend, Bob Orton Sr.
Brother of wrestling legend, Bob Orton, a.k.a The 'ACE' Cowboy Bob Orton.
Once acted as Bodyguard for Sam Kinison.
Joined John Kay and Steppenwolf, onstage in Des Moines, Iowa for a performance of 'Born to be Wild'.
Held both the 'North American' and the 'Southern States' Heavyweight Wrestling Tag Team Titles concurrently with Brother Bob Orton (1980-1981).
Played Bass/Vocals in a band with, Harry Rushakoff, now the drummer of Concrete Blonde.
Played 'Wild Thing' in the local Las Vegas TV Series Vegas Rocks (1991-1992).
Studied Theatrical Dance Movement under, Pearl Lang, at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance in New York City.
Is an accomplished bassist. Also plays drums, guitar and piano.
An assigned celebrity driver along with Michael Winslow, Cassandra Peterson, Pauly Shore and Jeff Conaway for ESPN's Desert Storm Celebrity Road Ralley in Las Vegas (1991). The program was aired on ESPN and delivered to the Gulf War soldiers via satellite to show support and boost moral.
Appeared in the choir for the 1985 MTV Music Video "Land of 1000 Dances" with Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper and Rick Derringer.
Was Americas Tag Champion with partner Hector Guerrero in (1979).
In 1998 During treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, Barry, and close friend, top ranked Equestrian Competitor, Esther Hillner became partners in ownership of Harmonious (Harvey), a Dutch Warmblood ranked in the top three in the nation for Dressage Musical Freestyle before a suspensory injury, neglect by his trainer and an addiction to painkillers and sedatives left his career in question. Incredibly, the bond of horse and man both in recovery and rehabilitation proved to be a therapy Barry, most adapted to. Barry, now drug-free, studies fine arts in Las Vegas and New York and Harmonious, has prevailed as reserve champion in his first two Hunter/Jumper competitions.
Gained forty-five pounds for his role in Timecollapse (2002).
Shaved his eyebrows for his cameo as Dog Guy in Mission Idiot (2003).
Brother, Ace Cowboy Bob Orton was best known as Rowdy Roddy Piper's BodyGuard while performing for the WWF/WWE in the 1980s.
Uncle of (WWE) wrestling superstar Randy Orton.
Sister Rhonda Orton, accompanied close friend 'Andre Rousimoff' during filming of The Princess Bride (1987) at Lee International Studios, Shepperton, UK. There she became acquainted with Wallace Shawn. As fate would have it, a decade later in 1997, Rhonda, a gaming industry professional in Las Vegas, was hired to coach Mr. Shawn as a blackjack dealer for _Vegas Vacation_ (1997).
Former IWF Heavyweight Champion.

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