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Gene Barry (1919–2009)

With effortless class and elegant charm, Gene Barry took 50s and 60s TV by storm after a rather lackluster start on the musical stage and in films. Born Eugene Klass in New York City on June 14, 1919, the son of Martin, an amateur violinist, and Eva Klass, an amateur singer, he showed a gift at an early age as a violin virtuoso during adolescence ... See full bio »

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Known For

Bat Masterson
Bat Masterson Bat Masterson
Burke's Law
Burke's Law Capt. Amos Burke / Amos Burke, Secret Agent / Snooky Martinelli
War of the Worlds
War of the Worlds Grandfather
The War of the Worlds
The War of the Worlds Dr. Clayton Forrester


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 2001 These Old Broads (TV Movie)
Mr. Stern
 2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp (TV Series)
- Unfunny Girl (2000)
 1993 Hollywood Beat (TV Series)
 1989 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Henry Reynard
- Test of Wills (1989) ... Henry Reynard
 1989 Turn Back the Clock (TV Movie)
John Forrest
 1988 My Secret Identity (TV Series)
Fred Cooper / Captain Noble
- You've Got a Friend (1988) ... Fred Cooper / Captain Noble
 1987 Hotel (TV Series)
Michael Casey
- Reservations (1987) ... Michael Casey
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie)
Glenn Robertson
 1987 Shell Game (TV Series)
Jason Starr
- The Old Team (1987) ... Jason Starr
 1986 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
Nicholas Roland
- Fox and the Wolf (1986) ... Nicholas Roland
 1983 Sahara
Dale's Father (uncredited)
 1978-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Ted Anderson / Wade Hubbard / Alfred Newberry
- Where Is It Written?/Julie's Aunt/The Big Deal (1978) ... Alfred Newberry
 1978-1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Jim Brady / 'Dex' Dexter / Neville Quinn
- Lillian Russell/The Lagoon (1981) ... Jim Brady
- My Late Lover/Sanctuary (1981) ... 'Dex' Dexter
- Treasure Hunt/Beauty Contest (1978) ... Neville Quinn
 1981 The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (TV Movie)
Andrew Stovall
 1977-1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Steve Moss / Frank Jason
- Hula Angels (1981) ... Steve Moss
- Angels in the Wings (1977) ... Frank Jason
 1980 A Cry for Love (TV Movie)
Gordon Harris
 1979 Guyana: Cult of the Damned
Congressman Leo Ryan
 1977 Aspen (TV Mini-Series)
Carl Osborne
- Aspen: Chapter III (1977) ... Carl Osborne
- Aspen: Chapter 1 (1977) ... Carl Osborne
- Aspen: Chapter II (1977) ... Carl Osborne
 1977 Ransom for Alice! (TV Movie)
Harry Darew
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series)
- The Apology (1977) ... Generalis
 1974 The Second Coming of Suzanne
Jackson Sinclair, the TV Commentator
 1971 The Devil and Miss Sarah (TV Movie)
 1971 Do You Take This Stranger? (TV Movie)
Murray Jarvis
 1970 Insight (TV Series)
 1970 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Paul - Cheating Husband
- Census Taker (1970) ... Paul - Cheating Husband
 1968 Subterfuge
Michael A. Donovan
 1968 Istanbul Express (TV Movie)
Michael London
 1967 Maroc 7
Simon Grant
 1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
John Chambers / Uncle George
- Dear Uncle George (1963) ... John Chambers / Uncle George
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Mike Thompson
- The Roman Kind (1962) ... Mike Thompson
 1959 Adventure Showcase (TV Series)
Sergeant Andy Pike
- War Correspondent (1959) ... Sergeant Andy Pike
 1958 Hong Kong Confidential
Agent Casey Reed
 1958 Thunder Road
Troy Barrett
 1957-1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Larry Peterson
- The Headline Hero: File #28 (1958) ... Larry Peterson
- The Witness (1957) ... Larry Peterson
 1958 Target (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Marriat
- Police Doctor (1958) ... Dr. Robert Marriat
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Lt. Roy Koalton
- Ain't No Time for Glory (1957) ... Lt. Roy Koalton
 1957 The 20th Century-Fox Hour (TV Series)
Lieutenant Eddie Pfeiffer
- Threat to a Happy Ending (1957) ... Lieutenant Eddie Pfeiffer
 1957 China Gate
Sgt. Brock
 1955-1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Brad Nelson / Hal Robertson / Lukas
- The Pendulum (1957) ... Brad Nelson
- A Place on the Bay (1956) ... Hal Robertson
- Nailed Down (1955) ... Lukas
 1955-1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
John Thatcher / Carp / Bill Hannagan
- The Women Who Dared (1956) ... John Thatcher
- The Blue Ribbon (1955) ... Carp
- Touch of Spring (1955) ... Bill Hannagan
 1956 Back from Eternity
Jud Ellis
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series)
 1956 The Houston Story
Frank Duncan
 1956 Damon Runyon Theater (TV Series)
'Denver' Dan Taggert
- The Good Luck Kid (1956) ... 'Denver' Dan Taggert
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Steve Carey
- The Steve Carey Story (1955) ... Steve Carey
 1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Dan Varrel / Dell Delaney
- Salvage (1955) ... Dan Varrel
- Triggers in Leash (1955) ... Dell Delaney
 1955 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Nailed Down (1955) ... Lukas
 1955 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Capt. John Forester / Joe Ferguson
- The World Below (1955) ... Capt. John Forester
- Spider Inc. (1955) ... Joe Ferguson
 1955 Stage 7 (TV Series)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Race the Comet (1955)
 1955 The Purple Mask
Capt. Charles Laverne
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Victor Martin
- The Anatomy of a Graft (1955) ... Victor Martin
 1955 Soldier of Fortune
Louis Hoyt
 1954 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
David Mason
- Something About Love (1954) ... David Mason
 1954 Naked Alibi
Al Willis
 1954 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Cosgrove / Griggsy
- To Each His Own (1954) ... Cosgrove / Griggsy
 1954 Suspense (TV Series)
 1954 Red Garters
Rafael Moreno
 1954 Alaska Seas
Verne Williams
 1953 The Lonely Path (TV Movie)
John Fremont
 1953 Those Redheads from Seattle
Johnny Kisco
 1953 The Girls of Pleasure Island
Capt. Beaton
 1952 The Atomic City
Dr. Frank Addison
 1951 Big Town (TV Series)
 1951 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series)
- Flying High (1951)
 1950 Cavalcade of Stars (TV Series)
J. J. Fletcher / Product Testing Sketch
- Episode #2.3 (1950) ... J. J. Fletcher / Product Testing Sketch
 1950 Believe It or Not (TV Series)
- The Blood Call (1950)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
- The Take (1950)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Perfect Setup" on Broadway. Also in cast: Angie Dickinson, Jan Sterling. The show ran for five performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 7 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene & Betty


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Personal Quote:

My earliest dreams were of acting, and I have never considered anything else.


Met his wife, Betty Barry (her stage name was Julie Carson) during rehearsals of the 1944 Broadway show "Catherine Was Great". Betty was fired before opening night because she was a blonde and Mae West, the star, would not have competing blondes in her show. Betty had disguised her hair color with a dark black wig. Gene and Betty married later that year and lived a long happy life together until ... See more »


Distinctive baritone voice

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