Barry Gordon was born on December 21, 1948 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Smurfs (1981) and Fish (1977). He is married to Gail Schaper.
(1988-1995) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
He sang the song "I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas" a charming Christmas song from the early 50s
In the mid-1950s, rock legend Bill Haley wrote the song, "Six Year Olds Can Rock and Roll", for Barry Gordon. It's not known if Gordon ever recorded it; Haley's demo recording surfaced in the 1980s.
In 1996 Gordon, a Democrat, ran for the Burbank-Glendale based congressional seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Carlos Moorhead. He lost the primary to fellow Democrat Doug Kahn, who went on to lose to then assemblyman James Rogan (R-Glendale). In 1998 Gordon ran again and this time won the primary. He narrowly lost to Rogan 51%-46%, however.
Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "A Thousand Clowns."
Proud sponsor of Camp Will-A-Way, a camp for the mentally and/or physically disabled
Since losing congressional runs in 1996 and 1998, Gordon returned to acting, usually on TV (most recently on ER (1994) and Becker (1998)).
Host of the Los Angeles radio show Barry Gordon - From the Left Field. [April 2006]