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Date of Birth 21 December 1948Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Birth NameBarry Vincent Gordon

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Barry Gordon was born on December 21, 1948 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Barry Vincent Gordon. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987), Fish (1977) and Out of It (1969). He is married to Gail Schaper.

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Gail Schaper (? - present)

Trade Mark (1)

Voice of Donatello on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)

Trivia (11)

One son.
(1988-1995) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Performed lead vocals (backed by Art Mooney & His Orchestra) for "Nuttin' for Christmas", a popular novelty song that peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1955 Christmas Season.
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)). [2002]
Host of the Los Angeles radio show Barry Gordon - From the Left Field. [April 2006]
He was the longest serving President of the Screen Actors Guild, having served in that position from 1988 to 1995.

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