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Barry Nelson (I) (1917–2007)


A genial, well-respected, all-around "nice guy", the breezily handsome Barry Nelson was born Robert Haakon Nielsen on April 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California, of Scandinavian heritage. He was raised in nearby Oakland and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1941. A talent scout from MGM caught Barry in a college ... See full bio »

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 1990 Monsters (TV Series)
- Far Below (1990)
 1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Joe Piermont
- The Rise and Fall of Joe Piermont (1988) ... Joe Piermont
 1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Eugene McClenden
- Mourning Among the Wisterias (1988) ... Eugene McClenden
 1982 Magnum, P.I. (TV Series)
William B. Knox
- Double Jeopardy (1982) ... William B. Knox
 1981 Taxi (TV Series)
Dr. Jeffries
- Mr. Personalities (1981) ... Dr. Jeffries
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
Andrew Dunaway
- The Blue Ribbon Hostage (1981) ... Andrew Dunaway
 1980 Island Claws
Dr. McNeal
 1979 The Ropers (TV Series)
Uncle Bill
- The Skeleton (1979) ... Uncle Bill
 1979 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mac O'Brian
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Dr. Singleton
- Golden Orbit: Part 2 (1979) ... Dr. Singleton
- Golden Orbit: Part 1 (1979) ... Dr. Singleton
 1978 David Cassidy - Man Undercover (TV Series)
Dr. Dewhurst
- RX for Dying (1978) ... Dr. Dewhurst
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series)
Bogan
 1978 Kaz (TV Series)
- A Case of Class (1978)
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Bob Bailey
- Part 6 (1977) ... Bob Bailey
- Part 5 (1977) ... Bob Bailey (credit only)
- Part 4 (1977) ... Bob Bailey (credit only)
- Part 3 (1977) ... Bob Bailey
- Part 2 (1977) ... Bob Bailey
 1977 Mason (TV Movie)
Howard Bennett
 1974 Fools, Females and Fun (TV Movie)
Dr. David Markham
 1973 Thriller (TV Series)
Hugo Fane
- Death in Small Doses (1973) ... Hugo Fane
 1973 Cannon (TV Series)
Quigley
- The Seventh Grave (1973) ... Quigley
 1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series)
Jim
- Doorway to Death (1973) ... Jim
 1972 Climb an Angry Mountain (TV Movie)
Lt. Frank Bryant
 1972 Pete 'n' Tillie
Burt
 1972 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
- A Piece of God (1972)
 1971 Longstreet (TV Series)
Les Bailey
- Spell Legacy Like Death (1971) ... Les Bailey
 1971 My Wives Jane (TV Movie)
Nat Franklin
 1970 Airport
Anson Harris
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Val Palmer
- Tug-of-War (1969) ... Val Palmer
 1969 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Militant")
- Love and the Legal Agreement/Love and the Militant/Love and Who? (1969) ... (segment "Love and the Militant")
 1969 Seven in Darkness (TV Movie)
Alex Swain
 1969 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Frank Sandler
- Breakout to a Fast Buck (1969) ... Frank Sandler
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
Cary
- Secrets (1968) ... Cary
 1967 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Dick Cameron
- Heaven Help Us (1967) ... Dick Cameron
 1967 The Borgia Stick (TV Movie)
Hal Carter
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Colin / Dr. James Parkerson
- Misadventure (1964) ... Colin
- Anyone for Murder? (1964) ... Dr. James Parkerson
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Colin Neal
- One Tiger to a Hill (1964) ... Colin Neal
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Wiley Lansing
- Maybe Love Will Save My Apartment House (1964) ... Dr. Wiley Lansing
 1964 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Bob Frazier
- Stopover in a Quiet Town (1964) ... Bob Frazier
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Clay Keifer
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Don Emerson
- Wake Up, Darling (1964) ... Don Emerson
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Joe Garry
- My Love, My Love (1963) ... Dr. Joe Garry
 1963 Mary, Mary
Bob McKellaway
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- A Time to Decide (1960)
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Mark Bigelow
- Deception (1960) ... Mark Bigelow
 1960 The DuPont Show with June Allyson (TV Series)
Grant Decker
- Threat of Evil (1960) ... Grant Decker
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Raymond Houston
- The Waxwork (1959) ... Raymond Houston
 1958 Lux Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Vic Martin
- Drive a Desert Road (1958) ... Dr. Vic Martin
 1954-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Dick Milton / James Bond
- The Push-Button Giant (1958) ... Dick Milton
- Casino Royale (1954) ... James Bond
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
Paul
- Happy Birthday (1956) ... Paul
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Bill Morgan
- Every Man Has Two Wives (1956) ... Bill Morgan
 1953-1955 My Favorite Husband (TV Series)
George Cooper
- The Parking Ticket (1955) ... George Cooper
- The Great Waldo (1955) ... George Cooper
- The Child (1955) ... George Cooper
- The Statue (1955) ... George Cooper
- The Painting (1955) ... George Cooper
 1955 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 The Hunter (TV Series)
Bart Adams
- The Ghost Goes East (1952) ... Bart Adams
- Black and White Sheep (1952) ... Bart Adams
- Rendevous in Prague (1952) ... Bart Adams
- The Man Who Dropped In (1952) ... Bart Adams
- Time and Tide (1952) ... Bart Adams
 1951 The Man with My Face
Charles 'Chick' Graham / Albert 'Bert' Rand
 1950-1951 Suspense (TV Series)
Paul Weston / Eddie Stone / Turk Wilson / ...
- Dead Fall (1951) ... Paul Weston
- Tough Cop (1951) ... Eddie Stone
- A Pocketful of Murder (1950) ... Turk Wilson
 1950 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The End Game (1950)
 1950 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Mitchell Hickok
- Home Town (1950) ... Mitchell Hickok
 1950 Starlight Theatre (TV Series)
- The Juggler (1950)
- The Roman Kid (1950)
- Second Concerto (1950)
 1948-1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Golden
- Midnight Flight (1950) ... Joe Golden
- Close Quarters (1948)
 1949 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
- Light Up the Sky (1949)
 1948 Command Decision
Cumquat B-Baker Crewman (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Tenth Avenue Angel
Al Parker
 1947 The Luckiest Guy in the World (Short)
Charles Verne
 1945 Airborne Lifeboat (Short)
 1945 Time to Kill (Short)
Harry O'Brien
 1944 Winged Victory
Robert Edward 'Bobby' Crills (as Cpl. Barry Nelson)
 1943 A Guy Named Joe
Dick Rumney
 1943 Bataan
F.X.Matowski
 1942 Eyes in the Night
Mr. Busch
 1942 The Affairs of Martha
Danny O'Brien
 1942 Rio Rita
Harry Gantley
 1942 Don't Talk (Short)
FBI Agent Freed
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory
Samuel Z. Cutter
 1942 A Yank on the Burma Road
Joe Tracey
 1941 Johnny Eager
Lew Rankin
 1941 Shadow of the Thin Man
Paul Clarke
 1938 Comet Over Broadway
Garage mechanic (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Mary, Mary. Comedy. Written by Jean Kerr. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Helen Hayes Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 30 Nov 1964- close): 8 Mar 1961- 12 Dec 1964 (1572 performances + 2 previews that began on 6 Mar 1961). Cast: Barbara Bel Geddes (as "Mary McKellaway"), Barry Nelson (as "Bob McKellaway"), Michael Rennie ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Cpl. Barry Nelson

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I always thought Connery was the ideal Bond. What I did is just a curio. See more »

Trivia:

Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley in 1941. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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