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John Barbour (I)

John Barbour was born on April 24, 1933 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a writer and actor, known for The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes (1992), American Media & The Second Assassination of John F. Kennedy (2017) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins. See more awards »


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 1982 Ernie Kovacs: Television's Original Genius (TV Movie documentary)
 1980 Speak Up, America (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Pilot (1980)
 1979 Real People (TV Series) (1 episode)
  Gomer Pyle: USMC (TV Series) (story by - 2 episodes, 1967) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Prize Boat (1967) ... (story by)
- The Better Man (1967) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
 1966 My Mother the Car (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- When You Wish Upon a Car (1966) ... (written by)
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Album: "The Wit of John Barbour" (World Pacific Records). See more »

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[about the time he appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) when Frank Sinatra was hosting it] When Sinatra said, "We'll be right back with John Barbour!" They went to commercial break and there was no music. When it came time to introduce me there was still rumbling in the audience. If you watch the first minute and a half--I don't get many laughs. When the show was over one of... See more »


Was the Critic-at-Large on KNBC-TV Channel 4's 5:00 and 6:00 News for five years, winning five Emmys for his reviews and commentaries. At the same time, he was the film critic for "Los Angeles Magazine" for ten years. See more »



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