George Barris (I) (1925–2015)


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George Barris was born in Chicago in the mid twenties. In 1928, he and his older brother Sam moved to Roseville, California with relatives after their parents died. George pursued a passion for building scratch-built aircraft models which led to model cars. The brothers interest in cars intensified during their teenage years as they discovered "... See full bio »

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(1979)
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 1997 James Dean: Race with Destiny (race car: Kustom Spyder)
 1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (car customizer)
 1993 Jurassic Park (car modifications - uncredited)
 1982 Knight Rider (TV Series) (car designer)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (car modifications)
 1977 The Car (car customizing)
 1977 Supervan (creator: Vandora)
 1976 Electra Woman and Dyna Girl (TV Series) (car - 1 episode)
- The Sorcerer's Golden Trick: Part 1 (1976) ... (car: Electracar)
 1971 Bearcats! (TV Series) (car - 13 episodes)
- Man in a Cage (1971) ... (car: Bearcat)
- The Return of Estaban (1971) ... (car: Bearcat)
- The Big Guns (1971) ... (car: Bearcat)
- Tiger, Tiger (1971) ... (car: Bearcat)
- Bitter Flats (1971) ... (car: Bearcat)
 1970-1971 The Bugaloos (TV Series) (car designer - 14 episodes)
- The Good Old Days (1971) ... (car designer)
- Benita the Beautiful (1970) ... (car designer)
- The Bugaloos Bugaboo (1970) ... (car designer)
- On a Clear Day (1970) ... (car designer)
- Lady, You Don't Look Eighty (1970) ... (car designer)
  The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (car designer - 3 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (production assistant - 1 episode, 1968)
- The Hot Rod Truck (1968) ... (production assistant)
- Elly's Animals (1963) ... (car designer - uncredited)
- Back to Californy (1963) ... (car designer - uncredited)
- Jethro Goes to School (1962) ... (car designer - uncredited)
 1967 Mannix (TV Series) (car customizer: Mannix Roadster)
 1967 Thunder Alley (car customizer: Thunder Charger - uncredited)
 1966 Batman (car designer - uncredited)
 1966 Fireball 500 (car customizer - uncredited)
 1966 Out of Sight (car customizer)
 1966 The Silencers (car customizer - uncredited)
 1965 Marriage on the Rocks (car customizer: Zebra Mustang - uncredited)
 1965 The Munsters (TV Series) (technical advisor - 1 episode)
- Hot Rod Herman (1965) ... (technical advisor)
 1964 For Those Who Think Young (car customizer)
 1960 Cinderfella (builder: 'Golden Sahara' car - uncredited)
 1958 High School Confidential! (car modifications - uncredited)
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Guested on the daytime program, "Panorama Pacific", displaying his $17,000 custom gold and copper pickup truck. Barris is building a car for Elvis Presley and has built them for Liberace and Lionel Hampton.

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Spouse:

Shirley Ann Nahas  (her death)  (2 children)
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Still running Barris Kustom Industries in Toluca Lake, California. See more »

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