Barnard Hughes

Actor
Veteran character player of the New York stage since the 1930s who has been a familiar face in TV and films since the 60s. Hughes began his acting career as a member of the Shakespeare Fellowship Company, making his ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1915 in Bedford Hills, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Deadline 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fantasticks 2000 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

Frank Marvel (Actor)

The Odd Couple II 1998 (Movie)

Beaumont (Actor)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1975 - 1977, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blossom 1975 - 1977, 1991 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Long Ago and Far Away 1988 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

Father Maurice (Actor)

Doc Hollywood 1991 (Movie)

Doctor Hogue (Actor)

The Incident 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Day One 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cavanaughs 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Da 1988 (Movie)

Da (Actor)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

Grandpa (Actor)

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Where Are the Children? 1986 (Movie)

Jonathan Knowles (Actor)

Maxie 1985 (Movie)

Bishop Campbell (Actor)

Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery" 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

Tim McCullen (Actor)

Deadhead Miles 1982 (Movie)

Old Man (Actor)

Mr. Merlin 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic of David Copperfield 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Tron 1982 (Movie)

Dr Walter Gibb (Actor)

First Monday in October 1981 (Movie)

Chief Justice Crawford (Actor)

All in the Family 1970 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Sanctuary of Fear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The World Beyond 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Doc 1975 - 1977 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oh, God! 1977 (Movie)

Judge Baker (Actor)

Another April 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Borrowers 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Storm 1953 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters 1973 (Movie)

Magazine Editor (Actor)

Rage 1972 (Movie)

Dr Spencer (Actor)

Cold Turkey 1971 (Movie)

Dr Proctor (Actor)

The Hospital 1971 (Movie)

Dr. Edward Drummond (Actor)

The Pursuit of Happiness 1970 (Movie)

Judge Vogel (Actor)

Midnight Cowboy 1969 (Movie)

Towny (Actor)

Hamlet 1964 (Movie)

Marcellus (Actor)

The Young Doctors 1961 (Movie)

Dr Kent O'Donnell (Actor)

A Hobo's Christmas (TV Show)

Actor

A Memory of Two Mondays (TV Show)

Actor

Day One (Movie)

Secretary Stimpson (Actor)

Dr. Cook's Garden (TV Show)

Actor

Home Fires Burning (TV Show)

Actor

Homeward Bound (TV Show)

Actor

Kill Me If You Can (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle Child (TV Show)

Actor

Much Ado About Nothing (TV Show)

Actor

Night of Courage (TV Show)

Actor

Past the Bleachers (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

Ransom For Alice! (TV Show)

Actor

See How She Runs (TV Show)

Actor

Tales From the Darkside (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Me My Name (TV Show)

Actor

The Booth (TV Show)

Actor

The Borgia Stick (TV Show)

Actor

The Sky's No Limit (TV Show)

Actor

The Thanksgiving Treasure (TV Show)

Actor

The UFO Incident (TV Show)

Actor

Trick of the Eye (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Biltmore Clock (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Veteran character player of the New York stage since the 1930s who has been a familiar face in TV and films since the 60s. Hughes began his acting career as a member of the Shakespeare Fellowship Company, making his stage debut in a 1934 NY production of "The Taming of the Shrew". He went on to play more than 400 roles on the stage alone. Fame, though, waited until the veteran actor reached his vigorous middle age, when he offered finely nuanced portraits of somewhat flawed doctors, judges, clergymen and other men of authority.

Relationships

Owen Hughes

Father

Madge Hughes

Mother

Laura Hughes

Daughter
mother, Helen Stenborg

Douglas Hughes

Son
mother, Helen Stenborg worked at Seattle Repertory Theater

Helen Stenborg

Wife
married on April 19, 1950 worked with Hughes on stage and in several TV-movies

EDUCATION

Manhattan College

Bronx , New York

Milestones

1999

Was featured in the ensemble of Tim Robbins' "Cradle Will Rock"

1993

Had supporting role in "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"

1990

Originated the role of the Old Man in the off-Broadway production of "Prelude to a Kiss" and reprised the role on Broadway

1989

Starred as CIA Director William Casey in the CBS docudrama miniseries "Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North"

1988

Reprised his Tony award-winning role for the feature adaptation of "Da"

1985

Co-starred with Jason Robards in a Broadway revival of "The Iceman Cometh"

1983

Starred as an evil rich man in "Trick or Treat", the pilot for "Tales From the Darkside", a syndicated fantasy horror series

1978

Acclaimed for his starring performance in the Broadway production "Da"

1976

Starred in a revised version of "Doc"

1975

Starred in his first sitcom, "Doc"

1973

Nominated for a Tony for his supporting performance as Dogberry in a Broadway production of "Much Ado About Nothing"

1970

Appeared in the recurring role of Father John Majesky on the landmark sitcom hit, "All in the Family"

1968

Breakthrough feature role, a supporting part in "Midnight Cowboy"

1964

Acted as a priest and Marcellus in the acclaimed John Gielgud-directed Broadway production of "Hamlet"

1961

Feature debut, "The Young Doctors"

1934

Stage debut with Shakespeare Fellowship Co. In a NYC production of "The Taming of the Shrew"

Acted opposite wife Helen Stenborg in the Broadway play "Waiting in the Wings"

Starred as Max Merlin in the sitcom fantasy "Mr. Merlin"

Appeared in the recurring role of Herb Hartley, Bob's father on "The Bob Newhart Show"

Appeared as a regular on the first two seasons of the popular teen sitcom "Blossom"

Served in the US Army

Played more than 400 roles on stage

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