Barry Bostwick

Actor, Singer
From the stage to the screen, Barry Bostwick's roles ran the gamut - from bad boys to uptight nerds, men of action or leaders of nations, effortlessly switching from broad comedy to high drama with each role. A veteran ... Read more »
Born: 02/24/1945 in San Mateo, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (135)

Childrens Hospital 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Gigi Does It 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Under the Stars 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Tales of Halloween 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Abbadon (Actor)

The Haunted Hathaways 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Land Before Time XIV: Journey of the Brave 2015 (Movie)

Grandpa Longneck (Actor)

Cougar Town 2010 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Enlisted 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Holiday Baggage 2014 (Movie)

Pete Murphy (Actor)

In the Heat of Passion II 2014 (Movie)

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New Girl 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power 2014 (Movie)

Sorrell (Actor)

Blast Vegas 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Finding Joy 2013 (Movie)

Alan (Actor)

Masters of Sex 2013 (Tv Show)

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Psych 2013 (Tv Show)

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Scandal 2013 (Tv Show)

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Teen Beach Movie 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Home Run Showdown 2012 (Movie)

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Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

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The New Normal 2012 (Tv Show)

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FDR: American Badass! 2011 (Movie)

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Grace Under Fire 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 2002, 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Phineas and Ferb 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Spin City 1986 - 1987, 1996 - 2002, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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'Til Death 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Bedrooms 2010 (Movie)

Harry (Actor)

Glee 2010 (Tv Show)

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Glory Daze 2010 (Tv Show)

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Some Guy Who Kills People 2010 (Movie)

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The Selling 2010 (Movie)

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Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

Mr Bradley (Actor)

Miss Nobody 2009 (Movie)

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Nip/Tuck 2009 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2009 (Tv Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

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The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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Ugly Betty 2008 (Tv Show)

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Evening 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Wittenborn (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nancy Drew 2007 (Movie)

Biedermeyer (Actor)

Chestnut: Hero of Central Park 2006 (Movie)

Thomas Trundle (Actor)

Three Moons Over Milford 2006 (Tv Show)

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A Capitol Fourth 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Cold Case 2005 (Tv Show)

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A Capitol Fourth (2004) 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Hack 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Swing 2004 (Movie)

Freddie (Actor)

TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Less Than Perfect 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Thunderbolt (Actor)

She Spies 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: For Kids 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

A Capitol Fourth (2001) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's California Adventure Special 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Great American History Quiz: Americana 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great American History Quiz: 50 States 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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A Capitol Fourth 2000 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Into Spring 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 54th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

Dads 1986 - 1987, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Society 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Spy Hard 1996 (Movie)

Norman Coleman (Actor)

The Secretary 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Capitol Fourth (1995) 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Men, Movies & Carol 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Return of Hunter 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Agent Club 1995 (Movie)

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Danielle Steel's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Metalbeast 1994 (Movie)

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800 Leagues Down the Amazon 1993 (Movie)

Garral (Actor)

Praying Mantis 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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The Golden Palace 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Weekend at Bernie's II 1993 (Movie)

Hummel (Actor)

Captive 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Russian Holiday 1992 (Movie)

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Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Jailbait: Betrayed By Innocence 1989 (Movie)

Nick DeLeon (Actor)

Parent Trap III 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The House I Live In 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Addicted to His Love 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Body of Evidence 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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I'll Take Manhattan 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Star Tour Australia 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Deceptions 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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George Washington 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Broadway Plays Washington! 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Megaforce 1982 (Movie)

Ace Hunter (Actor)

Working 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Foul Play 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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You Can't Take It With You 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Young Guy Christian 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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Movie Movie 1977 (Movie)

Dick Cummings (Actor)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975 (Movie)

Brad Majors (Actor)

Slither 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Jennifer on My Mind 1971 (Movie)

Nanki (Actor)

A Woman of Substance (TV Show)

Actor

An Uncommon Love (TV Show)

Actor

Baggage (TV Show)

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Betrayed by Innocence (TV Show)

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Between Love and Hate (TV Show)

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Challenger (TV Show)

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Depth Charge (TV Show)

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Love is a Four Letter Word (TV Show)

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Moviola: The Silent Lovers (TV Show)

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Murder By Natural Causes (TV Show)

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Once Upon a Family (TV Show)

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Pleasures (TV Show)

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Red Flag: The Ultimate Game (TV Show)

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Scruples (TV Show)

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Secrets of The Mountain (TV Show)

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Summer Girl (TV Show)

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The Chadwick Family (TV Show)

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The Quinns (TV Show)

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Till We Meet Again (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

From the stage to the screen, Barry Bostwick's roles ran the gamut - from bad boys to uptight nerds, men of action or leaders of nations, effortlessly switching from broad comedy to high drama with each role. A veteran Tony Award-winning stage actor, Bostwick moved to the screen where he soon found lasting notoriety in the cult classic "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975) opposite a then unknown Susan Sarandon. While many of his later efforts were far less memorable - the nostalgic "Movie, Movie" (1978) and ridiculous "Megaforce" (1982) being prime examples - Bostwick nevertheless remained a constant presence, primarily on the small screen. With his formal bearing and commanding voice, the actor was often cast as military and political leaders, notably in several Judith Krantz adaptations and two famously lengthy turns as George Washington, culminating in an award-winning role as Lieutenant Carter "Lady" Aster in the acclaimed miniseries, "War and Remembrance" (1988). Bostwick later brilliantly flexed his comedic muscle as the hilariously incompetent New York City mayor on the long-running sitcom "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002) opposite Michael J. Fox. After the series ended, he remained a familiar face on television with frequent guest spots on popular series like "Law & Order" Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ). Although never achieving the megawatt stardom of some of his peers, Bostwick was undoubtedly one of the more versatile, hardworking and welcome stars of his generation.

Relationships

Betty Bostwick

Mother

Henry Bostwick

Father
Joined Screen Actors Guild at age 79 died in 1999 at age 86

Chelsea Bostwick

Daughter
Born October 14, 1996 mother, Sherri Bostwick

Brian Bostwick

Son
Born April 29, 1995 mother, Sherri Bostwick

Peter Bostwick

Brother
Born in 1941 died in car accident on July 20, 1973 at age 32

Lisa Hartman Black Actor

Companion
Together from 1980-1984

Sherri Jensen Actor

Wife
Married Nov. 24, 1994 Divorced 2009

Stacey Nelkin Actor

Wife
Married 1987 Divorced 1991

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York
Attended NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

San Mateo High School

San Mateo , California 1963

United States International University

San Diego , California 1967
Attended the School of Performing Arts

Milestones

2015

Appeared in the horror-comedy "Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves."

2012

Made a cameo appearance on an episode of the Zoe Deschanel series "New Girl."

2010

Became a series regular on the comedy "Cougar Town."

2007

Provided the voice of Grandpa Clyde on the animated series "Phineas and Ferb."

2007

Appeared in the big-screen adaptation of "Nancy Drew."

2004

Had a recurring role on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

2000

Replaced Chevy Chase as the host of "The Great American History Quiz" specials on The History Channel.

1996

Returned to series TV as the mayor of New York City in the ABC sitcom, "Spin City."

1996

Had a featured role in the screen comedy "Spy Hard."

1993

Starred as a South American plantation owner in "800 Leagues Down the Amazon."

1991

Co-starred opposite Joanna Gleason in the ill-fated Broadway musical, "Nick and Nora."

1990

Starred as Commander Dick Scobee in the fact-based tragedy, "Challenger."

1988

Cast as a modern-day Casanova in the ABC movie, "Addicted to His Love."

1987

Co-starred as Valerie Bertinelli's father in Judith Krantz's "I'll Take Manhattan."

1986

Headlined the CBS miniseries sequel, "George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation."

1984

Offered strong turn in the title role of the highly-rated CBS miniseries, "George Washington."

1982

Appeared in the PBS production of the musical, "Working."

1982

Starred in his last film for eight years, the sci-fi epic "Megaforce," directed by stunt legend Hal Needham.

1981

Debuted as a series regular in the ABC sitcom, "Foul Play"; based on the movie starring Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.

1980

Portrayed silent screen star John Gilbert in "Moviola: The Silent Lovers."

1980

Co-starred in the CBS miniseries, "Scruples."

1979

Played role of Tony in all-star production of "You Can't Take It With You."

1978

Had dual roles in the spoof "Movie Movie."

1977

Played lead role of Jamie Lockhart in the Broadway revival of "The Robber Bridegroom."

1976

Co-starred in Broadway revival of "They Knew What They Wanted."

1975

Starred in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," which would become a massive cult hit.

1974

Made his TV debut as star of "Slither," a busted sitcom pilot for CBS.

1972

Starred in the original Broadway production of "Grease" as Danny Zuko; nominated for a Tony Award.

1970

Made his feature debut in the black comedy, "Jennifer on My Mind."

1968

Made his off-Broadway debut in "Salvation."

1968

Made his Broadway debut as the star of "Cock-A-Doodle Dandy."

1965

Made his professional stage debut while a college sophomore in "Take Her, She's Mine" with Walter Pidgeon.

Bonus Trivia

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Moved to New York to pursue an acting career after graduating.

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Bostwick makes ceramics which have been sold in craft stores in L.A.

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He underwent surgery for prostate cancer in June 1997.

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Broke his arm while performing on Broadway in "The Robber Bridegroom" and appeared for most of the show's run in a cast.

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"Even though I was playing a very straight character — Brad Majors — who was the epitome of the young Republican and '50s male, I was the opposite of that. That's why I could play it and understand it. I had a real love for all of those sort of iconic characters, and I loved the tongue-in-cheek aspect of it." - on his role in "Rocky Horror Picture Show," from The L.A. Times, Aug. 14, 2015

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