Raymond J. Barry
Raymond Barry was an American stage and screen actor who appeared in over 100 films and TV shows in a wide-ranging career spanning 40-plus years. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Barry never intended on becoming a professional actor. He was a standout athlete in high school, and entered Brown University as a philosophy major. It was while he was attending Brown, however, that Barry first took an interest in acting. He was cast as a football player in a school production of "Picnic," and was instantly hooked. After graduating from Brown Barry enrolled in the Yale Drama School, where he learned to hone his craft as an actor. Upon graduating from Yale, Barry moved to New York City to embark on a career as a stage actor. He would go on to appear in over 70 plays in the ensuing years, most notably landing a part in the Broadway play "The Leaf People." By the late 70s, however, Barry began gravitating towards film and TV roles. He nabbed his first film role in 1977 with an appearance in "Sur Faces" (1977), and followed that up with roles in "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), "Year of the Dragon" (1985) and "Out of Bounds" (1986). In 1989 he nabbed a supporting role as Mr. Kovic in Oliver Stone's Oscar-winning war drama "Born on the Fourth of July, which was a major breakthrough in his screen-acting career. Barry continued nabbing supporting roles in films throughout the 90s, most notably in "Dead Man Walking" (1995) and "Sudden Death" (1995). By the 2000s Barry began appearing more regularly on TV. He nabbed a recurring role on the long-running crime procedural "CSI" (CBS, 2000-2015), and also nabbed recurring roles on the popular shows "Justified" (FX, 2010-15) and "Ray Donovan" (Showtime, 2013-). In 2018 Barry returned to film acting with a role in the dramatic thriller "White Orchid" (2018). That film, which was written and directed by Steve Anderson, also starred Jennifer Beals and Olivia Thirlby.