John Ross Bowie is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory and, from 2016 to 2019, Jimmy DiMeo on Speechless. He appeared in What the Bleep Do We Know!? Opposite Marlee Matlin and made guest appearances on shows such as Reno 911!, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, and Good Luck Charlie. In March 2011 he began a run in a series of commercials for the Ford Motor Company.Bowie is a regular sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York and Los Angeles. At UCBT he was a member of the sketch troupe "The Naked Babies" with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey. He had a recurring role in Corddry's Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital. A former member of New York pop punk band, Egghead, he worked with Big Bang Theory co-star Kevin Sussman to create two television comedies, The Ever After Part and The Second Coming of Rob.Bowie has written for Go Metric and The New York Press, and has authored a book on the cult movie Heathers.