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Date Of BirthMay 30, 1971
SpouseJamie Denbo, Jamie Denbo
FactWrote a book on the 1989 film 'Heathers.'.

John Ross Bowie is an American actor, comedian and writer. He is best known for his role as Dr. Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory.

Bowie was born in New York City, the son of Barbara and John Ross Bowie. His father is a former advertising executive and his mother is a former elementary school teacher. He has two older sisters, Kate and Betsy. Bowie was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. He attended the Greenwich Country Day School and graduated from the Hotchkiss School in 1992. He then attended Wesleyan University, where he majored in English and graduated in 1996.

Bowie began his career as a stand-up comedian in New York City. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He has also appeared in the films Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), For Your Consideration (2006), and Shrek Forever After (2010).

In 2007, Bowie began appearing as Dr. Barry Kripke on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. He has appeared in over 100 episodes of the show.

Bowie has been married to actress Jamie Denbo since 2005. They have two children together.

Bowie is a member of the improvisational comedy group The Groundlings.

General Info

Full NameJohn Ross Bowie
Date Of BirthMay 30, 1971
Height1.74 m, 1.74 m
ProfessionMusician, Comedian, Actor, Actor, Comedian, Musical performer
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseJamie Denbo, Jamie Denbo


MoviesWhat the Bleep Do We Know!?, Life of the Party, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Because I Said So, He's Just Not That Into You, Waking, Leonard in Slow Motion, Between Us, Brostitute, Fully Loaded, What the Bleep Do We Know!?, Life of the Party, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, Because ...
TV ShowsRiot, A.U.S.A., The Big Bang Theory, Speechless, Riot, A.U.S.A., The Big Bang Theory, Speechless, Riot: Extras

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1Cousin of renowned cigar-box guitar builder John Guldemond.
2Wrote a book on the 1989 film 'Heathers.'.
3Graduated from Ithaca College with a BA in English / Education.
4Has a real speech impediment - he has a sibilant S.
5Former member of seminal pop-punk band Egghead, along with Mike Faloon and Michael M.B. Galvin.
6Member of Naked Babies sketch comedy troupe, along with Rob Corddry, Brian Huskey and Seth Morris.
7Attended/graduated from Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities 1989




The Big Bang Theory2009-2016TV SeriesBarry Kripke
Speechless2016TV SeriesJimmy Dimeo
Hoot Gibson: Vegas Cowboy2016TV SeriesTom Mix
Glued2016TV Mini-SeriesJason
Veep2016TV SeriesFocus Group Member
Between Us2016/IIPatritzio
Love2016TV SeriesRob
Fresh Off the Boat2015TV SeriesLance
Rooster Teeth: Entertainment System Originals2015TV SeriesSteve
Sofia the First2013-2015TV SeriesSven the Seahorse Sven
Primrose Lane2015/IIShortMr. Luther
Chasing Life2014-2015TV SeriesPaul Peters
Marry Me2015TV SeriesWhat's-His-Name
The Wrong Mans2014TV SeriesDavid Kinsman / David Farriner / David Kinsmann
Newsreaders2014TV SeriesPat Fenis
Jason Nash Is Married2014Ted
Hot in Cleveland2014TV SeriesBenny
Leonard in Slow Motion2014ShortJerry
About a Boy2014TV SeriesFiona's Male Boss
Episodes2014TV SeriesPsychiatrist
The Exes2012-2014TV SeriesJeff
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2013TV SeriesSister Steve
Good Luck Charlie2010-2013TV SeriesWalter
The Heat2013/INY Agent
Dark Minions2013TV MovieMel
iSteve2013John Sculley
Waking2013/IVan Guy
Whitney2013TV SeriesEddie
A Show of Brendan Hines2012Video shortJonathan Glatzer
The Flipside2012TV Series short
The League2012TV SeriesDr. Pete Wyland
Retired at 352012TV SeriesJared
Sketchy2012TV SeriesDoug
Happy Endings2012TV SeriesMichael
House of Lies2012TV SeriesSpalding Winter
Game Shop2012TV SeriesElrond
Bones2011TV SeriesLawrence Deighton
The Bungalow2011ShortJames
Movie Poster Contract2011ShortSteve's Manager
Burn Notice2011TV SeriesPaul
Childrens Hospital2008-2011TV SeriesDr. Max von Sydow Max Von Sydow Dr. Max Von Sydow
State of Georgia2011TV SeriesProfessor
The Glee Project2011TV SeriesYearbook Photographer, 'Firework' video
Fully Loaded2011Richard
Melissa & Joey2010TV SeriesLewis Scanlon
Weeds2010TV SeriesContest Organiser
The Glades2010TV SeriesJoe Thomas
Party Down2010TV SeriesStuart
Tight2010Video short
Brostitute2010Video short
Glee2009TV SeriesDennis
Curb Your Enthusiasm2009TV SeriesJohn Fowler
Family Guy2009TV Series
The Smallest Co%k in Porn2009Video short
Trust Me2009TV Series
Wizards of Waverly Place2009TV SeriesSimon
He's Just Not That Into You2009Dan the Wiccan
Worst Week2008TV SeriesRob
Sex Drive2008Dr. Clark Teddescoe
The Mighty B!2008TV SeriesIntegritone 2
Reno 911!2005-2008TV SeriesPageant Dad Pageant Father Ren Faire Guy
Monk2008TV SeriesTom Donovan
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2007TV SeriesPeter Ellis
Wild Girls Gone2007Priest
Because I Said So2007Cute Food Spewing Guy
Heroes2007TV SeriesAttorney
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Rory
The Great Sketch Experiment2006ShortHorowitz - 'Small World'
Psych2006TV SeriesGeorge Cheslow
What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole2006DocumentaryElliot
Nadine in Date Land2005TV MovieBob
Fur on the Asphalt: The Greg the Bunny Reunion Show2005TV MovieIFC Executive
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker2005TV SeriesClient
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesAdam Clemo
Arrested Development2005TV SeriesSpa Employee
Life of the Party2005Bert
Girlfriends2004TV SeriesIan Greenfield
Kevin Hill2004TV SeriesWayne Ellis
Charmed2004TV SeriesMarcus
CSI: NY2004TV SeriesLester Jayne
What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?2004DocumentaryElliot
Joan of Arcadia2004TV SeriesMr. Campbell
Happy Family2004TV SeriesCocoNate
Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story2004Daniel Benjamin
A.U.S.A.2003TV SeriesWalter 'Wally' Berman
Road Trip2000Waiter
Upright Citizens Brigade1999-2000TV SeriesCyber-Flex User / Man with Binoculars / Japa-noi Tretching Businessman
Picasso by Proxy2000ShortEwan Piggott-Smith


Sofia the First2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Big Bang Theory2011-2012TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Mighty B!2008TV Series music - 1 episode


Dark Minions2013TV Movie writer
The Mighty B!2008TV Series written by - 2 episodes

Music Department

The Mighty B!2008TV Series song - 1 episode


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
@midnight2016TV SeriesHimself
TableTop2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Riot2014TV SeriesHimself
The Fogelnest Files2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Real Cool Club2010TV SeriesHimself

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