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Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1945
SpouseSherri Jensen, Stacey Nelkin
FactBest remembered for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).

Barry Bostwick is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles in the films The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Four Seasons (1981), and Spin City (1996–2002), as well as for his Tony Award-winning role in the Broadway musical The Robber Bridegroom (1976).

Bostwick was born on February 24, 1945, in San Mateo, California, the son of Betty (née Osborn) and Henry “Bud” Bostwick, a city planner and actor. He has a sister, Mary, and a brother, Brad. His mother was of English and Scottish descent, and his father was of English ancestry.

Bostwick was raised in San Carlos, California, and attended San Carlos High School, where he was active in drama and music. He attended the College of San Mateo and the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Bostwick made his Broadway debut in the musical The Robber Bridegroom in 1976, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical. He also appeared in the 1977 film version of the musical.

In 1981, Bostwick starred in the film The Four Seasons, directed by Alan Alda. He also starred in the short-lived television series Foley Square (1985–1986) and Cop Rock (1990–1991).

From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick starred as Mike Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City, on the ABC sitcom Spin City. He also appeared in a recurring role on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Dr. Jay Hamilton from 2003 to 2004.

Bostwick has had guest roles on many television shows, including All My Children, Cagney & Lacey, Cheers, Diagnosis: Murder, Family Ties, The Golden Girls, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland, Murphy Brown, NYPD Blue, Roseanne, Sex and the City, Sisters, Thirtysomething, Will & Grace, and The X-Files.

In 2015, Bostwick guest-starred on the ABC sitcom The Middle as Dr. Bruce Wilkerson, the father of Sue Heck (Eden Sher).

Bostwick has been married three times. His first wife was Sherry Boucher, with whom he had a son, Brian. He married his second wife, Stacey Thomas, in 1985. They have two children: Tyler and Ryder. Bostwick married his third wife, Patricia Owens, in 2004.

Barry Bostwick has a net worth of $5 million dollars.

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Full NameBarry Bostwick
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 24, 1945
Height1.93 m
ProfessionVoice Actor, Singer
EducationSan Mateo High School, New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University


SpouseSherri Jensen, Stacey Nelkin
ChildrenChelsea Bostwick, Brian Bostwick
ParentsBud Bostwick, Betty Defendorf
SiblingsPeter Bostwick


AwardsTony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
MoviesThe Rocky Horror Picture Show, Megaforce, FDR: American Badass!, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, Movie Movie, Some Guy Who Kills People, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Moby Dick, Spy Hard, Deceptions, Jennifer on My Mind, Finding Joy, Weekend at Bernie's II, Tales of Halloween, The Selling,...
TV ShowsPhineas and Ferb, Spin City, War and Remembrance, George Washington, A Woman of Substance, Judith Krantz's Till We Meet Again, Grace and Frankie, Scruples, Dads, Foul Play, The 12th Man, The Agents

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1I'll be quoting 'Dammit, Janet' to people for the rest of my life.


1He was awarded the 1977 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Actor in a Musical for "The Robber Bridegroom" on Broadway in New York City.
2Barry Bostwick always got the appeal of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." His family less so. "My wife has never gotten it," he noted. "My kids weren't quite so happy with it." But the cult midnight movie musical celebrating it's 40th anniversary in 2015 was the perfect fit for Bostwick's quirky sensibilities. "I was a New York actor who did a lot of off-Broadway and weird things," said Bostwick, who originated the role of Danny Zuko on Broadway in 1972 in "Grease" and won a Tony in 1977 for the musical "The Robber Bridegroom." Being a fan of the "theater of ridiculous-minded" also helped, he said. "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," he explained. "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." Four decades later, the fit and funny 70-year-old Bostwick is taking on offbeat roles. In 2012, he starred in the slapstick indie comedy "FDR: American Badass!," in which he battled pesky werewolves who carried the polio virus. He finished the independent comedy "Helen Keller vs. Night-wolves," in which he plays the romantic lead. "I play someone much younger than myself and I have too much eye makeup on," he said with a twinkle of his blue eyes. Bostwick appeared in a Web series, "Inside the Extras Studio," in which he spoofs James Lipton, the host of "Inside the Actors Studio." "It's all about me interviewing some of the famous extras,' said Bostwick. "I run a school to teach them to be extras." Bostwick plays a much more traditional character in his project, the romantic comedy "Love Under The Stars," on the Sunday evening cable series Hallmark Movies and Mysteries. Ashley Newbrough plays Becca, a young graduate student who is mentored by Walt (Bostwick), her sweet and concerned college adviser. Though Bostwick's played his share of bad guys, including Fitz's horrible father who rapes Mellie on ABC's "Scandal," he loves playing someone like Walt. "I like playing the mentoring, kind, supportive yet attractive male," he said. "It goes all the way back to when I did the Judith Krantz miniseries 'Scruples' with Lindsay Wagner. I did a number of Judith Krantz things. She always used to cast me because I seem to have a respect for women and her pieces always had that guy who was just a really nice guy and supportive. In a way this character sort of goes full circle." Bostwick was also a mentor on set. "He was encouraging and really looked out for me as well," said Ashley Newbrough. "He notices small things that make a difference when you are an actor. After an emotional scene, he was the first one to make me laugh and help me shake it off. Barry is unaware of his enormous presence and what he gives as an actor".
3Bostwick, who frequently attends Comic-Con-style conventions because of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show," was excited about the film's big 40th-anniversary New York City convention held in September, 2015. The musical, which also starred Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry, has saved a lot of lives, Bostwick noted, because people found a community going to the midnight screenings. "People found who they were through that movie. I can't tell you the number of people who come up to me and say it was one of the most meaningful if not the most meaningful moments in their lives when they first saw that movie and were part of the audience".
4Barry Bostwick was mentored by the Tony Award-winning actor-director Ellis Rabb when Barry was a young actor in New York in the late '60s with the APA-Phoenix Repertory Company. "Ellis was a wonderful man," said Bostwick, who made his Broadway debut with the APA-Phoenix Repertory Company in 1969 in Sean O'Casey's "Cock-a-Doodle Dandy." "Ellis even paid for my first crowns because my teeth weren't very good," Bostwick said. "He would take me around to Leonard Bernstein's apartment, and we would sit there and have a drink and some of the greats would come in and sort of chat. I was the fly on the wall. I was so fortunate." Though nearly 20 years younger than Bostwick, Michael J. Fox was also mentor to him on the award-winning 1996-2002 ABC comedy series "Spin City," in which he played the dimwitted New York City mayor to Fox's deputy mayor. Fox, he said, showed him the sit-com ropes. "He was very smart about that genre of comedy," said Bostwick. "I would watch him work and watch him suss out what the problems were. He was so smart about what worked and what didn't work.".
5Plays "The Voice" in ads for Cablevision's "Optimum Voice" phone service. [July 2008]
6Starred as a serial killer suspect in an episode of Cold Case (2003). Central to the episode's plot was a viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - which was one of his first successes (and most famous films). [May 2005]
7Bostwick served as host of the nationally televised annual Capitol Fourth celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for eight years.
8Appeared in a New York rock musical called "Salvation" in 1969.
9Father Henry Bostwick Jr. joined Screen Actors Guild at age 79. He later died of a cerebral hemorrhage and cardiac arrest on December 7, 1999 at age 86.
10His companion for a number of years (1980-1984) was actress Lisa Hartman.
11His older brother, Peter, died in an automobile accident in 1973 at the age of 32.
12MFA in Acting - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1968).
13Best remembered for The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975).
14Won Broadway's 1977 Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) for "The Robber Bridegroom." Was also nominated in the same category in 1972 for "Grease" and in 1976 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "They Knew What They Wanted."
15Children: Brian (May, 1995) and Chelsea (October, 1996)
167/97: He underwent surgery for prostate cancer. The surgery was successful.
17Son of Bud Bostwick.




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Gigi Does It2015TV Series
Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves2015Jonathan
Love Under the Stars2015TV MovieWalt
Tales of Halloween2015Mr. Abbadon (segment "The Night Billy Raised Hell")
Murder?2015TV Mini-Series shortBarry Bostwick
The Haunted Hathaways2015TV SeriesCouncil Member #1
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2015TV SeriesCollin Winthrop
November Rule2015Lance
The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power2015VideoSorrell Reskov
New Girl2014TV SeriesRobert
Franklin & Bash2014TV SeriesJacob 'Falcon' Riley
Enlisted2014TV SeriesRussell
Cougar Town2010-2014TV SeriesRoger Frank Roger
Psych2013TV SeriesRoland Armitage
Scandal2013TV SeriesJerry Grant
Masters of Sex2013TV SeriesMorris
Walking with Francis2013ShortOld Masseo (voice)
Teen Beach Movie2013TV MovieBig Poppa
Blast Vegas2013TV MovieSal
Research.2012-2013TV SeriesDr. Rust
Finding Joy2013Alan
The New Normal2012TV SeriesMarty
Home Run Showdown2012Big Al
Phineas and Ferb2007-2012TV SeriesGrandpa Clyde Flynn
Underwater2012TV SeriesDeCordova
Hot in Cleveland2012TV SeriesHugh
FDR: American Badass!2012Franklin Delano Roosevelt
A Little Bit of Laughter2011ShortCharles
Guess Whom2011ShortBruce
The Selling2011Father Jimmy
Some Guy Who Kills People2011Sheriff Walt Fuller
Glory Daze2010TV SeriesMr. Wilson
2010: Moby Dick2010VideoCaptain Ahab
Glee2010TV SeriesTim Stanwick
Miss Nobody2010Father Grisham
'Til Death2009-2010TV SeriesGeorge Von Stuessen
Secrets of the Mountain2010TV MovieHenry Beecham
The Forgotten2010TV SeriesBill Ramey
It's a Dog Gone Tale: Destiny's Stand2010Arlen Hanley
Nip/Tuck2009TV SeriesRoger Payne
Ghost Whisperer2009TV SeriesDon Sullivan
Hannah Montana: The Movie2009Mr. Bradley
Supernatural2009TV SeriesJay
Baggage2008/IPete Murphy
Ugly Betty2008TV SeriesRoger Adams
Depth Charge2008TV MoviePresident Taylor
The News2007TV MovieHarvey Deegan
Nancy Drew2007Dashiel Zachary Biedermeyer
Evening2007Mr. Wittenborn
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2004-2007TV SeriesOliver Gates
Love Is a Four Letter Word2007TV MovieMartin Harper
Three Moons Over Milford2006TV Series
What I Like About You2005-2006TV SeriesJack / Jack Tyler
Out of Practice2005-2006TV SeriesGavin
The 12th Man2006TV MoviePete
Las Vegas2005TV SeriesMartin
Cold Case2005TV SeriesRoy Brigham Anthony 2005
Chestnut: Hero of Central Park2004Thomas Trundle
The Skulls III2004VideoNathan Lloyd
Spellbound2004TV Movie
Scrubs2003TV SeriesMr. Randolph
Less Than Perfect2003TV SeriesMax Damarius
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure2003VideoThunderbolt (voice)
Baby Bob2003TV SeriesJack Collins
The Afterlife2003TV MovieStan Franklin (voice)
She Spies2002TV SeriesGovernor Gary McNamara
Spin City1996-2002TV SeriesThe Mayor
919 Fifth Avenue2000TV MovieMr. Lawrence Van Degen
Beggars and Choosers1999TV Series
Men in White1998TV MoviePresident Smith
The New Batman Adventures1998TV SeriesIrv Kleinman / Bernie Benson
One Hot Summer Night1998TV MovieArt Brooks
Lexx1997TV SeriesThodin
Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories1996TV Mini-SeriesThodin
A Different Kind of Christmas1996TV MovieFrank Mallory
The Secret Agent Club1996Vincent Scarletti
Spy Hard1996Norman Coleman
High Society1995TV SeriesMark Finnegan
Grace Under Fire1995TV SeriesProf. Jack Drayson
The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A.1995TV MovieMatt Sherry
The Secretary1995TV MovieEric Bradford
Project: Metalbeast1995Miller
In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful1994Phillip
Once in a Lifetime1994TV MovieDr. Matthew Dane
Praying Mantis1993TV MovieDon McAndrews
Weekend at Bernie's II1993Arthur Hummel
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon1993Garral
Between Love and Hate1993TV MovieJustin Conrad
The Last U-Boat1993TV MovieCaptain Hawkins
Russian Holiday1992Grant Ames
The Golden Palace1992TV SeriesNick DeCarlo
Captive1991TV MoviePaul Plunk
Aladdin1990TV MovieGenie of the Lamp Genie of the Ring
The Great Air Race1990TV MovieRoscoe Turner
Joseph and His Brothers1990Video shortJoseph (voice)
Challenger1990TV MovieCommander Francis R. Scobee
Till We Meet Again1989TV Mini-SeriesTerrence 'Mac' McGuire
Parent Trap: Hawaiian Honeymoon1989TV MovieJeffrey Wyatt
War and Remembrance1988-1989TV Mini-Series'Lady' Aster
Parent Trap III1989TV MovieJeffrey Wyatt
Addicted to His Love1988TV MovieLarry Hogan
Body of Evidence1988TV MovieAlex Dwyer
I'll Take Manhattan1987TV Mini-SeriesZachary Amberville
Dads1986-1987TV SeriesRick Armstrong
George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation1986TV MovieGeorge Washington
Pleasures1986TV MovieBen Scott
Betrayed by Innocence1986TV MovieNick DeLeon
The Hitchhiker1986TV SeriesTony Lynch
Deceptions1985TV MovieGrant Roberts
A Woman of Substance1985TV Mini-SeriesMajor Paul McGill
George Washington1984TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Washington
An Uncommon Love1983TV MovieMr. Kinser
Summer Girl1983TV MovieGavin Shelburne
Megaforce1982Commander Ace Hunter
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesSteelworker
Red Flag: The Ultimate Game1981TV MovieMajor Jay Rivers
Foul Play1981TV SeriesDetective Tucker Pendleton
The Silent Lovers1980TV MovieJohn Gilbert
Once Upon a Family1980TV MovieHenry Demerjian
Scruples1980TV Mini-SeriesSpider Elliott
Young Guy Christian1979TV MovieGuy Christian
You Can't Take It with You1979TV MovieAnthony Kirby, Jr.
Hawaii Five-O1979TV SeriesLucas Sandover
Murder by Natural Causes1979TV MovieGil Weston
Movie Movie1978Johnny Danko / Dick Cummings
Charlie's Angels1978TV SeriesTed Machlin
The Quinns1977TV MovieBill Quinn
The Rocky Horror Picture Show1975Brad Majors - A Hero
The Wrong Damn Film1975Alex Rounder
The Chadwick Family1974TV MovieTom McTaggert
Slither1974TV MovieDick Kanipsia
Road Movie1974Hank
Fantastic Planet1973Adult Terr - Narrator (English version, voice, uncredited)
Jennifer on My Mind1971Nanki
The Klowns1970TV Movie


Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival2016performer: "The Watchword's Hour"
What I Like About You2005-2006TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV Special performer: "Celebrate Broadway"
Great Performances1985TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Playhouse1982TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rocky Horror Picture Show1975performer: "Dammit Janet", "Over At The Frankenstein Place", "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me", "Planet, Schmanet, Janet", "Rose Tint My World", "Fanfare/Don't Dream It", "Super Heroes" - uncredited


Skirtchasers2016TV Movie producer


The Making of Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Dvd-extra2015Video short special thanks
The Making of 'Spin City: Season One'2008Video documentary short special thanks


Biography2003-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics2004TV Special documentaryNarrator
Lighting Up Fifth2003TV MovieHimself
A Capitol Fourth2003TV MovieHimself - Host
A Capitol Fourth2001TV MovieHimself - Host
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Disney's California Adventure TV Special2001TV Special
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The 54th Annual Tony Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Radio City Music Hall's Grand Re-Opening Gala1999TV MovieHimself - Host
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Rocky Horror Double Feature Video Show1995Video documentary shortHimself
Showbiz Today1995TV SeriesHimself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Men, Movies & Carol1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 47th Annual Tony Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
In Performance at the White House: The House I Live in 21989TV MovieHimself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration1988TV SpecialHimself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
The Child Help Benefit Special1987TV MovieHimself
Great Performances1985TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live1984TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various
Hour Magazine1982-1984TV SeriesHimself
Broadway Plays Washington on Kennedy Center Tonight1982TV MovieHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
The Alan Hamel Show1979TV SeriesHimself
The 33rd Annual Tony Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Razzmatazz1977TV SeriesHimself - Host
The 31st Annual Tony Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Winner
The 30th Annual Tony Awards1976TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself
The Rocky Horror Phenomenon2017Documentary filmingHimself
Life After Flash2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Red Carpet Report2017TV Series shortHimself
Hollywood Cine Fest2017TV SeriesHimself
Cocktails & Classics2016TV SeriesHimself
A Wig and a Prayer: The Peaches Christ Story2016Documentary short
Bizarre Transmissions from the Bermuda Triangle2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
The Making of Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power Dvd-extra2015Video shortHimself - 'Sorrell'
Comic Con Workshop2015TV SeriesHimself
I Hate It!2014TV SeriesHimself
Super Geeked Up2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Welcome to the Basement2014TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHimself
When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9-11 Story2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Vegas Cinefest2011Himself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1980s, 1990s and 2000s2009Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing & Dancing: A Musical History - 1970's2009Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1950s: The Golden Era of the Musical2009Video documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Spin City: Season One'2008Video documentary shortHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History2008Video documentaryHimself
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Whatever Happened To?2007TV SeriesHimself
Grease: You're the One That I Want!2007TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
A Capitol Fourth2005TV Special

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHimself
Welcome to the Basement2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Cmdr. Ace Hunter / Brad Majors
E! True Hollywood Story2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream2005DocumentaryHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryMayor Randall M Winston Jr, from Spin City
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryBrad Majors
That's Hollywood1981TV Series documentaryHimself
Fame1980Brad Majors - A Hero (uncredited)


Won Awards

1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionWar and Remembrance (1988)

Nominated Awards

2003DVDX AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Animated Character Performance in a DVD Premiere Movie101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)
1979NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActorMovie Movie (1978)

2nd Place Awards

2013Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Supporting ActorSome Guy Who Kills People (2011)

3rd Place Awards

1978NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorMovie Movie (1978)

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