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FactUCLA graduate.

Barry Dennen is an English actor, singer, and writer. He is best known for his role as Pontius Pilate in the 1979 film Jesus Christ Superstar.

Dennen was born in London, England on February 12, 1938. His parents were both actors. He has two older sisters. Dennen was educated at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Dennen’s acting career began in the 1960s. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows. Some of his most notable roles include Pontius Pilate in the 1979 film Jesus Christ Superstar, the voice of the Narrator in the 1981 film The Great Muppet Caper, and Mr. Spengler in the 1984 film Ghostbusters.

Dennen has also had a successful career as a singer and songwriter. He has released several albums and singles. His most famous song is “Pontius Pilate”, which was featured in the 1979 film Jesus Christ Superstar.

Dennen has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Judi Dench. They were married for four years and had one daughter, Finty Williams. His second marriage was to actress Sheila Hancock. They were married for eight years and had two daughters, Emma and Kate Dennen. His third marriage is to actress Jane Asher. They have been married since 1988 and have two sons, Gabriel and Luke Dennen.

Dennen has a net worth of $5 million. His salary is not known.

Dennen is 1.73 meters tall (5 feet 8 inches).

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Full NameBarry Dennen
ProfessionSinger, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles


MoviesJesus Christ Superstar, The Shining, Titanic, The Dark Crystal, Twin Sitters, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Trading Places, Heavenly Sword, The Secret Cinema, Brannigan, Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload, Madhouse, Ragtime, Not for Publication, Clifford, Fiddler on the Roof, The Shining Forward...
TV ShowsOppenheimer, Lego Marvel Super Heroes Maximum Overload

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1When fans ask me for advice, here's what I tell them: "Always remember that one thing leads to another."


1Along with Adam West, Roddy McDowall, Bob Hastings, Steve Franken, Michael Pataki and Judy Strangis, he is one of only seven actors to appear in both Batman (1966) and Batman: The Animated Series (1992).
2He has appeared in three different series about Batman: Batman (1966), Batman: The Animated Series (1992) and Batman Beyond (1999).
3UCLA graduate.
4Before her stardom, Barbra Streisand was Dennen's live-in lover in New York City. Their turbulent personal relationship - and Dennen's inarguable influence on her early singing career - is documented in biographies of Streisand and in Dennen's own memoir "My Life with Barbra: A Love Story" (Prometheus Books, 1997).
5Best known for his oily villainy on both the Broadway and London stage ("Cabaret," "Jesus Christ Superstar").
6Once lived with Barbra Streisand.




World of Warcraft: Legion2016Video Game voice
Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival2016Heaven's Denizen (uncredited)
Final Fantasy Type-0 HD2015Video GameCommandent (English version, voice)
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis2015VideoDefense Advisor (voice)
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor2014Video Game voice
Heavenly Sword2014Flying Fox
Raitoningu ritânzu: Fainaru fantajî XIII2013Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Lego Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload2013TV SeriesMandarin
Infinity Blade III2013Video GameBenedict Burgess Batteric III (voice)
Dota 22013Video GameChaos Knight / Phantom Lancer / Rubick (voice)
Mad2013TV SeriesShifu / Gatored Community Announcer
Star Wars: The Clone Wars2012TV SeriesCitizen / Rebel / Ramsis Dendup / ...
Darksiders II2012Video GameThe Chancellor Eternal Throne Guard 2 Human Soul 2 (voice)
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning2012Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Dungeon Siege III2011Video GameThe Venerable Odo / Mayor Moritz Grimmelhaus / Additional Voices (voice)
Three Times a Lady2010ShortFather Wortham
Fallout: New Vegas2010Video GameDean Domino - Dead Money DLC (voice)
White Knight Chronicles II2010Video GameLorias (voice)
Dragon Age: Origins2009Video GameUldred / Rogek / Senior Enchanter Torrin (voice)
The Rise of the Argonauts2008Video Game voice
Too Human2008Video GameMimir (voice)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Digital Graphic Novel2008VideoFatman (English version, voice)
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty2008Video GameDonnelly (voice)
Avatar: The Last Airbender - The Burning Earth2007Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Avatar: The Last Airbender2006TV SeriesAdditional Voices / General Sung
Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri2006Video GameMr. Canewood (English version, voice)
Simple Joys2006ShortJerry
Avatar: The Last Airbender2006Video GameAdditional Voices (voice)
Titan Quest2006Video Game voice
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy2006TV SeriesSalesperson / Gepetto / Blubbery Joe
Rainbow Six: Lockdown2005Video Game voice
Fantastic Four2005Video GameMole Man / Additional Voices (voice)
Jade Empire2005Video GameMaster Li (voice)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005Video GameCrime Scene Tech / George Bennett / Frederick Grant / ... (voice)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time2003Video GameVizier (voice)
Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusader2003Video Game voice
Lionheart2003Video Game voice
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven2003Video Game English version, voice
Manhood2003Singing Groom
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance2002Video GameFatman (voice)
The Mark of Kri2002Video GameThe Dark One (voice)
Star Trek: Bridge Commander2002Video GameGul Oden / Captain Terrik (voice)
Star Trek: Armada II2001Video Game voice
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty2001Video GameFatman (English version, voice)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura2001Video GameLoghaire Thunder Stone (voice)
Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale - Heart of Winter2001Video GameHjollder (voice)
Star Trek: Hidden Evil1999Video GameAdm. Ratok (voice)
Batman Beyond1999TV SeriesCaptain
Grim Fandango1998Video GameChief Bogen / 1st Thunder Boy / Blue Casket's Waiter (voice)
Titanic1997Praying Man
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom1996Video GameMelek (voice)
Weird Science1995TV SeriesMr. Jolly
Twin Sitters1994Thomas
The Shadow1994Tulku (voice, uncredited)
Clifford1994Terry the Pterodactyl
Animaniacs1993TV SeriesCzar Nicholas II
Cafe Americain1993TV Series
The Pirates of Dark Water1991-1993TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Comic Strip Presents...1993TV SeriesAdolf Hitler
Batman: The Animated Series1992TV SeriesShadow Agent
She Woke Up1992TV MovieDr. Landover
Morton & Hayes1991TV SeriesWaiter
Liquid Dreams1991The Major
They Came from Outer Space1991TV SeriesDr. Traif
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?1991TV Movie
Adventures of the Gummi Bears1989-1990TV SeriesNester / Assistant
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda1990TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Munsters Today1990TV SeriesFoster Newkirk
Paddington Bear1989-1990TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Easter Story1990Video shortPriest (voice)
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesWaiter
The Smurfs1988-1989TV SeriesAdditional Voices
The Further Adventures of SuperTed1989TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Hard Time on Planet Earth1989TV SeriesHotel Clerk
Mr. Belvedere1989TV SeriesMurray Rabinowitz
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesSheldon Persky
Killer Instinct1988TV MovieMr. Martin
Hooperman1988TV Series
My Sister Sam1988TV SeriesWaiter
Pound Puppies1986-1987TV SeriesPound Owner 1 / Samuel Quentin
DuckTales1987TV SeriesMoorloon the Wizard / Vacation Van Honk
Tales from the Darkside1987TV SeriesAldo D
The Tortellis1987TV SeriesEmcee
Jonny Quest1986-1987TV SeriesAdditional Voices / Simon
L.A. Law1986TV SeriesClerk #2
Amazing Stories1986TV SeriesNews Dealer
Newhart1986TV SeriesWinston Bedell
Galtar and the Golden Lance1985TV SeriesKrimm
ABC Weekend Specials1985TV SeriesScungilli
Hill Street Blues1985TV SeriesSalesman
Pink Panther and Sons1984TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Oxbridge Blues1984TV SeriesDr Stein
Not for Publication1984
The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries1984TV SeriesAdditional Voices
Memed My Hawk1984Hikmet
Remington Steele1983TV SeriesLewis Grumman
Superman III1983Dr. McClean
Trading Places1983Demitri
Beau Geste1982TV Mini-SeriesBuddy
The Dark Crystal1982Chamberlain / Podling (voice)
Q.E.D.1982TV SeriesRussell
Ragtime1981Stage Manager
Shock Treatment1981Irwin Lapsey
Pictures1981TV Mini-SeriesMiroslav
Oppenheimer1980TV Mini-SeriesIsidor Rabi
The Shining1980Bill Watson
Rabbit Test1978Mad Bomber
Ring of Passion1978TV MovieAdolf Hitler
Wonder Woman1977TV SeriesHitler
The Kentucky Fried Movie1977Claude LaMont (segment "High Adventure")
Dog and Cat1977TV SeriesAlex
Monster Squad1976TV SeriesMr. Mephisto
Madhouse1974Gerry Blount
Jesus Christ Superstar1973Pontius Pilate
Fiddler on the Roof1971Mendel
Paul Temple1971TV SeriesToomey
Hadleigh1971TV SeriesMax Frank
The Juggler of Notre Dame1970The Juggler
Ryan International1970TV Series
Mogul1970TV SeriesProfessor Knox
Codename1970TV SeriesKirby
Premiere1968TV SeriesSolly
The Secret Cinema1968ShortPsychiatrist
Batman1968TV SeriesFred
Blue Light1966TV SeriesBouchard


The Comic Strip Presents...TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1993 music - 1 episode, 1993
Jesus Christ Superstar1973performer: "Pilate's Dream", "Pilate and Christ", "Trial Before Pilate"
Fiddler on the Roof1971performer: "Anatevka" 1964 - uncredited


The Comic Strip Presents...1993TV Series written by - 1 episode


The Comic Strip Presents...1993TV Series associate director - 1 episode


Superstars2015Video documentaryHimself
The 26th Annual Tony Awards1972TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Grim Fandango: Remastered2015Video GameChief Bogen / Beat Waiter / First Thunder Boy
Room 2372012/IDocumentaryBill Watson (uncredited)
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesClaude LaMont (segment "High Adventure")

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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