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FactBarry is preparing to direct a second production of 13 The Musical for Palos Verdes Performing Arts (February 19, 2016) as well as the west coast premier of the youth production of School Of Rock for Panic Productions (May 6, 2016).

Barry Pearl is an American actor, best known for his role as Doody in the musical Grease and as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man.

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Pearl was raised in a showbiz family. His father, Bernard, was a vaudeville performer and his mother, Ruth, was a dancer. Pearl began performing at an early age, appearing in his father’s vaudeville act when he was just four years old.

After high school, Pearl headed to New York City to pursue a career in acting. He landed his first professional role in the Off-Broadway production of The Fantasticks. From there, he went on to appear in a number of Broadway shows, including Grease, The Music Man, and Fiddler on the Roof.

Pearl’s film credits include roles in Grease (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), and Hairspray (1988). He has also appeared on television shows such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, and Hart to Hart.

In addition to his acting career, Pearl is also a successful voiceover artist. He has lent his voice to numerous commercials and animated films, including the Disney classic The Little Mermaid (1989).

Pearl is married to actress Randee Heller. The couple has two children.

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Full NameBarry Pearl


MoviesThe Newest Pledge, My Favorite Martian, Where Truth Lies, Tryst, Avenging Angel, Grease
TV ShowsC.P.O. Sharkey

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1For two summers in a row (2014 & 2015), Barry has been working with Joey Travolta's Summer Film Camp, teaching film arts across the kids with special needs.
2Barry is preparing to direct a second production of 13 The Musical for Palos Verdes Performing Arts (February 19, 2016) as well as the west coast premier of the youth production of School Of Rock for Panic Productions (May 6, 2016).
3He is also remembered as Professor Tinkerputt from NBC's prime time special, Bedtime with Barney: Imagination Island (1994) as well as the live national and international stage show and, subsequently, the video of, Barney's Big Surprise (1996 - 1998).
4Probably best remembered as Doody one of the T-Birds in Paramount's iconic hit film, Grease (1978).




Malibu, CA2000TV SeriesJ.J.
Baywatch1999TV SeriesLyle Forsman
My Favorite Martian1999News Director
Port Charles1998TV SeriesDr. Aikman
Baywatch Nights1996TV SeriesPaul Whitset
Night Stand1995-1996TV SeriesBuddy / Menachem
The Legend of Sarmoti: Siegfried & Roy1996TV SeriesRumpelstiltskin (voice)
ER1995TV SeriesDr. Noble
Bedtime with Barney: Imagination Island1994TV MovieProfessor Erasmus Q. Tinkerputt
Sisters1993TV SeriesStan Smigel
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV SeriesNorman
They Came from Outer Space1991TV SeriesBill Rabkin
Major Dad1990TV SeriesMike Eagleton
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesP.R. Staffer
Max Headroom1987TV SeriesProsecutor Paul Waites
Throb1987TV SeriesOily Guy
Flicks1987Red (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Annihilator1986TV MovieEddie
Growing Pains1986TV Series
Falcon Crest1985TV SeriesMusic Video Director
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesAssistant District Attorney
HeartBeat1985TV MovieChoreographer
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1985TV SeriesLeon Sacks
Avenging Angel1985Johnny Glitter
Alice1985TV SeriesCop No. 4
Making of a Male Model1983TV MovieClarence
Hill Street Blues1982TV SeriesSalesman
Benson1982TV SeriesJerry Ziegler
Eight Is Enough1981TV SeriesBruce
The Munsters' Revenge1981TV MovieWarren Thurston
Barney Miller1979TV SeriesMario Pellegrini
Have I Got a Christmas for You1977TV MovieBarry Silver
Best Friends1977TV MovieGypsy
CPO Sharkey1976-1977TV SeriesRecruit Mignone
The Adventures of the Prince and the Pauper1969Tom Canty (the Pauper)
P.J.1968Kid (uncredited)
The Ballad of Smokey the Bear1966TV MovieSmokey the Bear (voice)
Straight Outta Oz2016Museum Curator
Grease Live!2016TV MovieStan Weaver
Summer with Cimorelli2014TV SeriesBarry Ortega
The Newest Pledge2012Mr. Motes
Far from the Tree2012TV SeriesBarry
Outside the Box2011TV Series shortCaptain Keller
House M.D.2009TV SeriesDr. Paulson
Special Delivery2009/IShortDr. Shabin
Criminal Minds2008TV SeriesMan
Miss Match2003TV SeriesMorty
Even Stevens2000TV SeriesMr. Chaney


Grease1978performer: "Summer Nights"
Grease Day USA1978TV Movie documentary performer: "Summer Nights" - uncredited

Casting Department

Pink Motel1982casting assistant


After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentary associate producer - 1 episode


Paul O'Grady's 100 Years of Movie Musicals2016TV MovieHimself / Doody
Lights, Camera, Independence2015Documentary
After They Were Famous2002TV Series documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself / Doody
Behind the Music2001TV Series documentaryHimself / Doody

Archive Footage

20 to 12007-2010TV Series documentaryDoody
Imps*2009Bob (segment "Bookreading")

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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