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Don Barry

Donald Barry went from the stage to the screen. After four years of playing villains and henchmen at various studios, Barry got the role that changed his image: Red Ryder in the Republic Pictures serial Adventures of Red Ryder (1940). Although he had appeared in westerns for two years or so, this was the one that kept him there. He acquired the nickname "Red" from his association with the Red Ryder character. After the success of "Red Ryder" Barry starred in a string of westerns for Republic. Studio chief Herbert J. Yates got the idea that Barry could be Republic's version of James Cagney, as he was short and had the same scrappy, feisty nature that Cagney had. Unfortunately, while Barry could in fact be a good actor when he wanted to be -- as he showed in the World War II drama The Purple Heart (1944) -- his "feistiness", combative nature and oversized ego caused him to alienate many of the casts and crews he worked with at Republic (ace serial director William Witney detested him, calling him "the midget", and director John English worked with him once and refused to ever work with him again). Barry made a series of westerns at Republic throughout the 1940s, but by 1950 his career had pretty much come to a halt, and he was reduced to making cheaper and cheaper pictures for bottom-of-the-barrel companies like Lippert and Screen Guild. Barry continued to work and still appeared in westerns up through the 1970s, but they were often in small supporting roles, sometimes unbilled. In 1980 he committed suicide by shooting himself.


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Born:
Jan 11, 1912 In Houston, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
152
First Appeared:
In the movie Flying Down to Rio 1933-12-29
Latest Project:
Movie Back Roads 1981-03-13
Known For
Poster of Big John, Little John
Poster of The Man from the Rio Grande
Poster of Fugitive from Sonora
Poster of The Traitor Within
Filmography

Back Roads (1981)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Pete
7.1 6 votes

Knots Landing (1979)

Drama Soap
Series
as Unknown
7.7 6 votes

240-Robert (1979)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Kate Bliss and the Ticker Tape Kid (1978)

Comedy TV Movie Western
Movie
as Devery's Foreman
5.0 1 votes

Doctor Dracula (1978)

Movie
as Elliot (as Donald Barry)
2 2 votes

Hooper (1978)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Sheriff
6.1 37 votes

The Swarm (1978)

Action Drama Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Pete Harris
5.2 56 votes

Buckstone County Prison (1978)

Adventure Drama
Movie
as Warden Coley

CHiPs (1977)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.1 30 votes

Orca: The Killer Whale (1977)

Drama Adventure Horror
Movie
as Dock Worker
5.6 77 votes

Quincy, M.E. (1976)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 33 votes

Big John, Little John (1976)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown

From Noon Till Three (1976)

Comedy Western
Movie
as Red Roxy
5.5 15 votes

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976)

Western Comedy Family
Movie
as (archive footage)

Charlie's Angels (1976)

Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
5.8 44 votes

The Bionic Woman (1976)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 25 votes

Baretta (1975)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.9 7 votes

Barbary Coast (1975)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Blazing Stewardesses (1975)

Comedy
Movie
as Trask
6.0 2 votes

Boss Nigger (1975)

Action Crime Western
Movie
as (as Don Red Barry)
7.4 23 votes

Police Woman (1974)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 7 votes

Petrocelli (1974)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 4 votes

Little House on the Prairie (1974)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 84 votes

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 25 votes

Police Story (1973)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.4 5 votes

Ghost Story (1972)

Horror
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

The Waltons (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 23 votes

The Rookies (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.5 2 votes

Junior Bonner (1972)

Action Drama Western
Movie
as Homer Rutledge
6.5 32 votes

Emergency! (1972)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.3 12 votes

Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

War Drama
Movie
as Jody Simmons
7.3 76 votes

The Immortal (1970)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Hunters Are for Killing (1970)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Hank Phillips
5.0 1 votes

The Outsider (1968)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

It Takes a Thief (1968)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Airline Captain (as Donald Barry)
7.1 7 votes

Land of the Giants (1968)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.3 10 votes

The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)

Comedy Family Western
Movie
as Rev. Zachary Gant
6.1 21 votes

Shalako (1968)

Western
Movie
as Buffalo
5.3 15 votes

Cimarron Strip (1967)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown

Fort Utah (1967)

Western
Movie
as Harris
3.4 5 votes

Hostile Guns (1967)

Western
Movie
as Ed Johnson
4.5 2 votes

Ironside (1967)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.8 22 votes

Hondo (1967)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Alvarez Kelly (1966)

Action War Western
Movie
as Lt. Farrow
6.6 10 votes

Pistols 'n' Petticoats (1966)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
9.0 1 votes

Batman (1966)

Action & Adventure Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 84 votes

Town Tamer (1965)

Western Action
Movie
as Tex (as Donald Barry)
3.7 3 votes

Convict Stage (1965)

Western
Movie
as Marshal Jethro Karnin
6.3 2 votes

Fort Courageous (1965)

Action Western
Movie
as Captain Harvey

The Wild Wild West (1965)

Western Drama Comedy Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.9 19 votes

The Legend of Jesse James (1965)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

F Troop (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.4 8 votes

Laredo (1965)

Western Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.0 2 votes

Iron Angel (1964)

Drama War
Movie
as Reb
6 1 votes

Law of the Lawless (1964)

Western
Movie
as Red (as Donald Barry)
7.0 1 votes

Mickey (1964)

Series
as Unknown

Daniel Boone (1964)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
5.8 6 votes

The Munsters (1964)

Comedy Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 49 votes

Mr. Novak (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.0 1 votes

The Fugitive (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 14 votes

Arrest and Trial (1963)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Virginian (1962)

Western Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.7 3 votes

Sam Benedict (1962)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

Drama
Movie
as Dockery
5.3 7 votes

Walk Like a Dragon (1960)

Western
Movie
as Cabot
4.0 1 votes

The Roaring 20's (1960)

Series
as Unknown

Surfside 6 (1960)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Bourbon Street Beat (1959)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Laramie (1959)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.7 5 votes

The Big Operator (1959)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Detective Sergeant
6.0 2 votes

The Last Mile (1959)

Drama Thriller Crime
Movie
as Drake (as Donald Barry)
5.4 5 votes

Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Horror Science Fiction
Movie
as Douglas Row
4.3 7 votes

Bronco (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.0 1 votes

Peter Gunn (1958)

Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.3 4 votes

Lawman (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

77 Sunset Strip (1958)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
7.9 7 votes

Born Reckless (1958)

Western Drama Romance
Movie
as Bill Okie
1.0 1 votes

Bat Masterson (1958)

Western
Series
as Unknown
7.3 3 votes

Have Gun – Will Travel (1957)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.2 15 votes

Gun Duel In Durango (1957)

Movie
as Larry
5.5 2 votes

Sugarfoot (1957)

Western
Series
as Unknown
6.0 1 votes

Perry Mason (1957)

Mystery Drama Crime Family
Series
as Unknown
7.9 34 votes

Maverick (1957)

Comedy Western
Series
as Unknown
8.3 11 votes

Seven Men from Now (1956)

Action Adventure Drama Western
Movie
as Clete
6.8 21 votes

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Drama
Movie
as Jerry
4.7 5 votes

The Twinkle In God's Eye (1955)

Movie
as Dawson

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955)

Western
Series
as Unknown

Cheyenne (1955)

Action & Adventure Western
Series
as Unknown
7.1 5 votes

Gunsmoke (1955)

Western Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6.9 29 votes

Jesse James' Women (1954)

Western
Movie
as Jesse James
4 1 votes

Untamed Heiress (1954)

Comedy Western
Movie
as 'Spider' Mike Lawrence (as Donald Barry)

Dragnet (1951)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7.0 7 votes

Lux Video Theatre (1950)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Train To Tombstone (1950)

Western
Movie
as Len Howard (as Don Barry)

I Shot Billy the Kid (1950)

Western
Movie
as William H. Bonney / Billy the Kid (as Don Barry)

Red Desert (1949)

Western
Movie
as Pecos Jones (as Don Barry)

Tough Assignment (1949)

Western Action Adventure Crime
Movie
as Dan Reilly (as Don Barry)
6.0 1 votes

Square Dance Jubilee (1949)

Western
Movie
as Don Blake (as Don Barry)

Train to Alcatraz (1948)

Crime
Movie
as Doug Forbes (as Donald Barry)

Madonna of the Desert (1948)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Tony French (as Donald Barry)

The Plainsman and the Lady (1946)

Western
Movie
as Feisty

The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

Crime
Movie
as Tom Dwyer (as Donald Barry)
3.2 3 votes

The Chicago Kid (1945)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Joe Ferrill (as Donald Barry)

Bells of Rosarita (1945)

Western
Movie
as Don Barry (as Donald Barry)
1 votes

My Buddy (1944)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Eddie Ballinger (as Donald Barry)

The Purple Heart (1944)

Action Drama
Movie
as Lt. Peter Vincent (as Donald Barry)
8.0 2 votes

Fugitive from Sonora (1943)

Western
Movie
as Parson Dave Winters / Ted Winters aka Keeno Phillips

Carson City Cyclone (1943)

Western
Movie
as Gilbert Phalen

Days of Old Cheyenne (1943)

Western
Movie
as Clint Ross

Dead Man's Gulch (1943)

Western
Movie
as Tennessee Colby

The West Side Kid (1943)

Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Johnny April (as Donald Barry)

Canyon City (1943)

Western
Movie
as Terry Reynolds posing as the Nevada Kid

California Joe (1943)

Western
Movie
as Lt. Joe Weldon

The Man from the Rio Grande (1943)

Western
Movie
as Lee Grant

The Traitor Within (1942)

Drama Action Crime
Movie
as Sam Starr (as Donald M. Barry)

Outlaws of Pine Ridge (1942)

Western
Movie
as Chips Barrett

Jesse James, Jr. (1942)

Western
Movie
as Johnny Barrett

Stagecoach Express (1942)

Western
Movie
as Dave Gregory

Arizona Terrors (1942)

Action Western Romance Adventure
Movie
as Jim Bradley

Remember Pearl Harbor (1942)

Drama War Romance
Movie
as Pvt. Steve 'Lucky' Smith

The Phantom Cowboy (1941)

Western
Movie
as Jim Lawrence

Wyoming Wildcat (1941)

Western
Movie
as Bill Gannon

The Apache Kid (1941)

Western
Movie
as Pete Dawson aka The Apache Kid

A Missouri Outlaw (1941)

Western
Movie
as Cliff Dixon

Death Valley Outlaws (1941)

Western
Movie
as Johnny Edwards

Frontier Vengeance (1940)

Western Action
Movie
as Jim Sanders

The Tulsa Kid (1940)

Western
Movie
as Tom Benton aka Tulsa Kid

One Man's Law (1940)

Western
Movie
as Jack Summers

Adventures of Red Ryder (1940)

Action Western
Movie
as Red Ryder

Ghost Valley Raiders (1940)

Western Mystery Romance
Movie
as Tim Brandon aka The Tolusa Kid (as Donald Barry)

Jack Pot (1940)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Bryan (uncredited)

S.O.S Tidal Wave (1939)

Science Fiction Crime
Movie
as Don 'Red' Barry

Panama Patrol (1939)

Mystery Action Drama
Movie
as Loring

Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Collins
4.5 2 votes

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Action Adventure Drama Romance
Movie
as Tex
7.0 51 votes

Days of Jesse James (1939)

Western
Movie
as Jesse James
5.8 2 votes

Wyoming Outlaw (1939)

Western
Movie
as Will Parker
6.7 3 votes

Calling All Marines (1939)

Action Drama
Movie
as 'Blackie' Cross

Saga of Death Valley (1939)

Western
Movie
as Jerry
10.0 1 votes

The Secret of Dr. Kildare (1939)

Drama
Movie
as Collins - Intern
6.0 3 votes

The Duke Of West Point (1938)

Movie
as Grady

Young Dr. Kildare (1938)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Collins
5.7 3 votes

The Crowd Roars (1938)

Drama Action
Movie
as Pete Mariola
7 1 votes

Think It Over (1938)

Movie
as Henchman

Sinners in Paradise (1938)

Adventure
Movie
as Jessup

Saleslady (1938)

Movie
as Babcock

Navy Blue and Gold (1937)

Drama
Movie
as Mason (Southern Institute football player)

Dead End (1937)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Dr. Flynn - Intern (uncredited)
7.2 23 votes

The Woman I Love (1937)

Drama
Movie
as Michel

Beloved Enemy (1936)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mike - I.R.A. Patriot
6.3 2 votes

Night Waitress (1936)

Romance Crime Drama
Movie
as Mario Rigo (as Donald Barry)
5.5 1 votes

Flying Down to Rio (1933)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Dancer (uncredited)
6.6 15 votes
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