Barnard Hughes

Barnard Hughes

Highest Rated: 100% The Hospital (1971)

Lowest Rated: 0% Maxie (1985)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1915

Birthplace: Bedford Hills, New York, USA

Character actor of stage, screen, and television, Barnard Hughes specializes in playing authoritarians and lovable old curmudgeons. During the 1970s, Hughes won a Tony for his portrayal of a dead but still intrusive Irish father whose memory bedevils his son in the drama Da. He reprised the role in the 1988 film version starring opposite Martin Sheen as the tormented playwright/son. Though he has worked in many films, Hughes may be most recognizable for his television filmography. Over his career, he has been a regular on four soap operas, including Dark Shadows, and starred in series such as Doc (1975-1976) and The Cavanaughs (1986-1989), as well as guest starred on such series as Cannon (1971-1976), The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978), and Lou Grant (1977-1982), where Hughes won an Emmy for playing a senile judge.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Pete's A Pizza & More Great Kid Stories Actor 2008
64% Cradle Will Rock Frank Marvel 1999
27% The Odd Couple II Beaumont 1998
No Score Yet Past the Bleachers Actor 1995
50% The Fantasticks Henry Albertson 1995
No Score Yet Primal Secrets Actor 1994
7% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Father Maurice 1993
No Score Yet Miracle Child Judge 1993
No Score Yet Lincoln: I Want to Finish This Job, 1864 Horace Greeley 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Pivotal Year, 1863 Horace Greeley 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: The Making of a President, 1860-1862 Horace Greeley 1992
No Score Yet Lincoln: Now He Belongs to the Ages, 1865 Horace Greeley 1992
67% Doc Hollywood Dr. Hogue 1991
No Score Yet The Incident Doc 1990
No Score Yet Day One Secretary Stimson 1989
No Score Yet Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North Actor 1989
No Score Yet Home Fires Burning Jake Tibbetts 1989
70% Da Da 1988
No Score Yet A Hobo's Christmas Chance 1987
74% The Lost Boys Grandpa 1987
No Score Yet Under the Biltmore Clock Ludlow Whitney 1986
33% Where Are the Children? Jonathan Knowles 1986
0% Maxie Bishop Campbell 1985
No Score Yet Little Gloria...Happy at Last Actor 1984
No Score Yet A Caribbean Mystery Jason Rafiel 1983
62% Best Friends Tim McCullen 1982
72% TRON Dr. Walter Gibbs/Dumont 1982
No Score Yet Little Gloria: Happy at Last Actor 1982
No Score Yet First Monday in October Chief Justice Crawford 1981
No Score Yet Homeward Bound Actor 1980
No Score Yet Sanctuary of Fear Father Brown 1979
No Score Yet See How She Runs John Matusak 1978
72% Oh, God! Judge Baker 1977
No Score Yet Kill Me If You Can Actor 1977
No Score Yet The UFO Incident Actor 1975
86% Sisters Mr. McLennen 1973
No Score Yet The Borrowers Actor 1973
No Score Yet Rage Dr. Spencer 1972
No Score Yet Deadhead Miles Old Man 1972
100% The Hospital Drummond 1971
50% Cold Turkey Dr. Procter 1971
No Score Yet A Memory of Two Mondays Jim 1971
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness Judge Vogel 1971
90% Where's Poppa? Col. Hendriks 1970
91% Midnight Cowboy Towny 1969
No Score Yet Hamlet Marcellus/Priest 1964
No Score Yet The Young Doctors Dr. Kent O'Donnell 1961


58% Deadline
Judge Panificio 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Sam O'Donnell 1996
No Score Yet Blossom
Buzz Richman 1994
No Score Yet American Playhouse
King Mr. Whitney The King 1985
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
Herb Hartley 1978
No Score Yet All in the Family
Father Majeski 1973


Towny says: I'm in here on a paper manufacturers convention, and frankly to have a little fun. Damit.

Grandpa says: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach,all the damn vampires.

Grandpa says: One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.

Grandpa says: There's one thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach....all the damn vampires.

Grandpa says: Well, now, let me put it this way. If all the corpses buried around here were to stand up all at once, we'd have one hell of a population problem.

Grandpa says: Lucy, you're the only woman I ever knew that didn't improve her situation by getting divorced.

Grandpa says: Second shelf is mine. That's where I keep my rootbeers and my double-thick Oreo cookies. Nobody touches the second shelf but me.