Barry Dennen

Barry Dennen

Highest Rated: 84% The Shining (1980)

Lowest Rated: 20% Brannigan (1975)

Birthday: Feb 22, 1938

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Barry Dennen is a character actor and voiceover artist. He was born in Chicago, and moved to New York for his acting career. In the early 1960s, he had a romantic live-in relationship with Barbra Streisand, and reportedly was an early mentor for her night-club act. In the early 1970s, Dennen translated his stage performances to the screen, first in Norman Jewison's musical "Fiddler on the Roof" in 1971, and then again with Jewison in his screen adaptation of the musical "Jesus Christ, Superstar." Dennen played Pontius Pilate in the film, reprising the role from both the stage and album versions of the production. In 1975, Dennen switched gears substantially, genre-wise, taking on a supporting role in the John Wayne-starring crime drama, "Brannigan," and in 1980 he had a small supporting role in the Stanley Kubrick horror classic, "The Shining," as Bill Watson. In the 1980s, in addition to numerous brief appearances on dramas and comedies, Dennen began doing voice work for animated series. His gigs included the adventure cartoons "Jonny Quest" in 1986, Disney's "DuckTales" in 1987, and "The Pirates of Dark Water" from 1991 to '93. Dennen continued his voice work well into the 2000s, adding video games to the mix, including parts on the fantasy "Fantastic Four" in 2005, and the action game "Titan Quest" in 2006. Dennen is also an author, having written teleplays and a book about his rleationship with Streisand called "My Life with Barbra: A Love Story."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 59% Twin Sitters Thomas (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 40% Liquid Dreams The Major (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Woke Up Dr. Landover (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 73% What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Stage Manager (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet He'll See You Now Dr Stein (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 40% Not for Publication Unknown (Character) - 1984
79% 81% The Dark Crystal Chamberlain/Podling (Voice) - 1982
84% 93% The Shining Bill Watson (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ring of Passion Adolf Hitler (Character) - 1978
20% 40% Brannigan Julian (Character) - 1975
33% 50% Madhouse Gerry Blount (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legend of the Juggler The Juggler (Character) - 1974
52% 76% Jesus Christ Superstar Pontius Pilate (Character) - 1973
83% 92% Fiddler on the Roof Mendel (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 75% Secret Cinema Unknown (Character) - 1966

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Weird Science Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Unknown (Character),
Writer
1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Munsters Today Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Belvedere Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 96% DuckTales Moorloon the Wizard/Vacation Van Honk (Guest Voice) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Stories Unknown (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beau Geste Buddy (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977

QUOTES FROM Barry Dennen CHARACTERS

Pontius Pilate says: I wash my hands of your demolition. Die, if you want to. You innocent puppet!

Tevye says: As the good book says, when a poor man eats a chicken, one of them is sick.

Mendel says: Where does the book say that?

Tevye says: Well, it doesn't say that exactly, but somewhere there is something about a chicken. Good sabbath.