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Barry Watson



With an appearance and aura that seemed tailor-made for heartthrob roles, actor Barry Watson indeed made his name as an onscreen post-adolescent hunk -- playing nice guy preacher's son Matt Camden (one of the seven children of Rev. Eric Camden) on the blockbuster series 7th Heaven -- a character that made millions of young women swoon and did much to account for the program's runaway success. As Watson crested the peak of his popularity, it seemed that only wonderful things lay ahead for him. Then, an unexpected piece of devastating news hit the international press in 2002. Watson announced his own diagnosis with Hodgkin's disease, a form of lymphatic cancer. Utterly imperturbable, the courageous young actor determined to beat the condition, and in fact did so by enduring a six-month course of chemotherapy that brought him back to 100 percent. Concurrently, Camden not only continued to appear on Heaven but even forked off into supporting roles in theatrical features. Projects included Kevin Williamson's jet-black comedy thriller Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), the George Clooney heist outing Ocean's Eleven (2001), and the horror vehicle Boogeyman (2005).



In 2006, not long before Heaven wrapped, Watson (perhaps sensing the drama's closure) signed to appear on a new program. Producers tapped him for first-billing in the hour-long weekly drama What About Brian -- an ensemble series that told of a young, single thirtysomething in Los Angeles surviving a series of desperate attempts by his married friends to help him find his soul mate. Unfortunately, that program folded, but within a year, the actor landed another plum small-screen role, as the steady boyfriend of an amnesia patient (Christina Applegate) on the sitcom Samantha Who?

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Search Engines
  • David
2016
No Score Yet Ominous
  • Michael Young
2015
No Score Yet Santa Con
  • Nick DeMarco
2014
No Score Yet Far From Home
  • Nicholas Bell
2014
No Score Yet The Chateau Meroux
  • Chris
2012
No Score Yet My Future Boyfriend
  • Pax
2011
No Score Yet Leave
  • Executive Producer
2011
No Score Yet Love on the Side
  • Jeff Sweeney
2005
13% Boogeyman
  • Tim
2005
No Score Yet Deluxe Combo Platter
  • Jeff Sweeney
2004
13% Sorority Boys
  • Dave
2002
No Score Yet When Strangers Appear
  • Jack Barrett
2002
82% Ocean's Eleven
  • Himself (uncredited)
2001
19% Teaching Mrs. Tingle
  • Luke Churner
1999
No Score Yet Dragon Ball Z Bojack Unbound
  • Producer
1993
No Score Yet Dragon Ball Z: Cooler's Revenge (Doragon bôru Z: Tobikkiri no saikyô tai saikyô)
  • Producer
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
54% Wedding Band
2012-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Gossip Girl
2007-2012
  • Steve Steven Spence Steven
No Score Yet Hart of Dixie
2011-2015
  • Davis
75% Wilfred
2011-2014
  • Michael McDerry
Hart of Dixie
  • Davis

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