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Don 'Red' Barry

Highest Rated:   100% Seven Men From Now (1956)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Swarm (1978)
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A football star in his high school and college days, Donald Barry forsook an advertising career in favor of a stage acting job with a stock company. This barnstorming work led to movie bit parts, the first of which was in RKO's Night Waitress (1936). Barry's short stature, athletic build and pugnacious facial features made him a natural for bad guy parts in Westerns, but he was lucky enough to star in the 1940 Republic serial The Adventures of Red Ryder; this and subsequent appearance as "Lone Ranger" clone Red Ryder earned the actor the permanent sobriquet Donald "Red" Barry. Republic promoted the actor to bigger-budget features in the 1940s, casting him in the sort of roles James Cagney might have played had the studio been able to afford Cagney. Barry produced as well as starred in a number of Westerns, but this venture ultimately failed, and the actor, whose private life was tempestuous in the best of times, was consigned to supporting roles before the 1950s were over. By the late 1960s, Barry was compelled to publicly entreat his fans to contribute one dollar apiece for a new series of Westerns. Saving the actor from further self-humiliation were such Barry aficionados as actor Burt Reynolds and director Don Siegel, who saw to it that Don was cast in prominent supporting roles during the 1970s, notably a telling role in Hustle (1976). In 1980, Don "Red" Barry killed himself -- a sad end to an erratic life and career.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% Back Roads
  • Pete
1981
No Score Yet Doctor Dracula
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet One Man Jury
  • Murphy
1978
67% Hooper
  • Sheriff
1978
13% The Swarm
  • Pete Harris
1978
No Score Yet Hot Lead and Cold Feet
  • Bartender
1978
No Score Yet Seabo
  • Actor
1978
15% Orca - The Killer Whale
  • Dock Worker
1977
No Score Yet Doctor Dracula
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet From Noon Till Three
  • Outlaw Leader
1976
67% Hustle
  • Airport Bartender
1975
No Score Yet Boss Nigger (The Black Bounty Killer)
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Blazing Stewardesses
  • Actor
1975
No Score Yet Whiffs
  • Post
1975
89% Junior Bonner
  • Homer Rutledge
1972
70% Johnny Got His Gun
  • Jody Simmons
1971
71% Rio Lobo
  • Feeny - Bartender
1971
No Score Yet Dirty Dingus Magee
  • Shotgun
1970
No Score Yet Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County
  • Rusty
1970
No Score Yet Hunters Are for Killing
  • Actor
1970
No Score Yet Shalako
  • Buffalo
1968
20% Bandolero
  • Jack Hawkins
1968
No Score Yet The Shakiest Gun in the West
  • Rev. Zachary Grant
1968
No Score Yet Hostile Guns
  • Johnson
1967
No Score Yet Alvarez Kelly
  • Lt. Farrow
1966
No Score Yet Apache Uprising
  • Henry Belden
1966
No Score Yet Fort Courageous
  • Capt. Howard
1965
No Score Yet Law of the Lawless
  • Tuffy
1964
33% The Carpetbaggers
  • Sound Man
1964
No Score Yet Iron Angel
  • Reb
1964
No Score Yet Twilight of Honor
  • Judson Elliot
1963
No Score Yet Walk on the Wild Side
  • Dockery
1962
44% The Errand Boy
  • Actor
1961
48% Ocean's Eleven
  • McCoy
1960
No Score Yet Walk like a Dragon
  • Cabot
1960
No Score Yet Warlock
  • Edward Calhoun
1959
No Score Yet Born Reckless
  • Oakie
1959
No Score Yet China Doll
  • Hal Foster
1958
No Score Yet Frankenstein - 1970
  • Douglas Row
1958
No Score Yet Buffalo Gun
  • Murdock
1958
No Score Yet Gun Duel in Durango
  • Larry
1957
100% Seven Men From Now
  • Clete
1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • Jerry
1955
No Score Yet Jesse James' Women
  • Director
  • Jesse James
1954
No Score Yet Gunfire
  • Fenton/Frank James
1950
No Score Yet I Shot Billy the Kid
  • William H. Bonney / Billy The Kid
1950
No Score Yet Train to Tombstone
  • Len Howard
1950
No Score Yet The Dalton Gang
  • Marshal Larry West
1949
No Score Yet Ringside
  • Mike O'Hara / King Cobra
1949
No Score Yet Out California Way
  • Don Barry
1946
No Score Yet The Last Crooked Mile
  • Tom Dwyer
1946
No Score Yet Bells of Rosarita
  • Don Barry
1945
No Score Yet The Purple Heart
  • Lt. Peter Vincent
1944
No Score Yet The Sombrero Kid
  • Jerry Holden
1942
No Score Yet Remember Pearl Harbor
  • Steve "Lucky" Smith
1942
No Score Yet Adventures of Red Ryder
  • Red Ryder
1940
No Score Yet Days of Jesse James
  • Jesse James
1939
No Score Yet The Secret of Dr. Kildare
  • Collins
1939
No Score Yet Wyoming Outlaw
  • Will Parker
1939
No Score Yet There's That Woman Again
  • Bellboy
1939
100% Only Angels Have Wings
  • Tex Gordon
1939
No Score Yet Calling Dr. Kildare
  • Collins
1939
No Score Yet Panama Patrol
  • Lt. Loring
1939
No Score Yet Saga of Death Valley
  • Jerry
1939
No Score Yet Young Dr. Kildare
  • Collins
1938
No Score Yet Letter of Introduction
  • Man at Party
1938
No Score Yet Sinners in Paradise
  • Jessup
1938
No Score Yet The Duke of West Point
  • Cadet Grady
1938
No Score Yet The Last Gangster
  • Billy Ernst
1937
89% Dead End
  • Interne
1937
No Score Yet Beloved Enemy
  • Mike - I.R.A. Patriot (uncredited)
1937
No Score Yet The Woman I Love
  • Michel
1937
No Score Yet Navy Blue and Gold
  • Fellow Back
1937
No Score Yet This Day and Age
  • Young Man
1933

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CHiPs
1977-1983
  • Ballard Frank Taylor
  • 1980
  • 1979
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Larrabee Jud Larabee Rufe Parsons
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Grand Vizier
  • 1966

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