24 Facts About Barry Bostwick


Barry Knapp Bostwick was born on February 24,1945 and is an American actor.


Barry Bostwick was born February 24,1945, in San Mateo, California.


Barry Bostwick is the son of Elizabeth "Betty", a housewife, and Henry "Bud" Bostwick, a city planner and actor.


Barry Bostwick attended San Diego's United States International University in 1967, majoring in acting, got his start on the Hillbarn Theatre stage now located in Foster City, and worked for a time as a circus performer.


Barry Bostwick attended NYU's Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1968.


In 1970, Barry Bostwick was a member of a pop band called The Klowns, assembled and promoted by Ringling Bros.


In 1972, Barry Bostwick originated the role of bad boy Danny Zuko in the stage production of Grease, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance.


Barry Bostwick later starred with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, portraying Brad Majors.


Barry Bostwick won a Tony Award for his performance in the 1977 musical The Robber Bridegroom.


In 1981, Barry Bostwick starred in the TV series adaptation of the 1978 film Foul Play, with his role modeled after Chevy Chase's and co-star Deborah Raffin in Goldie Hawn's part.


From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick portrayed Randall Winston, the mayor of New York City in the sitcom Spin City opposite Michael J Fox and his successor, Charlie Sheen.


In 2006, Barry Bostwick replaced Peter Scolari as Mr Tyler, the father of Amanda Bynes's and Jennie Garth's lead characters, on What I Like About You.


Barry Bostwick has had leading roles in various mini-series, including George Washington, its sequel George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation, Scruples, A Woman of Substance, War and Remembrance, and Till We Meet Again.


Barry Bostwick served as host of the nationally televised annual Capitol Fourth celebration on the National Mall in Washington, DC for eight years.


In 2003, Barry Bostwick appeared on Scrubs as a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease Barry Bostwick had in real life.


In 2007, Barry Bostwick gained a recurring role, as Grandpa Clyde Flynn on the animated television series, Phineas and Ferb.


Barry Bostwick was supposed to appear on the third season of Private Practice as "the Captain," a father of the Addison Montgomery character, but had to resign due to a scheduling conflict.


In 2011, Barry Bostwick portrayed a small-town sheriff in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People.


In October 2010, Barry Bostwick briefly appeared in the Rocky Horror-themed Glee episode.


Since 2009, Barry Bostwick has had a recurring role as Roger Frank on the sitcom Cougar Town which stars Courteney Cox.


In 2020, Barry Bostwick executive produced and starred in the short film Molly Robber as Ron Baker, which won an Audience Award at the 2020 Austin Film Festival and was an official selection at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.


Barry Bostwick married Stacey Nelkin in 1987, and they were divorced in 1991.


Barry Bostwick married his second wife Sherri Ellen Jensen in 1993; they have two children, a son Brian Bostwick and a daughter Chelsea Bostwick.


In 1997, Barry Bostwick was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and had his prostate removed in July of that year.