10 Facts About Barry Dennen


Barry Dennen was an American actor, singer, and writer.


Barry Dennen played Pontius Pilate on the original recording and later in the film of Jesus Christ Superstar.


Barry Dennen moved to London for 15 years and in 1968 landed the starring role of the master of ceremonies in the London version of Cabaret.


Barry Dennen played a variety of small parts on American television shows including: Batman, Wonder Woman, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Tales from the Darkside and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and films, such as Madhouse, Brannigan, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Shining, Ragtime, Trading Places, Superman III, Twin Sitters and Titanic.


Barry Dennen played auto dealer Irwin Lapsey in Shock Treatment.


In 1982, Barry Dennen played the role of Buddy in the TV adaptation of Beau Geste.


Barry Dennen portrayed the Chamberlain SkekSil in The Dark Crystal as well as Tulku in The Shadow.

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Barry Dennen did voice work on cartoons such as DuckTales, Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Dark Water, Animaniacs, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.


Barry Dennen wrote the screenplay for an episode of Amazing Stories titled "The Secret Cinema" and cowrote an episode of The Comic Strip Presents.


In June 2017, Barry Dennen suffered a fall in his home in Burbank, California and required hospital care.