Barry Newman Biography
Barry Newman is a known American film television and stage actor. He is notable for his interpretation of Kowalski in the movie Vanishing Point and is also known for his 70s television series in the title role of Petrocelli. He has been nominated for Golden Globe and Emmy awards.
Barry Newman Age
Newman was born on November 7, 1938, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.
Barry Newman Career
After graduating from Brandeis he was drafted into the Army and served his time in the army band, playing saxophone and clarinet. Once discharged from the army, he went to New York to study with Lee Strasberg to pursue his acting career.
Barry Newman Actor
While Newman was at Brandeis he was drafted into the Army as well worked his time in the army band, playing saxophone and clarinet. Once discharged from the army, he went to New York to study with Lee Strasberg to pursue his acting career. Shortly after he made his debut in Herman Wouk’s first comedy, Nature’s Way, in which he played a jazz musician.
Newman then appeared in several Broadway shows, including the Broadway Musical, “What makes Sammy run”, Mel Tolkien’s ” Maybe Tuesday”, and starred in the New York production of the longest-running play in Britain, Agatha Christie’s ” The Mouse Trap”… to name a few.
Newman’s career flourished and Barry began starring in feature films, such as Sidney Furie’s, ” The Lawyer”, and as the iconic Kowalski in the Cult Classic “Vanishing Point”. He continued starring in movies when in 1974 he was offered the title role of what became the hit television series Petrocelli, based on ” The Lawyer, for which he received an Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
After Petrocelli ended Barry went back to star in feature films and mini-series, such as the critically acclaimed four-hour mini-series” Fatal Vision” with Karl Malden, Eva Marie Saint, and Gary Cole. He also starred in more than 20 television movies of the week, like “King Crab”, for which he won the ABC Theater Award, and” Fantasies” with Suzanne Pleshette, with whom he starred in the early 1990s well-received TV Series, ” Nightingales”.
Barry continued co-starring in feature films, such as Sylvester Stalone’s ” Day Light”, Steve Martin’s Comedy, ” Bowfinger’s Big Thing”, alongside Eddie Murphy, and Stephen Soderberg’s, ” The Limey”, with Peter Fonda. He continues to delight in the profession he chose, a successful career that has spanned five decades.
Rolling Stones’ senior film editor, David Fear, recently tweeted about Barry, QUOTE Verified account @davidlfear: “Rewatching Barry Newman films (Vanishing Point, Fear Is the Key), it’s like producers fused Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen into one actor.”
Barry Newman Net Worth
Newman has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.
Barry Newman Education
Newman graduated from the prestigious Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in the country, he graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. While at Brandeis he met Lee Strasberg, who was teaching a course in theater, which inspired Barry to become an actor.
Barry Newman Height and Weight
Newman stands tall at a height of 6 feet and he has an average body Weight of 165 lbs.
Barry Newman Parents and Siblings
Newman was born to his mother, Sarah Ostrovsky Newman, and an Austrian father, Carl Newman. We have no details regarding his siblings but we will update this information once it is available.
Barry Newman Wife
Newman is married to Angela Newman from 1975 to 1976.
Barry Newman Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point is an American action movie directed by Richard C. Sarafian in 1971 that features Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, and Dean Jagger.
Barry Newman Movies
Pretty Boy Floyd (1960) … Al Riccardo
The Lawyer (1970) … Tony Petrocelli
Vanishing Point (1971) … Kowalski
Fear Is the Key (1972) … John Talbot
The Salzburg Connection (1972) … Bill Mathison
City on Fire (1979) … Dr. Frank Whitman
Amy (1981) … Dr. Ben Corcoran
Deadline (1982) … Barney Duncan
Fantasies (1982) … Detective Flynn
Second Sight: A Love Story (1984) … Richard Chapman
My Two Loves (1986) … Ben
The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (1992, TV) … Jason Rudd
Daylight (1996) … Norman Bassett
Brown’s Requiem (1998) … Jack Skolnick
Goodbye Lover (1998) … Sen. Lassetter
The Limey (1999) … Jim Avery
Bowfinger (1999)… Hal Mclean
Fugitive Mind (1999) … Dr. Chamberlain
G-Men From Hell (2000)… Greydon Lake
Jack the Dog (2001)… Simon
True Blue (2001) … Monty
Good Advice (2001) … Donald Simpson
40 Days and 40 Nights (2002) … Walter Sullivan
Manhood (2003) … Frank
What the Bleep Do We Know!? (2004) … Frank
Grilled (2006) … Boris