He has the same birthday as David Blaine(illusionist), Heath Ledger(actor)and Robert Downey Jr.(drug addict).
He has two older brothers, Alex and Doug.
Barry stared as Dale Earnhardt in the ESPN movie "3".
In 2004, he was nominated for a Lead Actor Genie Award for The Snow Walker.
He received an Emmy Nomination for playing Roger Maris in 61*.
He had the dubious honor of "winning" a Razzie Award for his performance in the John Travolta film Battlefield Earth. He announced that had he known he was going to win, he would have attended to receive the award in person.
His performance in 61* earned him a Golden Globe nomination in the category: Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.
He won a Best Lead Performance by a Male Leo Award in 2004 for The Snow Walker.
He was cast in Scorsese's The Aviator but had to back out due to conflicts with Mr. Ripley's Return.
As a member of the cast of Saving Private Ryan he shared in the win of an Online Film Critics Society Award in 1999.
At the 2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, he was nominated for Best Actor in a Picture Made for Television for his role in 61*.
Barry often has his brother, Doug, working as his assistant while filming.
He was nominated in the category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries at the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role in The Dale Earnhardt Story.
His daughter, Annaliese, was born on June 17, 2000.
He was nominated at the 2000 SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture for The Green Mile.
In 1999 he was nominated as part of the cast of Saving Private Ryan by the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
Barry is five feet ten inches tall.
He sailed around the world with his family as a child in a home-built sail boat.
Barry played volleyball, baseball and rugby in high school.
In 1988, he graduated from Georges P. Vanier High School in Courtenay, British Columbia.
He married his wife, Cindy, in November of 1997.
He took ballet classes when he was younger.
He taught breakdancing at one point.
He appeared in the music video for the Jagged Edge song "Goodbye".
His zodiac sign is Aries.
His early work did not receive great acclaim. His first widely successful role was as the sniper in Saving Private Ryan.