Barry Watson


Barry Watson Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Watson proposed to Tracy Hutson with a yellow Neil Lane diamond ring in August 2004 while looking at the sunset in Los Angeles' Topanga Canyon. A month later, they learned of Tracy's pregnancy with their first child.

    • Barry was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, 2006. He is found in the "Sexy at every age, age 32".

    • He started parking cars at the House of Blues, but, after six months, he was selected to appear on the Aaron Spelling series Malibu Shores.

    • Barry studied acting at the Dallas Young Actors Studio.

    • His parents, Michael, an attorney, and Linda, a paralegal, divorced when he was 14 years old. Barry is the third of four children. Scott and Christie are older and Kip is younger.

    • He is a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers.

    • Barry is engaged to designer Tracy Hutson (Extreme Makeover: Home Edition). They have two sons together, Oliver (b. May 2, 2005) and Felix (b. Nov. 13, 2007). Watson was previously married to actress Laura Payne-Gabriel (21 November 1997 - 2000).

    • 7th Heaven co-stars call him Bucky.

    • He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease in May 2002, and went on hiatus from 7th Heaven while he underwent treatment. As of April 2003, he was reportedly in remission, and he began appearing on the program again, starting with the 150th episode. He then returned as a recurring cast member.

    • Awards and Nominations:
      1999 (N) - TV - Choice Actor, Teen Choice Awards, for 7th Heaven
      1999 (N) - Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble, Young Artist Awards, for 7th Heaven, shared with castmates
      2000 (N) - Best Kiss, MTV Movie Awards, for Teaching Mrs. Tingle, shared with Katie Holmes
      2000 (N) - Film - Choice Chemistry, Teen Choice Awards, for Teaching Mrs. Tingle, shared with Katie Holmes
      2001 (N) - TV - Choice Actor, Teen Choice Awards, for 7th Heaven
      2002 (W) - TV - Choice Actor (Drama), Teen Choice Awards, for 7th Heaven
      2002 (N) - Film - Choice Actor (Comedy), Teen Choice Awards, for Sorority Boys
      2008 (N) - Choice TV Actor (Comedy), Teen Choice Awards, for Samantha Who?

  • Quotes

    • Barry Watson: (on his battle against cancer) I'm a real stubborn person. So nobody is going to tell me I'm going anywhere until I'm ready. So when I found out I had it, I was like, 'Alright, what do we need to do.' I said, 'I'm going to be fine. I know I am.

    • Barry Watson: (after learning about her fiancee's first pregnancy) Looking at those pregnancy tests... we kept going back to the store and getting more. It was probably the best moment of my life.

    • Barry Watson: (after undergoing chemotherapy) My hair started to thin, but it wasn't until someone came up and said, 'You look like the crypt keeper' that I was like,' I've gotta shave my head.'

    • Barry Watson: I think every actor should try to dip in to every aspect of the business in some way because I think it's really made me a better actor you know, knowing every single process of how everything gets done... and I want to try to do everything.

    • Barry Watson: You know when I first started off, before I was like a series regular starring or doing any movies or anything like that, I was always guest starring as like, the bad guy. Forever. But nobody will ever remember that because people only know me for playing like, you know, these nice guys.

    • Barry Watson: (on advice he would give to his sons about love) I want them to see their mom and me together and think it's a good relationship. And I want them to see that you have to keep things spontaneous and alive.

    • Barry Watson: I enjoy playing the fun single guy and then I get to go home and be dad to my boys.

    • Barry Watson: Darkness always scared me, my Mom never believed in night lights or anything so I was always freaked out there might be things under the bed right now and I'm going to sit as still as I can because if I do that they will go away.

    • Barry Watson: (asked to complete the sentence, "Red roses are..."; in an interview when he and Tracy were still engaged) Typical! Guys do it because they think it's expected. That's BS. Find out what she likes; for example, Tracy loves sweet peas. You have to show a little thought!

    • Barry Watson: (on playing any character) I'm not somebody who counts their lines each script and has to be the center of attention constantly.

    • Barry Watson: Helen Mirren is like the sexiest woman on the planet to me. She is. Just the way she goes about everything - she's just sexy as all hell. Taylor Hackford [Mirren's husband] is a very lucky man. That's all I can say.