Gene Barry

Follow
Gene Barry

Born

6/14/1919, New York City

Died

12/9/2009

Birth Name

Eugene Klass

Gender

Male
8.1
out of 10
User Rating
13 votes

Biography

EDIT
Gene Barry (born June 14, 1919) is an American actor known primarily for his work in the medium of television. Born Eugene Klass in New York City, Gene Barry exhibited early musical skills as a singer and violinist. He adopted his professional name in honor of his idol,…more

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Gene Barry reprised his role of Bat Masterson in two episodes of the 1990s series Guns of Paradise, and again in the 1991 TV movie The Gambler Returns: Luck of the Draw.

    • Gene Barry starred as Dr. Clayton Forrester, a scientist who finds himself in the middle of a Martian invasion in the 1953 film The War of the Worlds. He made a brief cameo appearance, along with original co-star Ann Robinson, in the 2005 Steven Spielberg remake of that film.

    • He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • Quotes

    • Gene Barry: (on appearing in the 1953 film "The War of the Worlds") It was just acting to special effects all over the place. We never knew where we were in that. The director would say, at this point this monster or whatever special effect - react to it. You didn't know if the special effect was going to be good. It so happened that they were and it won the Academy Award for Special Effects that year. No, that wasn't my favorite picture. As an actor, what would you do in a picture like that, run and react.

    • Gene Barry: (on returning to TV as Amos Burke in 1994) I know this will sound immodest, but viewers missed me and have been waiting for me. I haven't been on TV much for the last 20 years, but that was my fault. I just never found parts that I really liked.

    • Gene Barry: As someone who grew up in the Depression, he leads the kind of life I fantasized about. Who wouldn't want to be Amos Burke when they grew up?

    • Gene Barry: My earliest dreams were of acting, and I have never considered anything else.

No one has discussed Gene Barry yet. Start a conversation!

SUBMIT REVIEW
    More
    Less