Barry Bostwick

Actor + Singer
Born Feb 24, 1945

Barry Knapp Bostwick is an American actor and singer. He is known for playing Brad Majors in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, replacing Peter Scolari as Mr. Tyler in the sitcom What I Like About You, and playing Mayor Randall Winston in the sitcom Spin City. He has also had considerable fame in musical theater.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Barry Bostwick.


1945 Birth Born on February 24, 1945.


1967 22 Years Old Bostwick attended San Diego's United States International University in 1967, majoring in acting, got his start on the Hillbarn Theatre stage now located in Foster City, and worked for a time as a circus performer.
1968 23 Years Old He also attended NYU's Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1968.
1970 25 Years Old In 1970, Bostwick was a member of a pop group called The Klowns, assembled and promoted by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose members performed wearing stylized clown makeup and costumes. … Read More
1971 26 Years Old Bostwick replaced C.C. Courtney in the musical Salvation. His next stage appearance was in the 1971 rock opera Soon, which closed after three performances.
1972 27 Years Old In 1972, Bostwick originated the role of bad boy Danny Zuko in the stage production of Grease, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance. … Read More
1973 28 Years Old Bostwick was born in San Mateo, California. He is the son of Elizabeth "Betty" (née Defendorf), a housewife, and Henry "Bud" Bostwick, a city planner and actor. His only sibling, Henry "Pete" Bostwick, was killed in a car accident on July 20, 1973.


1977 32 Years Old He also won a Tony Award for his performance in the 1977 musical The Robber Bridegroom.
1981 36 Years Old In 1981, Bostwick starred in the TV series adaptation of the 1978 movie Foul Play, with his role modeled after Chevy Chase's and co-star Deborah Raffin in Goldie Hawn's part. … Read More


1986 41 Years Old Bostwick starred, along with Carl Weintraub, as Rick Armstrong in the short-lived ABC sitcom Dads during the 1986-87 season.
1987 42 Years Old Bostwick married Stacey Nelkin in 1987, but they were divorced in 1991.
1994 49 Years Old Bostwick married his second wife Sherri Ellen Jensen in 1994 and has two children, Brian and Chelsea. … Read More


1996 51 Years Old From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick portrayed Randall Winston, the mayor of New York City in the sitcom Spin City opposite Michael J. Fox and his successor, Charlie Sheen. … Read More
2003 58 Years Old In 2003, Bostwick appeared on Scrubs as a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease Bostwick had in real life. … Read More


2007 62 Years Old In 2007, Bostwick gained a recurring role, as Grandpa Clyde Flynn on the animated television series, Phineas and Ferb. … Read More
2009 64 Years Old In June 2009 he played Father Jimmy, the ineffective exorcist in the independent horror comedy The Selling, written by Gabriel Diani and directed by Emily Lou. … Read More
2011 66 Years Old In 2011, Bostwick portrayed a small town sheriff in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People! … Read More
2015 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, he starred in Darren Lynn Bousman's Segment of the Anthology film Tales of Halloween, which is the second acting stint under Bousman, after The Devil's Carnival and appeared in the Comedy horror film Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves.
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