Barry Coe

Barry Coe

Born Nov 26, 1934

Barry S. Coe is an American actor who appeared in film and on television from 1956-1978. Many of his motion pictures parts were minor, but he co-starred in one series, Follow the Sun, which aired on ABC during the 1961-1962 season, and also played the recognizable "Mr. Goodwrench" on TV commercials in the 70s and 80s.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on November 26, 1934.
Born Barry Clark Heacock, his name was changed to Joseph Spalding Coe when his mother Jean Elizabeth Shea married Joseph Spalding Coe Sr. (Ellsworth Spaulding9, Edwin Delos8, Orris Kirkland7, Seth6, Ephraim5, Ephraim4, John3, Robert2, Robert1) in 1940 in Los Angeles.


1956 21 Years Old Coe's first film appearance was as Mr. Davis in Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender in 1956. … Read More
1958 23 Years Old In 1958, he appeared in The Bravados, and in 1959, he was cast in But Not for Me.
1960 25 Years Old In 1960, Coe secured a Golden Globe award for the Most Promising Newcomer - Male, along with James Shigeta, Troy Donahue, and George Hamilton.
1961 26 Years Old In 1961 Coe and Brett Halsey played magazine writers Paul Templin and Ben Gregory, respectively, with Gary Lockwood as their researcher, Eric Jason. … Read More
1962 27 Years Old 1 More Event
After Follow the Sun folded, Coe guest starred in 1962 on the first episode of the fourth season of NBC's Western series Bonanza. … Read More


1966 31 Years Old In 1966, he appeared as an unnamed communications aide in Fantastic Voyage and as Walt Kilby in The Cat.
1973 38 Years Old He starred as Fred Saunders in Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls in 1973 and as an unnamed reporter in Gregory Peck's MacArthur in 1977.
1974 39 Years Old He had a brief stint as Joel Stratton in the ABC soap opera General Hospital in 1974. … Read More


1978 43 Years Old His last film role was as Tom Andrews in Jaws 2 in 1978.
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