Barry Bostwick
Actor, singer
Barry Bostwick
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.
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Singin' on the Brain
Huffington Post - about 1 year
By their very nature, successful musicals can generate royalties for their investors for many years after the show's initial run. If a stage musical becomes a big hit, the chances are pretty good that it will make it to the silver screen. In recent years, there has been a growing trend for successful movies to be adapted into stage musicals. While the traditional stage-to-screen direction may have been reversed, one key factor remains the same: the bottom line with regard to an artist's intellectual property. Anything that can diversify a show's revenue stream so that money keeps coming in is a boon to the creative team and their angels. As one examines past decades, interesting patterns start to emerge. From the 1940s to the 1980s, lots of stage musicals were transformed into movies: 1920s: Show Boat. 1930s: Anything Goes, DuBarry Was A Lady . 1940s: Annie Get Your Gun, Brigadoon, Carousel, Finian's Rainbow, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Lady in the Dark, Pal Joey, Kiss Me ...
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Sacramento Horror Film Fest promises a rotting good time
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
The Sacramento Horror Film Festival showcases much more than projected entertainment. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" from 1975, starring Tim Curry, left, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon, will be a main piece of this year's Sacramento Horror Film Festival, paired with a time-warp live performance by the Amber's Sweets troupe.
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Psych Season 7 Musical Episode Could Use a Dash of Rocky Horror Picture Show
Boom Tron - over 4 years
Do you remember watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show when you were younger? If your answer is no you need to A) feel ashamed, and B) go freaking see it! I cannot even begin to impress upon you how essential this movie/stageplay is to our culture. And once you have let your eyeballs gaze upon the wonderfully twisted world of Rocky Horror you will be instantaneously more excited to learn Barry Bostwick will be doing an episode of Psych Season 7, and not just any episode either, no sir. Bostwick will be lending his considerable talents to the musical episode announced this summer at Comic-Con. If you aren’t twitching from excitement yet then you must have some kind of condition and should seek medical guidance. As reported by EW, Bostwick will be playing a man known as Armitage in the upcoming two-hour musical episode. The episode is currently in production in Vancouver, yet I thus far been unsuccessful in my attempts to catch a single millisecond of filming in my many scourings o ...
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5 Things To Do Before Seeing 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'
MTV News - over 4 years
by Jessica Marshall "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" hits theaters this week in New York and L.A., and we are so ready to hit up the Island of Misfit Toys. Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in this adaptation of the bestselling 1999 novel by Stephen Chbosky, chronicling the coming of age of an introverted high school freshman named Charlie (Logan) through his letters to an anonymous friend. The story focuses on the true taste of life this self-professed wallflower gets when he befriends the free-spirited, older duo of Sam (Emma) and Patrick (Ezra). His ensuing experiences over the course of this formative year are equal parts hysterical, profound and sobering, and are sure to strike a chord in anyone who ventures to bear witness. But before you submerse yourself in the nostalgia of teen angst, you might want to make sure to have a few life experiences first that may help you make the most of your trip to the theater. So here are five things to do before seeing "Perks ...
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Bay Area repertory film picks, Aug. 23-26
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Bay Area repertory film picks, Aug. 23-26 Another presentation of the 1975 cult classic film and live performance by the Bawdy Caste. I've quoted Barry Bostwick's gem from a 2010 interview with Chronicle correspondent Michael Ordoña before, but I get such a kick out of it: In my obituary, in The Chronicle, said San Mateo's Bostwick, who plays Brad Majors in the film, it'll probably say 'Barry -hole Bostwick died.' [...] he enlists the help of a high school drum majorette (Tuesday Weld), who's not exactly innocence and apple pie. Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos is back with a film about a nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach who stand in for dead people, hired by the deceased's relatives, friends or colleagues.
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Why Do We Make Presidents Into Action Heroes?
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
You'd think being president of the United States would be a dramatic enough occupation, but no. Being leader of the free world is isn't exactly a low-stakes assignment, but in the dream-life of our movies, we also need our presidents to be two-fisted action heroes. Exhibit A: This weekend's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which imagines the Railsplitter splitting open the heads of undead bloodsuckers with an ax. Its star, Benjamin Walker, has already made a career out of playing bare-knuckled presidents, starting with his lead role in the Broadway rock musical "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson." In his comedy act, he's joked that he's been offered such projects as an erotic thriller inspired by the adulterous Warren G. Harding and "James Buchanan: Mars Patrol." If that's not enough, coming up this September is "FDR: American Badass!" The low-budget, tongue-in-cheek feature stars Barry Bostwick as the wartime leader, who, despite his polio, manages to slay werewolves while seated in ...
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Film Shorts
The Portland Mercury - almost 5 years
In which we hit it and quit it. 21 Jump Street Even while pop culture is devouring its own tail, it manages to shit out an occasional gem. 21 Jump Street is that gem—a far, far more entertaining film than it has any business being. Neither a gritty reimagining™ nor a full-on parody, it's mostly just a silly take on reliving high school that manages both laughs and, occasionally, a disturbing amount of earnestness. VINCE MANCINI Various Theaters. B-Movie Bingo See My, What a Busy Week! Hollywood Theatre. The Bride Wore Black Truffaut's 1968 revenge flick. Hollywood Theatre. Chico & Rita See review this issue. Fox Tower 10. Chronicle The X-Men are great and all, but let's not fool ourselves: If real teenagers had superpowers, they'd be pretty goddamn insufferable. Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters would be a crappy public high school, everyone would have iPhones and video cameras instead of X-Jets and Cerebros, ...
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Vegas Cine Fest escapes from 'net - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Red carpet arrivals for tonight's world premiere of the dark comedy "Some Guy Who Kills People" include star Barry Bostwick, director Jack Perez and executive producer John Landis ("National Lampoon's Animal House," "The Blues Brothers")
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Way Off Broadway Theater Host Auditions For THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The Rocky Horror Show was written by Richard O'Brien and first premiered in London in 1973 and went on to spin off a movie adaptation in 1975 starring Tim Curry as Frank N Furter, Susan Sarandon as Janet, and Barry Bostwick as Brad
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August 22, 2011: "Superboy" Celebs Announce Convention Appearances - Superman Super Site
Google News - over 5 years
The convention will also feature such celebs as Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City), Richard Kiel (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) and Michael J. Pollard (Dick Tracy, Scrooged)
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Humorous side of vampires puts the bite on 'Fright Night' - Lake County News
Google News - over 5 years
The DVD release of “Spin City: The Complete Fifth Season” might pass unnoticed save for the fact that this particular season introduced Sheen as the new Deputy Mayor and right-hand man to Barry Bostwick's Mayor Winston. Sheen came to the series to
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Source: Sheen, Mueller considering reconciling -
Google News - over 5 years
(Scott Nelson / AFP - Getty Images) Share Back to slideshow navigation Sheen, shown with Barry Bostwick and Heather Locklear, played Charlie Crawford on "Spin City" from 2000 to 2002. As he does in "Two and a Half Men," Sheen played a character with
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A bizarrely entertaining showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at River Oaks. - The Venture
Google News - over 5 years
It follows Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) – a newly engaged couple with a flat tire who find themselves in Frank-N-Furter's time-warping castle. The film stars Tim Curry as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad and extremely sexual transvestite
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Nick and Nora - ABC Online
Google News - over 5 years
The original Broadway production, directed by Arthur Laurents opened on December 8, 1991 at the Marquis Theatre. It ran for 71 previews and nine performances. The cast included Barry Bostwick (Nick Charles), Joanna Gleason (Nora Charles),
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Fantasia Fest 2011: 'Some Guy Who Kills People' -
Google News - over 5 years
Introduce a potential love interest (Lucy Davis) and a pair of not-so-bumbling cops (Eric Price and Barry Bostwick), and you've got a low-budget, high-energy dark comedy ensemble that, frankly, is a whole lot cooler than its premise suggests
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ArtsWest's Rocky Horror Show Live cast trains actors 12 and under -
Google News - over 5 years
That movie was released in 1975 starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick. Since then, audiences still fill theater seats, dress outrageously, sing and recite the lines, and seem to work harder at it than the original cast
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Google News - over 5 years
A prostate cancer survivor, Bostwick might also be spotted pitching items in commercials or hamming it up in family-oriented Disneyesque entertainment like "Parent Trap" and "101 Dalmatian" mold One word sums up Barry Bostwick as a performer: VERSATILE
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barry Bostwick
  • 2015
    Age 69
    In 2015 he portrayed Collin Winthrop, father of the Gig Harbor Killer, in the season-ending CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode The End Game.
    More Details Hide Details He has also had a return to cult musical horror films in the form of Terrance Zdunich's "Allaluia: The Devil's Carnival," which is a sequel to the 2012 short film "The Devil's Carnival," which he was not previously a cast member of, being a newcomer to the franchise.
    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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  • 2011
    Age 65
    In 2011, Bostwick portrayed a small town sheriff in the John Landis-produced thriller Some Guy Who Kills People!
    More Details Hide Details In October 2010, Bostwick briefly appeared in the Rocky Horror-themed Glee episode. Since 2009, Bostwick has had a recurring role as Roger Frank on the sitcom Cougar Town which stars Courteney Cox. In season 3 of the show we learn that Bostwick's character has become mayor of the town the comedy is set in, Gulf Haven.
  • 2009
    Age 63
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Other television credits include guest appearances in Charlie's Angels, Hawaii Five-O, The Golden Palace, Grace Under Fire, and Las Vegas. Bostwick was supposed to appear on season 3 of Private Practice as "the Captain", a father of the Addison Montgomery character, but had to resign due to a scheduling conflict.
  • 2007
    Age 61
    In 2007, Bostwick gained a recurring role, as Grandpa Clyde Flynn on the animated television series, Phineas and Ferb.
    More Details Hide Details Bostwick is also the spokesperson for Optimum Voice.
  • 2003
    Age 57
    In 2003, Bostwick appeared on Scrubs as a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease Bostwick had in real life.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, he appeared in an episode of TV series Ugly Betty as an attorney to the Meade family.
  • 1996
    Age 50
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, Bostwick replaced Peter Scolari as Mr. Tyler, the father of Amanda Bynes' and Jennie Garth's lead characters, on What I Like About You. Since 2004, Bostwick has had a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He has also had leading roles in various miniseries, including George Washington, its sequel George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation, Scruples, A Woman of Substance, War and Remembrance, and Till We Meet Again. Bostwick served as host of the nationally televised annual Capitol Fourth celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. for eight years. Bostwick was also seen in a Pepsi Twist' commercial. In the Cold Case episode "Creatures of the Night", in which he is the main suspect, the theme of the episode revolves around The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which is among his best-known performances to date.
  • 1994
    Age 48
    Bostwick married his second wife Sherri Ellen Jensen in 1994 and has two children, Brian and Chelsea.
    More Details Hide Details In 1997, Bostwick was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and ten days later had his prostate removed. In 2004, he won the Gilda Radner Courage Award from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
  • 1987
    Age 41
    Bostwick married Stacey Nelkin in 1987, but they were divorced in 1991.
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  • 1986
    Age 40
    Bostwick starred, along with Carl Weintraub, as Rick Armstrong in the short-lived ABC sitcom Dads during the 1986-87 season.
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  • 1981
    Age 35
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he starred in Megaforce.
  • 1977
    Age 31
    He also won a Tony Award for his performance in the 1977 musical The Robber Bridegroom.
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  • 1973
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1972
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details He starred with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) portraying the character of Brad Majors.
  • 1971
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1970
    Age 24
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Their sole album, released in 1970, was produced by Jeff Barry, and generated a minor Billboard hit single, "Lady Love".
  • 1968
    Age 22
    He also attended NYU's Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1968.
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  • 1967
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 1945
    Born on February 24, 1945.
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