Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Thom Barry's Main TV Roles
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From a hog farm in southern Ohio to Hollywood, Thom Barry has come a long way. Cold Case, a nielsen's top ten to top fifteen rated show consistently was Barry's series regular home for the past seven years and it's running daily in syndication! The same year (2003) the Fast and Furious sequel to the blockbuster hit from Universal Studios, 2Fast 2Furious Barry starred alongside Paul Walker and Tyrese, Barry reprising his role of 'Bilkins,' the wise-cracking, hard-edged FBI Agent who ropes Walker into helping the Customs Department bust a money launderer. He still took care of business, but this time with a more laid-back attitude. Director John Singleton used Bilkins' consultant-to-Customs status for some great "straight man" comedy scenes in the much- awaited film which opened nationwide June 6, 2003.
With probably one of the most familiar faces in film and television, Barry's career skyrocketed just shortly after he moved to Los Angeles, and his resume reflects the success of a seasoned actor. His first most memorable starring role was in the third installment of Major League, the hit comedy starring Scott Bakula and Dennis Haysbert Barry's silver screen resume includes such features as Space Jam, Ghosts of Mississippi, Independence Day, The American President, Apollo 13, Congo, and White Man's Burden.
Playing roles as diverse as military generals to homeless bums, you can see Barry every week on the small screen. His unique character lends itself to his big success in films, tv series regular, guest-starring and recurring roles on some of the hottest network hits on television. He was a very dignified no-nonsense judge on ABC's The Practice, and a noteworthy congressman on NBC's award-winning Aaron Sorkin drama The West Wing. Then look to the rest of network television's hits such as NYPD Blue, ER, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld to see Barry's incredible gift to unnoticeably assimilate into any role.
And when you can't see Barry, you can hear him as an accomplished voice-over actor. If you've ever listened to the radio or television commercials or watched TV's animation series The Hulk and The Wild Thornberrys, then you've heard Barry's confident, assuring and even sexy voice. Before his acting career exploded, Barry was also a popular country music DJ on KLAC in Los Angeles. And since Barry credits much of his character to his diverse list of occupations, he's proud to divulge that he also was a fighter jet mechanic in the Air Force, auto body repairman, and even a Duncan Hines research technician. But he is most proud of his role as a member of a family of 11 growing up on 40-acre farm in rural Ohio. He'll tell you one his of his earliest life lessons was, "Don't have a pet pig on a hog farm".