¬ NOTICE: After 15 years, ShareTV is closing down but not before we give you your data. Learn more here.
Barnard Hughes

Barnard Hughes

90 (passed away Jul. 11th, 2006)
Jul. 16th, 1915
Born in
Bedford Hills, New York, USA

Barnard Hughes' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Blossom TV Show
Mr. Merlin TV Show
Mr. Merlin
The Cavanaughs TV Show
The Cavanaughs

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Barnard Hughes began his acting career with the Shakespeare Fellowship Repertory company in New York City. Since then, he has played more than 400 roles on the stage alone, including "Da" which he also filmed. Among his other roles are Polonius to Stacy Keach's "Hamlet", Dogberry in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Much Ado About Nothing" and off-Broadway performances in "Uncle Vanya" (directed by Mike Nichols (I)), "A Doll's House", "Hogan's Goat", "The Three Sisters", "The Devil's Disciple" and "Translations".

On Broadway, he appeared in the hit play "Prelude to a Kiss" after completing a run of "You Can't Take It With You" at Dublin's Abbey Theatre. On screen, he created his first big impact in Midnight Cowboy (1969). Since then, his films have included The Lost Boys (1987), First Monday in October (1981), _Tron (1982)_ and The Hospital (1971). Among his television credits are the series "The Cavanaughs" (1986), "Mr. Merlin" (1981) and "Doc" (1975).

  • Father of actress 'Laura Hughes (I)' (qv).
  • Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch)
  • Children: Douglas and Laura.
  • His son is Tony Award winning (Doubt) director Doug Hughes.
  • Won Broadway's 1978 Tony Award as Best Actor (Play) for 'Hugh Leonard' (qv)'s "Da," a role he recreated in the film vrsion of the same name, _Da (1988)_ (qv). He also received a Tony nomination in 1974 as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing."
  • A member of the Tenthouse Theater, a Palm Springs, CA, repertory company which opened in 1950 and played for several years.
  • From an Irish-American family
  • Served in the Army during World War II.

Related sites for this celeb
You are successfully logged out.

ShareTV Login

Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Create Account

Verify Password

Verification code (check your email for the verification code)

Verification code has been sent to the following email address:
If you didn't receive the verification code:

1. Check your bulk/spam folder.

2. Try to whitelist our email address (noreply@sharetv.org)

3. Resend verification email

If you mistyped your email address change it here
Create a free ShareTV account to make a personalized schedule of your favorite TV shows, keep track of what you've watched, earn points and more.
Verify your username and email to complete your Registration
Enter the text in the image shown if you are human.
WARNING: after 2 more failed attempts you will be locked out

Forgot Your Password?

Enter the email address you used to create the account and your password will be emailed to you.