Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

Dec. 21st, 1948
Born in
Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Barry Gordon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988) TV Show
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1988)
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron TV Show
Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron
Jabberjaw TV Show
Pac-Man TV Show
Archie Bunker's Place TV Show
Archie Bunker's Place
Fish TV Show
Gravedale High TV Show
Gravedale High
The Don Rickles Show TV Show
The Don Rickles Show
Sally TV Show
A Family for Joe TV Show
A Family for Joe
Good Time Harry TV Show
Good Time Harry

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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  • Proud sponsor of Camp Will-A-Way, a camp for the mentally and/or physically disabled
  • He sang the song "I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas" a charming Christmas song from the early 50s
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1963 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "A Thousand Clowns."
  • (1988-1995) President of Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
  • One son.
  • In the mid-1950s, rock legend Bill Haley wrote the song "Six Year Olds Can Rock and Roll" for Barry Gordon. It's not known if Gordon ever recorded it; Haley's demo recording surfaced in the 1980s.
  • In 1996 Gordon, a Democrat, ran for the Burbank-Glendale based congressional seat being vacated by retiring Republican Rep. Carlos Moorhead. He lost the primary to fellow Democrat Doug Kahn, who went on to lose to then assemblyman James Rogan (R-Glendale). In 1998 Gordon ran again and this time won the primary. He narrowly lost to Rogan 51%-46%, however.

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