Barry Ford was a native Californian, born in 1933, son of a British father and an American mother which has given him his range of dialects. He died in 2017.
He became a member of Actors Equity during his college years in a summer season of musicals with the Sacramento Music Circus. He then appeared in San Francisco Bay Area theater, including Tiger At The Gates at the famed Actor’s Workshop.
In the early 60s he worked as a film dubber, actor and singer-dancer in Paris, France. He was referred to in a French newspaper as an “American in Paris” as the result of his song and dance appearances on French TV. An American TV Director, Richard Kinon, after seeing Barry’s work as a guest star in Harry’s Girls, a series shot in Europe, encouraged him to return to the US and seek a career in Hollywood.
Once back in Hollywood, he was noted for his exceptional stage performances in The Deputy and Macbird! at a small professional theater. These roles led to principal roles in TV and film, many of which featured his fluency in French and German. He next went to New York to to study and pursue his stage career. After years of major roles in daytime TV, film and theater in New York City and across the country, he returned to Hollywood in 2005. He work until his death in all media, including the internet and video games. (He is the Dapper Old Gent in Dungeon Siege III).
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