Although known mainly for his plays, most notably "
The Octette Bridge Club," which had a Broadway run in 1985, Philip James Barry has numerous credits as an actor and director, in theatre, film and television. In addition he has appeared in many TV commercials.
 
    Among Mr. Barry's many theatrical credits are "
And Fat Freddy's Blues" which was the recipient of the HBO Award at the National Playwright's Conference of the O'Neill Theatre Center, and later selected for the Shelykova Festival of New Plays and performed in Russia; "Heritage" a play about the women in Lincoln's life; and several plays produced by The York Theatre Company in New York that he also directed. These include "After the Dancing in Jericho," "A Distance From Calcutta," and "Down by the Ocean." Several of his plays were mounted at the Hudson Guild Theatre in New York where he was artistic director and staged over 40 productions. As an actor he has performed in regional theater along the East Coast, and on television most recently in "As the World Turns, and "Law and Order."
 
      Born and raised in Coventry, R.I., Mr. Barry started his career in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He subsequently served in Korea during the war, entertaining the troops in variety shows. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, he married Dolores DuBois and they had three children, Matt, Neill and Nina, all living today in California and in show business. Mr. Barry later divorced and remains very close with all his family.
 
  
    
  Mr. Barry lives and works in New York's Greenwich Village.
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