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Famous People Named Barry 

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List of famous people named Barry, along with photos. How many celebrities named Barry can you think of? The famous Barrys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Barry, athletes named Barry, and even political figures named Barry. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Barry? Add them to the list.

What is it about the name Barry that inspires such athletic greatness? Barry Sanders is one of the greatest running backs in NFL history, while Barry Bonds was a baseball slugger that just couldn't be matched. Barrys seem to also be very musically gifted, with names like Barry White, Barry Manilow and Barry Gibb all making this list. 
Barry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor, Athlete, American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a former American football running back. He played professionally for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). A Pro Bowl invitee in each of ...more

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Barry Bonds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Baseball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 54

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964) is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco ...more

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Barry White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 59 (1944-2003)

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Barry Eugene Carter (September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003), better known by his stage name Barry White, was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer. A three-time ...more

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Barry Gibb is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 72

Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man

Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb, (born 1 September 1946) is a British-American singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group the Bee Gees, ...more

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Barry Zito is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America

Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher and musician. He played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and San ...more
Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Baseball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player who played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Larkin ...more

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Barry Windham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Wrestler

Age: 58

Barry Clinton Windham (born July 4, 1960) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler and the son of wrestler Blackjack Mulligan. He is best known for his appearances with the National ...more

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Barry Levinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Area code 443, Baltimore, Area code 667, United States of America, United States, + more

Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. Levinson's best-known works are mid-budget comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural ...more
Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 81

Birthplace: Kew Vic, Australia

John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame ...more
Barry Bostwick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor, Voice acting, Singer

Age: 74

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Barry Knapp Bostwick (born February 24, 1945) is an American stage and screen actor and singer. He is best known for portraying Brad Majors in the musical comedy horror The Rocky Horror Picture ...more

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Barry Darsow is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Wrestler

Age: 59

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Barry Allen Darsow (born October 6, 1959) is an American retired professional wrestler who performs as Smash, one half of the tag team Demolition. He has also wrestled as Krusher Kruschev, Repo ...more

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Barry Goldwater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Businessperson, Politician, Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1909-1998)

Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

Barry Morris Goldwater (January 2, 1909 – May 29, 1998) was an American politician, businessman, and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican ...more

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Barry Diller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Businessperson

Age: 77

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Barry Charles Diller (born February 2, 1942) is an American businessman. He is Chairman and Senior Executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia Group and created the Fox Broadcasting Company and ...more
Barry Sonnenfeld is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 65

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Barry Sonnenfeld (born April 1, 1953) is an American filmmaker and television director. He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams ...more
Barry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor

Age: Dec. at 73 (1888-1961)

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland, Portobello, Dublin

William Joseph Shields (10 March 1888 – 14 January 1961), known professionally as Barry Fitzgerald, was an Irish stage, film and television actor. In a career spanning almost forty years, he ...more

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Barry Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor, Writer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Barry Williams may refer to: Barry Williams (politician) (1928–2005), British boilermaker, trade unionist, and Communist Barry Williams (spree killer) (1944–2014), British spree killer Barry ...more
Barry Pepper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Campbell River, Canada

Barry Robert Pepper (born April 4, 1970) is a Canadian actor. He played Private Daniel Jackson in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Corrections Officer Dean Stanton in The Green Mile (1999), Jonnie ...more
Barry Switzer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Businessperson, Coach, American football player

Age: 81

Birthplace: Crossett, Arkansas, United States of America

Barry Layne Switzer (born October 5, 1937) is a former American football coach and player. He served for 16 years as head football coach at the University of Oklahoma and 4 years as head coach ...more

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Barry Foster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 75 (1927-2002)

Birthplace: Beeston, United Kingdom

John Barry Foster (21 August 1931 – 11 February 2002) was an English actor who had an extensive career on stage, television, radio and cinema over almost 50 years.
Barry Harris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Jazz Pianist, Teacher

Age: 89

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Barry Doyle Harris (born December 15, 1929) is an American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator. He is an exponent of the bebop style.
Barry Corbin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 78

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Lamesa

Leonard Barrie "Barry" Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American actor. His most well-known role came in the television series Northern Exposure (1990–1995), for which he was ...more
Barry Newman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor

Age: 80

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

Barry Foster Newman (born November 7, 1938) is an American actor of stage, screen and television known for his portrayal of Kowalski in Vanishing Point, and for his title role in the 1970s ...more
Barry Livingston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Actor

Age: 65

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Hollywood, California

Barry Gordon Livingston (born December 17, 1953) is an American television and film actor, known for his role as "Ernie Douglas" on the television series My Three Sons (1963–72). He is ...more
Barry Watson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Television director, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America

Michael Barrett "Barry" Watson (born April 23, 1974) is an American actor, known for his roles of Matthew "Matt" Camden on 7th Heaven, Brian Davis in What About Brian and ...more

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Barry Dennen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Barry
Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 81

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Barry Dennen (February 22, 1938 – September 26, 2017) was an American actor, singer and writer. He played Pontius Pilate on the original recording and later in the film of Jesus Christ