Barry Jenner

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Barry Jenner
Born Barry Francis Jenner
(1941-01-14)January 14, 1941
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died August 8, 2016(2016-08-08) (aged 75)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Acute myeloid leukemia
Nationality American
Alma mater West Chester University
Occupation
Years active 1974–2016
Known for
Spouse(s)
  • Susan Harney (m. 1980; div. 1990)
  • Suzanne Hunt (m. 2001; his death 2016)
Children 2
Website http://www.barryjenner.com

Barry Francis Jenner (January 14, 1941 – August 8, 2016[1]) was an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Jenner was born January 14, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[2] He began acting during his college years at West Chester University, in Pennsylvania.[3] After graduation, Jenner moved to New York City where he found roles in Club Champion’s Widow, opposite Maureen Stapleton,[4] and Put Them All Together with Mariette Hartley.[5] Along with Olympia Dukakis, he was a founding member of the innovative Whole Theatre Company where he starred opposite Olympia in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. Jenner also received wide acclaim as the self-destructive pitcher in Jonathan Reynolds' hit play, Yanks 3, Detroit 0, Top of the Ninth, directed by Alan Arkin at New York City’s American Place Theatre.[6]

Career[edit]

Jenner served as a Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer for 21 years.[7] He had early roles on two daytime programs, as Tony Cooper on Somerset (1974–76) and as Evan Webster on Another World (1976–77),[8][9] where he was involved with Olive Gordon (Jennifer Leak) in an infamous storyline plot to kill long-time character John Randolph. In 1981, Jenner appeared in several episodes of Knots Landing as Jeff Cunningham, the ex-husband of Abby Cunningham (Donna Mills). He later had a recurring role as Dr. Jerry Kenderson on Dallas (1984–1986).[10] Also in the 1980s, Jenner was a frequent celebrity guest on the $100,000 Pyramid game show.[11][12] He is the only celebrity to assist in winning the $100,000 on both the Dick Clark and John Davidson incarnations of the game show. Besides that, Jenner appeared on Super Password with Lindsay Bloom, Abby Dalton and Bert Convy back in 1986.

Jenner made guest appearances in other series such as Good Morning, Miss Bliss, Barnaby Jones, Highway to Heaven, Falcon Crest, Hart to Hart, Matlock, V, Silk Stalkings, and Walker, Texas Ranger.[13] He had a recurring role on Family Matters as Lieutenant Murtaugh. Jenner had a recurring role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Admiral William Ross, appearing in twelve episodes of the series. From 1996 to 1998, he co-starred in the short-lived sitcom Something So Right.[7]

Personal life and death[edit]

Jenner married Susan Harney on May 23, 1980 and later divorced.[14] Jenner married actress Suzanne Hunt April 1, 2001. They appeared together in the film Popcorn in 1991 and were together for more than 25 years. Barry and Suzanne had sons, Ashley and Christian.[3] In films, [7] Jenner played the role of Lieutenant James Bradley in the sci-fi spoof, Popcorn, starring opposite his actress wife, Suzanne. He died on August 8, 2016, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 75.[10][2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Looker Commercial Producer Science fiction film written and directed by Michael Crichton.[15]
1988 The Boost Billy Drama film directed by Harold Becker.[16]
1991 Popcorn Lt. Bradley Comedy horror film directed by Mark Herrier.[17]
2013 Enough Said Crying Guy Romantic comedy-drama film written & directed by Nicole Holofcener.[18]
Defending Santa Harry Drama–fantasy family film directed by Brian Skiba.[19]
Time Capsule Jason Short comedy-drama film written & directed by Vivian Chen.
2014 Blue Jay Marty Short drama–family film written & directed by Robert Burdsall.
2016 The Caretaker Rawdilly Horrorthriller film directed by Jeff Prugh., (Last appearance)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1974–76 Somerset Tony Cooper #3 Contract role
1976–77 Another World Evan Webster Contract role
1979 Barnaby Jones Alan Rogers Episode: "The Protectors" (S 7:Ep 18)
1980 Hart to Hart Warren Keller Episode: "Color Jennifer Dead" (S 1:Ep 12)
1981 Fly Away Home Sgt. Downs Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Paul Krasny.[20]
Knots Landing Jeff Cunningham Recurring
1983 Hotel Kramer Episode: "Charades" (S 1:Ep 3)
1984 Remington Steele Edward Lawton / Eddie Lucas Episode: "Elementary Steele" (S 2:Ep 21)
V Visitor Bridge Technician Episode: "Dreadnaught" (S 1:Ep 2)
1984–86 Dallas Dr. Jerry Kenderson Recurring
1985 Days of Our Lives Matt MacKenzie Episode: "February 19, 1985" (S 19:Ep 31)
Fame Jim Laird Episode: "Reflections" (S 4:Ep 22)
Simon & Simon Warden Latham Episode: "Reunion at Alcatraz" (S 5:Ep 7)
Highway to Heaven Wes Fowler Episode: "The Secret" (S 2:Ep 9)
1986 If Tomorrow Comes Zeller Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Jerry London[21] & based on the novel of the same name.[22]
Matlock Mark Harris Episode: "Santa Claus" (S 1:Ep 12)
1987 1st & Ten Dave Episode: "Land of the Free" (S 4:Ep 11)
Starman Tom Kendall Episode: "Fathers and Sons" (S 1:Ep 19)
St. Elsewhere Dr. Larry Sanders Episode: "The He-Man Woman Hater's Club" (S 6:Ep 6)
Hotel Richard Larson Episode: "Fallen Angel" (S 5:Ep 9)
1988 Hunter Lt. Larson Episodes:
  • "Naked Justice: Part 1" (S 4:Ep 14)
  • "Naked Justice: Part 2" (S 4:Ep 15)
Duet Guest Episode: "The Candidate" (S 2:Ep 16)
The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story Ben Zimmerman Made-for-TV-Movie directed by Paul Wendkos.[23]
Family Ties David Campbell Episode: "Designing Woman" (S 7:Ep 2)
Good Morning, Miss Bliss Brian Episode: "Summer Love" (S 1:Ep 1–Pilot)
1989 Falcon Crest Prosecuting Attorney Loomis Episodes:
  • "Ties That Bind" (S 8:Ep 20)
  • "The Last Laugh" (S 8:Ep 21)
Mr. Belvedere Man #2 Episode: "Fear of Flying" (S 6:Ep 5)
Matlock Donald March Episode: "The Ex" (S 4:Ep 5)
1990 Guns of Paradise Judge Melbourne Episode: "Till Death Do Us Part" (S 2:Ep 15)
1990–92 Family Matters Lieutenant Murtaugh Recurring
1991 The Hogan Family Dr. Gary McCall Episode: "Isn't It Romantic?" (S 6:Ep 12)
1993 Silk Stalkings Bert Episode: "Giant Steps" (S 2:Ep 20)
1994 Walker, Texas Ranger Frank Swain Episode: "Silk Dreams" (S 3:Ep 3)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Traveler Episode: "Monster Make-Over/Airplane, a Wing and a Scare" (S 1:Ep 4)
Silk Stalkings Rob Episode: "Time Share" (S 4:Ep 11)
1996–98 Something So Right Sheldon Kramer Contract role
1996 JAG Captain Evans Episode: "Ares" (S 1:Ep 21)
1997 Mike Hammer, Private Eye Johnny Palmieri Episode: "False Truths" (S 1:Ep 5)
1997–99 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Admiral William Ross Recurring
1998 JAG Norman Delaporte Episode: "Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington" (S 4:Ep 8)
2015 Thrillzone John Cutler Episode: "Scissors Paper Stone" (S 1:Ep 11)

Deep Space Nine appearances[edit]

Year Season Episode No. Title Role Notes
1997 6 1 "A Time to Stand" Admiral Ross Directed by Allan Kroeker and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.
4 "Behind the Lines" Directed by LeVar Burton and written by René Echevarria.
5 "Favor the Bold" Directed by Winrich Kolbe and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.
1998 26 "Tears of the Prophets" Directed by Allan Kroeker and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.
7 1 "Image in the Sand" Directed by Les Landau and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.
2 "Shadows and Symbols" Directed by Allan Kroeker and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.
1999 16 "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" Directed by David Livingston and written by Ronald D. Moore.
18 "Til Death Do Us Part" Directed by Winrich Kolbe and written by David Weddle & Bradley Thompson.
20 "The Changing Face of Evil" Directed by Mike Vejar and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.
21 "When It Rains…" Directed by Michael Dorn, teleplay by René Echevarria, and story by René Echevarria & Spike Steingasser.
24 "The Dogs of War" Directed by Avery Brooks, teleplay by René Echevarria & Ronald D. Moore, and story by Peter Allan Fields.
25 & 26 "What You Leave Behind" Directed by Allan Kroeker and written by Ira Steven Behr & Hans Beimler.

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Undersea Adventure Voice An educational software program developed by Knowledge Adventure for Microsoft Windows developed by Knowledge Adventure and published by IBM.
2001 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars[11] Voice of Admiral Ross Space combat/real-time tactics video game for Microsoft Windows developed by Gizmo Games and published by Simon & Schuster & based on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Videos[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Air Rage Pilot Actionadventure video directed by Ed Raymond.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/barry-jenner-dead-deep-space-918762
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  4. ^ Gussow, Mel (January 30, 1978). "'Club Champion's Widow' Is Staged". The New York Times. New York City: The New York Times Company. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  5. ^ Commire, Anne (1982). Put them all together: A drama. New York City: Samuel French, Inc. ISBN 978-0573613647. 
  6. ^ Malsbury, Susan (October 2012). "American Place Theatre Company records 1953–2010" (PDF). New York Public Library. New York City: NYC Government. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
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  8. ^ Fairman, Michael (August 10, 2016). "Former Soap Vet Barry Jenner Dies At Age 75". On-Air On-Soaps. United States: Michael Fairman Soaps, Inc. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ Clifford, Kambra (August 12, 2016). "Former daytime and Star Trek actor Barry Jenner dies". SoapCentral. United States: Soap Central Live. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Star Trek star Barry Jenner dies aged 75 after leukemia battle". Irish Independent. Dublin: Independent News & Media. August 10, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Siemaszko, Corky (August 11, 2016). "'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Actor Barry Jenner Dead at 75". NBC News. New York City: NBC. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  12. ^ Roshanian, Arya (August 10, 2016). "Barry Jenner, 'Family Matters' and 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' Actor, Dies at 75". Variety. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  13. ^ Roots, Kimberly (August 10, 2016). "Barry Jenner, Family Matters and DallasActor, Dead at 75". TVLine. United States: Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ Reed, Jon (April 4, 1979). "About Rape and Other Current Events". Ocala Star-Banner. Ocala, Florida: New Media Investment Group. Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Looker". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Boost". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Popcorn". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Enough Said". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Defending Santa". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Fly Away Home". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  21. ^ "If Tomorrow Comes". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 
  22. ^ Sheldon, Sidney (1988). If Tomorrow Comes. New York City: Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 978-0446357425. 
  23. ^ "The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016. 

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