Barry Francis Jenner
January 14, 1941
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||August 9, 2016 (aged 75)|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||West Chester University|
Barry Francis Jenner (January 14, 1941 – August 9, 2016) was an American actor.
Jenner was born January 14, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He began acting during his college years at West Chester University, in Pennsylvania. After graduation, Jenner moved to New York City where he found roles in Club Champion’s Widow, opposite Maureen Stapleton, and Put Them All Together with Mariette Hartley. 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.
Jenner served as a Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer for 21 years. He had early roles on two daytime programs, as Tony Cooper on Somerset (1974–76) and as Evan Webster on Another World (1976–77), where he was involved with Olive Gordon (Jennifer Leak) in an infamous storyline plot to kill long-time character John Randolph (Michael M. Ryan). 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). Also in the 1980s, Jenner was a frequent celebrity guest on the $100,000 Pyramid game show. 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. From 1986 to 1991, he appeared on The $100,000 Pyramid.
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. He had a recurring role on Family Matters as Lt. Lou 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. Jenner lent his voice to the video game Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Dominion Wars. He was a popular figure on the convention circuit.
Personal life and death
Jenner married Susan Harney on May 23, 1980 and later divorced. 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. In films, Jenner played the role of Lieutenant James Bradley in the sci-fi spoof, Popcorn, starring opposite his actress wife, Suzanne. He died on August 9, 2016, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 75.
|1981||Looker||Commercial Producer||Science fiction film written and directed by Michael Crichton|||
|1988||The Boost||Billy||Drama film directed by Harold Becker|||
|1991||Popcorn||Lt. Bradley||Comedy horror film directed by Mark Herrier|||
|2013||Enough Said||Crying Guy||Romantic comedy-drama film written & directed by Nicole Holofcener|||
|Defending Santa||Harry||Drama–fantasy family film directed by Brian Skiba|||
|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||Horror–thriller film directed by Jeff Prugh|
|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|||
|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)|
|1986–91||The $10,000 Pyramid||Himself||25 episodes|
|1986||If Tomorrow Comes||Zeller|||
|Celebrity Double Talk||Himself||Episodes: (S 1:Eps 6–10 & 71–75)|
|Matlock||Mark Harris||Episode: "Santa Claus" (S 1:Ep 12)|
|Super Password||Himself||Episodes: (S 2:Eps 153–157 & 217–221)|
|1986–88||The $25,000 Pyramid||Himself||25 episodes|
|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)|
|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|||
|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:
|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||Lou 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
|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.|
|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||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.|||
|2001||Air Rage||Pilot||Action–adventure video directed by Ed Raymond.|
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- "Enough Said". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- "Defending Santa". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016.
- "Fly Away Home". Turner Classic Movies. Atlanta: Turner Broadcasting System (Time Warner). Retrieved August 13, 2016.
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