Barry McEvoy

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Barry McEvoy
Born (1967-07-11) July 11, 1967 (age 51)
  • Director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
  • actor
Years active2000-Present

Barry McEvoy is an Irish film actor/writer best known for writing and playing the lead in An Everlasting Piece (2000), directed by Barry Levinson.McEvoy's first screen appearance of note was in the supporting role of a gangster in Gloria (1999), filmed after he had spent a decade performing in Off Broadway plays in New York City. He appeared in Gettysburg (1993), Veronica Guerin (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), and Five Minutes of Heaven (2009).

McEvoy based the screenplay of An Everlasting Piece upon the adventures of his own father selling toupées to both Protestants and Catholics in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the height of the conflict.

Before his career in film, Barry was lead singer for legendary 1980s Washington, D.C., punk band Phlegm, who released several records before disbanding in 1988.

McEvoy currently lives in Dublin with his wife and son. He continues to do screenwriting and also stars in plays from time to time in both Ireland and the U.S.


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Gettysburg 2nd Maine Soldier
1997 Sax and Violins
1999 Gloria Terry
2000 An Everlasting Piece Colm
2003 Gods and Generals Marion Sibert Uncredited
2003 Veronica Guerin Gilligan Gang Member #2
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Carruthers Guard
2009 Five Minutes of Heaven Joe's Chauffeur - 2008
2013 Small Fish Small Pond Dutch

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