Cary Guffey

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Cary Guffey
Born (1972-05-10) May 10, 1972 (age 47)
OccupationChild actor
Years active1977–1985
Spouse(s)Michelle Quillen
Parent(s)Larry and Sue Guffey
FamilyAnthony Guffey (brother)

Cary Guffey (born May 10, 1972) is a former American child actor. He is best remembered for his debut in the role of Barry Guiler in the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).


Born in Douglasville, Georgia, Guffey made his film debut in the 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. In 1979, he appeared in the movie The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid and its sequel Everything Happens to Me, with Bud Spencer. Guffey made his last onscreen appearance in the 1985 miniseries North and South.

As an adult, Guffey embarked on a career in financial services, first with Merrill Lynch, then, beginning in 2012, with PNC Investments.[1][2][3]


Year Film Role Notes
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Barry Guiler
1979 The Sheriff and the Satellite Kid H7-25 – extraterrestrial child Alternative title: E.T. and the Sheriff
1980 Everything Happens to Me H7-25 (aka Charlie Warren) Alternative title: Why Did You Pick on Me?
1983 Cross Creek Floyd Turner
Stroker Ace Little Doc Alternative title: Stand on It
1984 Mutant Billy Alternative title: Night Shadows
The Bear Grandson Marc
Year Title Role Notes
1983 Chiefs Billy Lee Miniseries
1985 Poison Ivy Timmy Mezzy Television movie
North and South Young Billy Hazard Miniseries, (final television appearance)


  1. ^ Dickler, Jessica (April 24, 2018). "When finance is stranger than science fiction". NBC News. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "His Close Encounter With Fame". PNC Financial Services Group. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  3. ^ Guffey, Cary. "Cary Guffey, Certified Financial Planner (Linkedin profile)". Retrieved March 2, 2019.


  • Holmstrom, John. The Moving Picture Boy: An International Encyclopaedia from 1895 to 1995, Norwich, Michael Russell, 1996, p. 390.

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