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Barrier as Banquo in Macbeth, 1948.
March 4, 1907|
New York City, New York, U.S.
June 20, 1964 (aged 57)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||heart attack|
|Resting place||Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery|
Edgar Barrier (March 4, 1907 – June 20, 1964) was an American actor who appeared on radio, stage, and screen. In the 1930s he was a member of Orson Welles' Mercury Theatre and was one of several actors who played Simon Templar on The Saint radio show. He also appeared in two films with Welles, Macbeth and Journey into Fear. Barrier also appeared in the 1938 Welles-directed short, Too Much Johnson, which was long believed lost but was rediscovered in 2013.
- Mary of Scotland (1933) as Lord Douglas
- Idiot's Delight (1936) as Auguste
- The Magnificent Yankee (1946) as Mr. Justice Brandeis
- Too Much Johnson (1938) (film debut)
- Comrade X (1940)
- The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
- Eagle Squadron (1942)
- Danger in the Pacific (1942)
- Phantom of the Opera (1943) as Viscount Raoul de Chagny
- Journey into Fear (1943)
- We've Never Been Licked (1943)
- The Adventures of Smilin' Jack (1943 film serial)
- Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
- Cobra Woman (1944)
- Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944)
- A Game of Death (1945)
- Cornered (1945)
- Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
- Macbeth (1948), as Banquo, the only Shakespearean role he played on film
- To the Ends of the Earth (1948)
- Port Said (1948)
- The Secret of St. Ives (1949)
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1950), as Cardinal Richelieu, a role created for the film
- The Whip Hand (1951)
- Count the Hours (1953)
- The War of the Worlds (1953)
- The Stand at Apache River (1953)
- The Giant Claw (1957)
- Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961)
- Irma la Douce (1963) (final film)
- "Mercury Theater .. episodic log". Otrsite.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- "Edgar Barrier, Actor". Saint.org. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- TV.com. "Edgar Barrier". TV.com. Retrieved 2014-02-23.
- Edgar Barrier at the Internet Broadway Database
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