Ivor Barry

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Ivor Barry
Born (1919-04-12)12 April 1919
Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales
Died 12 December 2006(2006-12-12) (aged 87)
Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
Years active 1949-1995

Ivor Barry (12 April 1919 – 12 December 2006) was a Welsh film and television actor.

Born in South Wales, Barry served with the British Royal Artillery during World War II and completed his university studies prior to beginning his acting career. After beginning his film career in bit parts in England, he moved to Canada in the early 1950s where he also wrote and adapted scripts for radio as well acting in television. He eventually moved to Hollywood in the 1960s, where he would make many television and film appearances during the next 25 years. Many younger movie fans may remember him as Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) and Chet (Bill Paxton) Donnelly's grandfather in the 1985 film Weird Science.

Barry's television appearances included Bonanza, Daniel Boone, Bewitched, Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, The Six Million Dollar Man, Fantasy Island, and Highway to Heaven.

He died of heart failure in Woodland Hills, California on 12 December 2006.


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