John Ross Bowie

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John Ross Bowie
Born (1971-05-30) May 30, 1971 (age 44)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor/Comedian
Spouse(s) Jamie Denbo (m. 2004)
Children 2

John Ross Bowie (born May 30, 1971) is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Barry Kripke, a recurring character on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory.

He appeared in the film What The Bleep Do We Know? opposite Marlee Matlin and made guest appearances on shows such as Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, and Good Luck Charlie. In March 2011 he began a run in a series of commercials for the Ford Motor Company.[1][2][3][4]

Bowie is a regular sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York and Los Angeles. At UCBT he was a member of the sketch troupe "The Naked Babies" with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey.[5] He has a recurring role in Corddry's Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital.

Bowie is a former member of New York pop punk band, Egghead.[6]

He has worked with The Big Bang Theory co-star Kevin Sussman to create two TV comedies, The Ever After Part[7] (2011, never aired) and The Second Coming of Rob,[8] (2012).

Bowie is a lapsed Episcopalian[9] of Scots-Irish descent.[9] He is married to comedian Jamie Denbo.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Road Trip Diner Worker
2001 Undeclared Television Presenter Season 1, episode 5: "Sick in the Head"
2003 A.U.S.A. Wally Berman
2004 CSI: NY Lester Jayne Season 1, episode 3: "American Dreamers"
Charmed Marcus the Whitelighter Season 7, episode 6: "Once in a Blue Moon"
What the bleep do we know Elliot
2005 Reno 911 Various characters
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Rory
Psych George Cheslow Season 1, Episode 6: "Weekend Warriors"
2007 Heroes Attorney Season 1, Episode 12: "Godsend"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Peter Ellis Season 8, episode 2: "A La Cart"
2008 Monk Tom Donovan
Worst Week Rob
Sex Drive Dr. Clark Teddescoe
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm John Fowler Season 7, episode 5: "Denise Handicapped"
He's Just Not That into You Dan the Wiccan
Glee Dennis Season 1, episode 12: "Mattress"
The Big Bang Theory Barry Kripke 15 episodes (2009–)
Wizards Of Waverly Place Simon Season 2, episode 12: "Fairy Tale"
2010 Fully Loaded Richard
Childrens Hospital Dr. Max von Sydow
Melissa and Joey Lewis Scanlon
Weeds Butter sculpture contest host Series 6, episode 7: "Pinwheels and Whirligigs"
2011 Burn Notice Paul Burkowski Season 5, episode 4: "No Good Deed"
Bones Lawrence Deighton Season 7, episode 3: "The Prince in the Plastic"
House of Lies Spaulding Winter
The Glee Project Dennis
2012 The Exes Jeff Season 1, episode 10: "The Ex Always Rings Twice"
Happy Endings Michael Season 2, episode 19
Retired at 35 Jared Season 2 recurring character
2013 Whitney (TV series) Eddy: Lily's Boyfriend Season 2, episode 6: "Two Broke Hearts"
iSteve[10] John Sculley Internet Movie
The Heat FBI Officer
Good Luck Charlie photographer Season 4 episode 15: "Sister, Sister"
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Sister Steve Season 1 episode 6: "Halloween"
2014 @midnight Himself Episode dated July 16, 2014
The Wrong Mans David Kinsman
2014–present Episodes Psychiatrist recurring character
Riot Competitor regular cast
2015 Marry Me What's-His-Name Season 1 episode 9: "Test Me"


  1. ^ Jeff Glucker (21 March 2011). "Videos: Ford hires wisecracking, handsy puppet to promote 2012 Focus". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Pulse 2 news article
  3. ^ David Griner (22 March 2011). "Lecherous Non-Human Pitching Ford Focus". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ Lies, Erica (20 March 2012). "Talking to Seth Morris About Funny or Die, UCB, and First Dates with Toby Harris". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Bio at
  7. ^ Wightman, Catriona (19 October 2011). "'Big Bang Theory' John Ross Bowie, Kevin Sussman developing Fox comedy". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (29 August 2012). "'Big Bang Theory' Duo Sell Semi-Autobiographical Comedy to CBS". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  9. ^ a b
  10. ^ Funny Or Die (15 April 2013). "'iSteve". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 

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