Tony Barry

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Tony Barry
Born 1941 (age 75–76)
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Occupation Actor
Known for Acting, performing

Tony Barry (born 1941) is an Australian actor, best known for his film roles.


Born in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia in 1941, Barry has performed in 56 feature films and 45 television series, across a four-decade career.[1] After acting in the television series The Box in 1975–76, he began his film career in 1977 with The Mango Tree. In 2014, between seasons of the TV drama series The Time of Our Lives, Barry had his left leg amputated above the knee due to melanoma. The loss of his leg was written into the storyline.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1977 The Mango Tree Tommy Smith
Weekend of Shadows
Break of Day
1978 Newsfront "Greasy"
The Irishman Rob Dalgliesh
Little Boy Lost Const. O'Day
1979 The Odd Angry Shot Black Ronnie
Now and Then Marina manager
1980 Beyond Reasonable Doubt Detective John Hughes
Hard Knocks
The Earthling "Red"
1981 I Can Jump Puddles Alan's father TV series
Goodbye Pork Pie John
1982 With Prejudice
Dead Easy
We Of The Never Never Mac
1983 Scales of Justice "Nipper" Jackson TV miniseries
The Settlement Sergeant Crow
Midnite Spares
1984 Pallet on the Floor Larkman
1985 Shout!:The Story of Johnny O'Keefe
Archer's Adventure
The Coca-Cola Kid Bushman
1986 Two Friends
I Own the Racecourse Bert Hammond TV movie
Cyclone Tracy Mick Brennan TV miniseries
The Surfer Calhoun
Frog Dreaming Gaza
1987 Shame Tim Curtis
1988 Never Say Die
Return to Snowy River Jacko
1989 Shadow Of The Cobra
1991 Old Scores
1992 Deadly
1993 Absent Without Leave
Jack Be Nimble Clarrie
Rainbow Warrior
1994 The Last Tattoo
Country Life
1995 Rose Against the Odds
Vacant Possession
1997 Road to Nhill Jim
Doing Time for Patsy Cline Dwayne
1999 Paperback Hero
Fresh Air Bob
2000 Mullet Col Maloney
2003 All The Way
The Night We Called It a Day Ralph Blue
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Jenny's adoptive father
2006 Pleasance
Home by Christmas
Solo Louis
2007 Cross Life Bill
2008 Australia Sergeant Callaghan
2013 The Time of Our Lives Ray Tivoli TV series
Mystery Road Sarge

Live theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 A Local Man Former Prime Minister Ben Chifley One-person drama on Chifley's last night [3][4]


  1. ^ Tony Barry on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Star’s real-life health crisis impacts storylines of family drama The Time of Our Lives". 17 June 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Keenan, Catherine. "Unearthing our history" The Age, 6 November 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2015
  4. ^ "Ben Chifley on stage in his home town". Charles Sturt University News, 21 July 2004. Retrieved 27 January 2015