Actor Raymond J. Barry

Raymond John Barry (born March 14, 1939) is an American film, television, and stage actor. He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the film Steel City.

Personal life

Raymond John Barry was born in Hempstead, New York. He is married to writer Robyn Mundell. Together they have four children, Oona, Raymond, Liam and Manon.

His father, Raymond Barry, worked in sales. His mother, Barbara Constance Barry (née Duffy), was also an actor, known professionally as B. Constance Barry (April 29, 1913 – October 22, 2006). Her final role in 2001, after a career of small or cameo appearances in films, was in the film L.I.E., as Anne Harrigan, the mother of a Long Island pedophile. Barry’s mother was of Canadian, Irish, and Swedish descent, and Barry’s paternal grandparents were from Ireland.


A three-letter athlete at Lynbrook High School in Lynbrook, New York, Barry graduated from Brown University in 1962. While there, he earned his degree in Philosophy. Afterwards, he completed the Yale Drama School.


Before appearing in films he appeared in more than 75 plays. Barry is known for his roles in the film Interview with the Assassin, portraying Walter Ohlinger, a man who claimed to be the second shooter on the Grassy Knoll in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and as Ron Kovic’s father in the Academy Award-winning film Born on the Fourth of July. Barry also played Pa Cox in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, and is known for his character’s continuous quote, “The wrong kid died!”

Other films in which he appeared include: Dead Man Walking, Cool Runnings, K2, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Falling Down, and Training Day.

On television, he has appeared as Jack Shephard’s grandfather in Lost, as Fox Mulder’s congressional patron, Senator Richard Matheson, in The X-Files, and as Lilly Rush’s father in CBS series Cold Case. He had a recurring role on Justified as Arlo Givens, the father of main character Raylan Givens.

Barry appeared in two films focusing on the death penalty, Dead Man Walking and The Chamber, with actor Robert Prosky.

Barry will next appear in the 2021 feature film Filthy Animals written and directed by James T. North IV and produced by Kendra Gage North and Elyusha Vafaeisefat.


Year Title Role Notes
1977 Sur Faces
Between the Lines Herbert Fisk
The Goodbye Girl Richard III Cast
1978 An Unmarried Woman Edward Thoreaux
1980 Christmas Evil Det. Gleason
1985 Insignificance Ballplayer’s Father
Year of the Dragon Louis Bukowski
1986 Slow Burn Gerald McMurty
Out of Bounds Hurley
Playing for Keeps Mr. Hatcher (Chloe’s Father)
1987 Three for the Road Sen. Kitteredge
1988 Cop Captain Fred Gaffney
Daddy’s Boys Daddy
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Mr. Kovic
1991 December Bride Petey
Nothing but Trouble Mark
K2 Phillip Claiborne
1992 The Turning Mark Harnish
Rapid Fire Agent Frank Stewart
1993 Falling Down Captain Yardley
Cool Runnings Kurt Hemphill
1994 The Ref Lt. Huff
1995 Sudden Death Vice President
Dead Man Walking Earl Delacroix
Headless Body in Topless Bar Man
1996 The Chamber Rollie Wedge / Donnie Cayhall
1997 Best Men Hoover
Mad City Special Agent Dobbins
Flubber Chester Hoenicker
1998 Return to Paradise Sheriff’s Father uncredited
2001 Recoil
The Deep End Carlie Nagel
Training Day Lou Jacobs
New Port South Edwards
2002 Interview with the Assassin Walter Ohlinger
2003 Just Married Mr. Leezak
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story Stephen Figura
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp
2004 The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea
2006 Steel City Vic Lee
Slumberland Harry
Little Children Bullhorn Bob
2007 Flight of the Living Dead: Outbreak on a Plane Capt. Banyon
The Death and Life of Bobby Z Stanley
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Pa Cox
2008 Seducing Spirits Dr. Joel Sheinbaum
The Dot Man General Boyt
American Crude Mr. Grand
Hotel California Dmitri Debartolla
2012 Charlie Valentine Charlie Valentine
The Order uncredited
The Shortcut Ivor
Set Apart Will Lantis
The Yellow Wallpaper Dr. Jack Everland
2014 3 Days to Kill CIA Director
2016 The Purge: Election Year Caleb Warrens
Brave New Jersey Captain Ambrose P. Collins
2021 Filthy Animals Lester


Year Title Role Episode Notes
1974 Upstairs, Downstairs Mr. Lyon’s Friend “The Sudden Storm”
1978 Daddy, I Don’t Like It Like This Tony TV Movie
1983 The Face of Rage TV Movie
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King Capt. Ted Ronson “J. Edgar’s Ghost”
1987 It’s a Living Gangster “Ginger’s Baby”
1987–1988 The Oldest Rookie Lt. Marco Zaga 8 episodes
1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Jack Lawn 3 Parts TV Miniseries
1992 Tales from the Crypt Joe Garrett “King of the Road”
L.A. Law “Love on the Rox”
Two-Fisted Tales Garrett Segment “King of the Road”
1993 Between Love and Hate Charles Templeton TV Movie
Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Jack Graves
1994 Frasier “You Can’t Tell a Crook by His Cover”
Melrose Place Vince Connors “No Strings Attached”
Hyperion Bay Frank Sweeney “The Rope”
1994–1999 The X-Files Senator Richard Matheson 3 episodes
1998 Four Corners Sam Haskell
1999 Wasteland 2 episodes
2002 UC: Undercover Nathan Dubinsky “Teddy C”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Phillip Gerard “The Accused is Entitled”
Push, Nevada D’Wight Sloman / Dwight Sloman “The Letter of the Law”
2003 Dragnet Sgt. Gil Thorn “The Little Guy”
2004 Alias Senator George Reed 2 episodes
2005 Crossing Jordan Mr. Nicholas “Luck Be a Lady”
Law & Order Robert Dolan “Ghosts”
2006 Mystery Woman: Redemption Reverend Tucker TV Movie
2008 Welcome to The Captain The General 2 episodes
2008–2009 Cold Case Paul Cooper 6 episodes
The Cleaner Bill Banks 2 episodes
2009 Lost Ray Shephard “316”
2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Travis Hankett “Wannabe”
NCIS: Los Angeles Branston Cole / Bernstrom Kohl 2 episodes
The Will: Family Secrets Revealed Joey Bishop “The Estate of Joey Bishop”
2010–2013, 2015 Justified Arlo Givens 22 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Johnny Eames “The Last Street in Manhattan”
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Arvin Thorpe 3 episodes
2012 New Girl Older Nick “Katie”
2013 Axe Cop Bad Santa “Birthday Month”
2014–2015 The 100 Dante Wallace 9 episodes
2016 Ray Donovan Dimitri 2 episodes
2017 Feud: Bette and Joan Hal LeSueur “Hagsploitation”
Gotham The Shaman / Sensei 5 episodes
Training Day Lou Jacobs “Elegy” reprise character from the 2001 film of the same name
You’re the Worst Burt “It’s Been: Part 1”
The Gifted Otto Strucker “threat of eXtinction”
2018 Shooter August Russo 3 episodes
2019 13 Reasons Why Harrison Chatham Recurring


Off Broadway

Year Title Role Theatre
1970 Terminal The Open Theater Ensemble Washington Square Methodist Church
The Serpent: A Ceremony
1974 The Last Days of British Honduras The Amerind Joseph Papp Public Theater
1975 Fishing Rory
1976 Woyzeck Drum Major / Grandmother / Cop
1977 Happy End Baby Face Theatre Four
Landscape of the Body Masked Man / Dope King / Bank Teller Joseph Papp Public Theater
1978 Curse of the Starving Class Slater
1981 Penguin Touquet Dangerous Man
Hunting Scenes from Bavaria Volker Stage 73
1983 Egyptology: My Head was a Sledgehammer Joseph Papp Public Theater
Year Title Role Theatre
1975 The Leaf People Gitaucho (Meesho) Booth Theatre
1977 Happy End Volker Martin Beck Theatre
1979 Zoot Suit Sergeant Smith / Bailiff / Sailor Winter Garden Theatre

External Links

Actor Raymond J. Barry – Wikipedia

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