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Barry Sullivan

Actor | * 08/29/1912 († 81, 06/06/1994) | New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Patrick Barry Sullivan (August 29, 1912 – June 6, 1994) was an American movie actor who appeared in over 100 movies from the 1930s to the 1980s, notably The Bad and the Beautiful opposite Kirk Douglas. The Guardian wrote in 1994: "Second division Hollywood actors like Barry Sullivan ... are usually faintly praised for being reliable or solid. However, when given the chance, Sullivan was a powerful, often baleful presence on screen, providing more pleasure than many more touted stars. " ()
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Barry Sullivan (August 29, 1912 – June 6, 1994) was an American movie actor who appeared in over 100 movies from the 1930s to the 1980s.Born in New York City, Sullivan fell into acting when in college playing semi-pro football. During the later Depression years, Sullivan was told that because of his 6 ft 3 in (1.9 m) stature and rugged good looks he could "make money" simply standing on a Broadway stage. This began a successful career on Broadway, movies and television.One of Sullivan's most memorable roles was playing a movie director in The Bad and the Beautiful opposite Kirk Douglas. Sullivan toured the US with Bette Davis in theatrical readings of the poetry of Carl Sandburg and starred opposite her in the 1951 film Payment on Demand. In 1950, Sullivan appeared in the film A Life of Her Own and replaced Vincent Price in the role of Leslie Charteris' Simon Templar on the NBC Radio show The Saint. Unfortunately, Sullivan only lasted two episodes before the show was cancelled, and then resurrected five weeks later with Vincent Price once again playing the starring role.Sullivan's first starring TV show was a syndicated adaptation of the radio series The Man Called X for Ziv Television in 1956-1957, as secret agent Ken Thurston, the role Herbert Marshall originally portrayed before the microphone. In the 1957-1958 season, Sullivan starred in the adventure/drama television series Harbormaster. He played a commercial ship's captain, David Scott, and Paul Burke played his partner, Jeff Kittridge, in five episodes of the series, which aired first on CBS and then ABC under the revised title Adventure at Scott Island.In 1960, Sullivan played frontier sheriff Pat Garrett opposite Clu Gulager as outlaw Billy the Kid in the western television series The Tall Man (although the series ran for seventy-five half-hour episodes, the one in which Garrett kills Billy was never filmed). Sullivan appeared in Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973) as John Chisum, but his scene was excised from the release print (though later restored to the film). He had a featured role in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man Book II. In additional to The Tall Man, Sullivan also starred in the television series The Road West, which aired on NBC on Monday, alternating with Perry Como), during the 1966-1967 season. Sullivan played the role of family patriarch Ben Pride.Sullivan guest starred in many series, including The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Reporter, The Love Boat, Little House on the Prairie, and McMillan and Wife. He starred in many Hallmark Hall of Fame specials including a highly acclaimed production of "The Price" opposite George C. Scott. Sullivan was consistently in demand for the entirety of his career. His acting career spanned romantic leading man roles to villains and finally to character roles. In his later years, Sullivan had roles in the films, Oh God with George Burns and Earthquake, where he shared scenes with Ava Gardner.Sullivan has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: one at 1500 Vine St. for his work in television, and another at 6160 Hollywood Blvd. for motion pictures.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Western | Crime

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Movies with Barry Sullivan as Actor(94)

as Griff Bonnell (archive footage)2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller
as Sam Fletcher1980 Casino
as Abraham Ware1978 The Bastard
as Richardson1978 Caravans
as Grant Whittier1978 The Immigrants
as Walter Nicholson1977 The Washington Affair
as Bishop Reardon1977 Oh, God!
as 'O' Generale1976 Violent Naples
as Kane1975 Take a Hard Ride
as Edmonds1975 The Human Factor
as Hank Stoddard1974 Hurricane
as Dr. Willis Stockle1974 Earthquake
as Joseph Baker1973 The Magician
as Judge Daniel Stern1973 Savage
1972 Kung Fu
as Marcus Hubbard1972 Another Part of the Forest
as Nels Decker1971 Yuma
as Dane Bigelow1971 LA 2017
as Chief Frank Untermyer1970 House on Greenapple Road
as Jordan Braddock1969 The Immortal
as Orville Benton1969 It Takes All Kinds
as Mallare1969 Shark
as Collier1969 The Arrangement
as Dr. Frank Heatherton1969 Night Gallery
as Dr. Robert Kingsley1968 How to Steal the World
as Chaddock1968 Buckskin
as Narrator1968 Stalked
as Black MacDonald1967 Johnny Belinda
as Police Lt. G. Roberts1966 An American Dream
as Walter Nicholson1966 Intimacy
as Captain Mark Markary1965 Planet of the Vampires
as Julian Merriday1965 My Blood Runs Cold
as Marino Bello1965 Harlow
as General Kempton1964 Man in the Middle
as Sheriff Horne1964 Stage to Thunder Rock
as Col. Bill Fowler1963 A Gathering of Eagles
as Noel Johnson1962 Light in the Piazza
as Jim Flood1960 Seven Ways from Sundown
as William P. Harley1959 The Purple Gang
as Wolf Larsen1958 Wolf Larsen
as Carter Reynolds1958 Another Time, Another Place
as Daniel Joyce1958 Nightmare at Ground Zero
as Link Ferris1957 Dragoon Wells Massacre
as Griff Bonell1957 Forty Guns
as Cliff Henderson1956 Julie
as Jeff Younger1956 The Maverick Queen
as Rocky Samford1955 Strategic Air Command
as Avery "Beauty" Phillips1955 Queen Bee
as Chris Mooney1955 Texas Lady
as Mike Marsh1954 Playgirl
as Mick Flagg aka Mike Pierce1954 The Miami Story
as Richard Y. Oliver, Sr.1954 Her Twelve Men
as Mike Donovan1954 Loophole
as Doug Stilwin1953 Jeopardy
as Lieutenant Tunner1953 Cry of the Hunted
as Paul Elcott1952 Skirts Ahoy!
as Fred Amiel1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
as Mike Tracy1951 Three Guys Named Mike
as Chris Bartlett1951 Grounds for Marriage
as Paul Hunter1951 Mr. Imperium
as George Z. Jones1951 Cause for Alarm!
as Steve Keiver1951 No Questions Asked
as District Attorney Joe Bucknor1951 The Unknown Man
as David Anderson Ramsey1951 Payment on Demand
as Johnny Sanderson1951 Inside Straight
as Paul Berten1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
as Jesse Wallace1950 The Outriders
as Lee Gorrance1950 A Life of Her Own
as Lt. Collier Bonnabel1949 Tension
as Tom Horn1949 Bad Men of Tombstone
as Tycoon1949 Any Number Can Play
as Tom Buchanaan1949 The Great Gatsby
as Frank McCoy1948 Smart Woman
as Steve Price1947 Framed
as Shubunka1947 The Gangster
as Joe Morgan1946 Suspense
as Ted Dalton1945 Getting Gertie's Garter
as Danny Murphy1945 Duffy's Tavern
as Dr. Brooks1944 Lady in the Dark
as Ken Masters1944 Rainbow Island
as Jeff Stoddard1944 And Now Tomorrow
as Mike Douglas1943 High Explosive
as King Kennedy1943 The Woman of the Town
as Thug in Car's Back Seat1940 The Green Hornet Strikes Again!

TV Shows/Series with Barry Sullivan as Actor(49)

TV Shows/Series with Barry Sullivan as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1955 Highway Patrol

Full Name: Barry Sullivan
Born: Thursday, 08/29 1912 (August) in New York City, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Monday, 06/06 1994 (June) in Sherman Oaks (aged: 81)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: New York University School of Law, Temple University
Spouses (current/former): Gita Hall
Other names for Barry Sullivan (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Бэрри Салливан"
"Barry Sullivan (American actor)"
Barry Sullivan frequently works together with these people:
James Gregory (26x, Actor)
Bert Freed (24x, Actor)
Leslie Nielsen (22x, Actor)
Milton Selzer (22x, Actor)
Nehemiah Persoff (21x, Actor)
Harry Townes (21x, Actor)
Whit Bissell (20x, Actor)
Lawrence Dobkin (20x, Actor)
Vera Miles (19x, Actress)
William Shatner (19x, Actor)
John Anderson (19x, Actor)
Edwin B. Willis (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5900, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/19/2022