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Barry Bostwick Biography

Birth Name:
Barry Knapp Bostwick
Birth Place:
San Mateo, California, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • Put on folk-music and puppet shows in high school with his brother
  • Was influenced by his father, who joined the Screen Actors Guild at the age of 79
  • Originally focused on singing but switched to acting when a girlfriend got him a part in the play Take Her, She's Mine
  • Was the original Danny Zuko, playing the character in Grease when it premiered on Broadway in 1972; he received a Tony nomination for his performance
  • Played the nerdy stranded motorist, Brad Majors, in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Hosted the PBS July 4th broadcast of A Capitol Fourth for eight years