Biography

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Barry Dennen (born February 22, 1938) is an American actor, singer, and writer.

Dennen was born in Chicago, Illinois. In New York City from 1960 to 1963, he had a relationship with Barbra Streisand, including living together for a year, during which time he helped her develop the nightclub act that began her successful career as a singer and actress.

He moved to London for fifteen years and in 1968 landed the starring role of the master of ceremonies in the London version of Cabaret. In 1970, he played Pontius Pilate on the album of Jesus Christ Superstar, and he played the same role in the Broadway production (1971). In the same year, he played Mendel in Norman Jewison's film of Fiddler on the Roof. According to Dennen's website, he suggested to Jewison that he direct a film of Superstar. Jewison did so, and Dennen played Pilate again (1973).

He was the voice actor who portrayed the Chamberlain SkekSil in The Dark Crystal. He has also done voice work on such cartoons as DuckTales, Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Dark Water, Animaniacs, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Since that time Dennen has had a variety of small parts on American television shows and films, including: Batman; Superman III; The Kentucky Fried Movie; The Shining; Galtar and the Golden Lance; Tales from the Darkside and Titanic. He played auto dealer Irwin Lapsey in Shock Treatment, the sequel toThe Rocky Horror Picture Show. He has also done voices for many video games, including Fatman in Metal Gear Solid 2, Police Chief Bogen in Grim Fandango, Mimir in the recent video game Too Human, Dean Domino in Fallout: New Vegas expansion "Dead Money", and the Dark One in The Mark of Kri.

He wrote the screenplay for an episode of Amazing Stories titled "The Secret Cinema" (1985) and cowrote an episode of The Comic Strip Presents... titled "Demonella" (1993). His autobiographical book, My Life With Barbra: A Love Story (1997), deals with their relationship and with his gradual realization that he was a homosexual.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  Barry Dennen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Barry Dennen (born February 22, 1938) is an American actor, singer, and writer.

Dennen was born in Chicago, Illinois. In New York City from 1960 to 1963, he had a relationship with Barbra Streisand, including living together for a year, during which time he helped her develop the nightclub act that began her successful career as a singer and actress.

He moved to London for fifteen years and in 1968 landed the starring role of the master of ceremonies in the London version of Cabaret. In 1970, he played Pontius Pilate on the album of Jesus Christ Superstar, and he played the same role in the Broadway production (1971). In the same year, he played Mendel in Norman Jewison's film of Fiddler on the Roof. According to Dennen's website, he suggested to Jewison that he direct a film of Superstar. Jewison did so, and Dennen played Pilate again (1973).

He was the voice actor who portrayed the Chamberlain SkekSil in The Dark Crystal. He has also done voice work on such cartoons as DuckTales, Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Dark Water, Animaniacs, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Since that time Dennen has had a variety of small parts on American television shows and films, including: Batman; Superman III; The Kentucky Fried Movie; The Shining; Galtar and the Golden Lance; Tales from the Darkside and Titanic. He played auto dealer Irwin Lapsey in Shock Treatment, the sequel toThe Rocky Horror Picture Show. He has also done voices for many video games, including Fatman in Metal Gear Solid 2, Police Chief Bogen in Grim Fandango, Mimir in the recent video game Too Human, Dean Domino in Fallout: New Vegas expansion "Dead Money", and the Dark One in The Mark of Kri.

He wrote the screenplay for an episode of Amazing Stories titled "The Secret Cinema" (1985) and cowrote an episode of The Comic Strip Presents... titled "Demonella" (1993). His autobiographical book, My Life With Barbra: A Love Story (1997), deals with their relationship and with his gradual realization that he was a homosexual.

Description above from the Wikipedia article  Barry Dennen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 37

Birthday 1938-02-22

Day of Death 2017-09-26

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Barbra Streisand: Becoming an Icon 1942–1984 as Himself
2015 Justice League: Throne of Atlantis as Defense Advisor (voice)
2014 Heavenly Sword as Flying Fox / Prophet Takashi (voice)
2013 LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload (2 episodes) as Mandarin (voice)
2013 LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload as Mandarin
2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender (1 episode)
1999 Batman Beyond: Tech Wars / Disappearing Inque as Captain
1999 Batman Beyond (1 episode)
1997 Titanic as Praying Man
1994 Twin Sitters as Thomas
1994 Weird Science (1 episode)
1989 Hard Time on Planet Earth (13 episodes) as Hotel Clerk
1988 Murphy Brown (1 episode)
1987 DuckTales (2 episodes)
1987 The Oldest Rookie (1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1985 Amazing Stories (1 episode)
1984 Tales from the Darkside (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1982 The Dark Crystal as Chamberlain / Podling (voice)
1982 Newhart (1 episode) as Winston Bedell
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode)
1981 Shock Treatment as Irwin Lapsey
1981 Hill Street Blues (1 episode)
1980 Oppenheimer (7 episodes)
1980 The Shining as Bill Watson
1978 Ring of Passion
1976 Monster Squad (1 episode)
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode)
1975 Brannigan as Julian
1974 Madhouse as Gerry Blount
1973 Jesus Christ Superstar as Pontius Pilate
1971 Fiddler on the Roof as Mendel
1970 Codename (1 episode)
1967 The Secret Cinema as Psychiatrist
1966 Batman (4 episodes)

Writing

1982 The Comic Strip Presents (1 episode)Writer

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