Where Is He Now: Barry Newman (Actor) - Vanishing Point, Petrocelli.
Name: Barry Newman
Birth Name: Barry Foster Newman
Born: November 7, 1938, Boston, Massachusetts
Claim To Fame: He is known for his portrayal of Kowalski in
the movie Vanishing Point, and for his title role in the
1970s television series Petrocelli.
Family Life: No info found.
Info: Newman decided to pursue acting after attending a
class taught by Actors Studio mentor, Lee Strasberg.
He became well known for his role in the daytime drama The
Edge of Night. In 1960, he had a role in the film Pretty Boy
Floyd, but made his breakthrough as a cocky gonzo attorney
in The Lawyer (1969). He reprised this character in the 1974
TV movie Night Games.
He was chosen to play Kowalski in the 1971 action film
Vanishing Point. Although Newman was not director Richard C.
Sarafian's original choice, the studio 20th Century Fox
insisted on using him in the role. The film went on to
garner a cult following over the years.
He later starred on the TV series Petrocelli as a big-city
lawyer, a role which garnered him an Emmy nomination in 1975
and a Golden Globe in 1976. Newman returned to the stage
when Petrocelli was canceled in 1976, appeared in several
made-for-TV movies and in the Aaron Spelling "jiggle" series,
Trivia: Graduated from Brandeis University with an
Received a liberal education, including such subjects as
Latin, Hebrew, and music.
Is the son of an Austrian father and Swedish mother.
Where Is He Now: In 2009, he appeared in episodes of the TV
series The Cleaner and Ghost Whisperer. He plays Bill
Tannery in the 2015 comedy/drama Raise Your Kids on Seltzer.