Ivor Barry

Ivor Barry (12 April 1919 12 December 2006) was a Welsh film and television actor.

Ivor Barry
Born(1919-04-12)12 April 1919
Died12 December 2006(2006-12-12) (aged 87)
Years active1949-1995

Born in South Wales, Barry served with the British Royal Artillery during World War II and completed his university studies prior to beginning his acting career. After bit parts in England, he moved to Canada in the early 1950s where he also wrote and adapted scripts for radio as well acting in television. He eventually moved to Hollywood in the 1960s, and made many television and film appearances over the next 25 years.

He played the part of Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) and Chet (Bill Paxton) Donnelly's grandfather in the 1985 film Weird Science.

Barry's television appearances included Bonanza, Daniel Boone, Bewitched, Hawaii Five-O, Mission: Impossible, The Six Million Dollar Man, Fantasy Island, and Highway to Heaven.

He died of heart failure in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, on 12 December 2006, aged 87.[1]


Selected TV Series


  1. "Ivor Barry dies". WalesOnline. 18 December 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2018.

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