Barry Bostwick Prostate Cancer Survivor, supports efforts to treat prostate cancer.
Famous for movies like Rocky Horror or television shows like Spin City and so many other wonderful parts, Barry Bostick takes a minute while busy supporting vendors and great causes at the GBK Gifting Lounge for the 2013 Emmy Awards.
Barry Bostwick has a cult following his appearance as Brad Majors in the movie classic Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Barry has gone on to play many parts including playing Mayor Randall M. Winston Jr. the loveable, yet quirky mayor on the show Spin City, first with Michael J Fox and then with Charlie Sheen.
Barry talks candidly about his bout with prostate cancer. Although he is cancer free, he still supports efforts to find a treatments and hopefully a cure.
Barry also talked about his newest project coming up. – JW
Barry Knapp Bostwick (born February 24, 1945) is a Tony Award winning American stage and screen actor. He is known for playing Brad Majors in the 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He replaced Peter Scolari as Mr. Tyler in the sitcom What I Like About You, as well as portraying Mayor Randall Winston in the sitcom Spin City. Bostwick has also had considerable success in musical theater.
Bostwick was born in San Mateo, California. He is the son of Elizabeth “Betty” (née Defendorf), a housewife, and Henry “Bud” Bostwick, a city planner and actor. His only sibling, Henry “Pete” Bostwick, was killed in a car accident on July 20, 1973. Bostwick attended San Diego’s United States International University in 1967, majoring in acting, got his start on the Hillbarn Theatre stage now located in Foster City, and worked for a time as a circus performer. He also attended NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, graduating in 1968.
In 1970, Bostwick was a member of a pop group called The Klowns, assembled and promoted by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, whose members performed wearing stylized clown makeup and costumes. Their lone, 1970 album was produced by Jeff Barry, and generated a minor Billboard hit single, “Lady Love”.
He replaced C.C. Courtney in the musical Salvation. His next stage appearance was in the 1971 rock opera Soon, which closed after three performances. In 1972, Bostwick originated the role of bad boy Danny Zuko in the stage production of Grease, earning a Tony Award nomination for his performance. In 1975 he starred with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon in The Rocky Horror Picture Show portraying the character of Brad Majors.
He also won a Tony Award for his performance in the 1977 musical The Robber Bridegroom. In 1982 he starred in Megaforce, widely considered one of the worst films ever made. Bostwick starred, along with Carl Weintraub, as Rick Armstrong in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Dads” from 1986 to 87. From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick portrayed Randall Winston, the mayor of New York City in the sitcom Spin City opposite Michael J. Fox and his successor, Charlie Sheen. In 2006 Bostwick landed a role replacing Peter Scolari as Mr. Tyler in the relatively unknown star vehicle sitcom for then-16-year-old Amanda Bynes What I Like About You.
Since 2004, Bostwick has had a recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He has also had leading roles in various miniseries, including George Washington, its sequel The Forging of a Nation, Scruples, A Woman of Substance, War and Remembrance, and Till We Meet Again.
In 2003, Bostwick appeared on Scrubs as a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease Bostwick had in real life. In 2008, he appeared in an episode of TV series Ugly Betty as an attorney to the Meade family. In 2007, Bostwick gained a recurring role, as Grandpa Clyde Flynn on the animated television series, Phineas and Ferb. Bostwick is also the spokesperson for Optimum Voice. In June 2009 he played Father Jimmy, the ineffective exorcist in the independent horror comedy The Selling, written by Gabriel Diani and directed by Emily Lou.
Since 2009, Bostwick has had a recurring role as Roger Frank on the sitcom Cougar Town which stars Courteney Cox. In season 3 of the show we learn that Bostwick’s character has become mayor of the town the comedy is set in, Gulf Haven.
Fox’s Enlisted Recruits TV Vets Stacy Keach, Dean Stockwell and Barry Bostwick
Fox’s Enlisted is adding a trio of television vets to its Season 1 ranks, casting Stacy Keach (Mike Hammer), Dean Stockwell (Quantum Leap) and Barry Bostwick (Spin City) in a bizarro-esque episode.
TVLine has learned exclusively that the trio will play three Army veterans who come back to Ft. McGee to attend a funeral. While there, they cross paths with the Hill brothers and it quickly becomes apparent that they’re essentially older versions of Pete (Geoff Stults), Randy (Parker Young) and Derrick (Chris Lowell).
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