Chris Barry hails from the outskirts of Boston, MA, where he grew up in a big Italian family and often performed as a child, giving violin concerts and dance recitals, usually in his underpants. In 2015, he enthusiastically began his formal theatrical training at the Baron Brown Studio in Santa Monica. He has since thrown himself into the wild unknown of living truthfully, moment by moment, as a proud member of the vibrant artist community here in LA.
I am (use a max. of 3 words to describe yourself)… romantic (Italian), fun-loving (Irish), real (Bostonian)
My last acting gig taught me… to trust and let go.
Proudest performance moment… Every time I have the opportunity to audition, I am grateful and proud that I'm even in the room.
Most embarrassing audition… I put days of rehearsal and coaching and deep emotional daydreaming into preparing for my first short audition. The director handed me my sides and I had one line: "Your mother is upstairs", which I then delivered in 50 shades of anguish.
Movie I can’t stop talking about... Moonlight! Moonlight! Moonlight! And Manchester by the Sea
Top three Netflix / Amazon shows in my queue… Black Mirror, Chewing Gum, Mr Robot
Currently reading… The Art of Acting, Zen in the Art of Archery, and Churchill, A Biography
Car karaoke tune... Trumpets!
Would switch careers with… no one. I've already switched with myself a few times to get here.
The moment I knew I wanted to be an actor... Curtain call on Little Shop of Horrors, 1990
If I weren't an actor, I'd be... living a prior life.
Dying to work with... so many people. A few of the directors who's work I love - David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg
Get mistaken for… Ed Norton. Apparently, I sound like him.
Was born to play... Yes.
Learn lines by... discovering the meaning and rehearsing the beats over and over.
Get into character by... submitting
Acting is… magic
Special skill I wouldn't put on my resume… I put everything on my resume.
Secret I want everyone to know… Nope.
Actor crush... John Cazale
If I were a color, I'd be… a deep forest green
Fave travel destination… Rome
LA spot that inspires or relaxes me… the top of Runyon Canyon
The best advice I ever got… relax and do the thing.
You can find me at… Tiago Cafe, or at https://www.instagram.com/chris.barry, rep BBR