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Barry was a young boy growing up in Australia's Northern Territory when he fell in love with all things cinematic. His first job was the projectionist in the Nhulunbuy cinema. It eventually led to a successful career as an actor, screenwriter, and now the author of his first graphic novels Deadman’s Land and Tandoori Apocalypse.


He began his acting career in 1987, most recently playing Lugo on the highly regarded and successful ‘Spartacus’ TV series.  Barry graduated from South Seas Film and Television School in 1997 with a degree in screenwriting and directing.  In 2009 he was selected for the New Zealand Film Commission First Writers Initiative and served on the New Zealand Writers Guild Board as the Northern Regional Representative. 


His spec screenplay Deadman's Land was a 2013 Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition quarter finalist and a 2014 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting quarter finalist. Hard Out was a 2015 Screencraft Screenwriting quarter finalist.