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Barry Dennen

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Barry Dennen (born February 22, 1938) is an American actor, singer, and writer. Dennen was born in Chicago, Illinois. In New York City from 1960 to 1963, he had a relationship with Barbra Streisand, including living together for a year, during which time he helped her develop the nightclub act that began her successful career as a singer and actress. He moved to London for fifteen years and in 1968 landed the starring role of the master of ceremonies in the London version of Cabaret. In 1970, he played Pontius Pilate on the album of Jesus Christ Superstar, and he played the same role in the Broadway production (1971). In the same year, he played Mendel in Norman Jewison's film of Fiddler on the Roof. According to Dennen's website, he suggested to Jewison that he direct a film of Superstar. Jewison did so, and Dennen played Pilate again (1973). He was the voice actor who portrayed the Chamberlain SkekSil in The Dark Crystal. He has also done voice work on such cartoons as DuckTales, Batman: The Animated Series, The Pirates of Dark Water, Animaniacs, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Since that time Dennen has had a variety of small parts on American television shows and films, including: Batman; Superman III; The Kentucky Fried Movie; The Shining; Galtar and the Golden Lance; Tales from the Darkside and Titanic. He played auto dealer Irwin Lapsey in Shock Treatment, the sequel toThe Rocky Horror Picture Show. He has also done voices for many video games, including Fatman in Metal Gear Solid 2, Police Chief Bogen in Grim Fandango, Mimir in the recent video game Too Human, Dean Domino in Fallout: New Vegas expansion "Dead Money", and the Dark One in The Mark of Kri. He wrote the screenplay for an episode of Amazing Stories titled "The Secret Cinema" (1985) and cowrote an episode of The Comic Strip Presents... titled "Demonella" (1993). His autobiographical book, My Life With Barbra: A Love Story (1997), deals with their relationship and with his gradual realization that he was a homosexual. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Barry Dennen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 22, 1938 In Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Batman 1966-01-12
Latest Project:
Movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis 2015-01-27
Known For
Poster of Batman Beyond
Poster of Murphy Brown
Poster of Tales from the Darkside
Poster of The Shining
Movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Defense Advisor (voice) 2015-01-27
Movie Heavenly Sword Flying Fox / Prophet Takashi (voice) 2014-06-30
Series LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Mandarin 2013-11-05
Movie LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Maximum Overload Mandarin 2013-11-05
Series Avatar: The Last Airbender Unknown 2005-02-21
Series Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Movie Batman Beyond: Tech Wars / Disappearing Inque Captain 1999-05-08
Movie Titanic Praying Man 1997-11-18
Movie Twin Sitters Thomas 1994-10-01
Series Weird Science Unknown 1994-03-05
Series Hard Time on Planet Earth Hotel Clerk 1989-03-01
Series Murphy Brown Unknown 1988-11-14
Series DuckTales Unknown 1987-09-18
Series The Oldest Rookie Unknown 1987-09-16
Series L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Series Amazing Stories Unknown 1985-09-29
Series Tales from the Darkside Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Trading Places Demitri 1983-06-07
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01
Series Newhart Unknown 1982-10-02
Movie The Dark Crystal Chamberlain / Podling (voice) 1982-12-17
Series Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Movie Shock Treatment Irwin Lapsey 1981-10-30
Movie The Shining Bill Watson 1980-05-23
Series Oppenheimer 1980-10-29
Series Monster Squad Unknown 1976-09-11
Movie Brannigan Julian 1975-03-21
Series Wonder Woman Unknown 1975-11-07
Movie Madhouse Gerry Blount 1974-03-01
Movie Jesus Christ Superstar Pontius Pilate 1973-08-15
Movie Fiddler on the Roof Mendel 1971-11-03
Series Codename Unknown 1970-04-07
Movie The Secret Cinema Psychiatrist 1967-03-08
Series Batman Unknown 1966-01-12