Actor, director and English, Literature and Drama teacher, Barry has performed on stage in a television series, films, radio plays, and radio and television commercials.
Barry has acted in films such as Strangers Come a Knockin' Round Midnight and Men Dare Do, and as an extra in The Heights and Cloudstreet, and for Silver Chain and C Films productions. He was the eponymous Bookworm in the ZTV weekly series. He has acted in many radio plays for ZBC and has recorded radio and television commercials. He presented several educational programs for Audio Visual Services.
Barry has acted for several theatre companies including GRADS, Old Mill Theatre, 7 Arts Theatre, CAPAB, Reps Theatre, Delta Theatre and Sundown Theatre, performing in a wide variety of plays, musicals and pantomimes.