I began my career in New York City. My father is Broadway playwright P.J. Barry, so I had a good head start.

I was off-Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre when I was 8 and on a CBS TV show by 13.
The big break came when I starred in Academy Award winning director Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial film “Luna.”

I then studied at The Actors Studio and yes, I'm old enough to have studied with Uta Hagen
and others at the famed HB Studios.

After years of acting in film and television, I begged director Barry Levinson for a behind the scenes job. He asked me to help out in casting. Twenty years later and I'm still loving the job. Having come from the acting world, I know what it takes to “make it” and I do what I can to
help along the way.

I've discovered or given breaks to:

Amanda Seyfried James Gandolfini Rachel McAdams Katt Williams
Dakota Fanning Ryan Phillippe Olivia Wilde Anton Yelchin
Michael Rapaport James Lesure Steve Zahn Don Cheadle
Lisa Nicole Carson Ken Leung Jake Lloyd Lucy Liu
David Dorfman Roselyn Sanchez Maggie Q Jason Clarke
Terry Crews Jason Ritter Sophia Vasillieva and many others ...

I've taught workshops in Sydney and Melbourne Australia, New York, Chicago, London,
Detroit, North Carolina, Miami, Dallas, Sacramento, Oklahoma, San Francisco and Toronto.

I enjoy passing on my knowledge to help others achieve their dreams.

Actor Fest 2011

Actorfest 2009

Family Guy: Who's Matt Barry

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Many of our students have gone on to book some great roles ...

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