|Who is it?||Actor, Director, Writer|
|Birth Day||February 13, 1963|
|Birth Place||Snyder, Texas, United States|
|Age||57 YEARS OLD|
|Notable work||Top Gun Bay City Blues Hill Street Blues The Legend of Billie Jean Lonesome Dove The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada|
Tubb was born in Snyder, Texas in 1963. He won the state bull-riding championship at age 15 (junior division). After graduating from Snyder High School in 1981, he began stage training in San Francisco. Tubb moved to Hollywood in the mid 80's to begin his screen and television acting career.
Moving on to film Barry accepted supporting roles in Mask, The Legend of Billie Jean, and as Wolfman in Top Gun. In 1988, he co-starred with Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave in the Broadway production of Sweet Sue, in which he appeared nude, and which had a run of 164 performances. The following year he appeared in the drama Warm Summer Rain opposite Kelly Lynch. Barry turned to independent filming and other interests outside of Hollywood. In 1991, he moved to France and rode in a Wild West show. Barry starred, directed, produced, and co-wrote the Cowboys and Indians low-budget thriller Blood Trail which led to no major offers for distribution.
He earned a regular role on the short-lived baseball ensemble series Bay City Blues and later a recurring role as a rookie police officer on Hill Street Blues. He played a shy homosexual boy who comes out to his parents in Consenting Adult as well as a wealthy corporate upstart involved in murder in Billionaire Boys Club. Barry's most popular television role was that of Jasper Fant in the epic westerns Lonesome Dove and its sequel Return to Lonesome Dove in 1993 which were partly set in his native Texas.
In 2002, Tubb directed the family film Grand Champion about the exploits a young boy who raises a prize-winning steer and struggles to save it from the slaughterhouse. He shot the film in his own hometown of Snyder, Texas.