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Also Known As: Died: March 14, 1986
Born: April 22, 1911 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: actor

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Barry Atwater was a character actor who worked prolifically from the 1950s through the 1970s. One of his earliest roles came when he was in his late-thirties on the Walter Cronkite-narrated historical series, "You Are There." Many of his other roles in the '50s were westerns, but in 1958, he landed a recurring part on the classic crime-mystery "Perry Mason," appearing on six episodes over a five-year span. He would revisit this genre frequently in the 1970s, with recurring parts on the cop drama "Hawaii Five-O," the anthology series "Night Gallery," and the cop drama "Mannix." Atwater's role as a serial killer/vampire on the horror-thriller "The Night Stalker" in 1972 caught the attention of fans of classic horror. In 1966, Atwater began a five-episode run on the popular action-thriller "Mission: Impossible," appearing as a different character on each episode over a seven-year-span. At the end of a run of crime-drama roles through the 1970s, Atwater had a small movie role as a lawyer in the Sylvester Stallone-starring Teamster drama, "F.I.S.T."; Atwater passed away from a stroke at age 60, just after the film's release in April of that year.

Barry Atwater was a character actor who worked prolifically from the 1950s through the 1970s. One of his earliest roles came when he was in his late-thirties on the Walter Cronkite-narrated historical series, "You Are There." Many of his other roles in the '50s were westerns, but in 1958, he landed a recurring part on the classic crime-mystery "Perry Mason," appearing on six episodes over a five-year span. He would revisit this genre frequently in the 1970s, with recurring parts on the cop drama "Hawaii Five-O," the anthology series "Night Gallery," and the cop drama "Mannix." Atwater's role as a serial killer/vampire on the horror-thriller "The Night Stalker" in 1972 caught the attention of fans of classic horror. In 1966, Atwater began a five-episode run on the popular action-thriller "Mission: Impossible," appearing as a different character on each episode over a seven-year-span. At the end of a run of crime-drama roles through the 1970s, Atwater had a small movie role as a lawyer in the Sylvester Stallone-starring Teamster drama, "F.I.S.T."; Atwater passed away from a stroke at age 60, just after the film's release in April of that year.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Mean Dog Blues (1978)
2.
 Die Sister Die (1978)
3.
 Family Plot (1976) Mrs Clay
4.
5.
 Our Time (1974)
6.
 Stand Up and Be Counted (1972) Sophie
7.
 The Love Machine (1971) Mary
8.
 Pieces of Dreams (1970) Mrs. Lind
9.
 Norwood (1970) Irate bus passenger
10.
 True Grit (1969) Mrs. Floyd
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companion:
Kent Smith.

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