Barry Gordon (born December 21, 1948, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is an American film and television actor and radio personality. He was the president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1988 to 1995.
Gordon's career began as a child star, with his million-selling hit record "Nuttin' for Christmas" in the '50s, which continues to be a holiday favorite. His TV debut came at three years old on Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour. He also appeared on The Jackie Gleason Show and Star Time with Benny Goodman.
Gordon had a recurring role in the last two seasons of the television series All in the Family, then known as Archie Bunker's Place, in which he played Archie's Jewish accountant Gary Rabinowitz. Gordon also had guest-starring roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. Perhaps his most famous role was opposite Jason Robards in A Thousand Clowns in 1965. It was a reprise of the same role he created on Broadway, which earned Gordon a Tony Award nomination. Recently he has appeared as a recurring character on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Gordon is also a voice actor featured in such animated series as Jabberjaw, The Kid Superpower Hour with Shazam!, Mighty Orbots, The Snorks, and SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron(1991). Gordon also provided the voice of the NesQuik Bunny character in commercials for Nestlé NesQuik. His most notable voice roles were Donatello and Bebop in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
He currently hosts Barry Gordon From Left Field, a weekly radio show on KCAA Radio in Loma Linda, California|Loma Linda, California; previously the show was heard on KRLA Radio in Los Angeles, California. He also hosts NewsRap, a widely watched local public access cable television show that airs on the Pasadena Community Access Corporation's Channel 56 and streams to the internet.
- Barry Gordon From Left Field TV and radio show website
- Screen Actors Guild history
- Barry Gordon at the All Music Guide
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