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Barry Tubb

Born in Snyder Texas February 13, 1963 Barry Tubb is a 1981 graduate of Snyder High School. He is a television and film actor, director, writer and World Champion Junior Bull Rider.


After High School, Tubb began stage training in San Francisco. He moved to Hollywood in the mid '80s to begin his screen and television-acting career. 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, and 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.

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 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.


Tubb last appeared in film as Jeb Crawford in the Civil War Western film Deliverance Creek on the Lifetime Network.

Tubb has participated in gatherings of the American Cowboy Culture Association, which holds the annual National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration each September in Lubbock, Texas.


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