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Barry Bostwick : Walt

Perhaps best known for his starring role as Brad Majors in the cult movie phenomenon “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Golden Globe® and Tony® Award winner Barry Bostwick began his acting career on the stage. After roles in productions of Take Her, She's Mine, War and Peace, and The Misanthrope Bostwick made his Broadway debut in Cock-a-Doodle Dandy. Later, Bostwick starred as Danny Zuko in the 1972 Broadway musical smash Grease – a role that earned him a Tony® nomination.

In the midst of this, Bostwick began breaking into films, with roles in such movies as “Jennifer on My Mind,” “Road Movie,” and “The Wrong Damn Film.” In 1975, he starred alongside Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” an instant cult classic that put Bostwick on the map.

After “Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Bostwick earned another Tony® Nomination for the comedy revival They Knew What They Wanted in 1976. The following year, Bostwick won the Tony® for The Robber Bridegroom.

In 1981, Bostwick starred in the TV series adaptation of the hit 1978 movie “Foul Play.” The following year, he starred in “Megaforce.” Bostwick starred, along with Carl Weintraub, as Rick Armstrong in the short-lived ABC sitcom “Dads” during the 1986-87 season. Bostwick then starred alongside Jane Seymour, Sharon Stone, and Robert Mitchum in the “War and Remembrance” miniseries, a role that earned him a Golden Globe® Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick portrayed Randall Winston, the mayor of New York City in “Spin City” opposite Michael J. Fox and his successor, Charlie Sheen. In 2006, Bostwick joined Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth's as a recurring character on “What I Like About You.” In 2007, Bostwick appeared in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Love is a Four Letter Word.”

Since 2004, Bostwick has had a recurring role on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He has also had leading roles in various miniseries, including “George Washington,” “The Forging of a Nation,” “Scruples,” “A Woman of Substance,” and “Till We Meet Again.”

In 2003, Bostwick appeared on “Scrubs” as a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer, a disease Bostwick survived in real life. Bostwick has also guest starred on such hit shows as “Charlie’s Angels,” “Cold Case,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Psych,” “Scandal,” “Ugly Betty,” “Masters of Sex,” “Hot in Cleveland,” “Glee,” “Grace Under Fire,” “CSI,” “Las Vegas,” “New Girl,” and “Franklin & Bash,” among others. Recently Bostwick had recurring roles on both “Cougar Town” and the animated television series, “Phineas and Ferb.”