Snyder Texas February 13, 1963 he is a 1981 graduate of Snyder High
School. Tubb is a television and film actor, director and writer and
rodeo bull rider. In 1963, at the tender age of fifteen he was Texas
Champion Jr. Bull Rider.
School, he began stage training in San Francisco. Tubb moved to
Hollywood in the mid '80s to begin his screen- and television-acting
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
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 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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