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Hughes, Barnard 1915–

HUGHES, Barnard 1915–

(Barney Hughes)


First name is pronounced "Bar–nid"; born July 16, 1915, in Bedford Hills, NY; son of Owen and Madge (maiden name, Kiernan) Hughes; married Helen Stenborg (an actress), April 19, 1950; children: Douglas, Laura (an actress). Education: Attended Manhattan College.

Career: Actor. Appeared with the Tenthouse Theatre, Highland Park, IL; Shelton–Amos Players, Richmond, VA; Palm Springs Playhouse, Palm Springs, CA; and companies in Surrey, ME, and Middletown, NY. Circle Repertory Theatre, member; appeared in television commercials for Kix cereal, 1996; also worked as a Wall Street runner. Military service: U.S. Army.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Players Club.

Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best supporting or featured actor, 1973, for Much Ado about Nothing; St. Clair Bayfield Award, 1973; Antoinette Perry Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award, all best actor in a play, 1978, all for Da; Emmy Award, outstanding lead actor for a single appearance in a drama or comedy series, 1978, for Lou Grant; Theatre Father of the Year Award from the Eire Society of Boston, 1983; Helen Hayes Award, outstanding supporting performer in a touring production or prior to New York, 1986, for The Iceman Cometh; Theatre Hall of Fame, inductee, 1991; Special Drama Desk Award (with Helen Stenborg), lifetime achievement, 2000.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Haberdasher, The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare Fellowship Company, New York City, 1934.

(Broadway debut) The Cat and the Canary, Majestic Theatre, 1937.

Joe, Please, Mrs. Garibaldi, Belmont Theatre, New York City, 1939.

Herself, Mrs. Patrick Crowley, Wilmington, DE, 1939.

Martin, The Ivy Green, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1949.

Clancy, Dinosaur Wharf, National Theatre, New York City, 1951.

Captain McLean, The Teahouse of the August Moon, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1956.

Major Joppolo, A Bell for Adano, Equity Library Theatre, Lennox Hall Playhouse, New York City, 1957.

T. J., Home of the Brave, Equity Library Theatre, Lennox Hall Playhouse, 1957.

Lantry, The Will and the Way, Theatre East, New York City, 1957.

Dr. Genoni, Enrico IV, Erlanger Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1958.

Inspector Norcross, A Majority of One, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1959.

Senator Tom August, Advise and Consent, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1960.

Peter Mortensgaard, Rosmersholm, Fourth Street Theatre, New York City, 1962.

Nils Krogstad, A Doll's House, Theatre Four, New York City, 1963.

The Governor, The Advocate, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1963.

Bert Howell, Nobody Loves an Albatross, Lyceum Theatre, 1963.

Marcellus and priest, Hamlet, Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1964.

Father Frank Feeley, I Was Dancing, Lyceum Theatre, 1964.

Jim Bolton, Generation, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Father Stanislas Coyne, Hogan's Goat, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Senator McFetridge, How Now, Dow Jones, Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, 1967.

Judge Belknap, The Wrong–Way Light Bulb, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1969.

General Fitzhugh, Sheep on the Runway, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1970.

Arnall, Line, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1971.

Fulbert, Abelard and Heloise, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Various roles, Older People, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Polonius, Hamlet, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Dogberry, Much Ado about Nothing, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, then Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, both 1972.

Alexander Serebryakov, Uncle Vanya, Circle in the Square/Joseph E. Levine Theatre, New York City, 1973.

The Voice (recorded), Edgar Allan Poe, Alice Tully Hall, New York City, 1973.

Various roles, The Good Doctor, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Sir John Falstaff, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Gower, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, both New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1974.

Dr. Lionel Morris, All Over Town, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Voice of newspaper (recorded), Edgar Allan Poe: A Condition of Shadow with Jerry Rockwood, URGENT Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Tchebutykin, The Three Sisters, Brooklyn Academy of Music Playhouse, Brooklyn, NY, 1977.

Reverend Anthony Anderson, The Devil's Disciple, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1977, then Brooklyn Academy of Music Opera House, Brooklyn, NY, 1978.

Title role, Da, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, then Morosco Theatre, both 1978.

Homeward Bound, 1980.

Hugh, Translations, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1981.

Orgon, Tartuffe, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, 1982.

Father William Doherty, Angels Fall, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1982, then Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Philip Stone, End of the World, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1984.

The Sky Is No Limit, 1984.

Harry Hope, The Iceman Cometh, Lunt–Fontanne Theatre, 1985.

The Iceman Cometh, American National Theatre, c. 1986.

You Can't Take It With You, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland, 1989.

Old Man, Prelude to a Kiss, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1990–1991.

Da, Olympia Theatre, Dublin, 1993.

Da, 1999.

Osgood Meeker, Waiting in the Wings, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1999–2000.

Major Tours:

Captain McLean, The Teahouse of the August Moon, U.S. cities, 1954–1956.

Jim Bolton, Generation, U.S. cities, 1966.

Title role, Da, U.S. cities, 1979–1980.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Playgirl, 1954.

Dr. Kent O'Donnell, The Young Doctors, United Artists, 1961.

Marcellus and priest, Hamlet, Warner Bros., 1964.

Towny, Midnight Cowboy, United Artists, 1969.

Colonel Hendriks, Where's Poppa? (also known as Going Ape), United Artists, 1970.

Dr. Proctor, Cold Turkey, United Artists, 1971.

Edmund Drummond, The Hospital, United Artists, 1971.

Judge Vogel, The Pursuit of Happiness, Columbia, 1971.

Dr. Spencer, Rage, Warner Bros., 1972.

Mr. Arthur McLennen, Sisters (also known as Blood Sisters), American International, 1973.

Judge Baker, Oh, God!, Warner Bros., 1977.

Chief Justice Crawford, First Monday in October, Paramount, 1981.

Tim McCullen, Best Friends, Warner Bros., 1982.

Old man, Deadhead Miles, filmed in 1970, released by Paramount, 1982.

Dr. Walter Gibbs and Dumont, Tron, Buena Vista, 1982.

Bishop Campbell, Maxie (also known as Free Spirit), Orion, 1985.

Jonathan Knowles, Where Are the Children?, Columbia, 1986.

Grandpa, The Lost Boys, Warner Bros., 1987.

Title role, Da, FilmDallas, 1988.

Dr. Aurelius Hogue, Doc Hollywood, Warner Bros., 1991.

Father Maurice, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Buena Vista, 1993.

Treasurer, The Emperor's New Clothes, 1993.

Beaumont, The Odd Couple II (also known as Neil Simon's The Odd Couple II), Paramount, 1998.

Frank Marvel, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Henry Albertson, The Fantasticks, United Artists, 2000.

Himself, The Making of "Tron," 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Second Dr. Bruce Banning, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1961–1966.

Stuart Bronson, Dark Shadows, 1966.

First Wilfred Hollister, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1968–1969.

Mr. Barton, As the World Turns, 1969–1970.

"Doc" Joe Bogert (title role), Doc, CBS, 1975–1976.

Max Merlin (title role), Mr. Merlin, CBS, 1981–1982.

Francis "Pop" Cavanaugh, The Cavanaughs, CBS, 1986–1987.

Buzz Richman, Blossom, NBC, 1991–1993.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Justice John Francis Carew, Little Gloria ... Happy at Last, NBC, 1982.

CIA Director William Casey, Guts and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Oliver North (also known as The Rise and Fall of Oliver North), CBS, 1989.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Helm, The Borgia Stick, NBC, 1967.

Elias Hart, Dr. Cook's Garden, ABC, 1971.

Joel Lynch, All the Way Home, 1971.

Dr. Benjamin Simon, The UFO Incident (also known as Interrupted Journey), NBC, 1975.

Attorney Philip J. Madden, Guilty or Innocent: The Sam Sheppard Murder Case, NBC, 1975.

The Two Lives of Sean Doolittle, 1975.

Judge Fricke, Kill Me if You Can (also known as The Caryl Chessman Story), NBC, 1977.

Uncle Tyler, Tell Me My Name, CBS, 1977.

John Matusak, Betty's father, See How She Runs, CBS, 1978.

Harry Seaton, Homeward Bound, CBS, 1980.

A Conflict of Interest, 1982.

Mr. Rafiel, Agatha Christie's "A Caribbean Mystery" (also known as A Caribbean Mystery), CBS, 1983.

Arthur Bennett, The Sky's No Limit (also known as The Sky's the Limit), CBS, 1984.

Ludlow Whitney, Under the Biltmore Clock, PBS, 1986.

Chance Carson, A Hobo's Christmas, CBS, 1987.

Abner Ableson, Night of Courage, ABC, 1987.

Doc Hansen, The Incident, CBS, 1990.

Judge, Miracle Child, NBC, 1993.

Harry Pitt, Trick of the Eye (also known as Primal Secrets), CBS, 1994.

Ed Godfrey, Past the Bleachers, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(Television debut) Bob Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, 1946.

Mr. Wallace, The Million Dollar Incident, CBS, 1961.

Secretary of the Navy, "Pueblo" (also known as "Pueblo Affair"), ABC Theatre, ABC, 1973.

Dogberry, Much Ado about Nothing, 1973.

Mr. Crampfurl, "The Borrowers," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1973.

Jim, "A Memory of Two Mondays," Great Performances, PBS, 1974.

Himself, The 32nd Annual Tony Awards, 1978.

Presenter, The 33rd Annual Tony Awards, 1979.

The Magic of David Copperfield, CBS, 1981.

Night of 100 Stars, 1982.

"The 75th," The Booth, PBS, 1985.

Jake Tibbits, "Home Fires Burning," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1989.

Himself, The 44th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1990.

Voice of Horace Greeley, Lincoln (documentary), ABC, 1992.

Also appeared in Look Homeward, Angel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mr. Rhenquist, The Thanksgiving Treasure, CBS, 1973.

Marion Weston, Another April, CBS, 1974.

"Doc" Joe Bogert, Doc, CBS, 1975.

Jess Halliday, Ransom for Alice!, NBC, 1977.

(As Barney Hughes) Andy Borchard, The World Beyond (also known as The Mud Monster), CBS, 1978.

Father John Brown, Sanctuary of Fear (also known as Girl in the Park, Father Brown, Detective, and Sanctuary of Death), NBC, 1979.

Gordon Hackles, "Trick or Treat," Tales from the Dark-side, syndicated, 1983.

Colonel Henry L. Stimson, Day One, CBS, 1989.

Grandpa, Blossom, NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Papa Was a Sport," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1954.

Mr. Dubois, "Four Homes for Danny," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1957.

Leo, "Little Charlie Don't Want a Saddle," The U.S. Steel Hour, ABC, 1957.

Dr. Foster, "William and Mary," Way Out, 1961.

"The Boy Between," The Defenders, CBS, 1961.

Al Forrester, "Two on the House," Route 66, 1962.

Harold Myle, "Show Just Cause Why You Should Weep," The Nurses, CBS, 1963.

Chief judge, "No Justice for Judge," The Trials of O'Brien, 1965.

Judge, "A Horse Called Destiny," The Trials of O'Brien, 1966.

Lathrop Hyde, "The Trap of Solid Gold," ABC Stage 67, 1967.

Father Majeski, "Edith's Accident," All in the Family, CBS, 1971.

Jack Riker, "Dead Pigeon," Cannon, 1971.

Father John Majeski, "Edith Flips Her Wig," Allinthe Family, CBS, 1972.

Andrew Corby, "All My Tomorrows," Love Story, 1973.

Father John Majeski, "Edith's Conversion," Allinthe Family, CBS, 1973.

Herb Hartley, "An American Family," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974.

Herb Hartley, "Making Up Is the Thing to Do," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974.

Clinton Palmer, "A Capitol Crime," Hawaii Five–0, 1977.

Judge Felix Ruthman, "Judge," Lou Grant, CBS, 1977.

Herb Hartley, "Grizzly Emily," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1978.

Joe Freilich, "Passages," Hotel, 1984.

"Ace in the Hole/Uncle Joey's Song/Father in the Cradle," The Love Boat, ABC, 1984.

The King, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.

Lester Simmons, "Here's Who Ordered the Pizza," The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1988.

Judge Tuttman, "Twoslip," The Marshal, ABC, 1995.

Sam O'Donnell, "In Search of Crimes Past," Homicide: Life on the Street (also known as Homicide and H: LOTS), NBC, 1995.

Judge Panicio, "Daniel in the Lion's Den," Deadline, NBC, 2000.

Also appeared in Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC; Hawkins Falls, Pop. 6,200, NBC; Hollywood Screen Test, ABC; Naked City, ABC; Car 54, Where Are You?, NBC; Nova, PBS; Dupont Show of the Week, CBS; as voice of treasurer, "Emperor's New Clothes," Long Ago and Far Away, PBS.



Playbill, December 28, 1999.

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