Barnard Hughes
Date of Birth
Jul 16, 1915
Birth Place:
Bedford Hills, NY


Character actor of stage, screen, and television, Barnard Hughes specializes in playing authoritarians and lovable old curmudgeons. During the 1970s, Hughes won a Tony for his portrayal of a dead but still intrusive Irish father whose memory bedevils his son in the drama Da. He reprised the role in the 1988 film version starring opposite Martin Sheen as the tormented playwright/son. Though he has...