John Ross Bowie

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John Ross Bowie
Born(1971-05-30) May 30, 1971 (age 42)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Jamie Denbo (m. 2004)
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John Ross Bowie
Born(1971-05-30) May 30, 1971 (age 42)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s)Jamie Denbo (m. 2004)

John Ross Bowie (born May 30, 1971) is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Barry Kripke on The Big Bang Theory. He appeared in the film What The Bleep Do We Know? opposite Marlee Matlin and guest appearances on shows such as Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Glee, and Good Luck Charlie. In March 2011 he began a run in a series of commercials for the Ford Motor Company.[1][2][3][4]

Bowie is a regular sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (UCBT) in New York and Los Angeles. At UCBT he was a member of the sketch troupe "The Naked Babies" with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey.[5] He has a recurring role in Corddry's Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital.

Bowie is a former member of New York pop punk band Egghead.[6]

He has worked with The Big Bang Theory co-star Kevin Sussman to create two TV comedies, The Ever After Part[7] (never aired) and The Second Coming of Rob,[8] 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Bowie is an Episcopalian,[9] of Scottish-Irish descent.[10]


2000Road TripDiner Worker
2003A.U.S.A.Wally Berman
2004CSI: NYLester JayneSeason 1, episode 3: "American Dreamers"
CharmedMarcus the WhitelighterSeason 7, episode 6: "Once in a Blue Moon"
2006The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseRory
PsychGeorge CheslowSeason 1, Episode 6: "Weekend Warriors"
CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationPeter EllisSeason 8, episode 2: "A La Cart"
2005–2008Reno 911Various characters
2008MonkTom Donovan
Worst WeekRob
Sex DriveDr. Clark Teddescoe
2009Curb Your EnthusiasmJohn FowlerSeason 7, episode 5: "Denise Handicapped"
He's Just Not That into YouDan the Wiccan
GleeDennisSeason 1, episode 12: "Mattress"
The Big Bang TheoryBarry Kripke9 episodes (2009–2013)
2010Fully LoadedRichard
Childrens HospitalDr. Max von Sydow
Melissa and JoeyLewis Scanlon
WeedsButter sculpture contest hostSeries 6, episode 7: "Pinwheels and Whirligigs"
2011Burn NoticePaul BurkowskiSeason 5, episode 4: "No Good Deed"
BonesLawrence DeightonSeason 7, episode 3: "The Prince in the Plastic"
House of LiesSpaulding Winter
The Glee ProjectDennis
2012The ExesJeffSeason 1, episode 10: "The Ex Always Rings Twice"
Happy EndingsMichaelSeason 2, episode 19
Retired at 35JaredSeason 2 recurring character
2013Whitney (TV series)Eddy: Lily's BoyfriendSeason 2, episode 6: "Two Broke Hearts"
iSteve[11]John SculleyInternet Movie
2013'The HeatFBI Officer
Good Luck CharliephotographerSeason 4 episode 15: "Sister, Sister"


  1. ^ Jeff Glucker (21 March 2011). "Videos: Ford hires wisecracking, handsy puppet to promote 2012 Focus". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Pulse 2 news article
  3. ^ David Griner (22 March 2011). "Lecherous Non-Human Pitching Ford Focus". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
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  5. ^ Lies, Erica (20 March 2012). "Talking to Seth Morris About Funny or Die, UCB, and First Dates with Toby Harris". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Bio at
  7. ^ Wightman, Catriona (19 October 2011). "'Big Bang Theory' John Ross Bowie, Kevin Sussman developing Fox comedy". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (29 August 2012). "'Big Bang Theory' Duo Sell Semi-Autobiographical Comedy to CBS". Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
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  11. ^ Funny Or Die (15 April 2013). "'iSteve". Retrieved 15 April 2013. 

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