Barry enrolled in drama school when in his 50's - which surprised many people - after a working life in export marketing and insurance.
Barry has appeared in feature films, TV shows, music videos, and short films. Reading, analysing, and interpreting scripts inspired him to write.
Barry's stories have appeared in Skive Magazine, Cyclamens and Swords, The Flash Fiction Press, A Story In 100 Words, 50 Word Stories, Writers Grapevine, and Canada's The Dirty Pool where he was inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2017.
One of Barry's short stories was runner-up in the 2015 Arts Alliance competition whilst another appears in the futuristic Australian anthology FUTUREVISION.
In September 2018 Barry was awarded second prize from the Boonah Arts Festival for his 100 word short story FIND.