P.J. Barry may be known most notably for The Octette Bridge Club, which had a Broadway run in 1985, he has numerous credits as an actor and director, in theatre, film and television. In addition he has appeared in many TV commercials.Among Mr. Barry's many theatrical credits are And Fat Freddy's Blueswhich was the recipient of the HBO Award at the National Playwright's Conference of the O'Neill Theatre Center, and later selected for the Shelykova Festival of New Plays and performed in Russia;"Heritage" a play about the women in Lincoln's life; and several plays produced by The York Theatre Company in New York that he also directed. These include After the Dancing in Jericho, A Distance From Calcutta, and Down by the OceanSeveral of his plays were mounted at the Hudson Guild Theatrein New York where he was artistic director and staged over 40 productions. Some of his other plays include: Bad Axe, Getting the Gold, and Jump the Train at Riverpoint. As an actor he has performed in regional theater along the East Coast, and on television most recently in As the World Turns, and Law and Order.Born and raised in Coventry, R.I., Mr. Barry started his career in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. He subsequently served in Korea during the war, entertaining the troops in variety shows. While attending the University of California, Berkeley, he married Dolores DuBois and they had three children, Matt, Neill and Nina, all living today in California and in show business. Mr. Barry later divorced and remains very close with all his family.