Who is Barry Cryer? Bio, Age, Wiki, Net Worth, Relationship, Height

An English writer, comedian, and actor by the name of Barry Charles Cryer. Along with appearing on stage, radio, and television’s Doctor in the House, Cryer also wrote for a number of performers, such as Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Jack Benny, Rory Bremner, George Burns, Jasper Carrott, The Two Ronnies, and Morecambe and Wise.

Biography, Facts & Life Story

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On March 23, 1935, Barry Cryer was born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. When he passed away, he was 86 years old. He belongs to the Virgo zodiac. He goes by Barry Cryer in full. Along with his parents and brothers, he was raised in England. He is also a citizen of the United Kingdom. He is a member of the white race. He follows the Christian faith. Before enrolling at Leeds University, he completed his education at Leeds Grammar School. The world’s longest-running television entertainment program, The Good Old Days, was housed at the Leeds City Varieties Theatre, where he was granted a week’s worth of work.

Height, Weight

Barry Cryer had a height of 5 feet 9 inches. He is about 60 kilograms in weight. His hair was white, and he had gorgeous warm brown eyes. His dress size, shoe size, biceps, chest, waist, and hip measurements, among other details, were not disclosed.

Quick Facts

Full Real Name Barry Charles Cryer
Nickname Barry Cryer
Age  86 years old (At the time of death)
Profession Writer, comedian
Date of birth 23 March 1935
Place of Birth Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Mixed
Religion Christian.
Wife Theresa
Net worth $1 million – $5 million
Height (approx.) 5 ft 9 inches
Weight (approx.) 60Kg

Net Worth

Barry Cryer’s net worth is how much? As of January 2023, Barry Cryer’s net worth was estimated to be in the range of $1 million and $5 million. His primary source of income is undoubtedly his amazing career as a comedian.


With Susan Hampshire, Millicent Martin, and Paul Scofield, Cryer sang the song “The Purple People Eater,” which is better known from Sheb Wooley’s version, in the 1957 film Expresso Bongo. Due to contractual issues, Wooley’s version was never published in Scandinavia; however, Cryer’s was and reached number one in Finland. Four skits for The Jimmy Logan Show that Cryer co-wrote with Douglas Camfield are among his earliest published works. When David Frost first came across Cryer, he was a head writer for Danny La Rue’s London nightclub.

This resulted in Cryer’s involvement in the writing for the variety show A Degree of Frost, which resulted in Cryer joining the writing staff for The Frost Report, which ran from 1966 to 1967 and included John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Marty Feldman. Cryer’s status as a significant writer in the 1970s was cemented when Frost engaged Cryer to work on a number of subsequent episodes. On At Last the 1948 Show, first aired in 1967, Cryer can be seen pouring wine during the original performance of the Four Yorkshiremen farce. Cryer always preferred to write with others so that no one would be left to provide the substance if he ran out of ideas. John Junkin, who played Eric Morecambe and Cryer, played Ernie Wise on The Morecambe and Wise Show for the BBC in the 1970s. When usual writer Eddie Braben was absent, the two penned segments for the 1972 and 1976 Christmas specials.

Cryer continued to enjoy acting, particularly in the BBC radio program Hello, Cheeky! with Junkin and Tim Brooke-Taylor, where the three actors traded jokes. Additionally, he appeared in the humorous television series The Steam Video Company and provided the voice for the judge in the 1975 animated comedy-musical Dick Deadeye, or Duty Done. He played a police inspector in Kenny Everett’s 1984 horror parody Bloodbath at the House of Death, participated in All You Need Is Cash, a 1978 spoof documentary about the Beatles parody band The Rutles, and hosted the ITV comic panel game Jokers Wild (1969–1974).

Relationship Status

Who is the wife of Barry Cryer? In 1962, Cryer wed Theresa, also known as Terry. They had three sons and a girl, totaling four kids. As of 2017, they also have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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