Born as Michael Barrett Watson on the 23rd April 1974 in Traverse City, Michigan USA, Barry is a television and film actor, best known for his roles in the series “7th Heaven” (1996-2006), “What About Brian” (2006-2007), and “Samantha Who?” (2007-2009), among other differing appearances. Watson’s career started in 1990.
Have you ever wondered how rich Barry Watson is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Watson’s net worth is as high as $1 million, an amount earned largely through his successful acting career. In addition to playing on television, Watson also had roles in numerous movies, which has improved his wealth.
Barry Watson Net Worth $1 Million
Barry Watson was the third of four children of Michael, an attorney, and Karen Watson, a paralegal. When Barry was eight, his family relocated from Michigan to Dallas, Texas, where he studied acting at the Dallas Young Actors Studio. Watson then moved to Burbank, California, and appeared in an episode of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated “Days of Our Lives” (1990). In 1992, Barry returned to Texas and matriculated from Richardson High School.
Watson decided to pursue an acting career, but had to work some small jobs in the meantime. Finally, in 1993 he got a minor role in the Golden Globe Award-nominated TV drama movie “Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald” starring Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Picardo, and Frank Whaley. After a few small parts in films and series, Barry landed a role as Matt Camden in a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated show “7th Heaven”, the role he played for ten years until 2006. In the same year, Watson appeared in five episodes of the “Malibu Shores”, and ended the decade in a comedy movie “Teaching Mrs. Tingle” (1999), alongside Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan and Katie Holmes, giving his net worth a big boost.
Barry was very busy with “7th Heaven”, but still managed to play in such movies as the “When Strangers Appear” (2001), a thriller with Radha Mitchell and Josh Lucas as co-stars. He also had roles in the comedy “Sorority Boys” (2002) and then starred in the horror called “Boogeyman” (2005). From 2006 to 2007, Barry played a lead role in two seasons of the series “What About Brian”, while from 2007 to 2009, he portrayed Tod in a Golden Globe Award-nominated “Samantha Who?” starring Christina Applegate, Jennifer Esposito and Kevin Dunn. In 2011, Watson had a part alongside Sara Rue in the romantic comedy movie “My Future Boyfriend”, and a year later, he starred in “Kiss at Pine Lake” with Mia Kirshner. Most recently, Barry appeared in six episodes of “Gossip Girl” (2012) and five episodes of “Hart of Dixie” (2014). At the moment, he is working in the series “Date My Dad” and movie “An Hour Behind”, both of which will be released late in 2027.
Regarding his personal life, Barry Watson was married to Laura Payne-Gabriel from 1997 to 2002, and later to Tracy Hutson from 2006 to 2011, with whom he has two children. Barry is has been married to Natasha Gregson Wagner since 2014, and has one child with her. In 2002, Watson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but went into remission in 2003 and fully recovered.
Hodgkins is in remission and he is writing for 7th Heaven (1996). [October 2002]
Starred on "Drop Dead Diva" as accountant dressed as a clown because of death of wife. (2nd season; 11th show). "Good Grief" [August 2010]
On May 30, 2012, his girlfriend Natasha Gregson Wagner gave birth to their first child together, a daughter named Clover Clementyne. This is Barry's third child.
Is an avid basketball fan and often attends Los Angeles Clippers home games.
Got engaged to his second wife Tracy Hutson on August 3, 2004. They married in July 14, 2006. They have two sons named Oliver Watson (b. May 2, 2005) and Felix Watson (b. November 13, 2007). Tracy and Barry later divorced in 2011.
Studied acting at the Dallas Young Actors Studio.
April 2003 - Barry's cancer is reported in remission. He returned for the 150th episode of his TV series, 7th Heaven (1996).
Diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, and began treatment for it, May 2002.
It was tough trying to figure out how to put on all the women's clothes.
I want to try and do as much as I can as an actor. So far I think I've done pretty well with being a minister's son. And now I know I'm pretty darn good at playing a woman too.
I did. I did see Bigfoot when I was a kid and I still believe it to this day. I saw a big furry man outside my window. It's not funny! It was real.
I grew up in Dallas, with cowboys. I was the only guy in sixth grade with long hair and an earring. Let's just say I got a lot of, er, flak for being different.
In most horror films, you don't really get to understand why this character is the way he is.
Helen Mirren is like the sexiest woman on the planet to me. She is. Just the way she goes about everything.
I think most people, even if they say they hate horror movies, there's that feeling you get inside that you love. I mean, I love it. I love to have the hairs on the back of my neck stand up or get that chill up my spine.