Raymond J. Barry is alive and well -- The ''Dead Man Walking'' actor has a career revival

By Dave Karger
Updated January 26, 1996 at 05:00 AM EST

Name: Raymond J. Barry.

Age: 56.

Breakout Role: As Dead Man Walking‘s grieving father Earl Delacroix — a devout Catholic who wants to see his son’s killer die — he poses the unanswerable questions to nun Susan Sarandon.

Last Seen: As Sen. Richard Matheson on The X-Files and as the kidnapped Vice President in Sudden Death.

Recent Achievements: Finished writing a five-work collection, Mother’Son and Other Plays, in bookstores next month.

Next up: Has the lead as a psycho ex-con in the ultra-independent Headless Body in Topless Bar, due Feb. 16.

Aspirations: ”I would love to be able to earn enough money to produce my plays. That would make me very happy.”

Career Outlook: Now, says casting director Janet Hirshenson, ”When Robert Duvall doesn’t want to do [a film], well, what about Ray Barry?”