Known for his suave manner, Gene Barry was featured on numerous television series during a career that spanned more than fifty years. In 1955 he was featured in a recurring role during the final season of Our Miss Brooks and then went on to star in three of his own popular TV series -- Bat Masterson (his most famous role), The Name of the Game, and Burke's Law. He won a 1965 Golden Globe for Burke's Law. That series, featuring homicide investigations by a millionaire police captain, surprisingly returned in 1993-94, with Barry once again appearing in the title role.
He also starred in the classic 1953 science-fiction film War of the Worlds, directed by George Pal and made a cameo appearance in Steven Spielberg's 2005 version of War of the Worlds, along with his original 1953 co-star Ann Robinson (both are pictured; right). Other television series that he appeared in include Suspense, Science Fiction Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Charlie's Angels, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, The Twilight Zone and Murder: She Wrote. Barry was cast as the killer on the original Columbo TV pilot, Prescription: Murder.
Gene Barry passed away on December 9, 2009, at the age of 90. Condolences go out to his family, friends and many fans.