|Born:||February 24, 1946|
Barry Bostwick is an American actor and singer. He is best known for playing the role of Brad Majors in the 1975 movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show, for replacing Peter Scolari as M. Tyler in the sitcom What I Like About You, and for playing the role of the mayor Randall Winston in another sitcom, Spin City. He portrayed Tim Stanwick.
He replaced C.C. Courtney in the show Salvation. In 1972, Bostwick originated the role of bad boy Danny Zuko in the stage production of the musical Grease, he was nominated in the Tony Awards for this performance. In 1975 he starred with Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon in the Rocky Horror Picture Show. He also won a Tony Award for his performance in the 1977 musical The Robber Bridegroom. From 1996 to 2002, Bostwick portrayed Randall Winston, the Mayor of New-York City in the sitcom Spin City along with Michael J. Fox and his successor, Charlie Sheen. In 2006 Bostwick landed a role replacing Peter Scolari as M. Tyler in What I Like About You, with Amanda Bynes.
Since 2004, Bostwick has had a recurring role on Law & Order : Special Victims Unit. Other television credits include guest appearances in Charlie's Angels, Hawaii Five-O, The Golden Palace, Grace Under Fire, Cold Case, Scrubs, and Las Vegas, among others. He has also had leading roles in various mini-series, including George Washington, its sequel The Forging of a Nation, Scruples, A Woman of Substance, War and Remembrance, and Till We Meet Again.
In 1997, Bostwick was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 10 days later had his prostate removed. In 2004, he won the Gilda Radner Courage Award from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Barry Bostwick appeared in the twenty-seventh episode of Glee and the fifth episode of the second season, The Rocky Horror Glee Show. He played Tim Stanwick, one of the two new station managers of WOHN-TV (the local television channel in Lima, Ohio). His appearance in the episode was an homage to his character in the original production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, where he played the character of Brad Majors, played by Finn in the episode. Tim Stanwick (along with Barry Jeffries) comes to Sue in order to produce an undercover exposé of the play so as to "prove that a secular progressive agenda has finally arrived in Lima, Ohio school district," in exchange she is bound to receive a local Emmy Award.