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Actor, Producer and Writer Barry McEvoy is with us this episode of FNI Wrap Chat brought to you by Wildcard Distribution.
Barry recounts frankly some Interesting and unbelievable encounters with Hollywood top brass, performing with some incredible people, Auditioning for Martin Scorsese, a run in with Harvey Weinstein, having Robin Williams on your tail and trying to keep your integrity in a town where the order of the day is a side of inconsistency. You won’t believe some of these anecdotes.
Barry McEvoy is an Irish film Actor/writer best known for writing and playing the lead in An Everlasting Piece, directed by Barry Levinson. McEvoy’s first screen appearance of note was in the supporting role of a gangster in Gloria, filmed after he had spent a decade performing in Off Broadway plays in New York City. He appeared in Gettysburg, Veronica Guerin, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, and Five Minutes of Heaven.
McEvoy based the screenplay of An Everlasting Piece upon the adventures of his own father selling toupees to both Protestants and Catholics in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the height of the conflict.
Before his career in film, Barry was lead singer for legendary 1980s Washington, D.C., punk band Phlegm, who released several records before disbanding in 1988.
Barry McEvoy currently lives in Dublin with his wife and son. He continues to write and teaches feature screenwriting and also stars in plays from time to time in both Ireland and the U.S.