Chris Barrie is a famous comedian and impressionist whose net worth has accumulated over time through his TV shows. Find out more about this impersonator.
Who Is Chris Barrie? Wiki, TV Show, Net Worth, ‘Red Dwarf’, & Facts to Know
Chris Barrie is a famous German comedian actor who is well known as Arnold Rimmer. Chris Barrie’s role as Rimmer was a dwarf who made love once in his life in the film the Red Dwarf. To some of the fans, Barrie is known as Hilary, who was Lara Croft’s butler in the film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. To many fans, Chris Barrie is widely recognized as Gordon Brittas in the BBC sitcom The Brittas Empire. Chris Barrie achieved his first career success as a vocal impersonator on a TV show Spitting Image.
Chris Barrie’s Early Life and Childhood
Chris Barrie’s full name is Christopher Jonathan Brown. He was born in 1960 on 28 March, in Hanover, West Germany. Barrie’s father worked in the British Army. As a child, Barrie grew up in Northern Ireland. Therefore, he went to Methodist College Belfast boarding school in Northern Ireland. Chris Barrie became the head boy while he was in his final year in college. Barrie further took the lead in a Dial M for Murder production while he was still in school. While Chris Barrie was in Brighton Polytechnic, he started a business course but afterward, he decided to quit school. Barrie juggled between different jobs and he started developing talent in being a personality impersonator. This made Chris Barrie shift his career to films and televisions. Chris Barrie started his TV career as a personality impersonator in the sports section. Barrie decided to change his name from Christopher Brown to Barrie since there was another artist called Chris Brown in the Equity UK Lists. Chris Barrie has taken part in major films such as Red Dwarf and its sequels, The Brittas Empire, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life
Chris Barrie’s TV Show Career and Net Worth
During Chris Barrie’s first TV career, he impersonated the voice of Ronald Reagan in Two Tribes in a pop song played by Frankie Goes Hollywood. Chris Barrie further went on to perform on a radio show called Son of Cliché. Rob Grant and Doug Naylor were also working on it. Chris Barrie was a busy man, he was consequently working on another TV show called Spitting Image in 1984. Chris Barrie was the main voice artist in the Spitting Image. Barrie’s contributions to the Spitting Image were his main work in the mid-eighties. Due to Chris Barrie’s connection with Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, they made Barrie audition for the Red Dwarf film in 1988. In this film Red Dwarf, Chris Barrie takes the character of Arnold Rimmer who was a coward and a self-centered man who was hopeless around women. Barrie also took part in the ten sequels of the Red Dwarf. This made Chris Barrie’s net worth to accumulate after taking part in all the ten sequels of the film. In 1991, Chris Barrie took part in a BBC sitcom called The Brittas Empire. During his play in The Brittas Empire, Chris Barrie was portrayed as Gordon Brittas who meant well but was an irritating useless manager of Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre. The Brittas Empire had another seven sequels series that Barrie took part in. Chris Barrie continued to feature in other TV shows and films and he was able to increase his net worth. Barrie also took part in another film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001. He played the character of Hillary, Lara Croft’s butler. In this film, Barrie played alongside Angelina Jolie, who played Lara Croft. Consequently, Barrie also took part in the sequel of the same franchise called Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life in 2003 as Hillary the butler again. Chris Barrie also played a role in an animated cartoon called The Legends of Treasure Island. He impersonated the voice of Captain Smollett and Ben Gunn in The Legends of Treasure Island. Barrie’s latest TV work is Britain’s Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie. The TV show was shown on the National Geographic Channel in 2009. Many of the episodes in Britain’s Greatest Machines with Chris Barrie featured famous air sea, land vehicles and machines from the 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1980s. He was also a host on TV series like Chris Barrie’s Massive Engines and Chris Barrie’s Massive Machines, which were aired on Discovery channel. Barrie has been a director of two episodes of Filthy Rich and Catflap.
Facts to Know about Chris Barrie
1. Chris Barrie’s original name was Christopher Jonathan Brown. He chose his stage name as Barrie since there was another Chris Brown in the UK Equity list. 2. Barrie turned down the position to act as a voice impersonator in The Lion King since he had two main characters in Red Dwarf and The Brittas Empire. 3. Chris Barrie is a collector. He collects vintage motorbikes and fast cars. 4. Chris Barrie met his beautiful wife Aleck during a car bomb scare. 5. Barrie is a master impersonator and mimicry. This is why he is a fantastic and a talented comedian. 6. Barrie also launched a video in 1995 called Chris Barrie’s Motoring Wheel Nuts, which shows his personal car collection. 7. Chris Barrie has been married twice. He was first married to Monica from 1987 to 1990. Barrie later married his current wife Aleck Barrie in 1997. 8. Chris Barrie was born in Germany. However, he grew up in Northern Ireland.
Chris Barrie’s Net Worth
The 58 years old British actor, comedian, and impressionist Chris Barrie has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Barrie has taken part in some major films such as Lara Croft: Tomb Raider-The Cradle of Life, Red Dwarf, among others. Chris Barrie was able to accumulate his net worth fortune especially when he took part in the Red Dwarf’s ten sequels. Chris Barrie is a talented impressionist as well as an actor. Barrie has achieved a lot during his acting career and he has been able to accumulate a fortune. Chris Barrie’s vocal impersonator has earned him many opportunities in animated films as well. Barrie has received several awards due to his acting ability. He is the most sought-after impressionist in Hollywood. Chris Barrie has created a name for himself in the acting industry.