Mostly Credited As: Barry Watson
Birth Name: Michael Barrett Watson
Date Of Birth: April 23, 1974 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Traverse City, Michigan
Height: 6' (1.82 m)
Barry Watson is an American actor, and was born on April 23, 1974 in Traverse City, Michigan. Barry is best known for his role as hunky teen heartthrob Matt Camden on the family drama '7th Heaven.' The character would go on to become a doctor over the course of the series' eleven season run. In real life, Barry has been married twice, and has three children. One of those children is from his current relationship with actress Natasha Gregson Wagner.
Barry started out in the business as a child model, before transitioning to acting as a teen. Like many actors, his first role was a six-month stint on a soap opera, in this case 'Days of Our Lives.' He did a few guest spots on TV shows, before landing a recurring part on the short-lived teen drama 'Malibu Shores.' The series is notable for also featuring actresses like Keri Russell and Charisma Carpenter before they became famous. His time on 'Malibu Shores' led directly to his breakout role on '7th Heaven,' as it exposed him to series producer Aaron Spelling.
During 'Heaven's long run, Watson tried his hand at film, appearing in 'Teaching Mrs. Tingle' with Katie Holmes, the cross-dressing comedy 'Sorority Boys,' and the horror flick 'Boogeyman.' Unfortunately, none were that well received.
Following '7th Heaven's cancellation, Watson moved on to the lead role in the dramedy 'What About Brian?,' which lasted for two seasons. From there, Barry played the regular role of Christina Applegate's on-again, off-again boyfriend on the well-regarded comedy 'Samantha Who?.' In more recent times, Watson played the recurring role of Steven Spence on the final season of 'Gossip Girl,' and made guest appearances on 'Wedding Band,' and 'Wilfred.'