Birth Date: March 28, 1960 / Age: 53
Birth Place: Hannover, Lower Saxony, West Germany
Also Credited as: Christopher Barrie
Biography: Chris Barrie (born March 28, 1960) is a British actor, best known as a vocal impressionist and for his role as Arnold Rimmer in the sitcom Red Dwarf. He does also host the TV series Chris Barrie's Massive Engines on the Discovery Channel and Mean Machines on channel 5.
He was born Christopher Jonathan Barrie in Hannover, West Germany, and grew up in Northern Ireland. After dropping out of Brighton Polytechnic, he began his TV career as a sports personality impersonator on The David Essex Showcase. In addition to playing Arnold Rimmer, he is also famous for his role as leisure centre manager, Gordon Brittas in TV's The Brittas Empire.
Chris Barrie is the only member of the Red Dwarf cast who was thought to be "legit" (or a real actor) by original Kryten actor, David Ross.
Other roles include:
Numerous voice impersonations for Spitting Image
Gary Prince in A Prince Among Men
Ambassador/Revolutionary in Blackadder the Third episode "Nob and Nobility"
Hilary the Butler in the Tomb Raider movies.
Doubting Thomas in a small series of UK TV adverts for Anglican Windows.
Gordon Brittas in The Brittas Empire (Broadcast from 1991 to 1997 on BBC1, the show ran for 7 series creating 52 episodes)
the voice of Captain Smollett in The Legends of Treasure Island.