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Barry Morse

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The Resume

    (June 10, 1918-February 2, 2008)
    Born in London, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name was Herbert Morse
    Best known for portraying Lt. Philip Gerard in 'The Fugitive' (1963-67) and Prof. Victor Bergman in 'Space: 1999' (1975-76)
    Appeared in the films 'Thunder Rock' (1942), 'No Trace' (1950), 'Kings of the Sun' (1963), 'Asylum' (1972) and 'The Shape of Things to Come' (1979)
    Appeared in the miniseries 'The Martian Chronicles' (1979), 'Sadat' (1983), 'Winds of War' (1983), 'War and Remembrance' (1988) and 'Icon' (2005)
    Wrote the autobiography 'Remember with Advantages' (2007)
    Became a Canadian citizen (1953)

Why he might be annoying:

    He dropped out of school to become an errand boy.
    When he left 'Space: 1999', he told the producer, 'If it's all the same to you, I'd just as soon like to go and play with the grown-ups for a while.'
    As Lt. Gerard, he was called 'the most hated man in America' and noted, 'I grew very used to having elderly ladies thrash me with their handbags and say 'You mean rotten man! Why don't you leave that nice doctor alone?'
    He turned down an offer to make a cameo appearance in the film version of 'The Fugitive.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    At 15, he won a scholarship to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
    He is one of the few actors to have appeared in every play by both Shakespeare and Shaw.
    He was a five-time winner of the Liberty Award as Canada's best television actor.
    He raised money for Parkinson's disease treatment and research after his wife of 60 years battled the disease.

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 5 Votes: 20.0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 135 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 36 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 148 Votes: 40.54% Annoying