Barry Price comes from a long line of literary types originally from Boston. His grandfather was William James Price, a well-known Baltimore poet and raconteur of the 19th century. After graduating from Towson University in 1978, he spent two years at the Actor's Conservatory and entered professional show-business in 1981. His magnum opus in acting was speaking/stunt role in the hit movie "Twelve Monkeys", where he worked closely with Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt. He retired from the movies in 2001 to pursue a career in writing.