John Ross Bowie

John Ross Bowie is an American actor and comedian best known for playing Barry Kripke in The Big Bang Theory. Bowie is a regular sketch comedy performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York and Los Angeles. He started studying improv under the UCB in 1998. At UCBTNY he was a member of the sketch troupe “The Naked Babies” with comedians Rob Corddry, Seth Morris, and Brian Huskey. He has a recurring role in Corddry’s Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital and is now apart of the Glee Wiki.

Guest Appearances

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Sklarbro Country #326October 21, 2016

This week, actor and longtime pal John Ross Bowie (Speechless) drops in to surf the waves of Sklarbro Country. Randy and Jason cover Chad Kelly's porn star dealings and Curt Schilling's outrageous Trump defense during Takes before getting into it with John.…


Book Club 14: Station Eleven

Reading Aloud #42December 18, 2015

It's time once again for another Book Club episode with friends new and old! Nelson Franklin, Robyn Clark, Ele Woods, Kerrie Kvashay-Boyle, and John Ross Bowie join Nate to discuss "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. It is a science fiction…


Amy Nicholson, John Ross Bowie

Reading Aloud #31September 4, 2015

The great John Ross Bowie starts the show by reading the hilarious Albert Burneko piece “Truly I Say To You Today That Bono Is An Asswipe” complete with some delightful bloopers. Then, Amy Nicholson, Chief Film critic for the LA Weekly and…


John Ross Bowie

Never Not Funny #1703August 27, 2015

Clacking up with John Ross Bowie.


Book Club 10: The Invaders

Reading Aloud #29August 21, 2015

The Book Club is back on this week’s Reading Aloud with Nate Corddry! Kevin Awakuni, Robyn Clark, John Ross Bowie, and Susanna Fogel join Nate to discuss the characters that are hard to spend time with in “The Invaders” by Karolina Waclawiak.…


John Ross Bowie

Never Not Funny #1524January 22, 2015

Breaking stride with John Ross Bowie.


Henry Winkler, John Ross Bowie, Erinn Hayes

Reading Aloud #8January 16, 2015

Nate welcomes his good friend & return guest John Ross Bowie in the studio to read “Jesus Shaves” by David Sedaris. Then, Nate is joined by the great Henry Winkler to talk about his children’s book series Hank Zipzer, his time studying…


Book Club: Wolf In White Van

Reading Aloud #3November 28, 2014

Nate welcomes his panel of friends Paul Scheer, April Richardson, and John Ross Bowie to break down John Darnielle's "Wolf In White Van" in the very first Book Club episode of Reading Aloud! They’ll discuss using a kindle vs. a physical book,…


John Ross Bowie

Never Not Funny #1403February 13, 2014

Flip-flopping with John Ross Bowie.


Physical Business

Sklarbro Country #150June 7, 2013

Terrific improviser, actor, and member of the sketch group “Naked Babies,” John Ross Bowie stops by the calming shores for some good ol’ fashioned Barbara Streisand talk. He also tells us how growing up in New York City makes you really know…



The Fogelnest Files #9November 6, 2012

Jake’s longtime buddy John Ross Bowie drops by to talk POLITICS on today’s special election episode of THE FOGELNEST FILES! John reminisces about the many times old Hasidic men would walk into the UCB-NY theatre thinking it was still a burlesque theatre,…


Emotional Stuntman!

Totally Laime #137September 14, 2012

Our new friend John Ross Bowie drops by to not sweat the small stuff on today's Totally Laime! John talks about dealing with his daughter starting school, how he misses marijuana, and his short gig as a Horoscope writer. We also learn…



Ronna & Beverly #33August 17, 2012

John Ross Bowie, a jack of all trades, drops by to talk about David Bowie’s eyes, playing an alpha-nerd, and his book on the movie Heathers. The ladies also explain the definition of a sex pest to Bowie and try to figure…

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