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

John Ross Bowie

Never Not Funny #1524January 22, 2015

Breaking stride with John Ross Bowie.


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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