Barry Orton Biography – Barry Orton Wiki
Barry Orton (born Randal Barry Orton) was an American actor and former professional wrestler. He wrestled under names such as Barry Orton, Barry Gaspar, Berry Orton, Barry O, Superstar Barry O, The Highroller, Barrymore Barlow, and the masked Zodiac.
Orton made his pro wrestling debut in 1976. During his career in wrestling he competed in the WWF (1984–1988, 1990-1991), ICW, WOW, the NWA, the IWF and Stampede Wrestling. In 1979, he won the Los Angeles version of the NWA Americas tag title with Hector Guerrero. With International Championship Wrestling, alongside his brother Bob Jr., he earned the Southeastern Tag Team Championship, a title that went defunct in 1980, according to Bleacher Report. He retired from wrestling in 1991.
In the early ’90s, he was best known for being in the media spotlight for talking about issues in pro wrestling and claiming Terry Garvin, who at the time worked in Talent Relations with Pat Patterson, tried to sexually harass him on a car ride while he was a teenager breaking in wrestling in the Amarillo territory in the late 70s. This led to appearances on shows like Phil Donahue, Larry King and Geraldo Rivera shows, including two confrontations with Vince McMahon, who tried to discredit him on the air noting he had served time in prison for being involved in an auto accident where somebody had died and was writing a book. Garvin and Mel Phillips had been let go by McMahon shortly before the show aired, and Patterson resigned, according to f4Wonline.
Barry Orton Age
He was born on May 28, 1958, in Amarillo, Texas, United States. He died on March 20, 2021. He was 62 years old.
Barry Orton Wife
He was married four times.
Barry Orton Children
He had 4 children, two daughters from his third marriage and another two daughters from previous relationships. His two daughters from his third marriage were later adopted by his ex-wife’s husband.
Barry Orton Family
He was the son of professional wrestler Bob Orton and his wife Rita Orton. He was the brother of professional wrestler Bob Orton Jr., and uncle of professional wrestler Randy Orton. He became a great-uncle on July 12, 2008 when his nephew Randy Orton and his wife Samantha Speno (now ex-wife, m. 2007–2013) welcomed their first child Alanna Marie Orton.
Barry Orton Death
He passed away on March 20, 2021, at the age of 62. Following the news, Wrestling Travel tweeted: “We send our heartfelt condolences from us here in the UK to the Orton family. Rest in Power #BarryOrton #BarryO brother Of @BobOrtonJR and uncle to @RandyOrton.”
Barry Orton Cause of Death
His cause of death was not revealed.
Barry Orton Net Worth
Barry Orton’s net worth is unclear. His nephew Randy Orton has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
He was 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m) tall.