Barry (2018– )
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Chapter One: Make Your Mark 

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A disillusioned hit man wants to start a new life after following his quarry to an acting class.


Bill Hader





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hader ... Barry Berkman
Stephen Root ... Monroe Fuches
Sarah Goldberg ... Sally Reed
Glenn Fleshler ... Goran Pazar
Anthony Carrigan ... NoHo Hank
Henry Winkler ... Gene Cousineau
Tyler Jacob Moore ... Ryan Madison
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Jermaine Jefrint
D'Arcy Carden ... Natalie Greer
Andy Carey ... Eric
Rightor Doyle ... Nick Nicholby
Alejandro Furth ... Antonio Manuel
Kirby Howell-Baptiste ... Sasha Smith
Mo Anouti ... Thick Neck
Dennis Keiffer ... Shooter


Barry, a disillusioned hit man, is sent to Los Angeles to kill an aspiring actor who is having an affair with a Chechen mob leader's wife; after following his target to an acting class, Barry becomes inspired to begin a new life with the students. Written by Jwelch5742

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Release Date:

25 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Alec Berg & Bill Hader were nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category for Barry: Chapter One: Make Your Mark (2018), but lost to Amy Sherman-Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Pilot (2017). See more »


The shadow box showing Barry's Marine Corps memorabilia has his rack of ribbons upside down, with the Purple Heart and Silver Star ribbons at the bottom and campaign ribbons at the top. No Marine (indeed, no one who ever served in uniform) would make this mistake. See more »


Barry Berkman: You wanna know what I'm good at? I'm good at killing people. You know, when I got back from Afghanistan I, ah, was really depressed. You know, like I didn't leave my house for months, and, ah, this friend of my dad's, he's, uh he's like an uncle to me. He, uh, he helped me out and he gave me a purpose. He told me that, that what I was good at over there could be useful here and, uh, it's a job. You know. All right the money's good, and, uh, these people I take out, like they're they're bad ...
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References The Usual Suspects (1995) See more »


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A formal introduction.
14 May 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


Hader and Berg are just goofing around. But sort of like how professionals do, when they are so confident in their malleable world and three dimensional character. And with silly ideas thrown left and right, comes a responsibility to own those bizarre twists and turns, and sensible one liners. Bill Hader, the co-creator, of the series is also in front of the screen procrastinating his doom to face the intense close calls, thought provoking moral dilemmas and well acting. What could have gone easily wrong is easily its finest asset.

The arc of Hader, from being a non-performer to stay that way, is a whole new element that we get to encounter in each season with our non-blinking eyes and jaw-dropping face. Alec Berg, the co-creator, deserves the same respect, with his experience on keeping things on the ground as soon as Hader starts hovering, this mixture of black and white, and colorful genre makes them a great duo. They aren't short in performance, with Henry Winkler's warm hugs to Stephen Root's scheme-y grins, this cast stages a piece of their life with levity.

Hader, being a massive movie goer, brims his world with hilarious references and disenchanting derailments, he captured from being an avid viewer. Another reason why this makes it one of the best idea to make this run for a longer period, is the simplicity of the plot, it spreads humor like butter on a toast but with an action twist, Hader and Berg gets plenty of room to stretch their muscles where no idea is or will ever be effortfully hokum. Barry is quite the assassin, he flinches and thinks twice before pulling the trigger but pours his heart out while confessing to the floating souls around him- it looks like there is a lot of Hader in him.

Chapter One: Make Your Mark

A fast paced unprofessional job done with a safe productive method where Bill Hader comes off excellent as an actor but personally I am drawn to his directorial skills especially considering that this is the first time he is getting behind the camera.

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