Barry Cryer OBE Bio Details

Full name

Barry Cryer





Date of birth

23 Mar 1935

Birth place

Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, UK



Comedy Writer


Leeds Grammar School, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

An Auspicious Start

One of Barry's earliest stand-up performances was at the infamous Windmill Club in London, which was known for having nude women on the stage.  When he got the job top of the bill was Bruce Forsyth.


During an incredible career Barry has written for pretty much all of the greats, including The Frost Report, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe & Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Stanley Baxter, Dick Emery, Dave Allen, Frankie Howerd, Les Dawson, Russ Abbot, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Phyllis Diller, Richard Pryor, Bobby Davro, Jasper Carrot, and Kenny Everett.


Barry has been a regular panelist on the radio show 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue' which has been running since 1972.  Cryer joined the team with Graham Garden in 1974 and has been partnered with him ever since.

Barry Cryer OBE

The Godfather Of Comedy
Barry Cryer OBE

Relationship History

Terry Cryer


4 children together


Barry Cryer OBE Children

Jackie Cryer


Jackie Cryer

with Terry Cryer

Bob Cryer


Bob Cryer

with Terry Cryer

Tony Cryer


Tony Cryer

with Terry Cryer

Dave Cryer


Dave Cryer

with Terry Cryer

Barry Cryer OBE Siblings

John Cryer


Barry Cryer OBE Family

Barry Cryer OBE's parents:

Barry Cryer OBE's father was John Cryer Barry Cryer OBE's mother was Jean Cryer

Barry Cryer OBE's children:

Barry Cryer OBE's daughter is Jackie Cryer Barry Cryer OBE's son is Bob Cryer Barry Cryer OBE's son is Tony Cryer Barry Cryer OBE's son is Dave Cryer

Barry Cryer OBE's current partners:

Barry Cryer OBE's wife is Terry Cryer

Barry Cryer OBE's siblings:

Barry Cryer OBE's brother was John Cryer

Barry Cryer OBE FameChain Links

ISIHAC (I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue)

Other people in this association:

John Cleese

Rob Brydon MBE 2006

Sandi Toksvig 1997