Full Lives Series – Bruce Barry
Bruce Barry, Award Winning Director
March 12, 2021
Winner of the 2004 Directors Guild Award and former Senior Director of the CBS daytime drama, Guiding Light, Bruce Barry has accomplished much in the field of television throughout his past thirty-six years in production.
After graduating with honors from Leland Powers School of Radio Television and Theater in 1969, Barry attained a position at CBS, New York, as an Air Coordinator. This job of “pulling” material from the videotape library ended one year later, when he became Cue Card Clerk for the ever popular Captain Kangaroo Show. By 1972 he was promoted to Production Assistant, and within the next five years became the Associate Director, then Director.
In 1977 Barry moved to soap opera production and worked as Associate Director on Search for Tomorrow and Love of Life, then was assigned to the same post at Guiding Light, with the opportunity to direct as a fill-in.
Barry began directing on a full contract for Guiding Light in 1978. He also directed As The World Turns in 1977 and 1978, and Texas in 1983.
Bruce Barry has directed almost 2000 hours of daytime television and has been honored with awards and special recognition on many occasions, including four nominations by the Directors Guild of America in 1993, 1995, 1996 and again in 2000. Mr. Barry won the 2004 DGA award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Daytime Serials. In 1985 and again in 1994, he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Directing.