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28. September 2018 - 02:55 Uhr / Lara Graff
Howie Munson today

"The Fall Guy": What happened to Douglas Barr?

Douglas Barr as "Howie Munson" in The Fall Guy in 1981

Douglas Barr as "Howie Munson" in The Fall Guy in 1981

Douglas Barr, aka Howie Munson, shot to fame as part of The Fall Guy cast. Brawny Barr carried on working as a successful actor after the show finished in 1986, but also branched out and made a name for himself as both a screenwriter and director...

Douglas Barr (69) is an American actor, writer and director. Most people know him as "Howie" from the hit series The Fall Guy. While The Fall Guy turned Douglas Barr into a household name, he had already appeared in the popular shows Love Boat and The Unseen, after having studied acting in New York.

Lee Majors played "Colt Seavers“

The cast of The Fall Guy: "Jody Banks“, "Colt Seavers“ and "Howie Munson“

Douglas Barr played "Howie Munson"

Douglas Barr's first big role was playing "Howie Munson" in The Fall Guy alongside Heather Thomas and the legendary Lee Majors. He starred in the show from 1981 until 1986. He retired from acting in 1994 and has concentrated on screenwriting and directing since then. 

The former star of The Fall Guy: Douglas Barr ("Howie Munson") today

The former star of The Fall Guy: Douglas Barr ("Howie Munson") today

The Fall Guy: Douglas Barr today

Barr made his director's debut in one of the episodes of The Wizard in 1987, in which he also played Alex Jagger. Later on, he penned numerous scripts for various films, including Dead Badge (1994). He also directed the sequel to North Pole back in 2014.

Doug Barr's second passion in life is wine. He has owned Hollywood and Vine Cellars, a small winery in Napa Valley, since 1998. Barr is married to actress Clare Kirkconnell (64) with whom he has one son.