Barry GoldbergPlayed by Troy Gentile
Middle-child Barry takes after his old man -- hot-tempered, but a real softie underneath those oversized hockey jerseys. Most people, including his mom, say Barry runs hot – but the accurate word is passionate. He feels things deeply and is often on the verge of an epic tantrum or an excited break dance. Barry’s a master of snap judgment – he constantly thinks his family is ganging up on him and he’s getting the short end of the stick. And he usually is. According to Barry, he lives in a vast world of unfairness. Still, he loves basketball and dreams of playing in the NBA like his heroes, Charles Barkley and Dr. J. When he’s not training on the court, he spends his free time "rolling it out" at the Moonlight Skate Rink, freestyle rapping under the alias "Big Tasty", practicing karate and torturing his younger brother. After all, Barry needs someone to beat up on – it’s hard being constantly agitated by his overbearing smother.
Troy Gentile got his start in entertainment at the age of 11 when he landed his first acting job, playing the supporting role of Hooper - the bear in the wheelchair - in the remake of Bad News Bears with Billy Bob Thorton. He later went on to play another supporting role as little Jack Black in the film Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny. His career continued its rise when he was cast in the role of young Dan Fogel in Good Luck Chuck.
At the age of 13, Gentile was cast in Drillbit Taylor in his first lead role, opposite Owen Wilson and produced by Judd Apatow. He was also seen in Pineapple Express, Nacho Libre and Hotel for Dogs, with Don Cheadle and Kevin Dillon.
In television he has had guest appearances in Entourage, Disney's The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, HawthoRNe and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.